MCpl Edgar G. Garrett, CD (Ret’d)

    • MCpl Edgar G. Garrett, CD (Ret’d)
    • Carving of the engineer cap badge by Edgar that he donated to CFSME and currently hangs in the School CWO’s office.
    • MCpl Edgar G. Garrett, CD (Ret’d)

    We regret to advise of the death of Master Corporal Edgar G. Garrett, CD (Ret’d) at the Oromocto Public Hospital in Oromocto NB on Friday, 12 June 2020 at the age of 84.

    Edgar was born in Somerset, England and worked in a furniture factory in Somerset from the ages of 14 to 17. He then enlisted in the British Army and served during WW II with the Welsh Guards. After the war Edgar immigrated to Canada with his family in 1948. In Canada he worked at Christie Woodworking in Saint John NB as well as working in the woods in Hoyt NB with the Ross Kirkpatrick company. He joined the Canadian Forces in 1953 and served his country as a carpenter for over 24 years with the Canadian Military Engineers.

    Edgar was a gifted musician, artist, and wood carver and left this mark during his postings. Among his legacy was the Officers’ Mess in Werl Germany where he carved a Royal Canadian Engineer badge and grenades for the 4 Field Squadron entrance sign as well as a badge above the fireplace mantle. In 3 Field Squadron he designed the hockey team jersey crest, the Farewell Certificate and several other items. When the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering school moved from Chilliwack BC to Camp Gagetown NB he donated a carving of the Canadian Military Engineer badge that currently hangs in the School Chief Warrant Officer’s office.

    A graveside service will be held at the Rockland Cemetery, McAdam, NB on Monday, 15 June 2020 at 2:00 PM. McAdam Legion Branch #7 will hold a Tribute to a Veteran Service immediately following the graveside service.

    For those who wish, donations in Edgar’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to the funeral home. {khJun2020}[zsd, zsp]