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Bason, Colin Stuart Francis
Master Corporal
Army
Abbotsford, British Columbia
Died: Jul 4,2007

Commemorated at
Hazelwood Cemetery; Abbotsford, Canada

Colin Stuart Francis Bason, born December 13, 1978 at Burnaby, British Columbia, grew up in Abbotsford, British Columbia where he completed his education. Bason enlisted April 20, 2002 at New Westminster, British Columbia. Bason served with the Canadian Forces attached to the Royal Westminster Regiment (Pro Rege et Patria) as a Master Corporal with the Canadian contingent of NATO forces in Afghanistan. Based at New Westminster, Bason completed a tour of duty in Bosnia 2003 before taking a demotion to join reservists in Kandahar, Afghanistan in February 2007. On July 4, 2007, Master Corporal Colin Stuart Francis Bason died after his armoured vehicle drove over an improvised explosive device in the Panjwaii District near Kandahar City during the NATO-led mission. One of five Canadian Forces members who were killed in the roadside attack, Bason is buried at Hazelwood Cemetery, Abbotsford, British Columbia and on Page 226 of the ‘In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance’. Son of Gary and Ann Patricia Bason; brother of Beric Bason; fiancé of Katrina Blain and father of Vienna; he was 28 years old. Citation(s): General Campaign Star, Sacrifice Medal and General Campaign Star – SOUTH-WEST ASIA (GCS-SWA). “At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.”