Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

June 11, 2010 17:43 ET

Statement on Behalf of the Family of Corporal Patrick Andrew Painter

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 11, 2010) - It is with great sadness that members of the Canadian Forces Joint Signal Regiment at Canadian Forces Base Kingston learn of the death of Corporal Patrick Andrew Painter, whose home was destroyed earlier this week in Napanee, Ontario. As a member of the Regimental family, our thoughts and prayers are with Patrick's family and friends in this time of grief.

Corporal Patrick Andrew Painter will be remembered as an outstanding Land Communications and Information Systems (LCIS) Technician and a great soldier. He was friends with many people at his home unit and a valued team player within Support Squadron. Cpl Patrick Painter participated in a deployment to Joint Task Force Afghanistan - National Command Element in 2007 – 2008 and most recently deployed to Operation PODIUM where he supported the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, maintaining computer network systems used by the military. Cpl Patrick Painter's accomplishments were many: he was awarded the Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal in November 2004, the UN medal for his deployment to the Golan in November 2004 and the South West Asia Ribbon in May 2008.

Originally from Quispamsis, New Brunswick, Patrick is survived by his Mother May Miriam Mary Painter, Father Vincent Painter, Sisters Karen and Dorothy Painter, Nephews Hunter, Marshal and Clark Howard. Grandmother Marjorie Painter.

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