MCpl Brian Russell (Ret'd)
We regret to advise of the death of Master Corporal Brian Russell, a retired Structural Technician, on 26 April 2003 in Moncton, NB.
Master Corporal Russell joined the Canadian Forces in 1970 and started his military career as an Administrative Clerk. Postings in that trade included CFB Gagetown, 4 Service Battalion in Lahr Germany and Air Command Headquarters in Winnipeg. In 1979 Brian joined the Engineer Family when he remustered to Structures Technician. Postings then included CFB Comox, Combat Training Centre Headquarters in CFB Gagetown, CFB Shearwater and CFB Montreal (St-Hubert). Brian also served two United Nations tours in Cyprus 1974-75 and 1983-84.
Brian retired in October 1993 with the intention of building his own house and running a hobby farm in Newington area, just outside of Cornwall ON. Unfortunately, after he was diagnosed with a serious illness, he moved with his wife Triena to Moncton NB in 2000.