Cpl J.P. Manuel
We regret to advise of the accidental death of Corporal Jonathan P. Manuel of Mapping and Charting Establishment on 23 December 2009 while on vacation.
Cpl Manuel was 23 years old and had recently arrived at MCE to undergo training as a Geomatics Technician. He joined the Canadian Forces in 2002 as a reservist Artilleryman and two years later transferred to the Regular Force in the Artillery. In Nov 2005, upon completion of basic training, he was posted to 5e Régiment d'Artillerie Légére du Canada, Valcartier, QC and deployed to Afghanistan July 2007 to March 2008. After a short period of return to civilian life, Cpl Manuel rejoined in September 2009 as a Geomatics Technician where he was awaiting training.
The interment ceremony will be held at Beechwood National Military Cemetery at 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa on Friday 8 January at 1400hrs. A private funeral service will be held for the family and the official mourning party prior to the interment. There will be no reception following the interment.