Corporal of the Canadian Forces who broke a long-held record for farthest confirmed sniper kill during combat.
He became proficient in ambidextrous rifle firing.
He successfully shot and killed a member of Al Qaeda from the top of a 2,430 meters-high hill.
He had a younger sister and was born on Fogo Island, Newfoundland.
He served in the war in Afghanistan, a conflict that resulted from Osama bin Laden's 2001 terrorist attack on U.S. soil.