MONTREAL, June 26 /CNW Telbec/ - The funeral service for Sergeant
Christos Karigiannis will take place at Sainte-Rose-de-Lima Church, 219
Sainte-Rose Boulevard in Laval (Que) on Saturday, June 30, 2007 at 11:00 a.m.
At the family's request, media may attend the funeral but will be
restricted to the exterior of the church. Interment will follow the funeral
service at the Sainte-Dorothée cemetary in Laval. The interment will be open
to the media but the family wishes to mourn privately, hence no interviews
will be given.
A 20-soldier escort with accompany the casket and its pallbearers to the
church where they will be greeted by a 12-soldier ceremonial guard.
Sergeant Karigiannis was a member of the 3rd Battalion, Princess
Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (3 PPCLI), based in Edmonton. He and two
other Canadian soldiers died at approximately 8 a.m. Kandahar time June 20,
when the vehicle in which they were traveling struck a suspected improvised
explosive device on the main road, approximately 40 km west of Kandahar City.
The incident occurred while the soldiers were conducting resupply operations
The Karigiannis family wishes that in lieu of flowers, a donation be
given to a charitable organization such as CARE, in his memory. In this
manner, they hope to contribute to the reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan.
For further information:
For further information: Public Affairs: (514) 252-2777, ext. 4189;
After hours: (514) 860-0076; www.forces.gc.ca