Monday, October 12, 2015

Obituray Notice for LM150 LCol (retd) Brian D. Costello (RCSigs / CELE(L))

It is with profound sadness, and much gratitude, that we share news of the death of LCol (retd) Brian Denis Costello, CD, who died peacefully October 9, 2015 at the Civic Campus of The Ottawa Hospital, following a stroke suffered hours earlier at his family home. He was 74 years old.
Brian is survived by his loving and caring wife, Martha Carolyn Costello (Patterson, of Gaspé, QC), his loving sons Capt (N) Brian Andrew (Maureen), LCol (retd) Joseph Patrick (Margaret), Lt (N) Sean Michael (Pam), his beloved grand-daughters Katherine and Jamie, and by younger siblings Sheila, Michael (Patty) and Aileen (Jack). Pre-deceased by his parents Capt (retd) Edwin and Doris Costello (Switzer) and brother Terry.
A career Army officer, first with the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals and later the Communications & Electronics Branch, he enjoyed a diverse career filled with both field and staff positions, including an exchange tour in Colorado Springs, deployment to Ismalia, Egypt with UNEF II, communications support of the 1976 Olympics (Montréal) and highlighted by command of CFS Masset 1981- 84. He later earned accolades and great recognition for his successful leadership of a multi-year, international undertaking, the CFSRS Remoting Project, OP WINTERCHILL.
Retiring from the Canadian Forces in 1995 and later from the Communications Security Establishment in 1998, he continued his 33-year challenge of Multiple Sclerosis with the unending support and love of his wife and partner in life, Martha.
The family would like to gratefully acknowledge and thank the staff on duty in the Emergency Department during Brian's short time in hospital; the care, and caring, could not have been better! Special thanks to Steve & Cathy.
Friends may pay respects on Wednesday evening (6-9 p.m.) at the
Kelly Funeral Home - Carling Chapel
2313 Carling Avenue,
Ottawa, ON K2B 7G3
or, after 12 noon on Thursday October 15, at the
Beechwood National Memorial Centre (National Military Cemetery)
280 Beechwood Ave,
Ottawa, ON K1M 8E2
(613) 741-9530
Visitation will end shortly before the 2:00 p.m. Funeral and 3:00 p.m. Military Burial. In lieu of flowers, In Memoriam donations to the MS Society would be appreciated

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