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Queen Elizabeth II passed away Sept. 8 at the age of 96. (Jonathan Brady/Pool Photo via AP)
Queen Elizabeth II passed away Sept. 8 at the age of 96. (Jonathan Brady/Pool Photo via AP)
Queen Elizabeth II inspects the Ceremonial Guard on Parliament Hill, during Canada Day celebrations, in Ottawa, July 1, 1992. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

WOLF: I’ll miss my special annual phone calls from ‘Queen Elizabeth’

COLUMN: Queen-related stories bring back cherished memories

Queen Elizabeth II inspects the Ceremonial Guard on Parliament Hill, during Canada Day celebrations, in Ottawa, July 1, 1992. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
Long lines of mourners form and lay flowers near a Canadian flag as people wait to pay their respect near the gates of Buckingham Palace in London on Sunday, September 11, 2022. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, died Thursday Sept. 8, 2022, after 70 years on the throne. She was 96. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canada to be ‘prominent’ at Queen’s lying in state and funeral: diplomat

Queen’s coffin will be flown to London Tuesday, will lie in state prior to Monday’s funeral

Long lines of mourners form and lay flowers near a Canadian flag as people wait to pay their respect near the gates of Buckingham Palace in London on Sunday, September 11, 2022. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, died Thursday Sept. 8, 2022, after 70 years on the throne. She was 96. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
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King Charles III and his siblings escort queen’s coffin

Coffin will remain at the cathedral until Tuesday so members of the public can pay their respects

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A women waves a flag with a photograph of the late Queen Elizabeth II as thousands of people mourn as pay their respects at the gates of Buckingham Palace in London, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, died Thursday Sept. 8, 2022, after 70 years on the throne. She was 96. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A women waves a flag with a photograph of the late Queen Elizabeth II as thousands of people mourn as pay their respects at the gates of Buckingham Palace in London, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, died Thursday Sept. 8, 2022, after 70 years on the throne. She was 96. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Queen Elizabeth II brings smiles to the faces of well wishers during an impromptu walkabout after attending a church service in Victoria, B.C. on Sunday Oct. 6, 2002. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

B.C. resident recalls meeting Queen, says photo is a ‘treasure’ of his life

Richmond man led crowd outside legislature in round of ‘hip, hip, hooray’ for the Queen

Queen Elizabeth II brings smiles to the faces of well wishers during an impromptu walkabout after attending a church service in Victoria, B.C. on Sunday Oct. 6, 2002. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Quebec Premier Francois Legault signs the condolence book dedicated to Queen Elizabeth II witnessed by Lieutenant Governor of Quebec, Michel Doyon and wife Isabelle Brais in Quebec City, Friday, Sept. 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS / Karoline Boucher

In Quebec, the Queen’s death raises questions about future of the monarchy in Canada

For many, the Queen is a reminder of British colonial rule over French-speaking Canada

Quebec Premier Francois Legault signs the condolence book dedicated to Queen Elizabeth II witnessed by Lieutenant Governor of Quebec, Michel Doyon and wife Isabelle Brais in Quebec City, Friday, Sept. 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS / Karoline Boucher
Jawaharlal Nehru salutes the flag as he becomes independent India’s first prime minister on Aug. 15, 1947, during the Independence Day ceremony at Red Fort, New Delhi, India. “At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom,” Nehru famously spoke, words that were heard over live radio by millions of Indians. Then he promised: “To the nations and peoples of the world, we send greetings and pledge ourselves to cooperate with them in furthering peace, freedom and democracy.” (AP Photo/File)

‘I cannot mourn’: Former colonies conflicted over the queen

Many who suffered during the queen’s reign view her death with bitterness

Jawaharlal Nehru salutes the flag as he becomes independent India’s first prime minister on Aug. 15, 1947, during the Independence Day ceremony at Red Fort, New Delhi, India. “At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom,” Nehru famously spoke, words that were heard over live radio by millions of Indians. Then he promised: “To the nations and peoples of the world, we send greetings and pledge ourselves to cooperate with them in furthering peace, freedom and democracy.” (AP Photo/File)
FILE - In this July 5, 1936 file photo, Britain’s Princess Elizabeth, right, holds a Pembrokeshire Corgi as her sister Princess Margaret feeds it a biscuit. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, has died. She was 96. Buckingham Palace made the announcement in a statement on Thursday Sept. 8, 2022. (AP Photo, File)
FILE - In this July 5, 1936 file photo, Britain’s Princess Elizabeth, right, holds a Pembrokeshire Corgi as her sister Princess Margaret feeds it a biscuit. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, has died. She was 96. Buckingham Palace made the announcement in a statement on Thursday Sept. 8, 2022. (AP Photo, File)
A man is silhouetted walking past a Conservative Party logo before the opening of the Party’s national convention in Halifax on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. The Conservative party says the event announcing the next leader scheduled for Saturday will go ahead as planned, but in a more muted way. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Tories to announce next leader ‘with a revised program’ reflecting Queen’s death

Party has axed parts of the event that gave it a festive atmosphere

A man is silhouetted walking past a Conservative Party logo before the opening of the Party’s national convention in Halifax on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. The Conservative party says the event announcing the next leader scheduled for Saturday will go ahead as planned, but in a more muted way. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Queen Elizabeth II waves as she leaves the Royal York Hotel in Toronto Friday October 11, 2002. The Queen left for New Brunswick where she will continue her twelve-day Golden Jubilee tour of Canada. (CP PHOTO/Kevin Frayer)

Transition to King Charles III as Canada head of state automatic after Queen’s death

No disruption to governing bodies that sit in her name or to legislation and other legal documents

Queen Elizabeth II waves as she leaves the Royal York Hotel in Toronto Friday October 11, 2002. The Queen left for New Brunswick where she will continue her twelve-day Golden Jubilee tour of Canada. (CP PHOTO/Kevin Frayer)
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‘A servant queen’: World pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Tributes to the queen’s life have poured in, from world leaders to rock stars to ordinary people

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Elton John performs during his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road,” tour, Friday, July 15, 2022, at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Matt Rourke

Elton John pays tribute to Queen at his final Toronto show: ‘She worked bloody hard’

John is in Vancouver Oct. 21 and 22 as he continues “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour

Elton John performs during his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road,” tour, Friday, July 15, 2022, at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Matt Rourke
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walks back to the meeting room after a break during the second day of a Liberal cabinet retreat in Vancouver on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. The federal government intends to temporarily hike GST rebate cheques in a bid to ease some of the hurt of inflation for lower income Canadians. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Liberals plan cost-of-living help, but delay announcement due to Queen’s death

GST rebate increase, rental assistance, first part of a national dental care plan coming

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walks back to the meeting room after a break during the second day of a Liberal cabinet retreat in Vancouver on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. The federal government intends to temporarily hike GST rebate cheques in a bid to ease some of the hurt of inflation for lower income Canadians. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Flowers, flags, candles and messages are put at the gates of Buckingham Palace in London, Friday, Sept. 9, 2022. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, died Thursday Sept. 8, 2022, after 70 years on the throne. She was 96. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Visitors bearing tributes gather in London to pay respects to Queen Elizabeth II

Tributes in the form of flowers, handwritten notes and pictures grew outside…

Flowers, flags, candles and messages are put at the gates of Buckingham Palace in London, Friday, Sept. 9, 2022. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, died Thursday Sept. 8, 2022, after 70 years on the throne. She was 96. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Queen Elizabeth II visited Qualicum Beach in 1951, before her coronation two years later. More photos and mementos of Queen Elizabeth and her visits to Qualicum Beach can be seen at the Qualicum Beach Museum as of Sept. 10. (Photo courtesy of Qualicum Beach Museum)
Queen Elizabeth II visited Qualicum Beach in 1951, before her coronation two years later. More photos and mementos of Queen Elizabeth and her visits to Qualicum Beach can be seen at the Qualicum Beach Museum as of Sept. 10. (Photo courtesy of Qualicum Beach Museum)
FILE - President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden smile while standing with Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II watching a Guard of Honour march past before their meeting at Windsor Castle near London, June 13, 2021. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, after 70 years on the throne. She was 96. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool, File)

‘A stalwart’: World mourns Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II

Flags being ordered flown at half-staff from Washington to Ghana

FILE - President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden smile while standing with Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II watching a Guard of Honour march past before their meeting at Windsor Castle near London, June 13, 2021. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, after 70 years on the throne. She was 96. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool, File)
Prince Charles leaves a roundtable event with business leaders in Ottawa, during the Canadian Royal tour, on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

King Charles III has long history with Canada, but must step into the spotlight

Expert: new King faces daunting challenge in a country that has become skeptical of the monarchy

Prince Charles leaves a roundtable event with business leaders in Ottawa, during the Canadian Royal tour, on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II receives Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during an audience at Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, Monday March 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Parsons/Pool via AP

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks of Queen’s ‘affection for Canadians’

Trudeau’s eyes were red and he forced himself to maintain composure while making statement

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II receives Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during an audience at Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, Monday March 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Parsons/Pool via AP
A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II inside the B.C. legislature building has been adorned in black to mark her death. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Queen Elizabeth’s legacy to live on in B.C.: Premier John Horgan

Premier says each of her seven visits to B.C. brought residents together in a common purpose

A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II inside the B.C. legislature building has been adorned in black to mark her death. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
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