Corporal Yannick Scherrer
Corporal Yannick Scherrer was on his first tour in Afghanistan when he was killed while on a security patrol along with soldiers with the Afghan National Army when a homemade bomb exploded on 27 March 2011.
Born in Montreal on 20 June 1986, Cpl Scherrer graduated from Education: Polyvalante le boisé in 2002. He enlisted on 5 July 2005 at the age of 21; he wanted to help others and saw serving with the army as a way to do that. He joined the 1st Battalion of the Royal 22e Regiment (the Van Doos).
He was amiable, charming and friendly and had many friends as a result. Cpl Yannick was well-liked, had many friends. He also had a way of bringing people together.
Cpl Scherrer loved the outdoors—riding bikes, rollerblading and camping—and hockey (especially the Montreal Canadiens). Always looking for new experiences, Cpl. Scherrer had plans to travel to Thailand a few weeks before he died.
Cpl Scherrer was active, curious and adventuresome. He took great joy in life and liked to challenge himself and push his limits: a quality that made him a good fit in the Canadian Armed Forces.