Elgin County Mourns the Death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

September 14, 2022
For Immediate Release

Central Elgin, ON – The County of Elgin is deeply saddened by the news of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s passing on Thursday, September 8th, 2022. To mourn her loss, flags at all Elgin County facilities have been lowered to half-mast and will remain lowered until the state funeral on Monday, September 19th.

Elgin County is allowing residents to share their sympathies by signing a book of condolences that will be available at the Elgin County Heritage Centre (460 Sunset Drive, St. Thomas, ON) starting today until the date of the state funeral. The Heritage Centre is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

“On behalf of all of Elgin County, I would like to offer sincerest condolences to the Royal Family,” said Warden Mary French. “As Britain’s longest reigning monarch and Canada’s longest-serving Head of State, Queen Elizabeth II will be deeply missed. The Queen was devoted to service and exemplified dedication and sacrifice throughout her 70-year reign for her country and on the world stage. Elgin County was honoured to have Queen Elizabeth II visit our area several times throughout her seven decades of service, memories many locals will cherish forever.”

Residents who cannot sign the County’s book of condolences are welcome to send their condolences online through the Government of Canada’s National Condolence Book.


For additional information, please contact:

Warden Mary French

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