|Birth: ||Feb. 20, 1976, Canada|
|Death: ||Apr. 8, 2007, Afghanistan|
Sergeant, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment, based in Gagetown, New Brunswick. Age 31, he was born and raised in St. John's NL. He lived in Burton NB with his wife and two young children.
He was one of six Canadian soldiers killed after a roadside bomb exploded near their light-armoured vehicle 75 km west of Kandahar City, Afghanistan. Four soldiers survived the attack, although one had serious injuries. They were serving with NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in a major offensive against the Taliban. It was the largest single-day combat death toll suffered by Canadian troops since the Korean War.
Sgt Lucas had served several previous overseas tours and was remembered as an excellent leader. He was awarded the Canadian Forces Decoration (CD), Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal, Sacrifice Medal (Posthumous).
Predeceased by his precious daughter Cameron Lucas; brother Allan Lucas; father-in-law Hubert Stanley. Survived by his wife Natasha; son Matthew and daughter MacKenzie; parents Ella and Fred Lucas; brothers Rodney (Marg) Lucas, Steve (Janet) Lucas; sisters Lisa (Craig) Stevens, Wendy (Terry) Bennett; mother-in-law Gertrude Stanley; sister-in-law Natalie Stanley; four nieces and a nephews; other relatives and numerous friends and colleagues.
Repatriation ceremony held at CFB Trenton on April 11, 2007. Funeral service held on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at St. Thomas' Anglican Church in St. John's NL.
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Record added: Apr 08, 2007
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