Please note the #45 Canadian Heroes Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Memorial Car (sponsored by Lincoln Electric), will have its next memorial on 24 August 2013 at Flamboro Speedway in Millgrove Ontario. Gates open at 5:00 PM and racing starts at 6:30 PM.
Canadian Heroes Racing is honoured to dedicate it's race to Sgt. Shawn Allen Eades. Born: Mar 26, 1975 Hamilton ON and was killed in action on August 20, 2008 in the Zharey District, Afghanistan. Sgt Eades served with the Canadian Military Engineers 12th Field Squadron, 1 Combat Engineer Regiment, 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI).
Sgt. Eades was respected for his outstanding professionalism and remembered as a devoted father who liked to share stories with his children with colleagues and friends.
Sgt. Eades, who was on his third tour of Afghanistan, was remembered by family and colleagues as a dedicated soldier and devoted father. Shawn has worn a uniform almost his whole life. He joined Cadets at 12, then he served in the Reserve Force and he joined the Regular Force when he turned 18. As dedicated as Shawn was to his job, he was even more dedicated to his family. He always had strong family values and it was difficult for him to be away, but he always knew that his family would receive great care from his extended family and from the military's services.
Sgt. Eades is interred in Ottawa, Ontario at Beechwood Cemetery
Obituary: Sergeant, a combat engineer with 12 Field Squadron, 1 Combat Engineer Regiment based in Edmonton, Alberta. Aged 33, he grew up in Hamilton, Ontario and joined the military at 18. He was serving his third tour of duty with the Canadian contingent of NATO forces in Afghanistan. He is survived by his wife Lisa Schamehorn, their daughters Breanna and Niya, mother Beverly, brother David, sister Tamara and other relatives. Tonight, Canadian Heroes is PROUD to present his Silver Cross Mother Ms. Bev McCraw with the hood of the 45 car at the conclusion of the race.
Canadian Heroes would also like to recognize Sgt. Eades two brothers in arms that perished with him on 20 August 2008. Corporal Dustin Roy Robert Joseph Wasden and Sapper Stephen John Stock. May these heroes never be forgotten and we thank them for their selfless sacrifice.
Canadian Heroes is an organization of volunteers (military and civilian) that come together to ensure the heroes of Canadian conflicts are never forgotten. We believe that Freedom is Never Free and for this race, we recognize the hero that gave his all for our country.
The LOSC Canadian Heroes 45 car sponsored by Lincoln Electric will be piloted by Kevin Trevellin of Windsor Ontario with pit support from Crew Chief Ian Holden, Brad Prevett and spotter Charles Grieves.