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Pvt John Michael Roy Curwin
Birth: Mar. 1, 1982
Halifax
Nova Scotia, Canada
Death: Dec. 13, 2008
Kandahar, Afghanistan


Private, Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment based in Gagetown, New Brunswick. Aged 26, he was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was deployed with the Canadian contingent of NATO forces in Afghanistan.

He was killed with Cpl Thomas Hamilton and Pte Justin Jones, and another soldier injured, after a roadside bomb detonated near their armoured vehicle during a security patrol in the Arghandab District approximately 14 kilometres west of Kandahar City.

Pte Curwin grew up in Mount Uniacke, NS where he loved to play hockey and was an avid Montreal Canadiens fan. He enjoyed fishing, Friday night poker games with his friends and the early Saturday morning golf games that followed. John married his childhood sweetheart, Laura, and was a dedicated dad to their three children Makayla, Jenna and Michael. He is also survived by his parents, Michael and Danita, brother Josh and other family and friends.

Recipient of Sacrifice Medal (Posthumous)

Funeral service held Monday, December 22, 2008 at Knox United Church in Lower Sackville, NS.

A total of 103 soldiers and one diplomat have died since Canada first sent troops to Afghanistan in 2002.

*Sincere thanks to P.K. Magruder for the generous sponsorship of this memorial.

*Thanks to Jim Wigglesworth for the photo
 
 
Burial:
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Lower Sackville
Halifax County
Nova Scotia, Canada
 
Created by: Milou
Record added: Dec 15, 2008
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