John Babcock

Babcock, John

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John Babcock

Date of Birth 1900-07-23, Frontenac County, Ontario

Date of Death 2010-02-18, Spokane, Washington

Also known as John Henry Foster Babcock, Jack Babcock

John Babcock was the last known surviving veteran of the Canadian military to have served in the First World War.

Interment Information

He was cremated and his remains were scattered across the Pacific Northwest. “I think his grandkids would probably want to do that,” said his wife Dorothy.

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I learned my love of “spirit walking” from my Mother, Barbara Ann Scott. My Mum was an avid genealogist who spent many days in cemeteries in Ontario, Quebec and Scotland. I joined my Mother on many of these research visits and found that I was really moved by some of the inscriptions, the dates and trends. I realized that much could be learned about the local history of an area by examining the cemeteries. I have continued to be inspired to visit cemeteries in communities even if I don’t know anyone who is interred there. I have stumbled upon former Canadian Prime Ministers, artists and athletes. I have also discovered many small communities and vanished villages near and far from home. This web site is about acknowledging the many great Canadians who shaped the Canada I know.

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