SHG, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, Condolences and Community

Snakehead Games overlooks Hamilton’s Armoury, home to Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders amongst others. We’ve had great interactions with the armoury, and they’ve even helped us with our newest game.

It is with great regret that we hear the news that an Argyll Reservist, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, was killed while on duty at National War Memorial, near Parliament Hill. We brought flowers to lay at the front gate of the James St. Armoury.  I would say bought but the florist, I-fiori, would not charge us. I think we were the first, but not the last they extended this curtesy to.  A sign of a great community – I’m sure this will continue, and his family will be taken care of.

We did not officially meet you Nathan, although we probably bumped paths. It’s a small street.  Our condolences to family, friends and fellow soldiers.

Rest in peace.

Statement from Hamilton Mayor Bob Bratina:

Today a member of Hamilton’s own Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders was killed while performing the duties of a sentry at the National War Memorial.

His name has not been released at this time pending notification of next of kin.

The death of this young citizen-soldier and the act of terror that took his life in Ottawa today give us all cause to reflect on dangers that young men and women can face at any time when they don the uniforms of the military and protective services to serve their fellow Canadians at home and abroad.

At this time I join all Hamiltonians in offering our sincere condolences and prayers to the members of his family and his Regiment at the loss of their son and comrade.