CBC News - Canada - Canada's last WW I veteran dies
Gone is your generation, and an era of history goes with you. Your service to this country and to the civilized world will never be forgotten.Canada's last known First World War veteran, John Babcock, has died at age 109, the Prime Minister's Office says.
Born on an Ontario farm in 1900, Babcock enlisted to join the war at the tender age of 16. He lied about his age to join the Canadian Expeditionary Force in Sydenham, Ont., and arrived in England a few months later.
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Rest in peace now.