Lt. Justin Garrett Boyes, was killed on October 28, 2009 when his foot patrol was hit by the blast, at about 9 a.m. local time, 20 kilometres southwest of Kandahar City in Panjwayi district.
Boyes belonged to the 3rd Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry based in Edmonton and was 10 days into his second deployment to Afghanistan when he was killed. At the time of his death, Boyes was mentoring an Afghan national police patrol.
Boyes is survived by his wife Alanna and son, James, 3, his parents Angela and Brian, a brother serving with the 2nd Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry in Shilo, Man., as well as a sister living in the U.K.
In Kandahar, Brig.-Gen. Jonathan Vance called Boyes “a dedicated family man” who spent every possible moment with his wife and son.
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