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Those who have died serving Canada as Peacekeepers

Few Canadians are unaware of the loss of four our servicemen in Afghanistan in mid April, 2002.  As tragic as it is, such is the price of peace!  As a military BRAT, I was aware that my father had a dangerous job.  It was part of my family’s life.  It was a part of life for all my friends on-base. There have been many service personnel who have given the ultimate sacrifice to our country during peacekeeping operations.

These include:

  • A/BGen H.H. ANGLE, BCD, UNMOGIP, 17 JUL 1950
  • Spr R.H. VEZINA, RCE, UNEF, 09 MAR 1957
  • Lt C.C. VAN STRAUBENZEE, RCAC, UNEF, 10 MAY 1957
  • Cpl K.E. PENNELL, RC SIGS, UNEF, 15 SEP 1957
  • Pte B.O. ADAMS, RCASC, UNEF, 20 SEP 1957
  • Sgt I.L. STARK, RCE, UNEF, 27 SEP 1957
  • Tpr R.E. McDAVID, RCAC, UNEF, 29 NOV 1957
  • Pte I.A. SAWYER, RCASC, UNEF, 22 APR 1958
  • Sig N.E. MASON, RC SIGS, UNEF, 15 MAR 1958
  • LCol G.A. FLINT, PPCLI, UNTSO, 26 MAY 1958
  • Cpl J.T. ROBERTS, RCASC, UNEF, 10 JUN 1958
  • Cpl G.S. PORTER, CProC, UNEF, 23 APR 1959
  • Maj H. MOREWOOD, RCOC, UNEF, 26 JUL 1959
  • Tpr R.H. ALLAN, RCAC, UNEF, 28 NOV 1959
  • Pte A.T. HURST, RCASC, UNEF, 04 FEB 1960
  • Cpl G.A. GAUTHIER, RCASC, UNEF, 20 FEB 1960
  • Tpr R.J. WILEY, RCAC, UNEF, 07 SEP 1961
  • Sgt R.H. MOORE, RC SIGS, ONUC, 06 OCT 1961
  • Cpl J.M. ALBERT, RCEME, UNEF, 19 NOV 1961
  • Cfn D.S. ROSTER, RCEME, UNEF, 19 NOV 1961
  • Cpl E. OLIVIER, RC SIGS, UNEF, 09 DEC 1961
  • S/Sgt J.P. MARQUIS, RCOC, ONUC, 06 FEB 1962
  • Spr G.G. THOMPSON, RCE, UNEF, 18 MAY 1962
  • Cpl E.G. GROOM, RCOC, UNEF, 02 OCT 1963
  • W/C E.D. HARPER, RCAF, UNEF, 02 NOV 1963
  • Sgt J.K. HERMANN, RCAF, UNEF, 26 DEC 1963
  • Pte L.R. MORIN, CPC, UNEF, 29 MAY 1964
  • Tpr J.H. CAMPBELL, RCAC, UNFICYP, 31 JUL 1964
  • Tpr A.A. BONS, RCAC, UNEF, 27 NOV 1964
  • Cpl P.R. WALLACE, RCAC, UNEF, 27 NOV 1964
  • Lt K.E. EDMONDS, CIntC, UNFICYP, 25 DEC 1964
  • Rfm P.J. HOARE, 1QOR of C, UNFICYP, 14 AUG 1965
  • Sgt J.S. BYRNE, RCASC, ICSC, 18 OCT 1965
  • Cpl V.J. PERKIN, RHC, ICSC, 18 OCT 1965
  • Gdsm J.J.P. CHARTIER, 2CDN GDS, UNFICYP, 14 MAR 1966
  • Pte D.A.J. LAMOTHE, RCASC, UNEF, 16 MAR 1966
  • F/O R.V. EDWARDS, RCAF, UNEF, 28 APR 1966
  • F/O J.M.L.P. PICARD, RCAF, UNEF, 30 APR 1966
  • Pte J.P.E. BERNARD, 2RHC, UNFICYP, 09 JUL 1966
  • Spr R.F. LORIENZ, RCE, UNEF, 12 JUL 1966
  • Sigmn P.M. CROUSE, RC SIGS, UNEF, 19 AUG 1966
  • Tpr L.W. NASS, RCAC, UNFICYP, 27 SEP 1966
  • Pte E.J. FICKLING, RCASC, UNEF, 17 OCT 1966
  • Cpl O.J. REDMOND, 1RCR, UNFICYP, 10 MAR 1967
  • Cpl K.A. SALMON, CProC, UNFICYP, 24 SEP 1967
  • Pte J.A. LERUE, 2RHC, UNFICYP, 09 FEB 1970
  • Pte T.J. HALL, 1RCR, UNFICYP, 31 JUL 1970
  • Cpl P.C. ISENOR, RCASC, UNFICYP, 25 OCT 1970
  • MCpl J.R.M.J. LESSARD, 2PPCLI, UNFICYP, 01 DEC 1972
  • Capt C.E. LAVIOLETTE, 12 RBC, ICCS, 07 APR 1973
  • Cpl A. ROACH, 2RCR, UNFICYP, 17 FEB 1974
  • Pte J.L.G. PERRON, CDN AB REGT, UNFICYP, 06 AUG 1974
  • Capt G.G. FOSTER, 116 ATU, UNEFME, 9 AUG 1974
  • Cpl M.H.T. KENNINGTON, CAN.CONTINGENT ADMIN UNIT, UNEFME, 09 AUG 1974
  • A/MWO C.B. KOREJWO, 1RCR, UNEFME, 09 AUG 1974
  • MWO G. LANDRY, 3R22eR, UNEFME, 09 AUG 1974
  • Capt K.B. MIRAU, 116 ATU, UNEFME, 09 AUG 1974
  • Cpl M.W. SIMPSON, 116 ATU, UNEFME, 09 AUG 1974
  • MCpl R.C. SPENCER, 116 ATU, UNEFME, 09 AUG 1974
  • Cpl B.K. STRINGER, 116 ATU, UNEFME, 09 AUG 1974
  • Capt R.B. WICKS, 116 ATU, UNEFME, 09 AUG 1974
  • Pte J.J.C. BERGER, CDN AB REGT, UNFICYP, 10 SEP 1974
  • Cpl J.P.C. BLAIS, 73 CANADIAN SIGNALS UNIT, UNEFME, 24 DEC 1974
  • Cpl N. EDWARDS, 73 CANADIAN SERVICE UNIT, UNEFME, 24 DEC 1974
  • Cpl R.W. MILLER, 73 CANADIAN SERVICE UNIT, UNEFME, 24 DEC 1974
  • Capt I.E. PATTEN, 1RCR, UNFICYP, 01 APR 1975
  • Pte S.J. KOHLMAN, 1RCR, UNFICYP, 11 APR 1975
  • Pte T.E. ABBOTT, 73 CANADIAN SIGNALS SQUADRON, UNEFME, 14 JUN 1975
  • Capt K.C. CRAWFORD, 3PPCLI, UNFICYP, 20 DEC 1975
  • Pte D.R. KRIEGER, 2PPCLI, UNFICYP, 17 AUG 1976
  • Sgt(R) J.R.A. DUPONT, 8 MEDICAL COY Att 12 RBC, UNFICYP, 24 APR 1977
  • Sgt L.W. DAILY, CANADIAN CONTINGENT CE SECTION, UNEFME, 10 NOV 1977
  • Sgt J.F.B. DEMERS, 73 CANADIAN SERVICE BATTALION, UNEFME, 05 DEC 1977
  • Cpl D.C. ROSS, CANADIAN LOGISTICS COMPANY, UNDOF, 03 MAR 1978
  • Pte C.A. DODGE, 73 CANADIAN SIGNALS SQUADRON, UNEFME, 02 JUL 1979
  • MCpl J.D.G. MCINNIS, 1PPCLI, UNFICYP, 30 MAR 1980
  • Pte P.K. PORTER, CANADIAN SIGNALS SQUADRON, UNDOF, 06 NOV 1980
  • Pte J.E.R ARCHAMBAULT, 2R22ER, UNFICYP, 30 NOV 1981
  • Pte A.J. PRINS, 2PPCLI, UNFICYP, 26 SEP 1982
  • Pte M.D. WILSON, 2PPCLI, UNFICYP, 22 JAN 1983
  • Cpl J.P.R. HUDON, CANADIAN LOGISTICS COMPANY, UNDOF, 26 DEC 1985
  • MCpl M. MACRAE, CDN AIRBORNE HQ & SIGS SQN, UNFICYP, 06 DEC 1986
  • Pte T.J. TROTTIER, 3PPCLI, UNFICYP, 25 APR 1988
  • Master Seaman William HYNES, HMCS Margaree, Feb 8, 1991
  • Sub-Lieutenant Corey WELLS, HMCS Margaree, Feb 8, 1991
  • Pte W.C. SYMONS, 2RCR, UNTAC, 12 JUL 1992
  • Sgt C.M. RALPH, 1CER, UNPROFOR, 17 AUG 1992
  • MCpl J.W. TERNAPOLSKI, 2RCR, UNPROFOR, 25 MAR 1993
  • Sgt D.L. KLOSS, 2RCHA, UNFICYP, 08 APR 1993
  • Cpl M.D. ABEL, CDN AB REGT, UNITAF, 03 MAY 1993
  • Cpl G.J. LAROSE, CANADIAN LOGISTICS COMPANY, UNDOF, 08 MAY 1993
  • Cpl D. GUNTHER, 2R22ER, UNPROFOR, 18 JUN 1993
  • Cpl J.M.H. BECHARD, 2PPCLI, UNPROFOR, 06 AUG 1993
  • Sgt J.D.A. GAREAU, CAN. CONTINGENT SUPPORT UNIT, UNPROFOR, 17 AUG 1993
  • Capt J.P. DECOSTE, 2PPCLI, UNPROFOR, 18 SEP 1993
  • MCpl S.L.P. LANGEVIN, 12RBC, UNPROFOR, 28 NOV 1993
  • Cpl(R) D. GALVIN, SHERBROOKE HUSSARS Att 12 RBC, UNPROFOR, 28 NOV 1993
  • Pte K.D. COOPER, 3PPCLI, UNPROFOR, 06 JUN 1994
  • MCpl M.R. ISFELD, 1CER, UNPROFOR, 21 JUN 1994
  • Cpl S.F. SMITH, CDN AB REGT, UNAMIR, 25 DEC 1994
  • Cpl J.F.Y. ROUSSEAU, 12RBC, UNPROFOR, 25 SEP 1995
  • Pte C. HOLOPINA, 2CER, IFOR, 04 JUL 1996
  • Pte J.L.M.B. DOUCET, 3 R22eR, UNMIH, 12 JUL 1997
  • Cpl R.D. VIALETTE, 1RCHA, SFOR, 21 JUL 1997
  • MCpl T.S. MCCREA, 1RCR, SFOR, 25 MAR 1998
  • Cpl J. OGILVIE, RCD, SFOR, 30 AUG 1998
  • Spr G. DESMARAIS, 2 CBT ENGR REGT, SFOR, 25 SEP 1998
  • Sgt H. Jerry Squires, 1 PPCLI, KFOR, 25 Aug 1999
  • Sgt V. Joubert, 1 R22eR, SFOR, 13 Dec 1999
  • Cpl Robert T. Pollard, 2 PPCLI, SFOR, 28 Sep 2000
  • Bdr Gerald K. Bailey, 1 RCHA, SFOR, 27 Oct 2000
  • Cpl. Robbie C. Beerenfenger, RCR, ISAF, 3 Oct 2003
  • Sgt. Robert Short, RCR, ISAF, 3 Oct 2003
  • Cpl. James B. Murphy, RCR, ISAF, 27 Jan 2004
  • Corporal Benoit Chevalier, ACO,TFEG (Egypt), May 6, 2007

 

Peace Memorial

Peace Memorial

May God grant peace to you all.
It should be noted that soldiers who have died in Afghanistan are not included in this list as that effort is not classified as Peacekeeping.  Prior to the deaths of Sgt. Marc D. Léger, Cpl. Ainsworth Dyer, Pte. Richard A. Green and Pte. Nathan Smith, all of the PPCLI, no other Canadian had died in an active “offensive” theatre since the end of the Korean conflict in the 1950s.

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Those who have died serving Canada as Peacekeepers
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Those who have died serving Canada as Peacekeepers
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Few Canadians are unaware of the loss of four our servicemen in Afghanistan in mid April, 2002. As tragic as it is, such is the price of peace!
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