The Municipality of North Grenville took steps to honour the memory of Master Corporal Martin Brayman. Flags were lowered to half mast on Friday and will remain that way until his funeral. 

MCpl. Brayman died following an assault in Panama City, Florida last week. 

The Kemptville native, who graduated from St. Michael Catholic High School in 2004, was 32-years-old. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 2006 and worked as an Aerospace Control Operator, assigned to North American Aerospace Defense Command Detachment Tyndall this year. 

“On behalf of council and all staff at the municipality, we were extremely saddened to learn of MCpl. Brayman’s tragic passing,” noted Mayor Nancy Peckford and Deputy Mayor Jim McManaman in a joint statement. “His loss will no doubt affect many in this community who came to know him and his family at various stages of his young life.” 

Visitation is being held at St. Mike’s on Friday, from 6:00 to 8:00pm, and Saturday, from 9:00 to 11:00am. The celebration of life starts at 11:30am on Saturday. A reception will follow from 1:00 to 4:00pm.