The death of HM Queen Elizabeth II

Mike Parr, Chief Executive of St. Joseph’s Hospice, said: “We are all deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty The Queen and would like to send our sincere condolences to all her family, friends, and to the great many people whose lives she touched during her lifetime. She led a long, healthy and happy life dedicated to the service of our great country and reigned for an incredible and unprecedented 70 years.

“We were honoured to join in with the celebrations for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee earlier this year by planting three oak trees in our woodland gardens as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy project, in the presence of the Deputy Lieutenant of Merseyside.

“We will take great comfort in watching these trees grow over the many, many years to come and hope they will be a source of comfort to our local community.

“St. Joseph’s Hospice is a special place of remembrance and reflection for people across Liverpool and Sefton and so we will be opening a special Book of Condolence at the hospice for anyone who would like to pay tribute to Her Majesty The Queen at this very sad time.”