BOUZANE, Corporal Stephen Frederick It is with great sadness that the family of the late Corporal Stephen Frederick Bouzane announce his passing at Kandahar, Afghanistan on June 20, 2007 at the age of 26. Stephen was a member of the Canadian Forces 3rd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, C Company, CFB Edmonton. Predeceased by grandfathers, Thomas Snook of st. Albans and Francis Bouzane of Little Bay. Left with fond and loving memories are his parents Moureen and Fred of St. Albans, sister Kelly of Scarborough, Ontario, grandmothers Lucy Bouzane of Little Bay and Cecilia Snook of St. Albans. Also leaving to mourn, a large number of aunts, uncles, relatives and friends. Father Eugene Morris and Father David Joy conducted with funeral service at the Sacred Heart Parish in St. Patrick's on June 30, 2007. Interment was at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in St. Patrick's. Pallbearers were provided by 3rd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, CFB Edmonton. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Ken Goodyear and the staff of Central Funeral Homes Cpl Stephen Bouzane was born on March 21st, 1981 in Springdale, Newfoundland, but grew up in Toronto. He enlisted in the Regular Force, land component, on June 4th, 2003. After completing basic training, he was posted to 3 PPCLI in Edmonton, AB, where he was employed as a rifleman with C Coy (Para), with whom he deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan, as part of Task Force 1-07. He was qualified Basic Mountain Operations, Tactical Combat Casualty Care, Infantry Platoon Support Weapons, and LUVW driver, among others. Stephen had no relatives in Edmonton, but had many good friends amongst C Coy and the Battalion. He died while on duty in the province of Kandahar on June 20th, 2007. He is survived by his parents Moureen and Fred, as well as his sister, Kelly.
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Published in The Edmonton Journal on June 30, 2007