Brookside Cemetery Field of Honour
At Brookside, all Veterans receive the same level of recognition – regardless of rank, race, religion or creed – while being commemorated individually.
Brookside Field of Honour is one of the largest and oldest Military interment sites in Canada. Considered Canada's most significantly designed Military Field of Honour, Brookside has more than 10,000 Veterans, Service Men, Service Women, and War Heroes interred alongside each other, with all interments marked by the Military Grey Barrie granite upright monument, mounted in a beam.
The Field of Honour opened in 1915 when The Daughters of the Empire, a charitable organization now known as Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (IODE), requested that the City set aside a section of the cemetery for the interment of Veterans returning from World War I.
The Brookside Field of Honour is home to the only Commonwealth War Graves Commission 'Stone of Remembrance' in Canada and many other important military monuments, including the Last Post Fund Columbaria, the first of its kind in Canada.
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Nothing can be attached to the military monuments to ensure the Field of Honour remains a dignified place that shows equal respect to all those interred.
Events and Tours in the Field of Honour are held regularly throughout the year. Use the calendar link to find out what's happening.
Last Post Fund
The Last Post Fund is an organization that assists veterans financially with the cost of an interment, when certain criteria are met.