The Field of Honour at Brookside Cemetery is the largest memorial site to Veterans in Canada. Included here at Brookside is a memorial to those Manitobans killed in Korea, as well as the names of the Gunners killed in the train wreck at Canoe River en route to Korea via Seattle Washington. Also here is where the Last Post Fund has a Columbarium reserved solely for those who served God and Country.
Brookside Cemetery is located at 3001 Notre Dame Avenue, just west of Red River College, and consists of 202 acres in total. The Cemetery is the final resting place of politicians, statesmen, noted athletes, decorated war heroes and people from all walks of life. Perpetual maintenance is assured to all plot/lot owners.
Raising money for the project was handled by Norm Van Tassel and assisted by his committee of the 1998 KVA Convention, Graham Dixon, Len Johansson, and Michael Nicholson. All levels of government also assisted in funding a percentage of the cost. It is in memory of those Manitobans killed in Korea as well as the names of the Gunners killed in the train wreck at Canoe River in route to Korea via Seattle Washington.
The Cairn was designed by Norm Van Tassel and Wayne Larsen. It was then fabricated of Canadian grey granite and erected by Larsens Memorials of Winnipeg. The granite used in the Cairn matches the individual memorials of Korean War veterans who rest in the Field of Honour, Brookside Cemetery.
As an additional honour to the fallen, the Province of Manitoba has named lakes, islands, bays, and other geographical features after those whose names appear on the Cairn. Special Commemorative Name Certificates were presented to the families during the 1998 dedication ceremonies
Although this is not part of Brookside Cemetery, I think it fits in with this site as this is where 378 of our boys are buried. Canadian graves are in the front.This is located at the UN Cemetery in Busan, Korea
Reserved solely for those who served God and Country, a truly beautiful and dignified resting place for service personnel and their spouses. A unique concept, the Columbarium was designed by Wayne Larsen of Larsen's Memorial and Robert W. Rollings, both from Winnipeg, Manitoba, and built by Canadian artisans using select Canadian grey granite with beautiful black granite niche covers.
A one time fee will provide:
- One Double Inturnment Niche - Two Openings and Closings of Niche - Two Inscriptions
The size of the niche (1 cubic foot) restricts the size of the urns (two per niche) to 11 ¾" (height) 11 ¾"(width), 5 ¾"(depth). Please ensure any urn proposed for this Columbarium does not exceed the measurements as stated.
The Columbarium is currently managed by the Last Post Fund of Winnipeg, Manitoba and all enquiries should be directed to them.
You can Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (204) 233-3073 or Toll Free 1-888-233-3073