Quebecer É Mile-Antoine Roy-Sirois, codenamed “Beaver”, dies at the forefront of Ukraine

According to soldiers who fought him, 31-year-old Quebec Emile Antoine Roy Shirois, who recently died in Ukraine in a fight against Russian troops, volunteered at the forefront because he wanted to protect innocent women and children. did.

Roy-Sirois was “a human-caring intellectual,” said Blackhawk, a fighter who uses only codenames in an interview on Monday for security reasons.

“He was kind and did not intend to harm anyone. He listened to the orders and was brave.”

According to Blackhawk from Idaho, Roy Shirois died on July 18 after spending about four months fighting in Ukraine. “He lost a hero by his friend in an attempt to transport an injured American named Skywalker, codenamed Luke.”

The Ukrainian Parliament of Canada issued a statement Monday, saying it was sad to know about the death of Roy Shirois.

“Mr. Roy-Sirois will be remembered by the Ukrainian people and our community because of his selflessness and commitment to the values ​​of freedom and justice shared by Canada and Ukraine,” the organization said. rice field.

The leader of the Ukrainian Roy Shirois fighter team said the Quebec and three other volunteers had been killed by Russian tank shells near Sibersk in the eastern part of the country. Angel, who does not use his real name for security reasons, said he was fortunate to have Roy Shirois as a “brother of the fight.”

“Only two Canadians stayed at the forefront,” Angel from Saskatchewan said in an interview with Facebook Messenger on Monday. “He had the option of leaving the front line, but he stayed. Everyone would be proud of his courage, and I was lucky to welcome him.”

Both Angel and Blackhawk described Roy Shirois as an easy-going and funny guy whose codename is “Beaver.”

“He said there are a lot of beavers in Canada,” Blackhawk said.

Global Affairs Canada said in a statement that it was aware of the death of Canadians in Ukraine, but did not provide details.

Virginia Ann

Canadian press