Town and community tributes in memory of Queen Elizabeth II

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The Town of St. Marys is providing a variety of opportunities for the community to pay their respects to the late Queen Elizabeth II.

“Our community is in mourning,” states Al Strathdee, Mayor of St. Marys. “For the majority of St. Marys residents, Queen Elizabeth II was the only British monarch they had known, and she had become a living symbol of endurance. We want to ensure our residents have the opportunity to pay their respects to the late queen.”

Town Council Tribute to the Queen – September 13 at 6:00 p.m.

During this week’s Regular Council Meeting, Mayor Al Strathdee will hold a moment of silence and offer condolences on behalf of Council and the Town. Town Council will also lay flowers on the steps of Town Hall. The public is welcome to watch via live stream on the Town of St. Mary’s YouTube channel. Details and the link to view can be found at

Remembrance Service – September 19, 11:00 a.m.

The Town of St. Marys and Royal Canadian Legion Perth Regiment Veterans Branch 236 St. Marys will hold a Remembrance Service at the St. Marys Cenotaph beside Town Hall. The ceremony will begin with a two-minute moment of silence, followed by a wreath laying, and remarks from Pirie Mitchell and Mayor Al Strathdee. A book of condolence will also be available for residents to sign.

Please note Queen Street East will be closed during that time from Church St. North to Peel Street North from 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Please use an alternate route.

Other opportunities to assist the community in mourning Queen Elizabeth II include:

  • A book of condolence is available at Town Hall during operating hours (Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.).
  • Town Hall will be illuminated blue for the remainder of the mourning period.
  • Flags have been placed at half-mast at Town Hall, Municipal Operations Centre, Pyramid Recreation Centre and St. Marys Fire Hall and will remain there until sunset on the day of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.
  • Anyone wishing to lay flowers in honour of the queen, is encouraged to do so on the steps of Town Hall.

Anyone wishing to learn more about Queen Elizabeth II’s life and her reign are encouraged to visit the official website of the British Royal Family at

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