Brent Fawcett

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    • Brent Fawcett

    We regret to advise of the death of Brent Fawcett of Chesterville/Rockland at the Civic Hospital in Ottawa on 21 May 2014. Brent was a long-term member of the Mapping and Charting establishment. Born in 1950 in Winchester, ON   Brent graduated from the Cartographic Technicians programme at Algonquin College in 1971 and began work with the Department of the Environment. In 1977 he transferred to the Mapping and Charting Establishment and served there until he retired from the Public Service in 2003.

    Brent served a full career with Mapping and Charting Establishment. Military Map standards and specifications were his forte and he had a good knowledge of photo-mechanical and lithographic reproduction processes. Brent had a thorough knowledge of conventional and computerized draughting procedures and techniques and frequently served in the role of quality assurance inspector.

    Brent was active in the Employee Assistance Program since 1987 as EAP Chairman and referral agent and as instructor for EAP courses. In 1992 he received the EAP Long-standing Service Plaque in appreciation of his dedication. He was also a mainstay at the Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region since 1981 and was involved in the Brook Lane School (Carleton Board of Education) Off-Site Program. He still found time to be active in minor hockey and amateur boxing, and served as treasurer of the Mappers Club.

    In recognition of his dedication and accomplishments, Brent was awarded the Deputy Minister’s Commendation in 1995 for “Outstanding Dedication for Work and Community-Related Involvement”. He also received the United Way/Centraide Ottawa Community Builder Award in 2006 and the Ontario Volunteer Award in 2008 in recognition of over 25 years of volunteer services to the Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region.

    Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held at Maple Ridge Cemetery in Winchester on Saturday, 19 July 2014, at 11:00 AM. Donations can be made to the Ottawa Distress Centre, PO Box 3457, Station C, Ottawa, ON K1Y 4J6. {khOct2016}