Master Cpl. Christopher Paul Stannix (April 8, 2007)

MCPL CHRISTOPHER PAUL RAYMOND STANNIX 24, of Cole Harbour, passed away on April 8, 2007 while serving in Afghanistan protecting our rights and freedoms. Born in North Bay Ontario, he was the son of Kenneth H. F. and Kathy A. (Little) Stannix originally from McAdam, NB. Chris graduated from Auburn High School in 2001, and was currently attending Saint Mary's University. In 2000, he enlisted with the Princess Louise Fusiliers Infantry Regiment, Halifax. While with the Regiment, he completed many military leadership courses and participated in various military exercises and taskings. He was promoted to Master Corporal in February 2006. Putting his university education on hold , Chris was deployed to Afghanistan in January 2007. Further, in order to serve with the 2 RCR Battle Group in Afghanistan, he willingly chose to accept a temporary reduction in rank. His pastimes included paintballing, computer gaming and reading. More than anything, Chris enjoyed spending time with family and friends while Candice was the true love of his life. His sense of humour, dedication, courage and willingness to help others will be missed by all those who knew him. In summing up his belief in the Canadian mission in Afghanistan, Chris stated, 'I would like to think if I was in the same position there... somebody would be willing to step in and help me in the exact same way'. Chris will be remembered as a best friend to all. He is survived by his spouse Candice P. D . Ziolkowski; sisters Lesley. Sunderland, Meaghan Stannix; nephew Ryan Sunderland; niece Faith Sunderland, all of Dartmouth; paternal grandmother Thelma Stannix, Bayfield, ON, maternal grandmother Hilda Little, St. John, NB; uncle Larry Stannix, Bayfield, ON; aunt Lynn (Mike) Milburn, Calais, Maine; aunt Susan Little, Quispamsis, NB, uncle Tony (Wendy) Little, St. John, NB, A u n t Pa tsy ( B ru c e) McM u llin , Calgary, AB. Chris was predeceased by paternal grandfather Paul Stannix, maternal grandfather Raymond Little. Visitation will be held in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Road, Halifax on April 18 from 7-9 p.m. and April 19 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held 2 p.m. April 20, 2007 at Stadacona Chapel, CFB Stadacona, Halifax. Burial will be in Rockland Cemetery, McAdam, New Brunswick.