Fergus Legion holding memorial dedication for Brent Lillie

 FERGUS – Fergus Legion Branch 275 is holding a dedication service to commemorate the life and service of Master Corporal Brent W. Lillie.

He was honoured with a full military funeral concluding with burial in Belsyde Cemetery on Oct. 5, 2007.

Following public and secondary school in Fergus, which included his involvement with the 1882 Wellington Rifle Army Cadet Corps, Lillie joined the Royal Canadian Air Force.  

Over his distinguished career spanning more than two decades, he spent time on both Canadian coasts and a posting in Southeast Asia supporting the Afghanistan conflict.

Canadian military archives list Lillie as a casualty of the Afghanistan war and each year at the local Remembrance services, his name is read out, along with many other veterans, recognizing them for their service to country.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 275 Fergus has committed to recognizing Lillie with a memorial plaque placed in Dr. Norman Craig Park by the cenotaph.   

The dedication service will be held on June 1 at 11am with members of the Lillie family present and unveiling the plaque.  

Members of the public are welcome to attend.  A reception and light lunch at the Legion will follow the dedication service.  

In the event of poor weather conditions, the dedication will be held in the Legion Hall.

Branch 275 would like to give sincere thanks to Grand River Stone for donation of the base stone and to Fergus Memorials for donating time in transporting and expertise in placing the memorial.