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Condolence Books for the Queen in person and online

Condolences can be submitted online.

Monday September 12, 2022 | VICTORIA, BC

by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends

British Columbians can sign the book of condolence for the late Queen Elizabeth II in two locations in Victoria:

  • At the Parliament Buildings in Victoria from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.
  • At Government House at 1401 Rockland Avenue in Victoria from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

In Vancouver, a condolence book is available in the Great Hall of the Vancouver Law Courts building during business hours.

That information came today from Premier John Horgan’s office.

Easy to sign online:

The premier’s office suggests that the easiest, most convenient way for people to send their messages of sympathy is online: Online Book of Condolences for Queen Elizabeth II.

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The BC Government offers an online portal to the Government of Canada’s online Book of Condolences.

The online condolences portal is offered by the Government of Canada, which says:

  • We try to post messages of condolence as quickly as possible. Due to the large number of messages, it will take some time for them to appear online. Please do not resubmit your message. Thank you for your patience.
  • Note: pictures and emojis cannot be processed by the system. Please do note include them in your message.
  • The Government of Canada reserves the right not to publish messages that are offensive or include inappropriate content. To learn more, consult the Government of Canada’s rules of engagement.

Premier signs the book:

Premier John Horgan will sign a book of condolence for Queen Elizabeth II at 2:15 p.m. today in the Hall of Honour of the Parliament Buildings.

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Available to September 20:

The books will remain available for signing until the day after the Queen’s funeral. The Queen’s state funeral will be held on Monday September 19, 2022 at 11 am London Time (3 am Pacific).

Messages will be collected and bound into a book. All books of condolence will be kept within national and provincial archives in perpetuity.

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===== CONDOLENCES (submit yours to news@islandsocialtrends.com):

  • Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland: “Queen Elizabeth II was a constant in the lives of Canadians. She was selfless in her service to others and defined the Greatest Generation with grace and humility. Canada and the world are better for her reign. We will miss her.”
  • NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh: “Queen Elizabeth II lived a life of history and duty. She was also a mother, grandmother and great grandmother. My thoughts today are for her family who have lost a pillar of strength in their lives.”
  • Randall Garrison, MP (Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke): “Honouring a life of service and enormous accomplishment in representing democracy and unity with grace and dignity. Farewell Queen Elizabeth II!”
  • Alistair MacGregor, MP (Cowichan-Malahat-Langford): “For my entire 43 years on this earth, I’ve only known one monarch for Canada. Queen Elizabeth II has passed away. May she Rest In Peace.”
  • Island Social Trends Editor Mary P Brooke: “Queen Elizabeth II fulfilled the promise of longevity. King Charles III brings the opportunity for progress on many world issues. A powerful transition.”
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===== LINKS (Government):

Sign the Book of Condolences online (up to September 20, 2022) – Government of Canada website

Books of condolence for Queen Elizabeth II open for signing (September 9, 2022) – BC Government news release

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