COLLIER, Sapper Brian James - (From 1 Combat Engineer Regiment, based out of Edmonton) Brian was tragically taken ftom us, while proudly serving his country in Afghanistan on Tuesday, July 20, 2010, Brian Collier of Bradford at 24 years of age, Beloved son of Jim and Carol Collier. Loving brother of Shannon, Jennine and Lauren. Cherished grandson of Mamere Anne Marie and late Papere Bill Collier and Nana Freda and late Grampa Gordon McFadden. Sadly missed by his dog Tinkerbell. Brian will be fondly remembered by his aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and buddies. Friends may call at the Holy Martyrs of Japan Church, 167 Essa St., Bradford for visitation on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at the Church on Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 11 a.m. Interment Holy Martyrs Cemetery, Bradford. Donations to the Holy Martyrs of Japan Church Building Fund or Bradford District High School Scholarship Fund or Holy Trinity High School Scholarship Fund would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Skwarchuk Funeral Home, Bradford (1-800-209-4803).
Published in the Toronto Star on July 27, 2010