Statement by Mayor Stuart Houston on the passing of The Duke of Edinburgh

April 9, 2021

Mayor Stuart Houston issued the following statement on the passing of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh:

“Today is a somber day for Canadians, members of the Commonwealth, and people all around the world. His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.

On behalf of the City of Spruce Grove and my colleagues on City Council, our deepest condolences go out to Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II and all members of the Royal Family as they mourn this loss.

Prince Philip was a man of great purpose and conviction who spent his life in service of others. He was a decorated naval officer with close ties to the Canadian Armed Forces, being named honorary general of the Canadian Army and the Royal Canadian Air Force, as well as honorary admiral of the Royal Canadian Navy.

We will fondly remember him as a leader in community engagement and philanthropy, and of course as the lifelong companion of our Queen.”