Sgt Martin Rene "Marty"Goudreault, CD

    • Sgt Martin Goudreault
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    • Sgt Martin Goudreault

    We regret to advise of the death of Sergeant Martin Goudreault, CD  at age 35 in Afghanistan on 6 June 2010 by an IED while on a foot patrol searching for weapons caches near Kandahar City, in the Panjwayi District in southeastern Afghanistan.

    A native of Sudbury, "Marty" was a fifteen-year veteran of the Canadian Forces. He started his military career in 1993 in The Algonquin Regiment and transferred to the Regular Force in 1995.  On completion of his Combat Engineer training at the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering he was posted to 1 Combat Engineer Regiment. He became a Combat Diver because "he was always challenging himself and it was the hardest at the time".  Marty had served two tours in the former Yugoslavia and was on his third tour of Afghanistan as a Troop Reconnaissance Sergeant in 23 Field Squadron as part of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group.

    The funeral for Sgt Goudreault will be held in New Liskeard, ON at 1100 hrs on Tuesday 15 Jun 2010. Visitation will be at Perrin Funeral Home in New Liskeard [ 128 Whitewood Ave ] on Monday 14 Jun from 1400-1600 hrs and 1900-2100 hrs. There will be a final visitation on Tuesday morning 15 June from 0900-1000 hrs. Mass will be at Eglise Notre-Dame du Bon Secours in Belle Vallée, ON [ 1-6 St. Joseph Blvd ] at 1100hrs on Tuesday 15 June with interment to follow at the Belle Vallée Cemetery. A reception will follow at Eglise Notre-Dame du Bon Secours.{khFeb2018}

    Note: The lookout park on Ontario Highway 11 at Temiskaming Shores ON, across from the Ministry of Transportation office and facing north toward the Little Claybelt, was dedicated on 15 October 2011 in memory of Sgt Goudreault.