Land Force Central Area - Dept of National Defence

Land Force Central Area - Dept of National Defence

April 13, 2007 13:16 ET

Family Statement: Statement from the family of Master Corporal Allan Stewart

PETAWAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 13, 2007) - Allan was a kind, loving, brave man. The kind of man anyone could be proud of and he was a hero, my hero. He sacrificed his life for the sake of his others. Allan was proud to be a soldier, and he was a good one too. He wanted to go to Afghanistan, not because he wanted to be away from his family but because he wanted to make a difference. He wanted to help the Afghan people have some freedoms that we take for granted.

He was such a good man, an excellent father, husband, and my, and many others, best friend. I am extremely proud of him for standing up for what he believed in. I just wish he didn't have to come home so soon. He will be deeply missed.

I would kindly ask that during this difficult time, as we grieve the loss of a loved one, you would kindly respect our privacy.

His loving wife.

Note to the editors: The Department of National Defence is publishing this statement at the request of the family.

Contact Information

  • 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group
    Lieut. Krzysztof Stachura
    Public Affairs Officer
    (613) 687-5511 extension 6351
    (613) 639-0485 (cell)