William Thomas Molloy, Saskatchewan's 22nd Lieutenant (current) Governor passed away July 2nd, 2019. Molloy was sworn in on March 21, 2018. On May 7, 2019, Molloy's office announced that he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and was stepping away from his post to undergo treatment, with his duties temporarily being taken over by Robert G. Richards, Chief Justice of Saskatchewan.
Online condolences can be sent through the official website of the Lieutenant Governor’s Office: www.ltgov.sk.ca.
Warman Flag Protocol Policy (P41-2019)
Warman City Council recently adopted the Flag Protocol Policy (P41-2019) on the June 24th Meeting of Council. Specifically itemised in the Flag Protocol, clause 4.4(c)(v) Lieutenant Governor (current sitting) is listed for consideration by Mayor and Council to lower the flags to half-mast in a sign of respect. This is the first opportunity for the policy to be instituted and acted upon.
Warman City Hall Issues Facebook post
Molloy's history and contributions
William Thomas Molloy OC SOM QC (July 27, 1940 – July 2, 2019) was a Canadian lawyer, treaty negotiator, and Chancellor of the University of Saskatchewan. He was the 22nd Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan. His appointment as Lieutenant Governor was made by Governor General of Canada Julie Payette on the Constitutional advice of Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau on January 22, 2018, to succeed Vaughn Solomon Schofield. Molloy was sworn in on March 21, 2018, at the Saskatchewan Legislative Building. He was the viceregal representative of Queen Elizabeth II of Canada in the Province of Saskatchewan. (Source: Wikipedia)
The Government of Saskatchewan issues press release
Passing of Lieutenant Governor W. Thomas Molloy
Released on July 2, 2019
Premier Scott Moe regrets to share the sad news of the death of Saskatchewan’s Lieutenant Governor the Honourable W. Thomas Molloy, O.C., S.O.M., on July 2nd, 2019, following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
“Krista and I are saddened by the news of the passing of our Lieutenant Governor. On behalf of the Government of Saskatchewan and people of our province, I offer my sincere condolences to Mr. Molloy’s family, and to the many that called him a friend. His Honour had a lasting impact on our province and nation in his five decades of dedicated service. His many contributions to the betterment of our country leaves a tremendous legacy that I hope provides his family with some comfort in this time of grief.” (Premier Scott Moe)
Mr. Molloy was installed as the 22nd Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan on March 21st, 2018. Since his installation, he took part in hundreds of events, earning the admiration and affection of people across the province. He participated in many celebrations with Indigenous communities, in addition to his support for youth, mental health initiatives, literacy, new Canadians, and seniors.
Molloy, a respected Saskatoon lawyer, negotiator, and author, was renowned for his treaty-making and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. His work in the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement and the historic Nisga’a Final Agreement in British Columbia led to his investiture as an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1996, and as a Member of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit in 2012. Among many other accolades, he received the 2018 Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Law from the Canadian Bar Association. He also served as Chancellor of the University of Saskatchewan from 2001 to 2007, and was Chancellor Emeritus.
Books of condolence will be available for the public to sign at Government House, in the main lobby of the Legislative Building in Regina, and at City Hall in Saskatoon, beginning on Wednesday July 3rd, 2019. Online condolences can be sent through the official website of the Lieutenant Governor’s Office: www.ltgov.sk.ca.
Flags on all Government of Saskatchewan buildings are placed at half-mast immediately until sunset on the day of the funeral or memorial service, arrangements for which are still pending.