STATEMENT FROM LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR JANICE C. FILMON ON THE PASSING OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II

It is with profound sadness that His Honour and I learned of the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

For more than seven decades, Her Majesty had been respected and revered for her steadfast leadership and unwavering commitment and service to the citizens of Manitoba, Canada, and the Commonwealth.

Her Majesty enjoyed a wonderful relationship with all of the people of Manitoba, during her six visits to our province. She spent time in communities large and small throughout our province, making numerous lasting personal connections.

From Queen Elizabeth’s first official visit as Princess Elizabeth in 1951 to her most recent visit as Queen in 2010, she was welcomed with great love and admiration for her service to Canada, and her dedication to serving her subjects around the world with dignity, grace and humility.

On behalf of all Manitobans, I offer heartfelt sympathies to Her Majesty’s beloved and devoted family, who will carry Her Majesty’s legacy forward with the same loyalty and commitment for many generations to come.

I share with all Canadians, and the other peoples of the Commonwealth, a great sense of loss on her passing.

May Her Majesty rest in peace. Long live the King.