Statement by Mayor Fred Eisenberger on the Passing of HRH Queen Elizabeth
It is with great sadness to learn that our Head of State, HRH Queen Elizabeth, has passed away today. Hamilton joins the people in Canada and throughout the Commonwealth in mourning her death.
On behalf of Hamiltonians, I wish to extend our deepest condolences to the entire Royal Family and all who knew her.
The City of Hamilton was honoured to have Queen Elizabeth visit our city on three occasions, most recently in 2002 when she presented the new colours to the Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders, for which she was Colonel-in-Chief. Some Hamiltonians may also recall with great affection when Queen Elizabeth, then a Princess, was accompanied by Prince Philip on a visit to our city in 1951 and was greeted by large crowds of Hamiltonians as they circled our Civic Stadium.
Most of all, we will remember Queen Elizabeth for her immense public service to the UK and Commonwealth countries and the depth and vigour with which she served for 70 years.
In her honour, the flags at all City of Hamilton municipal buildings are lowered to half-mast, and the Hamilton Sign will be illuminated in Her Royal Highness's official Royal Purple tonight and tomorrow.