According to Veterans Affairs Canada, as of early 2014, 88,400 Canadian veterans of WWII were still alive, although most are over the age of 90. The Calgary Sun reported that figure at 91,400 a year earlier, in March 2013. In fact, reports suggest that at least 50 die every day.
Over one million Canadians served in WWII, a figure that represents over ten percent of the country's population at the time.
John Babcock, a Canadian veteran of WWI, lived to the age of 109. He held the honor of being the last surviving veteran of that war before passing away in 2009.