Maj Yannick Pépin, MSM, CD

    • Maj Yannick Pépin, MSM CD
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    • Maj Yannick Pépin, MSM CD

    We regret to advise that Major Yannick Francois Stephane Pépin, MSM, CD was killed in action on 6 September 2009 in the Dand District, southwest of Kandahar City, Afghanistan at the age of 36.  He was a Military Engineer serving with 5e Regiment du génie de combat in Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Valcartier, QC. 

    Yannick was born in Arthabaska, QC.  He joined the Canadian Forces in 1999.  At the time of his death, he was commanding a squadron of combat engineers in support of the 2nd Battalion Royal 22e Regiment Battle Group.  He was killed by an improvised explosive device (IED).  It was his second operational deployment to Afghanistan having previously deployed in 2004.

    A repatriation ceremony was held in CFB Trenton on 9 September.  Visitation will take place on 15 September from 7:00 to 10:00 PM and on 16 September from 9:00 to 11:00 AM at the Complexe Funéraires Sylvio Marceau, 1460 rue Notre-Dame, Ancienne-Lorette, QC.  Funeral will be on 16 September at 11:30 at the Ste-Jeanne D'Arc Chapel on CFB Valcartier.  He will be buried in the Parc Commemoratif de la Souvenance in Quebec City.  {gd/rtJan2017dc}  [zsd, zsp]