Here we honour those who have given their lives serving Canada and helping the people throughout the world.

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Fallen Canadians

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Fallen Canadians 2002 - 2005


 

Private Braun Scott Woodfield


Age: 24
Home Town: Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia
Unit: 2nd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, Oromocto, New Brunswick
Deceased: November 24, 2005
Incident: LAV III traffic accident, near Kandahar, Afghanistan

Warrant Officer Charles Sheppard, CD


Age: 43
Home Town: Galt, Ontario
Unit: Canadian Parachute Centre, 8 Wing Trenton
Deceased: October 3, 2005
Incident: Parachute accident, Trenton, Canada

Private Patrick Dessureault


Age: 24
Home Town: Alma, Québec
Unit: 2nd Batallion, Royal 22e Régiment
Deceased: September 20, 2005
Incident: Light Armoured Vehicle III (LAV III ) accident during an exercise in Wainwright, Alberta, Canada

Corporal Jacques Larocque

Age: 40
Home Town: Hull, Quebec
Unit: 8 Air Maintenance Squadron
Date Deceased:  August 27, 2005
Incident: Non-Combat Related

Leading Seaman Robert Leblanc


Age: 24
Home Town: Moncton, New Brunswick
Unit: HMCS Montréal
Deceased: February 8, 2005
Incident: Lost overboard, Baltic Sea off the coast of Poland

Captain Miles Selby, CD


Age: 31
Home Town: New Westminster, British Columbia
Unit: 431 Air Demonstration Squadron, (The Snowbirds)
Deceased: December 10, 2004
Incident: Mid-air collision with another Snowbirds aircraft, Saskatchewan, Canada

Lieutenant (Navy) Christopher Saunders, CD


Age: 32
Home Town: Saint John, New Brunswick
Unit: HMCS Chicoutimi
Deceased: October 6, 2004
Incident: Fire onboard HMCS Chicoutimi, Atlantic Ocean, about 100 miles northwest of Ireland

Captain Derek Nichols, CD


Age: 34
Home Town: Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia
Unit: On exhange with the United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Deceased: June 28, 2004
Incident: F-18 fighter crash, Savannah, Georgia, United States of America

Private Andrew D. Johnson


Age: 23
Home Town: Markham, Ontario
Unit: 1st Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, Petawawa, Ontario
Deceased: January 29, 2004
Incident: Vehicle accident, Cape Town, South Africa

Corporal Jamie Brendan Murphy


Age: 26
Home Town: Conception Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador
Unit: 1st Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, Petawawa, Ontario
Deceased: January 27, 2004
Incident: Suicide attack, Kabul, Afghanistan

Sergeant Robert Alan Short


Age: 42
Home Town: Fredericton, New Brunswick
Unit: 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, Petawawa, Ontario
Deceased: October 2, 2003
Incident: Landmine explosion, Kabul, Afghanistan

Corporal Robbie Christopher Beerenfenger


Age: 29
Home Town: Ottawa, Ontario
Unit: 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, Petawawa, Ontario
Deceased: October 2, 2003
Incident: Landmine explosion, Kabul, Afghanistan

Lieutenant-Colonel Michael A. Blanchette, CD


Age: 49
Home Town: Montreal, Québec
Unit: Canadian Parachute Centre, 8 Wing Trenton
Deceased: September 5, 2003
Incident: Parachute accident at 8 Wing Trenton, Canada

Captain Kevin Naismith, CD


Age: 39
Home Town: Toronto, Ontario
Unit: 416 Tactical Fighter Squadron
Deceased: May 26, 2003
Incident: CF-18 fighter aircraft crash in Alberta, Canada

Captain Juli-Ann MacKenzie

 

Age: 30
Home Town: Weyburn, Saskatchewan
Unit: 444 Combat Support Squadron
Deceased: July 18, 2002
Incident: CH-146 Griffon helicopter crash in Labrador during a Search and Rescue mission, Canada

Captain Colin Sonoski, CD


Age: 39
Home Town: Etobicoke, Ontario
Unit: 444 Combat Support Squadron
Deceased: July 18, 2002
Incident: CH-146 Griffon helicopter crash in Labrador during a Search and Rescue mission, Canada

Corporal Ainsworth Dyer


Age: 24
Home Town: Montréal, Québec
Unit: 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, Edmonton, Alberta
Deceased: April 18, 2002
Incident: "Friendly fire" incident, Kandahar, Afghanistan

Sergeant Marc D. Léger


Age: 29
Home Town: Lancaster, Ontario
Unit: 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, Edmonton, Alberta
Deceased: April 18, 2002
Incident: "Friendly fire" incident, Kandahar, Afghanistan

Private Richard Green

 

Age: 21
Home Town: Mill Cove, Nova Scotia
Unit: 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, Edmonton, Alberta
Deceased: April 18, 2002
Incident: "Friendly fire" incident, Kandahar, Afghanistan

Private Nathan Smith


Age: 26
Home Town: Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia
Unit: 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, Edmonton, Alberta
Deceased: April 18, 2002
Incident: "Friendly fire" incident, Kandahar, Afghanistan