BRANDON, Man.A Canadian soldier who died in a road accident in Afghanistan was honoured with a 21-gun salute as he was buried yesterday after a private service at Canadian Forces Base Shilo. Grim-faced mourners made their way to the grave of Master Cpl. Tim Wilson, 30, to pay their last respects, while pallbearers in full military dress draped the Canadian flag on his casket and carried the fallen soldier to his final resting place.

Among the mourners were Wilson's widow Daphne, daughter Sheralynn, 13, and son, Jesse, 9. Wilson, with the Second Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry based in Shilo, was critically injured March 2 when the light armoured vehicle he was in was hit by a taxi and flipped over.