Statement on the passing of Her Majesty the Queen

It is with great sadness that the Town of Saugeen Shores recognizes the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

As a community founded by British citizens, we have always had an affinity for our Queen.  While she was the heir to George VI, her public speeches during the Second World War provided comfort and strength to those members of our community who were doing their duty by serving their country. When she ascended to the throne as Queen of Canada, our residents cheered and celebrated their new monarch.

During her reign, she presided over the governments of 12 different Prime Ministers.  Her longevity, her poise and grace, and her affinity for Canada – alongside her late consort, His Majesty Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh – were greatly appreciated by Canadians and will never be forgotten.

I have directed staff to lower flags to half-mast on all municipal properties.  We encourage residents and organizations who fly the Canadian flag to do the same.

On behalf of the residents and Council of the Town of Saugeen Shores, I offer my deepest condolences to the Royal Family and to our mourning nation.

God save the King.

Luke Charbonneau
Mayor, Town of Saugeen Shores