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• Full name — Ed­ward Keith Slade (named af­ter his fa­ther); • Home­town — Car­bon­ear; • Cur­rently re­sides — Beaver Bank, N.S.; • Fam­ily — wife Terri; chil­dren Ry­der and Hay­den; par­ents Ed­ward (Ned) and El­iz­a­beth (Liz) Slade, both in Car­bon­ear; brother, Ken Slade, who lives in Cold Brook, N.S.; and sis­ters, Krista Slade and Katie Ryan, both re­sid­ing in Car­bon­ear; • Birth­date — March 11, 1981; • Ed­u­ca­tion — grad­u­ated high school in 1999 from Car­bon­ear Col­le­giate; at­tended Col­lege of the North At­lantic and Me­mo­rial Univer­sity; • Spe­cial train­ing — ship’s team diver, port in­spec­tion diver, clear­ance diver, clear­ance diver tech­ni­cian, in­ter­na­tional ex­plo­sive or­di­nance dis­posal course, im­pro­vised ex­plo­sive de­vice dis­posal (IEDD) oper­a­tors as­sis­tant; • Oc­cu­pa­tion — clear­ance diver with the Royal Cana­dian Navy; • Ad­ven­tures in the re­serves — Keith was a mem­ber of HMCS Cabot dur­ing 9-11, where he helped with stranded pas­sen­gers from di­verted flights. It was his first of­fi­cial mil­i­tary act, hav­ing com­pleted his ba­sic train­ing in Au­gust 2001; swam with seal pups in Bri­tish Columbia; • In­ter­est­ing facts about Keith — his two chil­dren just fin­ished their first level in swim­ming lessons, fol­low­ing in their dad’s foot­steps; loves watch­ing Game of Thrones and Sons of An­ar­chy; not afraid to bust a move on the dance floor; en­joys gar­den­ing and hang­ing out with his kids; Keith even told us a se­cret he doesn’t tell many people, “I pre­fer heavy metal mu­sic but, (I) can’t be­lieve I’m ad­mit­ting this, I’m a fan of Justin Tim­ber­lake and Katy Perry. There I said it.”

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