Body of Cpl. Dubé begins final journey home
Dubé was killed on Sunday when a roadside bomb he was trying to defuse exploded. Dubé, 35, was a combat engineer from the 5 Combat Engineer Regiment based at Canadian Forces Base Valcartier, near Quebec City.
His casket was loaded onto a transport plane in an evening ramp ceremony.
"In his desire to make a difference, he gave his life suddenly, without warning," Padre Bastien Leclerc told the crowd assembled on the tarmac.
"We will all miss his infectious smile, his determination, and his will to make this part of the world a better place to live."
An Afghan police officer was also killed and an Afghan interpreter was seriously injured in Sunday's explosion, which occurred about 20 kilometres southwest of Kandahar City at 12:30 p.m. local time.
With files from The Canadian Press