Soldier's family, peers puzzled over Afghanistan death - Canada - CBC News

With great sadness, we mourn the death of another Soldier who was serving in Afghanistan. Though he was not killed in action - he will still be greatly missed and the mystery will remain as to why he died. Lets come together in love and prayer for family and friends as we mourn his death and try to understand.

Soldier's family, peers puzzled over Afghanistan death - Canada - CBC News

Richard Curnow's Funeral

With great sadness, I'm announcing the following information;

Master Corporal Richard Curnow's funeral will be help on June 3, 2011 @ 1100hrs at CFB Edmonton
Public is welcome

Dear Curnow Family, 
We are all standing together with you through this time of grief and mourning. You are not alone and never will be. 
MCpl. Curnow - you will never be forgotten! Thank-you for all your service to our Country. You will be forever missed. 


Soldier's family, peers puzzled over Afghanistan death - Canada - CBC News

Soldier's family, peers puzzled over Afghanistan death - Canada - CBC News


Soldier's death accidental drowning | Alberta | News | Calgary Sun

Soldier's death accidental drowning | Alberta | News | Calgary Sun

Canadians lead by example in Afghanistan: general

Canadians lead by example in Afghanistan: general

Curnow Family Memorial Fund (Unofficial)

(This is "unofficial" in the sense that I'm not opening a memorial fund bank account for this - I'm going to collect the money personally and then take it to Justine next time I'm in Edmonton)

I'm here to announce that I'm taking in donations for the Curnow family. If you haven't heard, MCpl. Curnow's body was found in Redwater, Alberta, a small town just 1 hour North East of Edmonton (64.4km NE). Autopsy confirmed his death was not criminal. 

As the family go through this hard time, I'd like to take up donations for his wife Justine and their daughter (3) Audrey. Even in the best of times finances can be tight - lets come together and help this family deal with the loss of a loved husband, father and son! Whatever money I collect will be 100% given to the family! I want to help them in this way because finances can be a huge stress, especially after losing a loved one. You can donate by cash, cheque or email transfer. If you would like to help out, please contact me at militarypassion@gmail.com and I'll give you information needed to send me your donation. Notes/cards for the family will be accepted as well - everyone needs someone, lets be the Curnow family's someone! 

Thank-you in advance for your generosity and loving heart! The family will be forever grateful! 



Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace MCpl. Richard Curnow

Richard's body was found on Sunday in Redwater, Alberta - about an hour and a half north of Edmontn. 
The cause of death was not criminal - his cause of death will not be released to the public. 

Please help me by keeping the Curnow Famly and his Military Family in your thoughts and prayers as they deal with this time of grief. 

I still want to try and organize a donation event for the Curnow family. Justine and their daughter need our love and support at this time! If you'd like to make a donation of any kind (even items for Justine and/or her daughter) please email me @ militarypassion@gmail.com 
Thank-you for your love, support and prayers during this last month of not knowing where he went or what happened, the family and friends of Richard really appreciate it.

Military Passion



One of our own Canadian Soldier has gone missing in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada! 
Master Corporal Richard Curnow went missing Thursday May 5th, 2011 in the Emily Murphy Park and Hawrlak Park are of the North Saskatchewan River. 

He was last seen at 7:30 a.m. wearing a black UnderArmor long sleeve shirt with black fleece pants and white Asics runners with black and red detail.
Richard is 25 years old, stands 5'11", weighs 210lbs containing an athletic build. He's got brown hair and brown eyes. 

Master Corporal Curnow is described as a very reliable and level-headed Canadian Soldier and dedicated father in peak physical condition and his inexplicable disappearance is extremely worrisome.

If found call 911
If you have ANY information on Richards whereabouts, please call the Edmonton Police Department at 780-423-4567
The Curnow Family really appreciates any and all help from you! Please help this family bring their loved one home!

Ready To Be Passionate!

Welcome to Military Passion!!
Through the years, I've been wanting to do something for our Canadian Military and also other Military around the world! Everyone deserves to have someone and our Soldiers are amazing men & women! They fight for your country so that you can live in freedom!! As they try to make other countries in the world better they also need to know that there are people out there who care & want to help if the need arises.

Military Passion is a branch of Operation Cpl. Teddy that was founded in 2009. I'm the founder (Jenn) of this organization. I came up with this idea when my cousin Cpl. Brian Hawes based at Shiloh, Manitoba was deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan for a 6 month tour in October 2009. Before Brian was deployed, my family had gone to see him while he was at CFB Edmonton playing in a Military Ball Hockey Tournament. Anyways, while they were there they went to the store on base at Edmonton Military Family Resource Center and purchased 3 Soldier Bears (mine being named Cpl. Teddy Hawes). With this bear, I found peace in him while Brian was in Kandahar. Cpl. Teddy Hawes went with me everywhere - especially when I traveled. It sounds silly to some but not to many that I found comfort in my bear. He gave me the strength I need to get through those 6 months. Therefore, the start of Operation Cpl. Teddy was created.

Through Operation Cpl. Teddy we did a 3 month project of collecting items for Soldiers serving in Afghanistan from October 2010-June 2011 and getting a Canadian Flag signed by various people around Alberta - including the Calgary Police Service, Ensign Energy (in Calgary) and the Calgary Military Family Resource Center Staff & Soldiers that were at CFB Calgary at the time I was there. A few people from Edmonton also signed the flag. We ended up with 2 large paper boxes full of items to be sent over to the Soldiers! Their last Tour of Duty before the operational change was made a little more enjoyable because of strangers who know that Soldiers are humans too!

Military Passion will have various things posted, things from Army News to any Military News from around the world. We'll also have different fundraisers/events to raise awareness of our Soldiers and their families on a new level! They do so much for us - lets do something(s) for them!

Stay posted on a fundraiser/event that will be happening to help a family of a missing Canadian Soldier from Edmonton, Alberta. There will be more information posted on the missing Soldier himself and what we want to do and will be doing to help in the search for him as well as helping his family!! This is a very emotional and stressful time for family and friends - lets work together to try and make their days a little brighter!

"The only thing harder than being a Soldier, is loving one"

Keep Smiling,
Military Passion

--Operation Cpl. Teddy--