Last Post

Since 1928, Legion Magazine has honoured those Canadians who have served their country by publishing in print short death notices for Royal Canadian Legion members with military backgrounds, Canadian war veterans and Legion members with police service. With the advent of the Internet, we have created as a historical archive for your free use a Last Post database that goes back to January 1985. It currently contains 187,169 names, but this number will rise as further entries are published in print and added to the collection twice a year. We will gradually go back further in time as our resources permit.

Results 1 - 50 of 187169
Last NameRankFirst NameUnitPeriod of ServiceLocationDate DeceasedPublished
Robert A.Canadian ArmyWorld War IIClearwater, British Columbia, CanadaJanuary 12th, 2003November/December 2003
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SergeantC.Canadian Provost CorpsWorld War IISudbury, Ontario, CanadaSeptember 23rd, 1986December 1986/January 1987
'Web Only
BROOKSCorporalWilliam A.Canadian ArmyLethbridge, Alberta, CanadaApril 2nd, 2012November/December 2013
BROWNFlight SergeantWilliam M.Royal Air ForceWorld War IIBelleville, Ontario, CanadaAugust 29th, 2013March/April 2014
A'HEARNThomas W.North Shore (New Brunswick) RegimentNewcastle, New Brunswick, CanadaJanuary 15th, 1985April 1985
AADLANDPrivatePeterCanadian ArmyWorld War IISaskatchewan, CanadaFebruary 11th, 2003November/December 2003
AALDERSLance-CorporalRoy L.Royal Canadian Ordnance CorpsWorld War IIKennetcook, Nova Scotia, CanadaApril 27th, 1996August 1996
AALDERSPrivateRay G.World War IIHalifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaSeptember/October 2009
AALDERSBrentonWorld War IIWindsor, Nova Scotia, CanadaOctober 5th, 2013March/April 2014
AALTENSergeantR.H.Canadian Forestry CorpsWorld War IINakusp, British Columbia, CanadaNovember 24th, 1994March 1995
AALTOMartinCanadian ArmyBritish Columbia, CanadaFebruary 11th, 2007May/June 2007
AALTONENPrivateLauri48th Highlanders of CanadaWorld War IIBritish Columbia, CanadaJanuary 14th, 2010September/October 2010
AARONPrivateAlexWorld War IIToronto, Ontario, CanadaMarch 23rd, 2001March/April 2002
AARONPrivateIrvingRoyal Canadian Ordnance CorpsWorld War IIToronto, Ontario, CanadaMarch 3rd, 1993June 1993
AASENPrivateGordon S. (Pat)South Saskatchewan RegimentWorld War IIMarengo, Saskatchewan, CanadaDecember 8th, 1996September/October 1997
AASENNorman R.Victoria, British Columbia, CanadaSeptember 13th, 2001March/April 2002
AASLANDNormanWorld War IIAlberta, CanadaFebruary 12th, 2008November/December 2008
AASTONPrivateMelvinCanadian ArmyWorld War IISaskatchewan, CanadaFebruary 8th, 2007November/December 2007
ABARLeading AircraftmanAllan B.Royal Canadian Air ForceWorld War IIBritish Columbia, CanadaFebruary 12th, 2007November/December 2007
ABASSStaff SergeantLewisNorth Nova Scotia RegimentWorld War IIStellarton, Nova Scotia, CanadaJuly 26th, 1999March/April 2000
ABBASSCraftsmanThomasRoyal Canadian Ordnance CorpsWorld War IISydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaApril 5th, 1995August 1995
ABBASS (SCOTT)Delma E.Royal Canadian Air ForceWorld War IINova Scotia, CanadaOctober 24th, 2003March/April 2004
ABBEYCalvinUnited States NavyWorld War IIWindsor, Ontario, CanadaDecember 22nd, 1991April 1992
ABBEYLieutenant-ColonelJ.C.World War IIKingsville, Ontario, CanadaDecember 23rd, 1990April 1991
ABBEYGeneralGrantRoyal Canadian ArtilleryWorld War IIMadison, Saskatchewan, Canada1984May 1985
ABBINETTSergeantFrank J.Royal Canadian Air ForceWorld War IIWelland, Ontario, CanadaAugust 18th, 2000March/April 2001
ABBINKPrivateHermanDutch ArmyWorld War IIWallaceburg, Ontario, CanadaSeptember 18th, 2002March/April 2003
ABBISPrivateEugene PatrickCanadian Infantry CorpsWorld War IIEdmundston, New Brunswick, CanadaFebruary 1st, 1985May 1985
ABBORSMaster CorporalRoland A.Royal Canadian Air ForceSouthport, Manitoba, CanadaJanuary 1st, 2006Web Only
ABBORSMaster CorporalRoland A.Royal Canadian Air ForceSouthport, Manitoba, CanadaJanuary 1st, 2007May/June 2007
ABBORSMaster CorporalRoland A.Royal Canadian Air ForceSouthport, Manitoba, CanadaJanuary 1st, 2007May/June 2007
ABBORSMaster CorporalRoland A.Royal Canadian Air ForceSouthport, Manitoba, CanadaJanuary 1st, 2007May/June 2007
ABBOTPrivateL.W.World War IIWinnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaApril 24th, 1991July/August 1991
ABBOTStoker 1st ClassStanley HerbertRoyal Canadian Naval Volunteer ReserveWorld War IIFort Frances, Ontario, CanadaNovember 2nd, 1984April 1985
ABBOTStewartWorld War IIGander, Newfoundland and Labrador, CanadaJanuary 14th, 2012September/October 2012
ABBOTTCaptainRichard D.Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaAugust 27th, 1996March/April 1997
ABBOTTCaptainThomasArgyll and Sutherland Highlanders of CanadaWorld War IIOshawa, Ontario, CanadaJanuary 23rd, 1996May 1996
ABBOTTEdwin59th Heavy Regiment Royal Artillery (Newfoundland)World War IINewfoundland and Labrador, CanadaFebruary 7th, 1996June/July 1996
ABBOTTFiremanWinstonMerchant NavyWorld War IINewfoundland and Labrador, CanadaFebruary 28th, 1996June/July 1996
ABBOTTLeading AircraftmanDennis A.Royal Canadian Air ForceFort Frances, Ontario, CanadaJune 24th, 1996October 1996
ABBOTTLeading AircraftmanWilliam E.Royal Canadian Air ForceWorld War IINepean, Ontario, CanadaJune 21st, 1998March/April 1999
ABBOTTPrivateKenneth W.Canadian ArmyStouffville, Ontario, CanadaApril 10th, 1997September/October 1997
ABBOTTPrivateLouis E.West Nova Scotia RegimentWorld War IISaint John, New Brunswick, CanadaJanuary 27th, 1997September/October 1997
ABBOTTRobert P.Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer ReserveWorld War IIParksville, British Columbia, CanadaOctober 3rd, 1996March/April 1997
ABBOTTSergeantDouglas H.Royal Canadian Air ForceWorld War IIMidland, Ontario, CanadaOctober 15th, 1996March/April 1997
ABBOTTLloyd K.Merchant NavyWorld War IISurrey, British Columbia, CanadaJune 9th, 2000November/December 2000
ABBOTTLieutenantSamuel F.Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer ReserveWorld War IISherbrooke, Quebec, CanadaMarch 11th, 2000November/December 2000
ABBOTTGunnerGeorge19th Canadian Field ArtilleryWorld War IIColdwater, Ontario, CanadaMarch 26th, 2001November/December 2001
Results 1 - 50 of 187169

Currently the Last Post Section appears in print twice a year, in the spring and fall. Notices must be submitted to Legion Magazine by RCL branches on forms available from the RCL national headquarters. To be timely and respectful, we only publish in our print magazine those notices received at our Ottawa office within one year of the person's death. We do not publish notices that lack a date of death.

Last Post is reserved for these groups:

  1. Ordinary members of The Royal Canadian Legion at time of death;
  2. RCL life members who were previously ordinary members; and
  3. Canadian war veterans (WW II, Korean War, Gulf War, Afghanistan) who were not RCL members at time of death.

This computer database has created the new dimension of a historical archive. To make that archive more meaningful, and to honour the deceased, we began in November 2003 to enter in the database those Last Post notices received from Legion branches more than one year after the date of death. These late notices will NOT appear in the print magazine.

Copyright: Reproduction or re-creation of the Legion Magazine Site Last Post database, in whole or in part in any form or media, is strictly forbidden and is a violation of copyright, which resides with Canvet Publications Ltd., the magazine's publisher.

Legion Magazine owes a special thank you to our volunteers Del McCreight, Ralph Schultz, William Gagne, Maj. Steven Blake and Sheila Johnston who are helping us process entries for this database.