Message from the Governor General Following the Passing of His Honour the Honourable W. Thomas Molloy, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan

July 2, 2019

OTTAWA—With the recent passing of His Honour the Honourable W.  Thomas Molloy, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, Canada has lost a respected negotiator, lawyer and author, as well as someone who dedicated his life to the service of others.

He was widely known for his role as the Government of Canada’s chief negotiator for the Nunavut Land Claim Agreement and was invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1996.

The Saskatoon native was a leader of numerous cultural, educational and charitable groups both in Saskatchewan and nationally. Mr. Molloy was sworn-in as the 22nd lieutenant governor of Saskatchewan on March 21, 2018.

His Honour welcomed me to Saskatchewan during my first official visit late last year. He joined a group of local students and me on a walk around beautiful Wascana Lake, and proudly introduced me to many incredible people who are making a difference in Saskatchewan and across Canada. 

On behalf of all Canadians, my deepest condolences to his family and friends.


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Natalie Babin Dufresne
Rideau Hall Press Office
613-324-0304 (cell)