Politics Former President Donald Trump Mourns Ex-Wife Ivana Alongside Their Children at N.Y.C. Funeral Service Among those attending the invite-only service — held steps from Trump's longtime Upper East Side residence — are close friends and family, including children Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric By Virginia Chamlee Virginia Chamlee Twitter Virginia Chamlee is a Politics Writer at PEOPLE. She has been working at PEOPLE for three years. Her work has previously appeared in The Washington Post, Buzzfeed, Eater, and other outlets. People Editorial Guidelines Published on July 20, 2022 02:15 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Ivana Trump is being honored with a "celebration of life" Wednesday at New York's St. Vincent Ferrer Roman Catholic Church. Among those attending the invite-only service — held steps from Trump's longtime Upper East Side residence — are close friends and family, including children Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric. Her ex-husband and former President Donald Trump, with whom she had remained close even following their divorce, is also in attendance, with Melania and their son, Barron, by his side. And Tiffany Trump — daughter of Donald and his second wife, Marla Maples — is attending with her fiancé, Michael Boulos, in support of her family. Ivana Trump's Longtime Friend Says She Was 'Like an Angel' and Believes 'She Could've Been Saved' from Death YUKI IWAMURA/AFP via Getty An invitation to the event obtained by PEOPLE shows a beaming Ivana skiing down a mountain — one of her favored past times. For more on Ivana Trump, listen below to our daily podcast PEOPLE Every Day. R. Couri Hay, a society columnist who knew Trump for more than 40 years, told PEOPLE this week that her funeral aims to honor her dazzling legacy. "We are really grateful to the family, especially her children, for arranging this big, glamorous send-off with all of her friends," Hay said. "This would have been what she wanted." Stephen Lovekin/Shutterstock Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer. Hay added that guests would be "flying in from all over the world," traveling from places like Saint-Tropez and Paris on "relatively short notice." "She would be happy, as are all her friends, that she is getting a fitting funeral," Hay says. "It's all a tribute to her." In Lieu of Flowers, Ivana Trump's Funeral Guests Will Donate to This Charity Ivana Trump. Adrianne Olivera Lacroix/WireImage Trump passed away at the age of 73 last Thursday from injuries sustained during a fall. Rather than bring flowers, PEOPLE has learned that the Trump family has requested guests make a donation to Big Dog Ranch Rescue, a Florida-based nonprofit organization aiming to minimize dog homelessness. The rescue has a longstanding relationship with Trump and wrote after her passing that she "was philanthropically involved with many charities throughout her entire life, but always remained steadfast and passionate in her love for animals."