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.

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

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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

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Harold Arthur Garbutt

Born: May 10, 1897

Enlistment: February 15, 1916. Belleville

Deceased: February 25, 1917. On the Somme

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George Clarke Duff

Enlistment: 76th Battalion Barrie

Deceased: October 8, 1916.

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Ivan Wesley Kelly


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

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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

Read the full bio of Edwin Erwin Phillips