Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that Antoinette Perry will be PEI’s next Lieutenant-Governor.
Perry was a teacher for 32 years at Tignish Consolidated Elementary School, and retired in 2009. She’s also well-known in the community for having served as the organist and church choir director at St. Simon and St. Jude Parish.
Statements quickly followed from current Lieutenant Governor Frank Lewis and her Honour Dorothy Lewis, and Premier Wade MacLauchlan, congratulating Perry on her appointment.
Lewis says Perry will readily discover the honour and joy of serving as representation to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth as provincial head of state. Their Honours offered their full cooperation in the transition leading up to Perry’s installation.
Premier MacLauchlan says Antoinette Perry will serve the province with grace and vigour as PEI’s 42nd Lieutenant Governor. He says Perry has volunteered many hours in support of the province, particularly in the cultural, Acadian, and education communities.
The Premier also thanked Lieutenant Governor Frank Lewis and Her Honour Dorothy Lewis for their service, good-natured dignity, visibility, and active engagement with the Island-wide community over more than six years in the vice-regal role.