The family of an Edmonton man says he died earlier this month while serving as a medic in the Ukrainian army.
Joshua Mayers, 34, traveled to Ukraine in September after working as a paramedic in Alberta..
Irvin Mayers says his son was a caring person and wanted to make a difference in the world.
The family says details about Mayers’ death are scarce, but it is believed he was k**led in combat on Nov. 10 near the town of Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine.
Global Affairs Canada says the department is aware of an incident involving a Canadian in Ukraine and that officials are working with local authorities and providing consular a*sistance.
The family does not know if or when they will be able to bring Mayers’ body back to Canada, but they are planning a celebration of life next week in Edmonton.
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