MWO Richard “Rick” H. Brown, CD (Ret’d)
We regret to advise of the death of Master Warrant Officer Richard “Rick” H. Brown, CD (Ret’d) in Whitby, ON in the early morning of 21 January 2021, at the age of 69 years. Rick was a former member of 3 Field Engineer Regiment (3 FER) in Montreal QC and 2 Field Engineer Regiment (2 FER) in Toronto, ON.
Rick grew up in Montreal, joining 3 FER in 1967 and, for the next 17 years, was appointed to a number of different positions in the Regiment before moving to Whitby in 1984. He transferred to 2 FER for a short period and then retired from the Canadian Forces after 20 years of service. Rick’s interest in the military did not stop there, however, as he would often visit friends at 3 FER and was present at the Hillside Armoury closing Mess Dinner in April 2015. He was a passionate contributor to the 3 FER Facebook group and an avid volunteer at the Ontario Regiment Museum in Oshawa, often leading military vehicle restoration projects for the museum.
Due to COVID-19, a celebration of life graveside service will be held at a later date. Details to be announced. If desired, memorial donations in Rick’s memory may be made to the Ontario Regiment Museum.