As the Living Tribute campaign builds momentum and more trees are planted each year we want to share as many stories as possible about the men and women who are honoured through this living memorial.   When you make a donation you can share the story of an individual whom you are honouring.

Tell the story of your Canadian hero here.

Please read these stories to better understand the monumental sacrifice that has been collectively made by 117,000 brave Canadians. Lest we forget.

Private A. Roy Stover 

Born: June 25, 1925 – Stouffville, ON

Enlistment: 1st Canadian Paratroop Battalion, Canadian Armed Forces – WWII

Deceased: Apr. 26, 2018

Read the full bio of Private A. Roy Stover  


Private Mervyn John Hurst

Born: Dec. 25, 1919 – Wilmer, BC

Enlistment: Sept. 1939 – Invermere, BC

Deceased: Jan. 12, 2002 – Saanich, BC

Read the full bio of Private Mervyn John Hurst 


Corporal James Hayward ArnalDeployment Portraits

Born: April 9, 1983 – Kelvington, Saskatchewan

Enlistment: April 22, 2004 -Winnipeg, Manitoba

Deceased: July 18, 2008 – Panjwaii, Afghanistan, Age 25

Read the full bio of Corporal James Hayward Arnal


Sergeant Shawn Allen Eades, CDsgt-shawn-allen-eades

Born: March 26, 1975 – Hamilton, Ontario

Enlistment: June 9, 1994 – Winnipeg, Manitoba

Deceased: Aug 20, 2008 – Zharey District, Afghanistan, Age 33

Read the full bio of Sergeant Shawn Allen Eades, CD


Major Michelle Linda Knight Mendes, CDmjr-michelle-mendes

Born: July 21, 1978 – Wicklow, Ontario

Enlistment: June 21, 1997 – Ottawa, Ontario

Deceased: Apr 23, 2009 – Kandahar, Afghanistan, Age 30

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Gunner Norman BrydgesGunner Norman Brydges

Born: January 22, 1896 – Guelph, Ontario

Enlistment: 35 Canadian Field Artillery, 10th Bde.

Deceased: July 15, 1917 – France, Age 21

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Chief Johnson Paudash

Born: January 29, 1869 Hiawatha, Ontario – Hiawatha First Nations Reserve

Enlistment: November 11, 1914

Deceased: October 26, 1959,  Age 90

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Pte Jean-Maurice Dicaire

Born: August 12, 1921

Enlistment: November 1939

Deceased: October 29, 1944

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Pte William Marshall

Born: March 16, 1884

Deceased: October 1, 1916

 

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George Heron

Born: 1864

Enlistment: May 1915 – Port Hope, Ontario

Deceased: 1916 – Battle of Ypres, Age 52

Read the full bio of George Heron


Harold Arthur Garbutt

Born: May 10, 1897

Enlistment: February 15, 1916. Belleville

Deceased: February 25, 1917. On the Somme

Read the full bio of Harold Arthur Garbutt


George Clarke Duff

Enlistment: 76th Battalion Barrie

Deceased: October 8, 1916.

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Ivan Wesley Kelly

Age:20

Force: Air Force

Unit: Royal Canadian Air Force

Division: 156 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Deceased: March 31, 1945. Germany

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Howard Addington Foster

Born: April 22, 1876

Force: Army

Unit: 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles

Deceased: Age 42. September 29, 1918 – France

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Private Clyde Gladwin Kent

 

Born: June 22, 1897

Force: Army

Unit: Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment)

Deceased: Age 18. November 10, 1917

Read the full bio of Clyde Kent 

 


Sergeant Edwin Erwin Phillips

Born: May 23, 1921 – Montreal, Quebec

Force: Air Force

Unit: Royal Canadian Air Force

Deceased: Age 24. November 4, 1945 – Halle, Germany

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Major Christopher Allan Mariner

Born: April 12, 1962

Force: Army

Unit: Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians)

Deceased: October 7, 1999

Read the full bio of Christopher Allan Mariner


Corporal Matthew David James Dinning

Born: March 15, 1983

Force: Army

Unit: Military Police Branch

Deceased: April 22, 2006, Ghumbad, Afghanistan, Age 23

Read the full bio of Corporal Matthew David James Dinning


Private Brian James Collier

Born: July 6, 1986

Force: Army

Unit: 1 Combat Engineer Regiment

Deceased: July 20, 2010, Panjwa’i District, Afghanistan, Age 24

Read the full bio of Private Brian James Collier


Corporal Ainsworth Dyer

Born: July 29, 1977

Force: Army

Unit: Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry

Division:  3rd Battalion

Deceased: April 17, 2002, Afghanistan, Age 24

Read the full bio of Corporal Ainsworth Dyer