Surrey soldier laid to rest
Dozens of people lined the roadway Saturday as Private Terry Street was transported from Vancouver International Airport to the South Surrey cemetery where he was laid to rest.
Street, 24, who grew up in Surrey, was killed by a roadside bomb on April 4 near Kandahar City in Afghanistan.
Family members and friends held hands and bowed their heads as Street’s military casket was taken off a plane and transported to Surrey for the funeral.
“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,” reads a statement from the Street family issued by the Canadian Forces.
“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.”
Street is being remembered as a fearless and fun-loving guy who died doing what he loved – serving with the Canadian Forces.
Street was born in Gatineau, Que., but was raised in Surrey. He attended both elementary and high school in Surrey, and was a member of Fraser Heights Secondary School’s first graduating class in 2001. He continued to live in Surrey until he joined the Canadian Forces in February 2006.
After basic training, he was posted with the 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry based in Shilo, Man., where he served until his unit was sent to Afghanistan in late February 2008.
It was Street’s first overseas deployment.