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 1984. It currently contains 197,486 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.

Last Post Archive
Results 196101 - 196150 of 197486
Last NameRankFirst NameUnitPeriod of ServiceLocationDate DeceasedPublished
YATESLeading AircraftmanStanleyRoyal Canadian Air ForceWorld War IIDauphin, Manitoba, CanadaSeptember 24th, 1990February 1991
YATESPrivateElsieWomen’s Auxiliary Air ForceWorld War IIHamilton, Ontario, CanadaDecember 23rd, 2005November/December 2006
YATESHarold V.Royal Canadian Air ForceVancouver, British Columbia, CanadaMarch 24th, 2006November/December 2006
YATESDuncan M.Cape Breton HighlandersWorld War IIInverness, Nova Scotia, Canada1987May 1989
YATESPrivateJohn FrancisWorld War IScarborough, Ontario, Canada1988March 1989
YATESSignalmanJohn H.Royal Canadian Corps of SignalsWorld War IIWhitby, Ontario, CanadaSeptember 25th, 1987February 1988
YATESPrivateKeg S.Canadian Machine Gun CorpsWorld War ISummerland, British Columbia, CanadaAugust 20th, 1987February 1988
YATESLance-CorporalThomas P.Royal Canadian Army Service CorpsWorld War IIKelliher, Saskatchewan, CanadaJanuary 5th, 1988April 1988
YATESKeithRoyal NavyWorld War IIMayne Island, British Columbia, CanadaDecember 2nd, 2006November/December 2007
YATESStanley R.Royal Canadian Air ForceWorld War I, World War IIVancouver, British Columbia, CanadaMarch 18th, 1988June 1988
YATESFrank D.Royal Canadian Air ForceWorld War IINew Glasgow, Nova Scotia, CanadaMarch 31st, 2008November/December 2008
YATESHarry A.Royal Canadian Air ForceWorld War IIVancouver, British Columbia, CanadaFebruary 25th, 2008November/December 2008
YATESPrivateEricWorld War IIWhitby, Ontario, CanadaJuly 26th, 1986November 1986
YATESLeslieKingston, Ontario, CanadaNovember 30th, 2009Web Only
YATESJackRoyal NavyWorld War IIOntario, CanadaDecember 4th, 2010September/October 2011
YATESTelegraphistAugustineRoyal NavyWorld War IICalgary, Alberta, CanadaJuly 23rd, 1984October 1984
YATESPrivateRalph RonaldCanadian Armoured Corps, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps, Highland Light InfantryWorld War IINew Glasgow, Nova Scotia, CanadaJune 25th, 1983November 1983
YATEYSHYNJoeRegina RiflesWorld War IIPrince Albert, Saskatchewan, CanadaMay 23rd, 2002March/April 2003
YAUSIEPrivateLawrence MiltonCanadian ArmyWorld War IICold Lake, Alberta, CanadaJanuary 19th, 1987April 1987
YAVISPrivateRoland C.Canadian ArmyWorld War IIDrumheller, Alberta, CanadaFebruary 14th, 1989July/August 1989
YAVISConradNew Brunswick, CanadaDecember 2nd, 2010September/October 2011
YAWFlying OfficerNormanRoyal Air ForceWorld War IIWoodbridge, Ontario, CanadaJuly 25th, 1991November 1991
YAWNEYSignalmanAnthony G.World War IIWaterloo, Ontario, CanadaMay 15th, 1993September 1993
YAWORSKIEdward J.1st Armoured BrigadeWorld War IIManitoba, CanadaFebruary 8th, 2001November/December 2001
YAWORSKILieutenantJames J.Royal Canadian NavyDartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaDecember 3rd, 1993March 1993
YAWORSKITrooperEdward L.Canadian Armoured CorpsWorld War IIChilliwack, British Columbia, CanadaJuly 17th, 1991October 1991
YAWORSKIPrivateWalterPrincess Patricia’s Canadian Light InfantryWorld War IIWinnipeg, Manitoba, Canada1985June 1985
YAWORSKIGeneralWalter LudicWorld War IIBrandon, Manitoba, CanadaDecember 21st, 1983April 1984
YAWORSKIStoker 1st ClassJoseph C.Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer ReserveWorld War IIBrandon, Manitoba, CanadaSeptember 2015March 2016
YAXEPrivateE. ArchieRoyal Canadian RegimentKorean WarErin, Ontario, CanadaJanuary 30th, 1987July/August 1987
YBATESStaff SergeantJohn Robert CharlesCanadian Dental CorpsKorean WarBury, Quebec, CanadaApril 28th, 1987Web Only
YDEFelixCanadian ArmyWorld War IIBewdley, Ontario, CanadaJune 30th, 1990November 1990
YDENBERGSergeantFeddeRoyal Netherlands ArmyWorld War IIApril 4th, 2003November/December 2003
YEADONCorporalDavid E.Royal Canadian Corps of SignalsWorld War IIBritish Columbia, CanadaMay 16th, 2002November/December 2002
YEADONWilliamCanadian ArmyWorld War IITruro, Nova Scotia, CanadaMay 7th, 1995August 1995
YEADONEdison F.Merchant NavyWorld War IIHalifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaMay 11th, 2006November/December 2006
YEAGERLorne L.Canadian ArmyWorld War IIWoodstock, Ontario, CanadaSeptember 29th, 1993December 1993/January 1994
YEAGEREric S.United States ArmyVietnam WarSmoky Lake, Alberta, CanadaNovember 11th, 2016November 2017
YEAMANJamesHighland Light InfantryWorld War IICambridge, Ontario, CanadaJanuary 8th, 1995April 1995
YEAMANCorporalVerne GeorgeRoyal Canadian Air ForceWorld War IIVancouver, British Columbia, CanadaApril 13th, 1988July/August 1988
YEAMANPrivateJamesRoyal ScotsWorld War IIRichmond, British Columbia, CanadaJanuary 28th, 1986April 1986
YEAMANRonald B.Toronto, Ontario, CanadaOctober 6th, 2010March/April 2011
YEAMAN (REID)PrivateBessie M.Canadian Women’s Army CorpsWorld War IIWaubaushene, Ontario, CanadaAugust 1st, 2005November/December 2006
YEANDELSergeantFrank W.Royal Canadian Army Service CorpsWorld War IISherbrooke, Quebec, CanadaWeb Only
YEARLEYPrivateEdward A.Canadian ArmyWorld War IIWindsor, Ontario, CanadaDecember 17th, 1996September/October 1997
YEARWOODCecilHastings and Prince Edward RegimentWorld War IIOntario, CanadaJuly 10th, 1997March/April 1998
YEARWOOD, SergeantGordon S.Hastings and Prince Edward RegimentWorld War IIOntario, CanadaOctober 27th, 1998March/April 1999
YEASTLeading AircraftmanPerry A.Royal Canadian Air ForceWorld War IIMedicine Hat, Alberta, CanadaMarch 12th, 2002November/December 2002
YEATESPrivateCharles ErnestWorld War ICallander, Ontario, CanadaMay 7th, 1985September 1985
YEATESGeorge A.Royal Canadian Air ForceWorld War IIOntario, CanadaApril 10th, 2010September/October 2010
Results 196101 - 196150 of 197486

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, 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 war veterans of WW II, Korean War, Gulf War and Afghanistan War 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 (1985 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.

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.