The City of St. Thomas mourns the loss of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Posted on 09/09/2022








Media Release

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 8, 2022

 

The City of St. Thomas mourns the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

 

St. Thomas, ON

 

The City of St. Thomas joins people throughout the Commonwealth in mourning the loss of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Canada’s Head of State. Just this year, the Queen marked 70 years on the throne and was the longest reigning monarch in British history, and the longest reigning female monarch and the second-longest reigning monarch in world history.

 

Flags have been lowered to half-mast at all City facilities and will remain lowered throughout the mourning period. Residents can send their condolences through the online National Condolence Book opened by the Government of Canada or in person at St. Thomas City Hall starting tomorrow afternoon until the date of the funeral.

 

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“On behalf of the people of St. Thomas, I offer deepest condolences to all members of the Royal Family, as well as to the many people throughout the Commonwealth, who will be feeling a profound sense of grief as we mark the passing of our Queen.

 

Throughout her 70-year reign, she was a steadfast and constant presence in our own country and on the world stage, representing an unwavering commitment to duty and service to the Commonwealth over so many decades and throughout trying times in our history. Our city and country have had a long and warm relationship with The Queen, who herself had a strong admiration for Canada. This esteem was witnessed during Her Majesty’s 1997 visit to St. Thomas, and as part of her many visits to our region.

 

The Queen will be profoundly missed. While we all mourn her passing, we are reminded to be thankful for the long life she has lived, devoted to the service of the entire Commonwealth. Our thoughts are with the King and all the members of the Royal Family at this sad time.”

 

– Mayor Joe Preston