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Captain Maxime Miron-Morin family release statement

This morning the family of Captain Maxime Miron-Miron released the below statement. He died tragically in the CH-148 Cyclone helicopter crash in the Ionian Sea on April 29, 2020. 

Maxime Miron-Morin, February 24, 1991 – April 29, 2020.

Max was a genuine and patient soul; his authenticity and approachable demeanour instantly drew people to him. He had the time of day and then some for every person who crossed his path and was ready to help in any situation without hesitation. 

Life was instantly better with Max around – with his infectious smile, bright eyes, and playful manner you could not help but smile along with him. 

He loved connecting with people through sport and gaming. A superb athlete, Max enjoyed soccer, sprinting, cycling, skiing, badminton, ping pong and all outdoor activities. 

He had a rare ability to teach himself anything and was always eager to share his knowledge in the humblest way – a favourite was showing others how to solve a Rubik’s Cube or how to make the best cup of coffee.

Max’s research skills were legendary and fed his unrelenting curiosity. He relished in finding answers to every question he came across, and it was known to look no further if an answer had come from him. 

That was Max, pursuing excellence in everything he did, no matter how small or large.

In his too short time with us, Max distinguished himself as an integral member of the Canadian Armed Forces and Maritime Helicopter community in his profession as an Air Combat Systems Officer. 

He was also an accomplished academic, graduating from the Royal Military College of Canada with a Bachelor of Engineering (Aeronautical Engineering) and Dalhousie University with a Master of Science (Oceanography). His intelligence, dedication, and leadership were invaluable assets to our world. 

Max was a loving and unfailingly supportive husband, son, and brother. He was a cherished member of his extended families and a dear friend to many. 

The loss of Max has left a devastating hole in the lives of all those who were fortunate to know him, and we know this immeasurable pain is felt by all those affected by the tragedy. 

We extend our unconditional love and support to the families and friends of Brenden MacDonald, Kevin Hagen, Matthew Cousins, Matthew Pyke, and Abbigail Cowbrough. 

To friends, colleagues, the CAF community, and Canada as a whole, we thank you for the overwhelming support you have provided. It has guided us through these past days and will continue to guide us through the difficult times that lie ahead.

To Max – you were taken too soon and had so much left to offer, we love you very beaucoup, à la folie, forever and always, xox.

Kathryn, Max’s Wife

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