Lac Seul Memorial Cairns

"Pause all who pass this way and give thanks for a free and bountiful land."

Located along the shores of Lac Seul are the Memorial Cairns dedicated to members of the Legion Branch #139 from Hudson who fought and died in WWII. Those of you who have been on the east end of Lac Seul have seen these momuments.


  • Albert Roden Lac Seul Memorial Cairn

    Albert Edward Roden:

    He was employed with Patrica Transportation Co. for both winter and summer freighting. Albert died in the service and defence of his country while with the Royal Canadian Air Force over Ludwigshafen, Germany, August 21, 1942.
  • John Pemican Lac Seul Memorial Cairn

    John Pemican:

    He was born on Lac Seul, and lived as a fisherman and trapper. John was killed in action, in defence of his country while with the Royal Canadian Army, June 10, 1943.

  • James Bannatyne Lac Seul Memorial Cairn

    James Bannatyne:

    James was born at Goldpines, Ontario. He was a trapper and fisherman of Lac Seul. James was killed in action, in the defence of his country while with the Royal Canadian Army in France, August 2, 1944.
  • Thomas Mellish Lac Seul Memorial Cairn

    Thomas Roland Mellish:

    He was employed in the air transport to Red Lake. Thomas died in the service and defence of his country while with the Royal Canadian Air Force over Gelsenkirchen, Germany, July 10, 1943.

  • William Stewart Lac Seul Memorial Cairn

    William McGill Stewart:

    He worked with the barge transport on Lac Seul. William died in the service and defence of his country while with the Royal Canadian Air Force over Aachen, Germany, May 23, 1944.
  • Norman Gronbeck Lac Seul Memorial Cairn

    Norman Gronbeck

    He was employed in the freight transport to Red Lake. Norman died in the service and defence of his country while with the Royal Canadian Air Force over St. Nazaire, France, July 25, 1944

  • Harold Maurice Park Lac Seul Memorial Cairn

    Harold Maurice Park:

    Harold was employed with the Patrica Transportation Co. and died in the service and defence of his country while with the Royal Canadian Air Force in Britain, August 16, 1943.
  • Norman Gronbeck Lac Seul Memorial Cairn

    Wilson George McGuire:

    He was associated with Lac Seul summer and winter transport. Wilson was killed in action, in the defence of his country while with the Royal Canadian Army in Holland, October 23, 1944.

  • Paul Alfred Olson Lac Seul Memorial Cairn

    Paul Alfred Olson:

    Paul was employed in the air transport to Red Lake. He died in the service and defence of his country while with the Royal Canadian Air Force in Britain (Cumberland), February 14, 1944.

"Lest We Forget"

Lest We Forget

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #139 is located in Hudson, Ontario.

For more information you can contact:

Sylwester Kiepek
Box 193
Hudson, ON P0V 1X0