Silver Cross Mother

Each of the Silver Cross Mothers was first a mother. They are connected through their children who served and died in military service.

The Memorial Cross (more often referred to as the Silver Cross) was first authorized on December 1, 1919 as a memento of personal loss and sacrifice on the part of widows and mothers of Canadian sailors, aviators and soldiers who died for their country during the war.

Mary Decaire was the Mattawa Silver Cross Mother.