Stock's family said that they want to send their condolences to the friends and families of Wasden and Eades.

"Stephan was loved by so many people, his circle of friends stretch from coast to coast and his family, both here and in Ireland," his father David, mother Leona and brother Bryan said in a statement.

"Stephan believed in Canada's mission. He died proud and brave doing what he felt was right," they said.

"He wanted his friends to have no fear for him because he had no fear of the mission in Afghanistan. We truly believe that if he came home safe that he would request to return for another tour."