Every year, on the first weekend of June,three commemorative ceremonies are held on the St. Lawrence River, on Mount-Royal and at the Last Post Fund National Field of Honour in Pointe-Claire, QC as a tribute to Canadian and Allied Veterans and to the Canadian Forces' Veterans.
On the St. Lawrence River
On Saturday, 31 May 2014, Captain (N) Jill Marrack, CD, Deputy Commander Naval Reserve, was Guest of Honour of a Remembrance Ceremony taking place at the Old Port of Montreal (near Quai de l'Horloge) in honour of deceased Veterans from the Canadian and Allied Naval Forces and the Merchant Marine
Photos from the 2014 Tribute to our deceased Sailors. Captain (N) Jill Marrack, CD was Guest of Honour. Photos: Nicolas Laffont
On Sunday morning, 1 June 2014, a second Commemorative Ceremony took place at the Notre-Dame-des-Neiges and Mount-Royal cemeteries where the first official burials by the Last Post Fund occurred in 1910.
At the Last Post Fund National Field of Honour
On Sunday, 1 June 2014 at 3:00 p.m., Colonel Denis Thébeau, CD, A de C, Commander, 35 Canadian Brigade Group and representative, 2nd Canadian Division, was Guest of Honour of the Annual Commemorative Ceremony at the Last Post Fund National Field of Honour in Pointe-Claire, QC.
This ceremony pays tribute to the Canadian and Allied Veterans buried at the Field of Honour.
The Last Post Fund National Field of Honour is located behind the Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery (701 Donegani Avenue in Pointe-Claire, Québec). To access the Field of Honour, proceed through Lakeview following the Field of Honour signs until you reach the Remembrance Gate which enters into the Field. Directions from Montreal:
1. Take the Autoroute 20 West (from Montreal)
2. Take the St. Charles Blvd Exit (EXIT 48)
3. Turn right on St. Charles Boulevard
4. Turn right on Amherst Road
5. Turn left on Elm Avenue
6. Elm Avenue becomes Donegani Avenue
7. Turn left into the Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery (701 Donegani Avenue)
8. Proceed through Lakeview following the Field of Honour signs to the Remembrance Gate entrance for the National Field of Honour.
The cemetery office is located in the Arthur Hair Reception Centre, next to the Gate of Remembrance.
N.B. Parking for the National Field of Honour Commemorative Ceremony:
Guests are invited to park their vehicles at the Beaconsfield train station parking lot on Elm Avenue, and to use the shuttle bus service to get to the Field of Honour. This shuttle service is only in operation on the day of the commemorative ceremony.