MCpl Marc Cyr, CD (Ret'd)

    • MCpl Marc Cyr, CD (Ret'd)
    • CME Badge

    We regret to advise of the death of Master Corporal Marc Cyr, CD (Ret’d) on 1 August 2010 at the age of 49 of a heart attack at the Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan.

    Marc, an employee of SNC-Lavalin, worked for the Canadian Forces as a warehouse technician at the Kandahar Air Field through the Canadian Forces Contractor Augmentation Program (CANCAP).

    Mark was born in the Greater Sudbury ON area and lived there for several years before his family re-located to Ottawa, ON. He joined the Canadian Forces and served for 10 years as a combat engineer serving in 1 Combat Engineer Regiment, Chilliwack BC; 2 Combat Engineer Regiment, Petawawa ON; and 4 Engineer Support Regiment, Gagetown NB before an injury required his remuster to the Supply Technician trade. He completed a 20-year military career with postings to Valcartier QC, North Bay ON, and Cold Lake AB. During his career he served two peacekeeping tours in Bosnia. Following his retirement, Marc worked for Costco in Ottawa in warehouse operations and was proud to have been selected to serve in Afghanistan as a civilian. A memorial service for Marc was held at the Kandahar Airfield prior to his repatriation.

    Visitation will be on 15 August at Kelly Funeral Home on 2313 Carling Ave, Ottawa. The Funeral service will take place on 16 August at St. Patrick's Catholic Church – Fallowfield - 15 Steeple Hill Crescent, Nepean, ON. {gdJan2016kh}