Another Canadian solider was found dead on Monday morning in an apparent suicide. Sources confirm that 46-year-old Master Cpl. Sylvain Lelievre was found in the basement of his home near the Canadian Forces base in Valcartier, Que. In a statement issued by Quebec NDP MP, Elaine Michaud, it was stated that “I would like to offer my sincerest sympathies to the family of Mr. Lelievre, those close to him, and to his brothers in arms.”
As an honorable member of the Royal 22e Regiment at CFB Valcartier, Lelievre was tasked to serve in Bosnia and Afghanistan. The news of this military suicide correlates with deaths of other three Canadian Forces members who also passed in apparent suicides last week. Having served in Bosnia, Kosovo and Afghanistan, Warrant Officer, Michael McNeil, was found dead in the Petawawa, Ont., military base on Nov. 27. Whereas, Master Cpl. William Elliott, who served in Bosnia and Afghanistan, was found dead near Shilo, Man., base on Nov. 25, along with Master Bombardier Travis Halmrast, who was deployed to Afghanistan.