Brissard, Charles Edward

Regiment: Royal Canadian Electronic and Mechanical Engineers
Regimental Number: M 3459
Rank: Sapper
Biography: Charles Brissard was born in Leduc AB on December 13, 1920. He served with the Canadian Engineers in WW II from 1940 to 1945. In 1945 he married May, and they had 4 children: Diane, Hazel, Charlie, and Ken. They lived in Courtenay BC for many years, and moved to Duncan in 1963. Charles worked for Pacific Logging. May died in 1975, and in the following year Charles married Dora Botham (nee Sallis) a widow from Wanham AB. Charles moved to the Wanham area and farmed until 1995. He also became a member of the Hythe Legion. Charles died at age 76 in Hythe, in February 1997.

Source: Grooming the Grizzly p. 280
Grande Prairie Daily Herald Tribune Feb. 18, 1997