The Municipality of Grey Highlands joins the people of Great Britain and the Commonwealth in mourning the loss of Queen Elizabeth II. On September 8, The Queen died at the age of 96 after serving as the British Monarch and Canadian Head of State for 70 years.
“On behalf of council and staff, I offer my condolences to the Royal Family, the people of Great Britain and the Commonwealth on the passing of Her Majesty The Queen,” says Mayor Paul McQueen. “The Queen was a remarkable leader devoted to our service and the service of the entire Commonwealth. She will be missed.”
On June 4, the Peace Committee at the Municipality planted a white pine tree to honour Queen Elizabeth II and her Platinum Jubilee.
Flags will be lowered to half-mast at each municipal facility until the day of the funeral to honour Queen Elizabeth II. A book of condolences will be available at the municipal office at 206 Toronto Street in Markdale to allow community members to share their thoughts. The book will be forwarded to Member of Parliament Alex Ruff’s office for distribution to the United Kingdom government.