Sgt Brian King, CD (Ret’d)

    • Sgt Brian King (Ret’d)
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    • Sgt Brian King (Ret’d)

    We regret to advise of the death of Sergeant Brian King, CD (Ret’d) in Ottawa on 13 January 2016 at the age of 54. Brian served his country for many years as a Combat Engineer - much of his career being with 1 Combat Engineer Regiment in Chilliwack and Edmonton. Brian’s deployments over his career included: UNIKOM (United Nations Iraq – Kuwait Observation Mission) 1991, UNPROFOR (United Nations Protection Force )1992-1993, CFS Alert 1996 and NATO (Former Yougoslavia) 2000-2001.

    Brian was first posted to 1 Combat Engineer Regiment (1 CER), Chilliwack in 1982 after completing his Sapper basic training. After this tour, in 1985 he moved on to 4 Combat Engineer Regiment in Lahr, Germany for a two-year posting before returning to Chilliwack with the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering (CFSME) (1987 -1990). Staying in Chilliwack, he was posted back to 1 CER for a five-year posting. In 1995 Brian was transferred to a new environment for two years at Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake but then quickly returned to 1 CER, Edmonton for another tour of duty (1997 - 2001). His last posting ‘out West’ was with the Land Forces Western Area Training Centre in Wainwright (2001- 2003) and then it was back to CFSME for four years – but this time at CFB Gagetown. Brian retired from the Regular Force but joined the Primary Reserve and served with 33 Combat Engineer Regiment, Ottawa from 2007 until he retired in 2010.

    Family and friends are invited to visit Beechwood Funeral, Cemetery and Cremations Services, 280 Beechwood Avenue (East of Vanier Parkway) on Friday, 22 January 2016 from 10 am until time of Funeral service in the Sacred Space at 12 noon. Interment to follow at Beechwood Cemetery.

    In memory of Brian, donations to the Last Post Fund would be greatly appreciated. Tributes may be sent via Lifetimes at{khJan2016}