Last Know CDN WWI Veteran Passes


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Jun 19, 2007
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Last known Canadian First World War veteran dies, aged 109

John Babcock, Canada's last known First World War veteran, has died at the age of 109, the Prime Minister's office said last night.

"On behalf of all Canadians, I would like to extend my sincere condolences to Mr. Babcock's family and friends. As a nation, we honour his service and mourn his passing," Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in a statement. "John Babcock was Canada's last living link to the Great War, which in so many ways marked our coming of age as a nation. In honouring his service and mourning his passing, we honour the proud history of our country and pay tribute to all those who fought and died for Canada."

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They are still discussing have a state funeral for Mr. Babcock and all of our lost veterans of WWI. I personally hope it happens but I'm sure it would be a great undertaking to plan.