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February 12, 2014
I pray that he may grant you through the abundance of his glory to be made mighty in the man you are inside, with power through his spirit… (Ephesians 3:16) In this time of loss of someone special in your lives be comforted to know God cares and will help you to endure.
January 14, 2013
Rest in peace. God will take good care of you now.
January 14, 2013
To the family members of John Babcock,

I am sorry for your loss. You have so much to be proud of all of John's accomplishments in his long life. I am sure your family has a lot of fond memories and stories for/of John. I never knew John but stumbled upon his obit (sounds wierd, but part of my job) and was astonished. My father is a Veitnam vet. I would like to thank John for his services. He left some big shoes to fill. May you rest in peace.
March 11, 2011
December 22, 2010
Thank you dear sir for your contribution to Canada
November 06, 2010
November 01, 2010
October 10, 2010
October 07, 2010
October 07, 2010
Oct 7, 2010 MR. JOHN BABCOCK: I admire your courage and bravery that you stood up for our country and thank you so very much for our freedom. I feel like I should have done something for you. May YOU REST IN PEACE!
October 05, 2010
Thank you for your service Mr. Babcock; I am in awe of your legacy. May your rest in peace and never be forgotten.
June 29, 2010
To reach the age of 109 is a blessing from God. What could that possibly feal like. The scriptures teach us that the average age of people living would be seventy or eighty unless blessed by God. PSALMS 90:10
April 09, 2010
To the family of the late John Babcock,
The Canadian Portrait Academy would like to kindly request you write to them regarding a special tribute. Please email: contact@canadianportraitacademy.com
Thank you.
March 28, 2010
Thank you for my freedom. Rest in Peace.
March 28, 2010
I am free because of veterans like John Babcock. God bless his family and the veterans and their families.
Thank you, Canadian soldiers.

~Savannah R of Alberta
March 09, 2010
My condolences to your family and thank you for serving our country. My last name is also Babcock and my mother's name is Dorothy. I wonder if we are related in some way. God bless

Deborah (Babcock) Norman
March 03, 2010
May God Bless you and all who have served over the years. You are in a better place now...
March 01, 2010
Thank you, for serving all who share our freedom.
March 01, 2010
Thank you for serving in the name of freedom.
March 01, 2010
I thank you for my freedom,
March 01, 2010
Wow! What an amazing person. Sir, you are embarking on a new journey. God Bless. My condolences to your family.
March 01, 2010
AND HE SHALL WIPE AWAY ALL TEARS...
February 28, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 28, 2010
The last leaf on an old Maple Tree has been set free by the wind. Let it soar to the heavens before settling to the sacred Canadian ground that this old soldier fought to keep free.Farewell, my friend.
February 28, 2010
February 27, 2010
I salute You Officer Jack Babcock !
You will now enter the ranks of God's army and continue on for him.
you are a rare man to have lived such an extrordinary life and you will be missed. God bless you
February 26, 2010
Thank you Mr. Babcock!
Lest we forget
February 26, 2010
Our God has welcomed you home. You have passed on the legacy of what it means to stand up and fight for freedom. Thank you for for the service to your own country and ours. You will never be forgotten.
February 26, 2010
Jack Babcock. You have been an exemplary and valuable American and Canadian citizen. Even though, you were so young you wanted to go to defend the dream of freedom of men and women in WW1. You are an inspiration to me and you have touched so many peoples lives in this world.
It is a honor to have met you and I will highly miss you. You will have a place in my heart.
I will always remember the times we would have tea together and talk, and how funny you were, your contagious heartfelt of humor keep me laughing and you always mentioned your wife Dorothy like this:
" She is smart as a ship.
She has the courage of a lion and great tender heart".
Jack, I have admired your courage and brave in the way how you have faced life, happiness and sadness.
You have been a great mentor to me and others.
Thank you to share the history of your life with me.
Rest in peace.
Elizabeth Navarrete ( Chile. )
February 26, 2010
God bless you! and everything you did for this country and your own!
February 26, 2010
As the Lord himself has said....... "Well done, good and faithful servant." "Welcome...."
February 26, 2010
THANK YOU FOR SERVING YOUR COUNTRY!
February 26, 2010
Thank you for your honor, dignity, and sacrifices made to keep our countries free. You were a living symbol and we are blessed that you chose Spokane as your home. Thank you for serving.
February 25, 2010
God bless you soldier boy, may you find eternal peace.
February 25, 2010
I thank you and all your fellow soldiera in keeping the world free for the rest of us. May GOD bless you.
February 25, 2010
You deserve that special place in heaven that you are now at. Thank you for all your sacrifices.
February 25, 2010
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I WHISPER YOUR NAME TO THE WIND.
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YOU HAVE GONE WITH THE WIND
SO FAR AWAY ACROSS THE BLUE
SKY;

YOU HAVE GONE WITH THE WIND
SO FAR AWAY ACROSS THE BLUE
SKY,

I WHISPER YOUR NAME TO THE
WIND;

I WHISPER YOUR NAME TO THE
WIND,

THE WIND CARRIES YOUR NAME
SO FAR AWAY ACROSS THE BLUE
SKY;

THERE'S A FIRE IN THE SKY
AS THE SOUND OF THUNDER AND
LIGHTNING ARE ROARING ACROSS
THE BLUE SKY,

THEN SUDDENLY FROM OUT OF NO
WHERE I HEAR YOUR SWEET
SOFTLY VOICE CALLING OUT TO
ME IN THE WIND;

AND IT BRINGS TEARS OF JOY TO
MY EYES TO HEAR YOUR SWEET
SOFTLY VOICE CALLING OUT TO ME
IN THE WIND.


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February 24, 2010
What a wonderful man! It's so sad to see the end of these WWI vets. And we're losing so many WWII vets daily too. May God bless John Babcock and all the other men and women who, over the years have served our countries for our freedom, including those that are serving in the military now.
February 24, 2010
My sincere condolences for the passing of Mr. Babcock. It is a sad time for a family, to lose a loved one. It is a time of reflection for both nations, as we see great men of tremendous fortitude, who gallantly heeded the call of their land, in a time most cannot even comprehend, slowly ebb into history. I wrote to Mr. Babcock twice in recent months as I researched WW1 veterans. I was humbled as he returned my correspondence both times. I share these items with my young history students, and make sure they do not forget there was a First World War, and Canada, then as now, was shoulder to shoulder with our U.S. soldiers.
February 24, 2010
Thank you for your part in saving the world. Rest in peace.
Ron (Milford, DE. USA)
February 24, 2010
Thank you John!! May Peace be with your family and your strong legacy live through your children!!! Rest in Peace and thank you for fighting for our freedom!!
February 24, 2010
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YOUR LOVE WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART.
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I'LL CLING ON TO YOUR LOVE
IN MY HEART;

I WON'T LET GO OF YOUR LOVE
IN MY HEART,

YOUR LOVE WILL REMAIN IN MY
HEART FOREVER;

I'LL HOLD ON TO YOUR LOVE
SO TIGHTLY AS THOUGH IT WAS
MADE OF GOLD,

YOUR LOVE WILL ALWAYS BE MY
TREASURE;

I'LL SEAL UP YOUR LOVE IN MY
HEART,

I'LL CHERISH YOUR LOVE IN MY
HEART FOREVER;

YOUR LOVE WILL ALWAYS BE MY
KEEPSAKE IN MY HEART,

NOT EVEN DEATH ITSELF CAN
SEPARATE YOUR LOVE IN MY
HEART;

AND I WON'T LET YOUR LOVE
WITHER OR FADE AWAY IN MY
HEART,

YOUR LOVE WILL ALWAYS LINGER
ON AND ON IN MY HEART;

YOUR LOVE WILL ALWAYS BE IN
MY HEART FOREVER.


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February 24, 2010
Thanks for a job well done. Now may peace love and mercy abide with you now and evermore.
February 24, 2010
May you sit at God's right hand side and help others passing as you helped a nation with your courage. Bless you and your family.
February 24, 2010
To the Babcock family:
I'm sorry for your loss. He lived for a long time and no doubt has seen the world change many times over. May you find peace of mind in knowing that the God of all comfort will resurrect our loved ones that we've lost to death.
February 23, 2010
Mr Babcock,

Thank you for your service Sir, to our Nation & for Canada.

God Bless you & your Family, Rest In Peace Sir


Thanks From A Grateful American..

St Louis Mo
February 23, 2010
What an amazing man. Thanks to him for fighting for our freedoms. My grandfather also fought in the Great War before I was born. Thanks to all the great men and women who offered themselves so freely for all of us. God bless you John Babcock!
February 23, 2010
thanks,for what you gave,to help keep us free.
February 23, 2010
As a Korea veteran to another great veteran I salute you. May you rest in peace
February 23, 2010
Sir, I salute you and mourn your passing; You are what made our two nations great.
R.Vogeler
New York, USA
February 23, 2010
May the family and others, rejoice over knowing such a determined man. Now you can be comforted in knowing that there will be a time when death will be no more. Those asleep in death will be resurrected to life again. These blessings and so many more will take place at God's own due time.
February 23, 2010
We didn't get a chance to meet Mr. Babcock but the story told to us by the waitresses of his visits to Rosauer's in Spokane brought a smile to our faces when we ate there last summer. Thank you Mr. Babcock for serving both our countries. We salute you.
February 23, 2010
Rest in Piece Mr Babcock, You did our country proud and we salute you.
February 23, 2010
Thank you John Babcock for your service to your country.
February 22, 2010
Thank you John for your service to Canada. R. Dooley Calgary Alberta
February 22, 2010
Rest in Peace, soldier. You served honorably and did your bit for God and Country. Well Done.
February 22, 2010
Dorothy and family,
We are so glad to have known Jack!
We will miss seeing the two of you
at Rosauer's restaurant!!
Jack has reached his eternal reward.
We pray for your peace and comfort
until you meet again. Our love,
Dorothy & Don Small
February 22, 2010
A true Hero, it is sad and bewildering to think, that he is gone, and there is only one left. I pray that he finds peace.
February 22, 2010
Thank you John for your service. Your work on Earth is done. Now it's time for you to join the ranks of our brothers and sisters in the everlasting Army. May you rest in peace, Comrade.
February 22, 2010
rest in peace you had good and long life
February 22, 2010
Thank you John.
February 22, 2010
Thank you for walking this road before me.
SSG McLachlan
FOB Curry, Afghanistan
February 22, 2010
Mr. Babcock lived longer than most of his generation I'm sure this only added to the wonderful memories this family has. May those memories and your faith give you the needed strength to go on. {Hebrews 11:1 says that faith is the assured expectation of things hoped for the evident demostration of realities though not beheld.}
February 22, 2010
My deepest sympathies for your loss. Canadians owe so very much to the true men who fought for Canada. I salute you, Sir, from the bottom of my heart.
February 22, 2010
A true Man above Men! A man that runs to meet adversity head on, is called a Warrior! A man that runs the wrong way is called a Coward ie Dog! You Sir are a true Hero. Would like to have met you.... Thank you
February 22, 2010
Mr. Babcock was a man of honor (honour) and a patriot of the highest order. Those of us who live in freedom in the USA and Canada salute you Sir for your service. What an immense blessing to have lived for 109 years!

My condolences to your family.
February 22, 2010
A man could do a lot worse than to have the high privelege of reporting to Saint Peter and declaring "I was a soldier, Sir. Twice I answered the call to service and twice I served with honour. Ready for my next assignment, Sir". Surely this good man will receive the hero's welcome which is his due. May Our Lord bless him and give comfort to those left behind.
February 22, 2010
To the Babcock's: I'm sorry for your loss. I had the privilege of interviewing Mr. Babcock a couple of years ago. We reminisced about Camp/Fort Lewis and especially about swimming in American Lake. It was fascinating to hear him talk about his voyage to England on the SS California, Zeppelin raids over London, and how his Captain lost a lung as a result of a gas attack. He even caught the flu. I asked him what was the most satisfying moments of his life. He smiled and said being a parent. He loved his family very much. Thank you Sir for your service.
February 22, 2010
thank you for your service to the cause of freedom and i know you were welcomed into heaven with much fanfare!
bless you and your family
February 22, 2010
Psalms 91:14-16 (KJV)
14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.
February 22, 2010
THANK GOD for men like JOHN BABCOCK .
February 22, 2010
Goddbye sir, i honour your life, whilst we continue it is in the true belief, that your service and high sense of duty together with the sacrifice of others like you, that we may go forward learning valuable lessons from the past so we can live in peace with our fellow man.
February 22, 2010
WISHED WE HAD 100'000 LIKE THAT GONE BUT HE WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED
February 22, 2010
May God hold you in his arms through eternity. Our countries appreciate your faithful service. Ron, Fl.
February 22, 2010
Please accept our warmest sympathies and be comforted knowing that God is “near to those that are broken at heart, and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.” (Psalm 34: 18). He can give us ‘power beyond what is normal’ to go on from one day to the next. (2 Corinthians 4: 7).
February 21, 2010
John Babcock was featured on the front cover of the Winter 2007-08 issue of the international journal, Dots & Dashes, the official publication of the Morse Telegraph Club, Inc. Wow, what a life and what an inspiration he was to us all! ~Jim Wilson, editor of Dots & Dashes (ddeditor@hotmail.com)
February 21, 2010
Rest in peace John, I am in complete awe of you and your whole generation.I only hope that we can live up to your service and life.
February 21, 2010
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO THE USA AND CANADA. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOUR FAMILY.
February 21, 2010
Thank you for your service to our country.
God has blessed you with a full and long life. May you rest in heavenly peace.
February 21, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. The passing of John will make a deep imprint on history. It is men like John that have given us the freedoms we so take for granted today in Canada but have also made this a great country. As Royal Canadian Legion Members we were greatly saddened by his loss.
February 21, 2010
My deepest CONDOLENCES to Dorothy & the Babcock family. I enjoyed the pictures & letters I received from Jack over the past 3 years...I have used them in my WWI Exhibit at the By The Bay Museum in Lewisporte, Newfoundland,(Canada). It was a thrill to speak to this great WWI veteran by phone. Thanks for serving our great country and may God bless you.
Barry Porter
Curator, By The Bay Museum
Lewisporte,NL. Canada.
February 21, 2010
Sad to see the passing of Mr. Babcock and a generation of heroes
February 21, 2010
It was Men like Mr. Babcock that made Canada and the US free as they are today. Let us all remember him as a
hero of our countries
February 21, 2010
God Bless You John Babcock. My family & I thank you for your service to Canada & the United States. It is because of your service to protect, that I am able to wish you well while on your next adventurous trip to Heaven. You will be missed greatly here on Earth.
February 21, 2010
May you rest in peace.
February 21, 2010
Thank you sir for you service not only to the US and Canada but to the free world .
February 21, 2010
Peace and comfort to the family and friends of Mr. John Babcock, a truely inspiring and courageous man whose life and legacy shall live on for others to emulate. With his passing we have sadly lost a link to our history but we have gained a fuller understanding of our collective humanity. God Bless You Sir.
February 20, 2010
109 yrs, is quite an achievement for this gentleman and veteran of WW1. Because of you and others of the past, we enjoy freedom and life today. Thanks so much for your Service, Mr. Babcock..

May God Bless your family and friends as you leave this dwelling place for a better Home!!
February 20, 2010
My thoughts are with the Babcock family at this time of such a great loss. Hold onto those wonderful memories you have and may they bring you a smile when you need it most. My sincere condolonces to you all. (Psalm 34:8)
February 20, 2010
For as long as the world has tin plated bullies imprisioning their people or their neighbours, it will take good men (and women) of valour like John Babcock to stand up and say "send me".

As a Canadian, I do know the value of freedom and the cost that it keep it. My grandfather fought in the Great War. I have his medals, photos from the trenches and a few souvenir menus from Christmas Day 1917. He was lucky - he survived a gas attack. He never spoke much about his time - soldiers never do. They just did what had to be done.

I have attended services of Remembrance for the Battle of Britain, the Dieppe Raid and November 11th. I have help tend military graves in a country cemetery. As a beneficiary of the great gift of freedon, it is the least I can do.

May God grant rest external to your faithful servant John and give comfort to his family and friends that mourn.
February 20, 2010
My sincere condolences to Mr. Babcock's family and friends. Thankyou, from the bottom of my heart, for fighting for the freedom(s) I enjoy today. Rest in Peace.
February 20, 2010
I salute this patriot of two countries.God bless him and his family as he protected all of us from the enemies of freedom and democracy.We need more patriots like Mr. Babcock.
February 20, 2010
My heart and prayers go out to the family. I definitely look forward to the day when Jehovah's promise found in Revelation 21:4 will come true. At Revelation 21:4-"God promises that he will wipe out every tear from our eyes, and death will be no more".
February 20, 2010
Thank you for your service to Canada and the United States We are all free due to men of your strength and courage. Henry (K-75 Rangers) and Judy
February 20, 2010
RIP to Mr. Babcock and the end of an era. Thank you for your service to two fine nations sir.
February 20, 2010
To the Family and Friends of John Babcock,

So sorry for the loss of such a family treasure like Mr.Babcock.At Psalms 34:18-"God is near..."

You can feel that Death can leave a heartache that nothing can heal, just know that Love can leave a memory that no one can steal.

Grant Family
February 20, 2010
As a proud Canadian, I'm saddened on John's passing. I'm free because of John and his fellow veterans! This is a sad day for all Canadians. May God grant the family peace and comfort in their time of sorrow. God bless all veterans! Sherri B. St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada
February 20, 2010
I salute your service to the flags of two great country's Canada and the United States. Rest in peace.
February 20, 2010
Thank you John for being a patriot of the free world. May you rest in peace.
February 20, 2010
I Agree With You Lori Adams, Smithville,Texas I,m A Veit Nam Vet From The 70s. Killeen,Texas.
February 20, 2010
Peace amd Joy for the Service to our Beloved United Sates of America and our Great Neighbor to the north Canada may your outstanding Service be an inspiration to ALL of us who have served Honorabaly and Well our Countries during times of Wars and Conflicts.May your Soul and all of the faithful REST in Peace.
February 20, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
February 20, 2010
GOD BLESS YOU.
February 20, 2010
WE ARE SENDING OUR LOVE, PRAYERS, & CONDOLENCES TO THE BACOCK FAMILY,FRIENDS,&ALL WHO KNEW MR. BABCOCK.
February 20, 2010
Mr. Babcock, Thank you for your service. May you rest in Peace. God Bless.
February 20, 2010
we all need to remember gentelmen like himself thank you sir
February 20, 2010
Our world needs more patriots like John Babcock. Heart felt sympathy to his family.
February 20, 2010
God Bless as we pay tribute and Honour the life of a member who has given so much meaning to Rememberance. May your Memory live on in the days and years to come as we come together each and every November 11th Honouring and Remembering those who gave us the Freedom We enjoy today..RIP John Babcock..Salute!!!..
February 20, 2010
You saw much in your life & gave up some of your youth to defend your country & freedom. I salute you of "The War to End All Wars" generation. To me, yours was the greatest. Thank you sir.
February 20, 2010
He's not lost.
God gave him a smile
and took his hand
and welcomed him
to a familiar land.
And its much more
warm and fair
than the last time
he lingered there.
And though for his
familiar voice you yearn,
and every day,
you wish for his return,
he is home at last,
comforted by the love,
of every angel
in heaven above.
He sheds no tears
for the path he trod;
for he has found
everlasting warmth,
beauty, and comfort
in the hand of God.
He's not lost.

Rest in Peace.
February 20, 2010
What a sad day in History. Mr.Babcock I would loved to have had the Honor of meeting you and shaking your hand. May you rest in peace, a rest that is well earned.
February 19, 2010
My condolences to his family. I am proud to be a Babcock and am related to him, some where down the line. I had the pleasure of watching a couple of specials about him on tv, and smile when I think of the things he said, quite the character:) I am sure he will be missed. Rest now, your tour is done, young man.
February 19, 2010
At ease, soldier. Your comrades await. Please share with them the heartfelt thanks of the citizens of our free nations.
February 19, 2010
Thank you for your service. We ALL owe you a debt of gratitude. You are gone....but never forgotten.
Donna White, CA, USA
February 19, 2010
Rest In Peace Mr. Babcock.
Canada thanks you.
February 19, 2010
I pay my respects to John Babcock and all others who were in the military during the first world war.That includes those who were in combat like surviving British Claude Choules of Australia,those like John and still surviving American Frank Buckles who didnt see combat and did other roles in the war like surviving Florence Green,those who died in the war and those who died between the end of that war to the present day.I also Pay My respects to those who died in all the other wars since then.-Dustin Munro(Ottawa-Vanier,Ontario Canada)
February 19, 2010
It is a sad day for all that one of the three living participants of the Great War has passed. We shall all hold the torch high.
February 19, 2010
thank you for your services in keeping our country and its people free and safe. Rest in peace my friend.
February 19, 2010
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FOLLOW THE RAINBOW TO HEAVEN.
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A SOLDIER HAD DIE OUT ON THE
BATTLEFIELD;

BROKEN HEARTS ARE WEEPING FOR
THEM,

BUT TAKE COMFORT OF KNOWING
THAT GOD HAD SENT THEM A
RAINBOW FROM HEAVEN;

THE SOULS OF THE SOLDIERS
HAVE GONE TO THERE HOME
IN HEAVEN,

OUR LOVED ONE'S HAS FOLLOW
GOD'S LOVELY RAINBOW IN THE
SKY;

ALL THE WAY TO THE END OF THE
SKY.

THAT LEADS ALL THE WAY TO THE
OTHER END OF THE LORD'S
HOUSE IN HEAVEN,

SO JUST KEEP ON PRAYING AND
TRUST THAT GOD WILL SEND US
THAT SAME RAINBOW IN THE SKY;

WHERE OUR LOVED ONE'S ARE
WAITING FOR YOU AND FOR ME AT
THE END OF THE RAINBOW IN
HEAVEN.


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February 19, 2010
All nations owed him a great deal of gratitude for his service. I pray the family and friends may be comforted by Our Lord during this time of sorrow and loss. Thank God for such a long and gracious life.
February 19, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
February 19, 2010
To the the family of John Babcock - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow,I know that John will be missed by many.
February 19, 2010
May the peace of God that excels all thought guard your heart and mental powers by means of Christ Jesus. Please accept my heartfelt condolences during this difficult time that you are going through.
February 19, 2010
god bless you and your family mr babcock
February 19, 2010
I have never met Mr. Babcock but, as a Canadian citizen,I would like to say to his family how appreciative I am of all our brave soldiers who have defended our country and have helped those in conflict. May God continue to bless Mr. Babcock and especially his grieving family and friends. He was such a great hero!
February 19, 2010
God Bless you John Babcock. You did your job on this earth and may you rest in peace. V. Spears
February 19, 2010
We are saddened by the death of a WW1 vet. Because of you we all have freedom, privilege, and rights we all enjoy. May God Bless you, and your family. Thanks for making Canada one of the best countries in the world to live in!!!!
Canadians are thinking of you today....
February 19, 2010
God bless you Mr. Babcock! You are a hero to all of us! Rest in Peace brave soldier!
February 19, 2010
Farewell Sir. If only young people of today could be as brave and sincere as you were.
February 19, 2010
Long live our soldiers... He fulfilled that statement.. can't wait to meet him in Heaven.
February 19, 2010
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
February 19, 2010
Thank you for keeping me free. God Bless Your Family and May you reap your glorious and heavenly reward.
February 19, 2010
May you now rest in peace solider. Thank you for all you have given us. You are a brave soul.
February 19, 2010
Because of brave men like Mr. Babcock, the citizens of the USA and of Canada are free from tyranny and aggression. GOD BLESS THE HEROES. My prayers are with his family.
February 19, 2010
wow! I know that Mr, Babcock's family must have been so proud of him.My grandfather (who was only 6 months older than Mr.Babcock) also lied about his age to join the U.S. Army and serve in WWI. I feel that it was a privilege to have met many of these fine soldiers in my lifetime.Rest in peace,soldier.
February 19, 2010
REST IN PEACE
February 19, 2010
All you Brave men are my heroes. Thanks for my freedom. Thanks for all you did. Rest in peace my hero.

Derral Martin
February 19, 2010
Thank You For Your Service Ohio Vet God Bless & Keep
February 19, 2010
Sorry to hear about the death of Mr. Babcock. I would personally like to thank him and his family for his service. I had the opportunity to visit Normandy and Omaha Beach and realize even more the sacrifices our veterans gave. Rest in peace.
February 19, 2010
My condolences to your family. My dad also served in the Canadian army in WWI, and was in Halifax at the time of the explosion, and was only 18. Two great partiots resting now.
February 19, 2010
Another participant in and direct link to The Great War has left us. My sincere condolences to the friends and family of Mr. John Babcock.
February 19, 2010
Though we did not know you, we would like to thank you Mr. Babcock for your patriotism and willingness to fight for two countries, to insure that we remain free.
February 19, 2010
R.I.P Mr. Babcock. Thanks to you and all your comrades for all you did.
February 19, 2010
On behalf of the United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada I would like to offer our condolences to Dorothy and his family. Jack's life story stands as a tribute to the many people who have served Canada in quiet ways. His acknowledgement of his United Empire Loyalist ancestor has secured his deep roots in our country and strengthened our history.
February 19, 2010
My condolences to Mr. Babcock's family. I hope comfort can be found in the Bible's promises for the future. (Is. 61:2)
February 19, 2010
I would like to extend my sincerest condolences to Mr. Babcock's family. I am hit hard by the loss and I grieve along with them. Even though I can not be with them because I live in another country, I send hugs of comfort to them.
February 19, 2010
He should be highly honored with a state funeral in Canada and U.S.
February 19, 2010
Rest in peace old soldier, I salute you for your duty to both of your countries.
February 19, 2010
My deepest condolences on your family's loss. I am from a family of European immigrants and I am grateful for the sacrifices that enabled us to all be free. He is truly free now! Rejoice in his peace, may serenity be with you.
February 19, 2010
Thank you, thank you, thank you! May you rest in peace my friend
February 19, 2010
May God bless you and keep you in peace! We are forever in debt to you and your generation for the freedom of our beloved country Canada!
February 19, 2010
How I wish I could have met this great Canadian! History and longevity has made him one of our nation's great heroes. His passing of the torch for the 2008 Remembrance Day events was one of my life's most thrilling patriotic moments; many thanks for that. Rest in peace, Jack, and thanks for making me so much more proud to be a Canadian.
May Babcock's name
And Babcock's fame
Be ever part
Of Canada's flame!
February 19, 2010
Godspeed, Mr. Babcock. Thank you for everything you did for our country.
February 19, 2010
The entire nation mourns with you. Lest we forget, and we will not forget!
February 19, 2010
Thank you for our freedom. I cannot even imagine what you endured on behalf of our country, but God bless you for what you helped achieve on behalf of all Canadians. Rest in peace.
February 19, 2010
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
February 19, 2010
To the family of John Babcock,

My deepest sympathy goes out to you at this time. John's story will not be forgotten. He truly was an inspiration to all....I am proud to say "I am Canadian." Thank you John and R.I.P.
February 19, 2010
I think it important that we all thank these men and women that put their lives on the line for us. They did this because they believe it was the right thing to do. Thank You
February 19, 2010
My sincerest condolences to the family of a great war hero, a wonderful man who lived a remarkable long life, we honor your father's memory and his honorable sacrifice for his country. May a torch burn forever in our hearts, an unquenchable fire that never dies, lest we forget, and we never will. God bless all of you and be with you, to give everyone courage and strength for the days ahead. Rest in blessed peace, Mr. Babcock. From the bottom of my heart to all of yours, what a remarkable man !!!
February 19, 2010
Many thanks for fighting in a tragic war to secure our future - The Laverty Family
February 19, 2010
He was a living symbol of Canada's part in an historic but tragic time and a reminder to us all of those who went with him to Europe and did not grow old. Rest in Peace.
February 19, 2010
May the angels in Heaven trumpet a chorus of victorious welcome as you enter into Heaven, John Babcock. On behalf of my self and our Canadian nation, we would like to take this opportunity to deeply thank you for contributing and forging the foundation of our nation's freedom through your wartime efforts and your loyalty for a nation that mourns your passing. May you finally Rest In Peace, sir. Thank you again for all that you've done during World War 1.
February 19, 2010
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
February 19, 2010
To Mr. Babcock's family I forward my sympathy in your great loss and to our country who he served well which I wish to thank him.
February 19, 2010
Canada is very proud of John Babcock. May God rest his sole. My condolences to his family.
February 19, 2010
Condolences to the family and friends on the passing of John "Jack" Babcock the last Canadian WW1 Serviceman, a Canadian icon. I am so glad to know that Mr. Babcock lived a full life to the ripe age of 109, he was so fortunate compared to many who served.
Rest In Peace
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