He may have lived alone in the streets, but hundreds came to say their final goodbyes to Alain Magloire.
The 41-year-old man who was shot dead by Montreal police on Monday.
Many who came to the ceremony were shocked to find out he was mentally troubled and homeless.
High school friend Nicolas Lepore said Magloire was one of the kindest friends he had.
"He was one of the best basketball players at school and among the best students. He helped me a lot with my homework, we were always together," Lepore told CJAD.
So when the news of Magloire's death broke, he didn't believe it. He had to search the Internet in order to confirm that the homeless man police shot dead was in fact his old friend.
"I was shocked when I heard he was on the streets. How come a guy like that, so brilliant, so intelligent, so... everything, was on the streets," Lepore asked, tears in his eyes.