News release

Provincial Commemorative Service for Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

A multi-faith memorial service for Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be held in Halifax on Monday, September 19, at 2 p.m.

During the service, Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc will deliver a eulogy and Premier Tim Houston will give a tribute to the late Queen.

Queen Elizabeth II served as Canada’s head of state for 70 years and will long be remembered for her outstanding dedication to Canadians and all people of the Commonwealth.

“Her late Majesty’s reign embodies the importance of commitment to one’s community and country,” said Lt-Gov LeBlanc. “To honour her legacy, the province recommits itself to service. Through compassion, perseverance and dedication to our relationships and chosen work, we continue to build a province where all can live with dignity and peace.”

The provincial commemorative service is open to the public. It will be held at the Cathedral Church of All Saints, 1330 Cathedral Lane, Halifax. Guests are asked to be in their seats by 1:30 p.m.

The service will be livestreamed at: and

Quick Facts:

  • Her late Majesty was the longest-reigning living monarch in the modern world and the longest-reigning monarch in Commonwealth history
  • on February 6, she became the first monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service
  • Her late Majesty visited Nova Scotia during royal tours in 1951, 1959, 1976, 1994 and 2010
  • His Majesty King Charles III, King of Canada, ascended to the throne on September 8
  • the provincial accession proclamation ceremony was held at Government House on September 10