Advertisement

State memorial service announced for Lt.-Gov. W. Thomas Molloy

A state memorial service will be held in Saskatoon on July 13, 2019, for Lt.-Gov. W. Thomas Molloy, who passed away on July 2, 2019, after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
A state memorial service will be held in Saskatoon on July 13, 2019, for Lt.-Gov. W. Thomas Molloy, who passed away on July 2, 2019, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. File / Global News

A state memorial service will be held for Lt.-Gov. W. Thomas Molloy.

Molloy, 78, passed away on July 2 following a battle with pancreatic cancer.

READ MORE: Saskatchewan Lt.-Gov. W. Thomas Molloy passes away

The province announced Friday the service will take place Saturday, July 13 at Merlis Belsher Place in Saskatoon.

The public is invited to the memorial service, which starts at 1 p.m. CT. Doors will open at 12:15 p.m.

Molloy was sworn in as Saskatchewan’s 22nd lieutenant-governor on March 21, 2018.

READ MORE: W. Thomas Molloy sworn in as Saskatchewan’s 22nd lieutenant-governor

Molloy, who was born in Saskatoon, was a negotiator, lawyer, strategic advisor on Indigenous issues, and author.

He negotiated numerous treaty settlements on behalf of the government of Canada with Indigenous people during his career.

Story continues below advertisement

Most notably, he was chief negotiator for Canada in talks with the Inuit that led to the creation of Nunavut in 1999.

Molloy was named to the Order of Canada in 1996, and the Saskatchewan Order of Merit in 2012.

WATCH: Saskatchewan welcomes its 22nd lieutenant-governor

Saskatchewan welcomes its 22nd Lieutenant Governor
Saskatchewan welcomes its 22nd Lieutenant Governor