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 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 1982. It currently contains over 200,000 names but this number will rise as further entries are published in print and updated with the newest entries throughout the year. We will gradually go back further in time as our resources permit.
All Canadian veterans are eligible for inclusion in the Last Post. Last Post is published as a free service in recognition of those who served their country and to allow readers to learn of the passing of comrades with whom they have served. The database, found at legionmagazine.com, is reserved for these groups: 1) Canadian citizens and Commonwealth subjects who were ordinary members of The Royal Canadian Legion at the time of death; 2) life members who were previously ordinary members; 3) Canadian veterans who were not Legion members at the time of death.
The database has historical value and can be searched by name, date of death, unit or period of service.
Forms for filling in the information are available at Legion branches. Those submitting notices are urged to be thorough and accurate. Type or print to ensure legibility. Submit notices promptly to ensure timely publication.
As long as the date of death is within the time period of entries on the website (1982 to present), the notice will be added to the database and appear in the printed edition. Notices within a year of the date of death can be submitted by family members, but entries that are more than a year old must come from a Royal Canadian Legion branch.
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 Heather Meikle, Terry Prill and Robyn Zettler who are helping us process entries for this database.
|Last Name||Rank||First Name||Unit||Theatre of Operations||Location||Date Deceased||Published|
|ABBOTT||Lloyd K.||Merchant Navy||World War II||Surrey, British Columbia, Canada||June 9th, 2000||November/December 2000|
|ABBOTT||Chief Petty Officer||Victor J.||World War II||Grand Bend, Ontario, Canada||September 11th, 1995||January 1996|
|ABBOTT||Sapper||Ernest J.||World War I||Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada||November 2nd, 1995||February 1996|
|ABBOTT||Robert W.||World War II||Woodstock, Ontario, Canada||October 31st, 1995||February 1996|
|ABBOTT||Corporal||Donald J.||2nd Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment||Oromocto, New Brunswick, Canada||March 20th, 1996||August 1996|
|ABBOTT||Victor||Merchant Navy||World War II||Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada||February 6th, 2007||November/December 2008|
|ABBOTT||Aircraftman 1st Class||Harry James||Royal Canadian Air Force||World War II||Verdun, Quebec, Canada||July 15th, 1987||November 1987|
|ABBOTT||Sapper||Edward J.||Royal Canadian Engineers||World War II||Alberta, Canada||February 27th, 2009||September/October 2009|
|ABBOTT||Gunner||Frank R.||Royal Artillery||World War II||British Columbia, Canada||February 12th, 2009||September/October 2009|
|ABBOTT||Captain||Irwin George||Royal Artillery||World War II||Toronto, Ontario, Canada||November 6th, 1986||February 1987|
|ABBOTT||Norman L.||World War II||Spryfield, Nova Scotia, Canada||April 16th, 2007||March/April 2008|
|ABBOTT||Private||Dennis T.||Canadian Army||World War II||Windsor, Ontario, Canada||April 30th, 1988||September 1988|
|ABBOTT||Fred||World War II||Eston, Saskatchewan, Canada||September 2nd, 1986||December 1986/January 1987|
|ABBOTT||Private||Samuel||Royal Newfoundland Regiment||World War I||Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada||February 6th, 1987||June 1987|
|ABBOTT||Peter||Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve||World War II||Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada||December 14th, 1985||April 1986|
|ABBOTT||Sergeant Major||Jack||Light Anti-Aircraft Battery||World War II||1986||July/August 1987|
|ABBOTT||Roy P.||Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps||World War II||Trenton, Ontario, Canada||October 20th, 1985||February 1986|
|ABBOTT||Able Seaman||Theo||Royal Navy||World War II||Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada||January 9th, 1993||May 1993|
|ABBOTT||Sapper||Hugh||Royal Canadian Engineers||World War II, Korean War||Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada||October 16th, 1993||December 1993/January 1994|
|ABBOTT||Able Seaman||Roy||Royal Navy||World War II||Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada||April 4th, 1992||December 1992/January 1993|
|ABBOTT||David A.||Merchant Navy||Wainwright, Alberta, Canada||February 18th, 2004||September/October 2004|
|ABBOTT||Charles W.||Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve||World War II||Fergus, Ontario, Canada||January 4th, 1995||April 1995|
|ABBOTT||Private||Frederick||Royal Newfoundland Regiment||World War I||Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada||May 16th, 1995||October 1995|
|ABBOTT||Private||Hugh||3rd Anti-Tank Regiment||World War II||Millbrook, Ontario, Canada||May 3rd, 1994||September 1994|
|ABBOTT||Sergeant||John||Royal Canadian Air Force||World War II||Sarnia, Ontario, Canada||May 16th, 1994||September 1994|
|ABBOTT||Arthur||Royal Canadian Army Service Corps||World War II||Vernon, British Columbia, Canada||June 25th, 1990||October 1990|
|ABBOTT||Lieutenant-Colonel||Ronald S.||Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve, Canadian Army||World War II||North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada||October 30th, 1991||February 1992|
|ABBOTT||Warrant Officer 1st Class||Robert G.||Royal Canadian Air Force||World War II||Belleville, Ontario, Canada||December 20th, 1989||June 1990|
|ABBOTT||Lieutenant||Philip||Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve||World War II||Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada||January 30th, 2019||November 2019|
|ABBOTT||Master Warrant Officer||Arthur W.||Stratford, Ontario, Canada||January 2nd, 2020||November 2020|
|ABBOTT||Phillip||Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps||World War II||Newbury, Ontario, Canada||November 16th, 2012||March/April 2013|
|ABBOTT||John F.||Royal Canadian Air Force||Clementsport, Nova Scotia, Canada||January 16th, 2016||November 2016|
|ABBOTT||Master Warrant Officer||Robert L.||Royal Canadian Air Force||Richmond, Ontario, Canada||February 1st, 2016||November 2016|
|ABBOTT||Able Seaman||John O.||Royal Canadian Navy||Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada||December 4th, 2015||November 2016|
|ABBOTT||Private||James||Royal Newfoundland Regiment||World War I||Deer Lake, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada||October 6th, 1982||May 1983|
|ABBOTT||Corporal||Russel George||Royal Canadian Air Force||World War II||Waterloo, Ontario, Canada||January 31st, 1983||May 1983|
|ABBOTT||Signalman||Thomas||Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve||World War II, Regular Force||Toronto, Ontario, Canada||December 14th, 1982||May 1983|
|ABBOTT||Oscar S.||Royal Air Force||World War II||Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada||December 2nd, 2017||November 2018|
|ABBOTT||Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class||Duke C.||Navy||Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia, Canada||November 14th, 2014||May/June 2015|
|ABBOTT||John M.||Royal Canadian Air Force||World War II||North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada||March 23rd, 2017||November 2017|
|ABBOTT||Captain||Richard D.||Ottawa, Ontario, Canada||August 27th, 1996||March/April 1997|
|ABBOTT||Captain||Thomas||Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada||World War II||Oshawa, Ontario, Canada||January 23rd, 1996||May 1996|
|ABBOTT||Edwin||59th Heavy Regiment Royal Artillery (Newfoundland)||World War II||Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada||February 7th, 1996||June/July 1996|
|ABBOTT||Fireman||Winston||Merchant Navy||World War II||Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada||February 28th, 1996||June/July 1996|
|ABBOTT||Leading Aircraftman||Dennis A.||Royal Canadian Air Force||Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada||June 24th, 1996||October 1996|
|ABBOTT||Leading Aircraftman||William E.||Royal Canadian Air Force||World War II||Nepean, Ontario, Canada||June 21st, 1998||March/April 1999|
|ABBOTT||Private||Kenneth W.||Canadian Army||Stouffville, Ontario, Canada||April 10th, 1997||September/October 1997|
|ABBOTT||Private||Louis E.||West Nova Scotia Regiment||World War II||Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada||January 27th, 1997||September/October 1997|
|ABBOTT||Robert P.||Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve||World War II||Parksville, British Columbia, Canada||October 3rd, 1996||March/April 1997|
|ABBOTT||Sergeant||Douglas H.||Royal Canadian Air Force||World War II||Midland, Ontario, Canada||October 15th, 1996||March/April 1997|