Mayor Jackie Clayton and Chief Administrative Officer Robert Nicolay extend their deepest condolences on behalf of the City of Grande Prairie to the Royal Family, people of Great Britain and members of the Commonwealth upon the announcement of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on September 8, 2022.

“Today marks a momentous day in history, with the passing of the longest reigning sovereign in Canada’s modern era. For most of us, Queen Elizabeth II is the only monarch we have ever known in Canada and she has been a common figure in our lives since we were school children. From the young age of 25, she reigned with a steadfast commitment and dedication that will be remembered across the nation.

This service and dedication were felt right here in Grande Prairie during her visit in August 1978, an important moment in our local history as she attended the sod turning of her namesake, the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital. The facility continues to provide medical services today for individuals and families around the Peace Region.

We recognize the significance of Queen Elizabeth II’s life and passing and encourage residents to recall her memory and express their grief in one of the many collective ceremonies or commemorations available.”

The City of Grande Prairie is moving all flags to half mast, which will be back upright for the King’s announcement, and then moved back down to half mast until after the funeral. Portraits of Queen Elizabeth II in all City buildings will be draped in black.

Residents can visit for details on a memorial service and book of condolences.

The City of Grande Prairie expresses their loyalty and sympathy to the new head of state, King Charles.

Information provided by the City of Grande Prairie