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Field of Honour sign with graves in the background

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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Stone of Remembrance   Stone of Remembrance   The Winnipeg Grenadiers Memorial Plaque

Rock Of Ages Columbaria   Teardrop Section   Cross of Sacrifice

Korea Veterans Cairn   Last Post Fund Columbarium   Field Of Honor

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Who can be interred in the Field of Honour?
A Veteran, Service Man, or Service Woman can be interred (or remains can be cremated) in the Field of Honour. The Veteran can be accompanied by one cremated remains - those of a spouse, child, sibling, parent, or grandparent. In some cases, the full interment may be the spouse of the Veteran, provided the Veteran's cremated remains and the spouse are interred at the same time.
Can I leave flowers, poppies, flags or a wreath in the Field of Honour?
Fresh cut or silk flowers may be left in a metal or invertible vase placed in the ground at the head of the interment site adjacent to the beam. Remember to remove or invert your vase during the winter months to avoid any risk of damage. Wreaths may be left for approximately 10 days after an interment and during the winter months from November 1 until April 30. Small paper flags may be inserted in the ground in the vase area during Remembrance Week in November of each year.

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.
How can I arrange for an interment in the Field of Honour?
How can I arrange for an interment in the Last Post Fund (LPF) Columbaria?
To arrange an interment in or to purchase a niche in the LPF columbaria, contact the Manitoba Branch of the Last Post Fund. Phone 1-800-465-7113 and ask for the Client Services Division.

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.

Last update: September 18, 2019