Master Corporal Martin Brayman’s family wants his memory to live on. The Kemptville native died following an assault in Florida last week. The Marty Brayman Kids Hockey Fund aims to raise $32,000.
Joel Brayman, Marty’s dad, says the objective is to raise enough money to give at least one underprivileged child the chance to play hockey each year. He explained the fund will cover the cost of registration and equipment. Brayman noted the goal is to gift $1,000 annually for every year of Marty’s life.
He says hockey was one of the things that really shaped Marty into who he became. Brayman says Marty played hockey in Kemptville as a kid and made it all the way to the 73’s roster.
He noted his son joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 2006 because he loved adventure. The Brayman family has a long history and deep roots in the military: Marty’s dad and grandpa both served in the navy and his great-grandfather served in the armed forces.
Brayman says he’s really come to realize over the past week and a half just how deeply Marty impacted people. He explained if you ask anyone who knew Marty, they would say he was a great friend.
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Visitation for MCpl. Brayman is set for Friday night, from 6:00 to 8:00pm, and Saturday morning, from 9:00 to 11:00am, at St. Michael Catholic High School. A celebration of life is being held from 11:30am to 1:00pm, followed by a reception at the school.