03/13/2015 09:52 EDT | Updated 05/13/2015 05:59 EDT

Sgt. Andrew Doiron to be buried in military cemetery on Saturday

OTTAWA - A Canadian soldier killed in Iraq will be buried in the Beechwood National Military Cemetery on Saturday.

Sgt. Andrew Doiron died last week in what is being called a friendly fire incident.

His body was returned home on Tuesday.

The funeral will be held at Ottawa's Notre-Dame Cathedral on Saturday morning.

Doiron was shot and killed as his special forces unit was returning to an observation post at night.

He is the first Canadian soldier to die in the Iraq deployment, which began last fall.