Lest We Forget

Ross, Vinton Ohio
Private
1918-09-28
Walker, James Elmslie
Wing Commander
1944-04-25
Roller, Ray Calvin
Flight Sergeant
1945-01-16
Appleyard, Richard Henry
Flying Officer
1945-03-19

News

Crescent Heights High School Project

Local students and volunteer archivist, Iris S. dug through the archives at Crescent Heights High School in Calgary, Alberta in hopes of bringing back the memory of the fallen heroes and Alumni of Crescent Heights. Pictured is Mike Wilson, Principal and Warrant Officer Glenn Miller standing proudly before the new memorial wall. Iris is quoted…

Kerby Centre News – November 2019 Edition

Friends of the Foundation, Calgary’s Kerby Centre for 55+ living has featured their Wall of Remembrance in this months edition of the Kerby News. Located in the centre’s “Hall of Valour”, you can walk about the top floor to view the prints and pay your respects to some of Calgary’s 3000 Fallen Heroes. For more…

West Smoky Legion No. 244 Bezanson, Alberta

On Saturday June 22, 2019, the West Smoky Legion Branch No. 244 proudly presented an afternoon of commemoration for the Bezanson Fallen Heroes from WWI and WWII. The Legion had partnered with the Canadian Fallen Heroes Foundation to put a face to the fallen, to share a glimpse into the lives of the soldiers and…

Moosomin Royal Canadian Legion 2019

The citizens of Moosomin, Saskatchewan came together with the help of the Canadian Fallen Heroes Foundation to honour the men and women from their community, who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Please read letter of support below: For the past ten years, The Canadian Fallen Heroes Foundation has partnered with private and public organizations to…

Remembrance In Action: Wetaskiwin, Alberta

Karen Aberle and her team at the Wetaskiwin & District Heritage Museum held an unveiling of 10 memorial prints that will begin their display on November 9 2017. Please follow the below link for a full page article written by the Wetaskiwin Times. http://www.wetaskiwintimes.com/2017/11/15/canadian-fallen-heroes-exhibit-unveiled 

Remembrance In Action: Millet, Alberta

Tracey Levitt, Executive Director & Curator of the Millet Museum along with Royal Canadian Legion Comrade Rosella Plaquin unveiled two memorial prints of local fallen heroes at Griffith-Scott School on November 11 2017. Please follow the below link to a full article published by the Wetaskiwin Times. http://www.wetaskiwintimes.com/2017/11/15/millet-honours-two-fallen-heroes-nov-11

Print Display at the Camrose Royal Canadian Legion

The Camrose Royal Canadian Legion has recently completed a display of memorial prints in commemoration of their local fallen heroes. Visit the branch today to take a look! Camrose Royal Canadian Legion 6002 50 Avenue Camrose AB T4V 0J9 P: 780.672.3325 Thanks for your commitment to honouring Canada’s fallen heroes! 

Youth Submission from Bryann Cormier

As the soldier looked around, he gazed upon an innocent woman’s body. No weapon, no armor. She didn’t deserve to die. He wandered around, tripping over the rubble. He slowly made his way towards the piano, amazed how it was the only thing in the field left standing. He opened the top of the piano…

A Family Tribute

One of the most touching stories of our Polo Park event was of Fallen Hero David Stranger. Researched and commissioned by the Calvin Christian School classes, this aboriginal soldier hailed from Manitoba and lost his life in the First World War. To our shock, family members of the fallen happened to be at Polo Park…

2016 Youth Initiative Project

In 2016, our foundation sponsored two school projects in Winnipeg, MB under the direction of Youth Outreach Coordinator Ms. Linda Kohut, a retired school teacher. After enlisting the help of 2 grade 6 classes at Calvin Christian School and 1 grade 7 class at John Pritchard School, we held a 4 day event at Polo…

Remembrance In Action: Print Presentation to Strathcona County Council

June 14 2016 – Sherwood Park, AB – Together with Bonnie Ferguson of the Royal Canadian Legion Tofield Branch, the Canadian Fallen Heroes Foundation was invited to join family members of local fallen heroes in a presentation to the County of Strathcona Council of memorial prints. 18 new prints will be joining 12 already prominently…

Remembrance In Action: Portrait Display at LloydMall, Lloydminster

On May 25 & 26, 2016 the Canadian Fallen Heroes Foundation was on site at LloydMall to display the 10 memorial prints that the community of Lloydminster commissioned for their fallen heroes. These will be sent to Pioneer Lodge in Lloydminster for permanent display on Remembrance Day 2016 and will be joining 20 already on…

Remembrance In Action: Portrait Unveiling at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 11

May 27, 2016 – Together with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 11 – Vermilion, we unveiled and gifted portraits of fallen heroes that hailed from the County of Vermilion River. For a full photo album, please visit our Facebook page by searching Canadian Fallen Heroes at www.facebook.com. We would like to extend our thanks…

Remembrance in Action: John Pritchard students research ‘Fallen Heroes’

John Pritchard students research ‘Fallen Heroes’ While John Pritchard School was preparing to celebrate its 100th anniversary in October, some Grade 7 students from the school were also stepping back a century to research local soldiers from the First World War. They were working on a project that was the brainchild of John Pritchard teacher…

Remembrance in Action: One Man’s Dedication to honouring Canadian Soldiers, Who Liberated Holland in World War II

As a young boy, Mark Veldhuis remembers his Grand Uncle telling him the captivating story of a British soldier who fought in World War II and was killed by accident in their home Village of Tubbergen in the East of Holland. A few years ago Mark’s Uncle told him the same story and Mark began…

Letter of Support from Wendy Coté

After my aunt June told me of the memorial to my father, Fredrick Larsen, on the wall of the Canadian Legion Hall #284, I visited the Legion to see for myself.  Discussions within the family further fueled interest in my father’s life and especially his military service in WW II.  My cousin, Peter Larsen, shared…

Remembrance in Action: Print dedication to the daughter of Warrant Officer 1 Frederick Larsen

On October 15, 2015, The Canadian Fallen Heroes Foundation along with the Teamsters Union Local No. 362 of Calgary, Alberta proudly presented and donated the memorial print of Warrant Officer 1 Frederick Larsen to his daughter, Wendy Coté. Wendy is the daughter of Larsen and never had the chance to meet him as she was…

Donation from Electronic Recycling Association of Alberta

The Electronic Recycling Association recently donated eight laptop computers to be used by our staff and writers to complete memorials of Canada’s Fallen Heroes. It is with this donation that we will be able to create more memorials to share with the soldier’s home community and family. The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) is a Not…

Thank you, Kootenay Savings Technology Solutions Department!

The Canadian Fallen Heroes Foundation would like to extend its sincerest thanks to the Kootenay Savings Technology Solutions Department for their generous donation of eight flat screen monitors. These monitors will be a great help to our researchers and writers as we work to create a lasting tribute for all those who served and never…

The Town of Cardston, Alberta celebrates their Fallen Heroes

From the desk of Alexis Buzzee, Cardston & District FCSS “When we began working with the Canadian Fallen Heroes Foundation nearly four years ago we were eager to have a memorial completed for each one of the 68 names on our cenotaph. It has been a long journey for those of us involved and we…

Lac Du Bonnet legion honour the soldiers lost from their community

A photo from the Lac Du Bonnet legion. This is a photo of the display they created to honour the soldiers lost from their community. The branch executive were excited to research and commission the memorials of their fallen heroes and have received “rave reviews” from legion members and visitors.