Memorial Service for the Late William Davis will be held live on Thursday.

By Pepper Parr

November 3rd, 2021



He was far from perfect but he ran Ontario the way it was supposed to be run – something that is sadly missed today.

Compared to what we have today – at both the government and opposition levels he was a giant.

Bill Davis had problems learning how to balance a budget; never really did learn.

If you’ve got nothing better to do on Thursday – give listening in some thought.

That the event is going to be live at the Roy Thomson Hall is a good sign – if we continue to behave the way we have been behaving that light at the end of the tunnel will continue to get brighter.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of the Honourable Premier William G. Davis, PC, CC, O. Ont, QC, will be held at Roy Thomson Hall at 11:00 a.m. on November 4, 2021. The Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Premier of Ontario, Mayors of Toronto and Brampton, along with family members and friends, will pay tribute to the former Premier at the event.

Tickets are still available for members of the public to attend and join family, friends, and dignitaries in honouring the life of Premier Davis.

He turned “bland” into an art form.

Premier Davis passed away on August 8, 2021, at the age of 92. As the 18th Premier of Ontario, Premier Davis had a lengthy career in public service, leading the province from 1971 to 1985. During his tenure, Premier Davis is credited with creating Ontario’s community college system, the province’s first Ministry of Environment, and the province’s public broadcaster, TVO.
Members of the public who wish to attend the memorial can register to reserve a seat through Roy Thomson Hall. The event will adhere to current COVID-19 health and safety measures, including vaccination requirements.

They aren’t making them like this anymore. Gone perhaps but never to be forgotten.

For those unable to attend in person, the memorial will also be livestreamed on the Government of Ontario Youtube channel and will be available with closed captions. For members of the media, broadcast cameras will not be allowed inside the hall, the livestream feed can be used instead. Reporters wishing to attend must reserve a seat through the online booking system as well. Members of the public are also invited to share their messages of sympathy in the online book of condolences.



Additional Resources
Registration to attend the Premier Davis Memorial at Roy Thomson Hall

Online Book of Condolences

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2 comments to Memorial Service for the Late William Davis will be held live on Thursday.

  • perryb

    The last of the great Progressive Conservative leaders of our province. It is sad to see the current PCs-in-name-only trying to live up to that standard. RIP, Mr. Davis.

  • Wayne Brown

    “if you’ve got nothing better to do”

    What a rude comment !