Sgt Brian McKenna (Ret’d)

    • RCE Badge circa 1939-45

    We regret to advise of the death of Sergeant Brian McKenna (Ret’d) at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, in Edmonton AB on 24 October 2006 at the age of 86.

    Brian was born in Cookstown, Northern Ireland and immigrated to Canada with his family in 1927.  He was a WW II veteran who enlisted in the Canadian Army in July 1941, trained in Hamilton ON and Camp Petawawa ON before shipping to England were he joined the 6th Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers of the 3rd Division.  He landed in Normandy on D-Day Plus 1 and fought with the Sappers through France, Belgium, Holland and Germany.  He was repatriated to Canada after the war and released in October 1945.

    Brian was a member of the Sappers Club of Edmonton, Royal Canadian Legion Kingsway Branch #175 in Edmonton and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (The Elks).

    A prayers service will take place on 29 October 29 at 6:00 p.m. at Park Memorial Chapel, 9709 - 111 Avenue, Edmonton.   A Mass of Christian Burial will follow on 30 October at 1:30 p.m. at St. Matthew Roman Catholic Church, 13131 - 86 Street, Edmonton.  Donations may be made to the Alberta Lung Association, P.O. Box 4700, Station S, Edmonton or to a charity of one's choice.  {gdSep2016kh}