Queen Elizabeth has died – here’s the reaction from Simcoe County

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Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8, 2022 at the age of 96.

A few months after celebrating her platinum jubilee on June 2 as monarch of England, Queen Elizabeth II died.

The news broke on September 8, after the royal family shared her death on social media. She was 96 years old.

“The Queen passed away peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and Queen consort will be staying at Balmoral tonight and returning to London tomorrow,” said the the family said on Twitter.

Barrie Town Crier Steve Travers traveled to downtown Barrie to issue an official proclamation.

Town Crier of Barrie Steve Travers | Chris Simon/Metroland

Travers grew up in Birmingham, a large industrial city in the West Midlands region of England. Although he never met the Queen, his close friend served as an architect for Britain’s new regent, King Charles III.

“The minute she breathed her last, Charles became king,” Travers said, after reciting a proclamation announcing the queen’s death and Charles’s ascension to the throne. “The Queen – what a fantastic girl. Just amazing. In difficult situations, she visited countries to promote conversation and dialogue. She was a servant of the country. ”

Charles will be a good king, Travers said.

“Prince Charles is a great guy,” he said. “People are funny because of Camilla – everyone loved Diana. However, he is a generous person and his trust supports many organizations that benefit the poor.

Laurie Neill, who owned White Lions Tea House on Westmount Dr. N. in Orillia, cried when she heard the news.

“I was listening to CBC today and in a previous news article they reported that the new Prime Minister had been met at Balmoral due to the Queen’s poor health. I then said that she would not go from there. Then, when there was a break in a piece of music, I knew… tears streamed down my face upon hearing the news. The end of an Era, of grace and commitment to us. We lost our mum,” she said.

Orillia resident Suzy Morris said she had watched and followed Buckingham Palace all her life.

“I have always admired our Queen because she had such loyalty and love for everyone; she was a very regal and poised woman. After watching a documentary about the queen, I even had more respect and loyalty for her. She will be greatly missed,” Morris said.

Barrie British Club president Edna Lister grew up in London and ranks Elizabeth II’s reign among the greatest in the Crown’s long history, largely on the basis of her adherence to British law and the role of a constitutional monarch.

“She lives a good life,” Lister said. “Doing her job, she was wonderful. Even personally, there has never been a scandal related to her. She was fantastic. She did everything she could in her role. All in all, she did a very wonderful job.

Lister is a “huge supporter” of Charles.

“The man is smart and thoughtful,” she said. “He has a lot to offer.”

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Queen Elizabeth with Gravenhurst Mayor Wanda Miller on July 4, 1959 ready to open the newly rebuilt music on the Barge Venue In Gull Lake Park. | File photo of Gravenhurst

Tony Keene is a resident of Oro Station and a member of the Monarchist League of Canada. He contacted Simcoe.com with some comments about the Queen’s death.

“It’s hard to believe she’s gone. But she is, and Canada now has a new king. May he find the magic she had. Because that’s what it was. , something indefinable and incomprehensible to so many people.”

Flags are lowered at municipal administrative centers in Simcoe County. The Royal Canadian Legions will also lower their flags.

“On behalf of the City Council, staff and all residents of Wasaga Beach, I offer my deepest condolences to the Queen’s family,” said Mayor Nina Bifolchi. “Her Majesty’s passing brings to an end a truly remarkable life — a life dedicated to service for so many decades. Since 1952, Her Majesty has reigned as Queen of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth realms. Her many visits to Canada over the years — a country she loved dearly — remains a treasured memory for many.”

A book of condolences will be erected in the hall of the town hall, 30 Lewis Street., added Bifolchi. A condolence book was also being installed at Innisfil Town Hall, 2101 Innisfil Beach Rd.

“Queen Elizabeth II has been a constant source of strength and hope, including during the pandemic, and June 2022 has been a great opportunity to recognize and celebrate Her Majesty’s achievements as our longest serving monarch.” , said director George Cornell. “Today I join those across Simcoe County in mourning the loss of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. During her reign, Queen Elizabeth II maintained a close connection to Canada, visiting more times than any other Commonwealth country. On behalf of Simcoe County, we offer our deepest condolences to the Royal Family.”

“I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest reigning monarch,” Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte MP Doug Shipley wrote on Twitter. “She will be remembered for her sense of duty and dedication to a life of service. May she rest in peace.”

“In every sense of the word, she was a remarkable human being and a servant as Queen.” Midland Mayor Stewart Strathearn said in a press release. “She dedicated her life to serving and caring for others and was valued for her ability to build relationships with people around the world. We were fortunate to have her visit our area, those lasting memories will live on in Midland forever, along with the inspiring record of service we all admire.

“She was a respected monarch who lived through some of the toughest times in our history, while raising her family and engaging in public service,” Innisfil Mayor Lynn Dollin said in a statement. Press. “She lived an extraordinary life and maintained strong ties with Commonwealth countries, including Canada.”

Tiny Township also released a statement.

“Her Majesty was a devoted sovereign who helped shape our history during her 70 years on the throne,” it read. “His commitment to public service and dignified leadership in these uncertain times has been an example to us all. During her many visits to Ontario, she greeted dignitaries and schoolchildren with the same keen interest and showed deep respect for the Aboriginal peoples of that province.

A book of condolences has been made available at the municipal office (130 Balm Beach Road. W) for community members to write a message. The book is available for signing during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board shared a prayer and wrote, “With people across Canada and around the world, we mourn the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Canada’s constitutional monarch. We give him thanks for his long life of service and leadership, and for his living witness to the Christian faith. May God welcome him into eternal life and may all who mourn his death be comforted.

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