Canada’s head of state, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, passed away on the 8th of September, 2022. The Queen’s death has a deep impact o Britain, the Commonwealth and across the globe.
The Queen was served by 15 UK Prime Ministers during her reign, beginning with Winston Churchill in 1952, as well as many Prime Ministers across her Realms.
As Head of State, she also acted as diplomat and hostess, welcoming over 110 Presidents and Prime Ministers to the UK on official visits.
Queen Elizabeth II was the longest reigning British monarch and leaves behind a strong legacy of public service through the over 600 royal patronages across the Commonwealth, including 36 charitable organizations in Canada, attached to her name.
Her work also highlighted the critical role of the Canadian Forces; she served as Colonel-in-Chief, Captain General and Air Commodore-in-Chief for numerous units, including the Calgary Highlanders and the King’s Own Calgary Regiment.
“It is sad news to hear of the passing of Canada’s head of state, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,” said Mayor Amarjeet Sohi. “I invite Edmontonians to pay their respects over the coming days to the Queen, Britain’s longest-serving monarch.”
A 10-day period of mourning began at the moment of Queen Elizabeth’s passing, and the Province of Alberta
has released information about the mourning period, memorial services, and other arrangements.
The City of Edmonton is setting up a book of condolence in City Hall’s City Room with a photo display of the Queen’s visits to Edmonton. Further information will be made available on edmonton.ca/crown
Edmontonians are invited to pay their respects and take part in local, provincial, and federal ceremonies of remembrance for Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.