Cpl Kurtis M. Gaucher (Ret’d)

    • Cpl Kurtis.M Gaucher (Ret’d)

    We regret to advise of the death of Corporal Kurtis Gaucher (Ret’d) at home in Edmonton. AB on 18 December 2015 at the age of 33 years.

    Cpl Gaucher served with 1 Combat Engineer Regiment from 2007 to 2012 and was a veteran of the Afghanistan War. He deployed with 11 Field Squadron to Kandahar, Afghanistan on Op ATHENA TASK FORCE 3-09. Seriously injured in an IED strike early in the deployment, he suffered the loss of a limb. Kurtis was treated for his injury and started the long road to rehabilitation. He participated in the "Soldier On" program and overcame several complications that arose during his rehabilitation. Veterans Affairs Canada has attributed his death as related to military service.  He is buried in the Beechwood Cemetery in Edmonton. {dcJan16}