Sergeant Jean Guy Charbonneau was a true blue airman serving in the Canadian Armed Forces for 28 years as an aircraft electrician, retiring in 1981. He deployed to Ismailia, Egypt with the United Nations Peacekeeping tour in 1974, during which time Buffalo 461 was shot down.
His father Private Zephyrin Charbonneau fought in WW1 with the 22nd Battalion CEF, including Vimy Ridge. His son Sgt Alain Charbonneau served 22 years as an AVN tech, was deployed to the Gulf War in 1991 and the Kosovo Conflict in 1998. His son in law, Warrant Officer Tim Hurley served 23 years as an Aero Engine Technician, and his Great Grandson Sgt Trevor Hurley, currently serving, did two tours in Afghanistan in 2009 & 2011 as well as a deployment to Kuwait in 2014/15.
He loved being in the Air Force and we were regaled time and again with stories of his service in the forces.
Proud to be a military family.