RELEASE DATE:

Sept. 9, 2022

Book of Condolences for Queen Elizabeth II available to sign at County Administration Building beginning Monday September 12,2022

With Canada in the midst of a 10-day national mourning period following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the County of Renfrew is providing an opportunity for area residents to pay their respects to the monarch.

It was announced September 8 that the Queen had passed away peacefully at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. She was 96.

Beginning Monday, September 12 and continuing until the Queen’s funeral, a date for which has not yet been announced, a Book of Condolences will be available at the County Administration Building in Pembroke (9 International Dr.) for residents to sign during the regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Since the Queen’s death was announced, there has been an outpouring of condolences around the world for the only and longest-serving British monarch many have known as a result of Queen Elizabeth II’s historic 70-year reign.

“The Queen’s strength and endurance especially during times of adversity will be her legacy. She was admired by many people in the County of Renfrew, me included,” said Renfrew County Warden Debbie Robinson.

The flags at all County buildings have also been lowered to half-mast in honour of the Queen’s passing. In keeping with the Government of Canada’s notice regarding half-masting of the Canadian Flag, however, the Canadian flag will be raised on Saturday, September 10 to recognize the accession of King Charles III to the throne. The Canadian flag will be lowered again on Sunday, September 11 in recognition of the mourning period for the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Craig Kelley              Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk                    613-735-7288

Tina Peplinskie        Media Relations Coordinator                             613-735-7288        

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