Pte. Richard Green, A Company 3rd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry

GREEN, Pte. Richard Anthony "Ricky" - 21, Mill Cove, stationed in Edmonton, was killed Wednesday, April 17, 2002, near the southern Afghan city of Kandahar. Pte. Green was serving with A Company 3rd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. Pte. Green was the son of David Green, Winnipeg and Doreen (Arthur) Coolen, Deep Cove. Ricky graduated from Forrest Heights Community High School in Chester Grant in 1998. Shortly after, he entered the Canadian Armed Forces Recruit Training Program in St. Jean, Que. On successful completion of Recruit Training, Ricky was posted to the Princess Patricia Battle School, Ricky was then sent to the Regiment of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. Ricky's dream was to become a paratrooper and after passing numerous demanding qualifications, he was placed on a Canadian Armed Forces Paratrooper Course. Due to his self-determination and drive, Ricky became a proud serving member of the 3rd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Jump Company. Prior to his mission in Afghanistan, Ricky spent six months in Bosnia in the role of a Canadian Peacekeeper. Ricky remained close to all his childhood and school friends while serving in the military. He enjoyed numerous sports, but loved both baseball and soccer. He competed in many baseball tournaments while residing in his hometown. Ricky was an avid card player who enjoyed teaching the finer arts of cribbage. He liked action movies and, like all young people his age, could spend hours watching them. Ricky's cheerful disposition and good natured ways will be sadly missed by all. Besides his parents, he is survived by his fiancÚ, Miranda Boutilier, Birchy Head; paternal grandmother, Joyce Clooney, Bridgewater; paternal grandfather, William Green, Liverpool; maternal grandmother, Elva Young, Mill Cove; half-brothers, David (Jessica), Christopher (Carrie), British Columbia; three stepbrothers; one stepsister; many uncles, aunts and cousins. Ricky is also mourned by his special friends and mentors, Michael "Herb" and Donna McDonald, Fox Point. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in Ronald A. Walker Funeral Home, Hubbards. Funeral 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Luke's Anglican Church, Hubbards, Rev. Mark Pretty officiating, assisted by Padre Jack Barrett. Burial to follow in St. James Anglican Church Cemetery, Fox Point. Reception to follow in Hubbards Fire Department, Hubbards. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society in memory of Ricky's Aunt Wanda.