Council Chair pays tribute following death of Queen Elizabeth II
Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Córa Corry, has expressed her regret at the passing of Queen Elizabeth II and announced that books of condolence will open in Mid Ulster tomorrow (Friday 9 September).
Councillor Corry said:
“The loss of Queen Elizabeth II will be felt most deeply by her family, and I offer my deepest condolences to them at this time.
“Also, my sympathies are with the many people across our council area, particularly those from a unionist tradition, who will feel this loss deeply.
“Queen Elizabeth made a huge contribution to reconciliation and building peace on this island, and it is important that we acknowledge that important role.
“As a mark of respect, books of condolences will open across Mid Ulster on Friday 9 September to give people the opportunity to extend condolences to her family.”
The Council has opened an online Book of Condolence and books will also available to sign in person at the Bridewell in Magherafelt, the Burnavon in Cookstown and at The Hill of the O’Neill in Dungannon from 10am today (Friday 9 September).
Dedicated space inside each of the venues has also been set aside for anyone who may wish to leave a floral tribute.