Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

February 27, 2010 09:00 ET

Media Advisory/Photo Availability: Canada Mourns the Passing of its Last First World War Veteran

SPOKANE, WASHINGTON--(Marketwire - Feb. 27, 2010) - The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister of State (Agriculture), will join the friends and family of Canada's last known First World War Veteran, John "Jack" Babcock at a private memorial service today in Spokane, Washington, U.S.A.

As part of the service, which was organized by the family, Minister Blackburn will present Mrs. Babcock with the Canadian flag that flew from the Peace Tower on the day of Mr. Babcock's passing.

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    613-992-7468
    or
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Sophie Doucet
    Press Secretary
    613-992-3465
    Cell: 613-608-3252