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A number of dignitaries were on-hand to say goodbye to former Alberta Premier Peter Lougheed. The 2,400-seat Jubilee Auditorium was at capacity as former Prime Minister Joe Clark, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall, former Reform Party Leader Preston Manning and a host of other politicians from different political stripes took in the memorial, which started with a video tribute to Lougheed, focusing on his life as a "husband, father, grandfather and statesmen". Lougheed is being remembered as one of the best premiers that Canada has ever seen. Premier Alison Redford says she remembers Lougheed for a phone call he gave her after she won the leadership racing, saying "you are now my leader", words she says were very humbling. Prime Minister Stephen Harper told the crowd that Lougheed brought intelligence, integrity and energy to the role of premier. Lougheed's son Stephen also spoke for the first time since his father's death, saying Lougheed was always a team player and the team that he valued most was his family. He says Peter "lives on and will live on in the actions of all of those he has profoundly touched - most of all his family." He died last week at the age of 84. The family held a private service on Thursday.