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The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

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The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell was invested as Ontario’s 29th Lieutenant Governor on September 23, 2014. Her eclectic public service career has spanned provincial, federal, and international borders, and has transcended disciplinary and sectoral lines.

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Photo : Maayan Ziv, 2014

L’HONORABLE DAVID C. ONLEY, 28e LIEUTENANT-GOUVERNEUR DE L’ONTARIO

12 juin 1950 – 14 janvier 2023

Déclaration de la lieutenante-gouverneure

C’est avec beaucoup de tristesse que j’ai appris le décès de l’honorable David C. Onley. Au nom de la population de l’Ontario, j’offre mes sincères condoléances à son épouse Ruth Ann, à leurs enfants, Jonathan, Robert et Michael, ainsi qu’à leur famille élargie.

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lire la notice nécrologique

Apprenez-en davantage sur le travail de l’hon. David Onley à titre de lieutenant-gouverneur

Lisez son rapport de fin de mandat et voyez des photos prises pendant qu’il était en fonction.

De plus amples renseignements sur la façon dont la population pourra se souvenir de David Onley seront publiés dans les jours à suivre.

 

 

An image of the Honourable David C. Onley

Photo Credit: Maayan Ziv, 2014

THE HONOURABLE DAVID C. ONLEY, 28TH LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OF ONTARIO

June 12, 1950 – January 14, 20​23 

Lieutenant Governor’s Statement

It is with great sadness that I have learned of the death of the Honourable David C. Onley. On behalf of the people of Ontario, I convey my deep condolences to his wife Ruth Ann, to their children Jonathan, Robert, and Michael, and to their extended families.

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Learn more about the Hon. David Onley’s work as Lieutenant Governor

Read his End of Mandate Report and view photos from his time in office.

Further information about how the public can remember the Honourable David Onley will be released in the coming days.