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QMI Agency

Final goodbyes to Le Gross Bill will be cast Wednesday afternoon.

A national funeral is set for Jean Beliveau, the legendary Montreal Canadiens player and executive.

The ceremony, which will take place at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral and broadcast on the CBC, begins at 2 p.m. EST.

Follow along below as Sun Media hockey writer Mike Zeisberger tweets from Montreal.

Thousands of family members, friends and Habs fans flooded the Bell Centre on Sunday and Monday during visitation hours.

Beliveau, who averaged more than a point per game in his 1,125-game career with the Habs, died at 83 in Longueuil, Que. on Dec. 2.

One of the sport's most respected figures, Beliveau holds the record for most Stanley Cup victories with 17 -- 10 as a player and seven as an executive.


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