"On behalf of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, I am pleased to award you the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal created to mark the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty's accession to the Throne. In granting you this honour, I thank you for your dedicated service to your peers, to your community and to Canada. The contribution you have made to our nation are most commendable and deserve our praise and admiration. I wish to convey to you the heartfelt congratulations of your fellow Canadians to which I add my own, Honourable David Johnson, Governor General of Canada."