MCPL Colin Stuart Francis Bason

MCPL Colin Stuart Francis Bason

Death 4 Jul 2007 (aged 28)
Kandahar District, Kandahar, Afghanistan
Burial Abbotsford, Fraser Valley Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
Plot 295-15
Memorial ID 20282711 View Source
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Master Corporal, a reservist from The Royal Westminster Regiment based in New Westminster, BC. Aged 28, he was from Abbotsford, BC.

He was one of six Canadian soldiers, along with an Afghan interpreter, killed when their RG-31 Nyala armoured vehicle struck a massive roadside bomb approximately 20 km southwest of Kandahar City. The incident occurred while the soldiers were returning in a convoy to a forward-operating base in the Panjwaii-Zhari district after completing joint operations with the Afghan National Army.

Sixty-six Canadian soldiers and one diplomat have died since Canada first sent troops to Afghanistan in 2002.

MCpl Bason was a member of the Reserves for seven years including a tour of duty in Bosnia from 2002 to 2003. He volunteered for the mission Afghanistan and was only a month away from returning home to his wife Katrina Blain and their five-month old daughter. He is also survived by parents Gary and Ann Bason, brother Beric Bason and extended family. He was described as a history buff who had a great sense of humour and loved to travel and read military books.

Recipient of General Campaign Star,
Sacrifice Medal (posthumous)

Funeral services held on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 at Sts. Joachim & Ann Roman Catholic Church in Aldergrove, BC.

* Many thanks to grainne for her kindness in sponsoring this memorial!

* Thanks to Angels Chattering for the photo.

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