Spr Stephan John Stock

    • Spr Stephan John Stock
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    • Spr Stephan John Stock

    We regret to announce the death of Sapper Stephan John Stock of 12 Field Squadron, 1 Combat Engineer Regiment, Edmonton, at age 25 in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan on 20 August 2008 along with two Sapper comrades.

    The three soldiers were killed when a roadside bomb detonated near their armoured vehicle on a notoriously dangerous stretch of highway in southern Afghanistan. Steve was born in Campbell River, BC and moved with his family to Tsawwassen, BC in 1998 where he attended High School. Stephan's career in the Canadian Forces began in 2001 in his Grade XII year when he joined 744 Communication Squadron, a Reserve Force unit based in Vancouver. After moving to Medicine Hat he joined the South Alberta Light Horse and remustered as an Armoured Crewman in 2002. Steve trained with the Reserves for three years before transferring to the Regular Force. During his time in the Reserves he attended Medicine Hat College part-time and obtained a Technologist Degree in Power Engineering.

    Sapper Stock enrolled in the Regular Force in 2005 as a Combat Engineer and completed his Basic Military Qualification at Saint-Jean, QC. He began his Combat Engineer training that summer in Gagetown, NB and was posted to 1 Combat Engineer Regiment upon graduation. In his first two years with the Regiment, Steve he completed courses in Light Armoured Vehicle Gunner, Communications, and Tactical Combat Casualty Care before deploying to Afghanistan with Task Force 1-08.

    The Funeral Service for Sapper Stock will be held on Saturday, 30 August 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at the Patterson Armoury (120 Cuyler Road SE, Medicine Hat). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer of Canada 118 Victoria Street N, Sarnia, ON N7T 5W9 or to the CDS Military Families Fund, c/o Canadian Forces Personnel Support Agency, 4210 Labelle Street, Ottawa, ON  K1A 0K2.{khAug2008}