September 19, 2022
Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, and Mr. Whit Fraser attended the State funeral for Queen Elizabeth II and took part in related commemorative events. The funeral was held at Westminster Abbey in London, England, on Monday, September 19, 2022.
For 70 years, she was there for Canada and the Commonwealth. Through good times and bad, she was there to bear witness to the evolution of our history. Because she was a sovereign who had seen all of life’s happiness and hardships, we trusted her messages of hope—that tomorrow can and will be better. She knew that time, more often than not, led to healing, progress and understanding.
As we say goodbye, we look to tomorrow with that same hope. We look to time for that same healing. There is no doubt that hard work lies ahead for all of us, but it is the hard things that make a difference in life.
- Her Excellency, Mary Simon, Governor General