The City of Calgary sends condolences on passing of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
The City of Calgary is deeply saddened to learn news of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the United Kingdom’s longest reigning monarch. She died on Sept. 8 at 96 years of age.
“On behalf of The City of Calgary and City Council, I extend my deepest condolences to Her Late Majesty’s family, citizens of The United Kingdom and the Commonwealth," said Mayor Jyoti Gondek. “Between her first visit to Calgary in 1951 and her final visit in 2005, our city was honoured to host Her Majesty The Queen five times. We are thankful for her extraordinary commitment to the Commonwealth,” she said.
"In 1947, on The Queen's 21st birthday, she made a pledge about devoting her whole life to public service," Mayor Gondek added. "Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has kept this promise throughout her entire reign, demonstrating an inspiring example of dedication to duty and the principles of democracy. Her leadership and contributions to global peace and international understanding will be forever remembered with admiration and respect."
Flags at all City of Calgary and City partner facilities will remain at half-mast during a 10-day period of mourning. The exception will be a return to full mast for one day to acknowledge the new Sovereign’s accession to the throne.
A condolence book for Calgarians to sign will be available at the Municipal Building atrium, Plaza level, during business hours beginning Sept. 12.
The Province of Alberta’s online condolence book is available at Queen Elizabeth II memorial | Alberta.ca
An official recognition of the Queen’s passing will take place at an upcoming City Council meeting.
More information on Her Late Majesty, including her five visits to Calgary, can be found at Queen Elizabeth II and Calgary’s Royal Connection and online at The Royal Family’s website.
City of Calgary Archives online exhibit: https://www.calgary.ca/info-requests/archives/queen-elizabeth.html