Jean-Claude Turcotte


Age: 78

Summary: Roman Catholic cardinal bishop who oversaw the funerals of hockey great Maurice Richard and former Canadian prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau during his 22 years as archbishop of Montreal from 1990 to 2012, but who drew headlines in 2008 when he returned his Order of Canada medal to protest the decision to bestow the honor on Canada's most heralded and vilified abortion doctor Dr. Henry Morgentaler.

Cause of Death: Lengthy illness

Born: June 26, 1936

Died: April 8, 2015

Montreal, Canada