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Karine Marie Nathasha Blais

In memory of:

Corporal Karine Marie Nathasha Blais

April 13, 2009

Shah Wali Kot District, Afghanistan

Military Service






12e Régiment Blindé du Canada


Canadian Forces Base Valcartier


Sacrifice Medal

Additional Information


January 4, 1988
Cowansville, Quebec


February 3, 2006
Rimouski, Quebec

Daughter of Gino and Josée Simard of Les Méchins, Quebec. Sister of Billy and granddaughter of Laurette Gendron.

Commemorated on Page 234 of the In the Service of Canada (1947 - 2014) Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Les Mechins Cemetery
Quebec, Canada

Grave Reference:



Les Mechins, Bas-Saint-Laurent Region

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Karine Marie Natasha Blais
  • Plaque– This was the laser engraved granite plaque that we designed to mark the unfortunate passing of Cpl Blais.  

It was originally displayed at the Kandahar Cenotaph from the date of her passing - and was repatriated to Canada in 2014.  

Today, it can be seen at the Afghanistan War Memorial located at National Defence Headquarters in Kanata, On.  

Rod A. McLeod, Designer
  • Memorial– After my summer vacation in the Gaspésie in 2013, I stopped at Les Méchins to pay my respects to Cpl Blais. She was on the same rotation as my son. I was stunned by what the municipality of Les Méchins had done to honour Cpl. Blais. This memorial is located along Route 132 and is illuminated at night. You can't ask for more from a small municipality. Thank you Les Méchins for what you have done. Richard Arial (adj ret)
  • Inscription
  • Memorial Bench for Corporal Blais

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