Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

January 15, 2008 14:14 ET

Message from Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, on the Death of Trooper Richard Renaud

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 15, 2008) -

It was with great sadness that my husband, Jean-Daniel Lafond, and I heard of the death of Trooper Richard Renaud, whose vehicle hit an improvised explosive device during a patrol north of Kandahar City.

He will be sorely missed by all of his colleagues from the 12e Regiment blinde du Canada, Valcartier, where he was based.

All Canadians join me in offering sincere condolences to his family and friends, who are still reeling from the shock of this news. Please know that we grieve with you during this difficult time.

We also wish a full recovery to his comrade, who was injured in the same incident.

Canadians know the efforts being made by our troops to bring peace, security and stability to Afghanistan, and they honour the commitment of Trooper Renaud, who gave his life for this ideal.

Michaelle Jean

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