Passing of Her Majesty The Queen

Thursday, September 8, 2022

The Lieutenant Governor has received official word confirming the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada.

On behalf of all Nova Scotians, the Lieutenant Governor extends his deepest condolences to His Majesty The King and all members of the Royal Family.

Queen Elizabeth II’s extraordinary reign has been characterized by a sense of duty and devotion to a life of service. Public and voluntary work was a top priority and she served as a Royal Patron or President to over 600 charities.

“Her Majesty’s reign embodies the importance of commitment to one’s community and country,” said the Lt-Gov. “To honour her legacy, the province recommits itself to service. Through compassion, perseverance and dedication to our relationships and chosen work, we continue to build a province where all can live with dignity and peace.”

Beginning tomorrow, and for the following nine days, a book of condolences will be available to the public at Government House from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. There will also be a designated area at the flag pole for flowers.

Information about the Provincial Memorial Service and Accession Proclamation Ceremony will be released shortly.


Her Late Majesty's Legacy:
-- Her late Majesty was the longest-reigning living monarch in the modern world, and the longest-reigning monarch ever in Commonwealth history.  

-- She was 25 years old when she ascended to the throne on February 6, 1952, upon the death of her father, King George VI.  

--Elizabeth II was crowned Queen at Westminster Abbey on June 2, 1953. She was the first monarch to be crowned “Queen of Canada.” 

--Her late Majesty became the longest-reigning British monarch on September 9, 2015, when she surpassed the reign of her great-great-grandmother Victoria.

--On February 6, 2017, she became the first British monarch to celebrate a Sapphire Jubilee, commemorating 65 years on the throne. 

--On February 6, 2022, she became the first monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service.