Sgt Alan Mackrell
We regret to advise of the untimely death of Sergeant Alan Mackrell of 1 Engineer Support Unit on 7 February 2006.
Sergeant MacKrell joined the Canadian Forces in 1981 and completed his basic Infantry training with the 3rd Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment Battle School in Petawawa. On completion of his training he was posted to Baden Solingen, Germany. His subsequent postings while with the RCR were Winnipeg, 3rd Airborne Commando, Petawawa and Borden. In 1988 Al remustered and joined the Canadian Military Engineers as a Plumbing and Heating Technician. His postings with the CME were in Trenton and Moncton. In addition to his postings, Al had two tours of duty in Cyprus, three in the Golan Heights, at CFS Alert and in Afghanistan.
The family will receive friends at the Accettone Funeral Home 384 Finley Ave, Ajax (905-428-9090) on Wednesday, 15 February from 2:00 - 4:00 and 7:00-9:00 PM. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, 16 February at 11:00 AM at St. Bernadette's Roman Catholic Church, 21 Bayly Street East (Bayly and Harwood). In lieu of flowers, donation made in Alan's memory to ALS Society of Ontario would be appreciated by his family.