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Local Statements Released On The Death Of Queen Elizabeth II

Thursday September 8th, 2022, 4:29pm


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Local officials have released the following statements on the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Warden Gary McNamara

“On behalf of the County of Essex, I would like to express my heartfelt condolences on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, a remarkable woman who led a life of extraordinary service as Canada’s reigning monarch for more than 70 years.

Our thoughts are with the members of the Royal Family, the people of Great Britain and the many more millions across the world who admired the Queen for her compassion, her sense of duty and her unwavering commitment to serving the Commonwealth.

The Queen made 22 official trips to Canada during her historic reign, including two memorable trips to the Windsor-Essex region. She had a personal and profound impact on the residents of our region, who join me now in mourning her death and honouring her incredible life.

Flags at the Essex County Civic Centre and other County facilities are being lowered to half-staff.”

Mayor Drew Dilkens

“I’m deeply saddened to learn about the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II earlier today. On behalf of all Windsor residents, we extend our condolences across the entire Commonwealth.

Today, the world lost a leader with quiet influence and immeasurable grace. A family also lost their mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. For many, The Queen was a fixture throughout our entire lives. Her lifetime of service will be honoured and treasured, recognized and debated in the coming days and weeks. The Queen participated in, and lived through such significant moments in our shared history and her contributions cannot be overstated.

The passing of Queen Elizabeth II after her 70-year reign will begin several days of official mourning, commemoration and memorial events. The City of Windsor will share details regarding public memorial and commemoration events as plans are confirmed, in the days ahead.

For today, we honour the memory of a formidable public servant. God Save the Queen.”

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