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Private Terry Street

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Private Terry Street

On 4 April 2008, Private Terry John Street, serving with B Company, 2 PPCLI was killed on operations in Afghanistan. The incident occurred near the village of Zangabad in Panjwai District west of Kandahar City.

Private Street joined the Regiment in December 2006. This was his first overseas deployment. He was 24 years-old, single, and grew up in Surrey, British Columbia. Private Street is survived by his mother Diane, his father William and his brother Nick. A fun loving soldier, he will be missed by all who knew him.

Family Statement

Our family wishes to thank our fellow Canadians from coast to coast, for the show of support through the various electronic messaging services and the media. Terry was well loved by so many people. His circle of friends is wider than we ever expected. His close friends, as well as our family and friends, have been such a source of strength and support.

We would like to express our appreciation to the citizens of Trenton, Ontario for taking the time out of your busy schedules to stand at attention as Terry was transported from the Trenton Air Base to downtown Toronto. We saw you all, the Boy Scouts, the Vets, the Police, the Fire Department, the Ambulance Attendants, mothers, fathers and children standing on the side of the street. It was such a heartwarming experience.

As we continued our journey on the 'Highway of Heroes', the amount of people standing on the overpasses, along the highway, the tooting of the truckers’ horn was so very much appreciated. We wanted to let you know that we saw you all.

Finally we would like to thank the Department of National Defence. They have done everything in their power to help us through this difficult time in our life. November 11 will now have a new meaning for us.

Bill, Diane and Nick Street

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