WO Collin S. Suchan, CD (Ret'd)

    • WO Collin Suchan, CD (Ret'd)
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    • WO Collin Suchan, CD (Ret'd)

    We regret to advise of the sudden death of Warrant Officer Collin Suchan, CD (Ret'd) on Sunday, 15 January 2017 in Ottawa, ON in his 47th year.

    Born in Wilkie, SK, Collin joined the Canadian Forces in 1994, serving as an infantryman in the 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (RCR). While with the 1st Battalion, he deployed to Kosovo on Op KINETIC in 1999. After serving almost six years with The RCR, Collin transferred to Mapping and Charting Establishment (MCE) in 2001 as a Geomatics Technician. Collin’s technical abilities were renowned and it was these abilities that led to his deployment to Afghanistan with the Special Operations Intelligence Centre in 2006 as part of Op ATHENA.

    Upon return to Canada Collin was posted to Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM) Headquarters (2007-2012). He was promoted to Warrant Officer in 2012 and posted back to MCE with a deployment to Palestine in 2013 with Op PROTEUS.  Collin retired from the Canadian Forces in 2014 and began a career with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as a Geospatial Analyst.

    Visitation will be on Friday 20 January 2017 at 1400-1600 hrs and 1900-2100 hrs at Kelley Funeral Home in Barrhaven, 3000 Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa. Funeral will be at the funeral home on Saturday 21 January 2017 at 1100 hrs. If you wish to make a donation in memory of Collin, please consider PTSD Association of Canada. Condolences may be sent to the funeral home. {khJan2017}