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Processions planned Thursday for four helicopter crash victims

NEWS RELEASE
NATIONAL DEFENCE / CANADIAN ARMED FORCES
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Captain Brenden MacDonald, Captain Maxime Miron-Morin, Sub-Lieutenant Matthew Pyke, and Master Corporal Matthew Cousins will arrive home in Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia, on Thursday, June 25.
As previously announced, six Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members died in the CH-148 Cyclone helicopter crash in the Mediterranean Sea on April 29, 2020. The homecoming for Sub-Lieutenant Abbigail Cowbrough took place on May 11 and the homecoming for Captain Kevin Hagen will be held in Victoria, British Columbia, on June 27.

The Pyke family will be joined by military and civilian dignitaries in a police-escorted motorcade from the Halifax International Airport to the Mattatall-Varner Funeral Home in Truro.

The MacDonald, Miron-Morin and Cousins families will be joined by military and civilian dignitaries in a police-escorted motorcade from the Halifax Stanfield International Airport to the Atlantic Funeral Home in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

The departure time is planned for 5:45 p.m. (ADT) and the detailed route is outlined below.

Please note there might be delays or changes to the route due to circumstances beyond our control.

We appreciate the outstanding support of our communities for the families of our fallen and the Canadian Armed Forces. For those who wish to recognize Captain MacDonald’s, Captain Miron-Morin’s, Sub-Lieutenant Pyke’s, and Master Corporal Cousins’ return home, we ask that you join us in adhering to COVID-19 restrictions and practice physical distancing while paying respects, in addition to observing traffic rules. While the CAF understands and recognizes Canadians’ grief and the need to mourn at this difficult time, we ask it is done so in a way that protects the health and safety of everyone.

For traffic safety, the motorcycle part of the procession will be by invitation only. Riders who want to pay their respects are kindly asked to line the route and not join the procession as it passes.

As the families are grieving as a result of their tragic losses, we request the public and the media respect their privacy. 

Planned motorcade route for SLt Pyke:
Start at the Park ’n’ Fly parking lot on Barnes Dr, exit right
Turn right on Baldwin Dr to Pratt and Whitney Dr
Turn right on Pratt and Whitney Dr to Bell Blvd
Turn left on Bell Blvd and take the exit for NS-102 North (Truro)
Take Exit 13 to McClures Mills Road / Truro Heights Connector Road
Turn left onto Willow St / Nova Scotia Trunk 2 North
Turn right onto Arthur St
Turn left onto Young St
Turn right into the Mattatall-Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young St, Truro

Planned motorcade route for Capt MacDonald, Capt Miron-Morin, and MCpl Cousins:
Start at the Park ’n’ Fly parking lot on Barnes Dr, exit right
Turn right on Baldwin Dr to Pratt to Whitney Dr
Turn left on Pratt and Whitney Dr to Aerotech Dr
Turn right on Aerotech Dr to NS-102
Take NS-102 South (Halifax) exit
Follow the NS-102 South, keep left at the fork to continue on NS-118
Take Exit 11 to merge onto NS-111 South to Pleasant St
Turn left on Pleasant St to Corsair Dr
Turn left on Corsair Dr to Banshee Ave
Turn right on Banshee Ave to Swordfish Dr
Turn right on Swordfish Dr to Boundary Rd
Turn left on Boundary Rd to Magnificent Ave
Turn right on Magnificent Ave
Turn right on Bonaventure St to Main Rd
Turn left on Main Rd., through Eastern Passage to Caldwell Rd
Turn left on Caldwell Rd to Cole Harbour Rd (Portland St turns into Cole Harbour Rd)
Turn right onto Cole Harbour Rd to Forest Hills Parkway
Turn left on Forest Hills Parkway to Main St
Turn right on Main St, drive 100 metres past the Montague Rd intersection
Turn left into the Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St, Dartmouth
 

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Because of aircraft delays, the timings for the procession are all moved to the right by 1 hour at this time.
 

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Motorcade Saturday to honour Nanaimo man who died in Forces helicopter crash

Members of the public are invited to pay their respects to Capt. Kevin Hagen, one of six Canadian Armed Forces members who died in a CH-148 Cyclone helicopter crash in the Mediterranean Sea in April, by attending a homecoming motorcade procession on Saturday.

The Hagen family will be joined by military and civilian dignitaries in a police-escorted motorcade from Victoria International Airport to the McCall Gardens Funeral Home on Falaise Drive.

The departure time is planned for 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The planned motorcade route starts at 443 (Maritime Helicopter) Squadron at 9755 Willingdon Rd. and heads to West Saanich Road, Mills Road, MacDonald Park Road, Beacon Avenue West to the Pat Bay Highway, before turning onto Royal Oak Drive and heading onto Falaise Drive to McCall Gardens at 4665 Falaise Dr.

https://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/motorcade-saturday-to-honour-nanaimo-man-who-died-in-forces-helicopter-crash-1.24160423
 

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As a note, Willingdon Dr will be closed to the public from West Saanich Road to the Air terminal roundabout, while the motorcade passes, if I understand things correctly.
 
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