Oakville mayor praises Queen’s ‘tireless work,’ Town Hall flags to fly at half-mast


Published September 8, 2022 at 4:39 pm

In a statement made Thursday afternoon, Mayor Rob Burton expressed his sorrow on behalf of Oakville Town Council on the death of Queen Elizabeth II and praised her “historic reign.”

Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, with 70 years on the throne, she died at the age of 96 at Balmoral Castle. Members of the Royal Family rushed to be by the Queen’s side when her health took a turn for the worse.

“Oakville residents and Canadians appreciate her tireless work during her historic reign,” said the mayor. “The Queen’s visit to Oakville in 2002 was well-received by residents and we are proud of her lifetime of service and dedication.

“Our thoughts are with all those who are deeply affected by Her Majesty’s passing.”

Burton said that flags at Town Hall will be flown at half-mast from Thursday (Sept. 8) until sunset on the day of the memorial service.


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