Send your condolences
You may express your condolences in the following ways:
Sign the online book of condolences and view messages
Canadians are invited to sign and view the online book of condolences. Please note that due to the large number of messages, there will be a delay before the messages appear online — please do not resubmit. Your patience is appreciated.
Note: pictures and emojis cannot be processed by the system. Please do not include them in your condolence 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.
Send your condolences privately
Canadians who wish to extend their condolences privately may do so by sending an email or a letter to the following addresses.
Please send your email to:
Please send your letter to:
State Ceremonial and Protocol Directorate
Department of Canadian Heritage
25 Eddy St
Gatineau QC K1A 0M5
Sign the book of condolences in person
Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, invites members of the public to sign the book of condolences at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. EDT.
Members of the public wishing to leave flowers in honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II are invited to lay them by the large fountain by the Rideau Hall main doors.
For more information about commemorative events at Rideau Hall, visit Tribute to Her Majesty the Queen.
For locations of books in your area, please contact your protocol office.
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