A memorial service was held on September 19th at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist to celebrate the life of the Late Queen Elizabeth II. Tributes were given by The Honourable Judy M Foote, the Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador, and The Honourable Dr. Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Prayers were offered by the Interfaith Community, as well as a prayer of memorial by Dr. Syed Pirzada, President of the Muslim Association. A very touching sermon was given by the Rt. Rev’d Samuel Rose, Bishop of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador; the Very Rev’d Roger Whalen, Dean of the cathedral, officiated at the service. Music was provided by Sharon Whalen, organist at the cathedral, the cathedral choir, Shallaway Youth Choir, Shelley Neville, and Peter Halley. The service ended with Lament played by Ean Parsons, bagpiper. An honour guard from the RNC and the military lined Gower Street.