We bring you sad news today as another member of the Canadian Armed Forces has passed away. Corporal Jean-Michel Deziel fell from a rooftop at CFB Valcartier in Quebec during the installation of a telecommunications array. He was pronounced dead at hospital.
Cpl. Deziel has served with the Canadian Armed Forces since 2006 and also served a tour in Afghanistan in 2009. His squadron was directly responsible for providing communications links between frontline and operations forces and commanding officers, Cpl. Deziel served as a signal operator
"This young soldier who served a tour in Afghanistan had a resoundingly promising career ahead of him in the Canadian Forces," said Col. Jean-Marc Lanthier, commander of the 5th Canadian Mechanized Brigade.
"His unexpected and premature death represents a profound loss to our organization." Added Col. Lanthier.
The roof top incident that resulted in Cpl. Deziel losing his life is currently under investigation but the military will not presently offer further details.
We thank Cpl. Deziel for his efforts and sacrifice in service to his country. Cpl. Deziel is a Canadian Hero and he will not be forgotten. At this time our hearts and minds rest with the family and loved ones of Corporal Jean-Michel Deziel.