Sgt Brian Edward Stacey, CD, RCAF (Retired)

10 Feb 22

It is with great sorrow that we announce the unexpected passing of Sergeant (Retired) Brian Edward Stacey, CD of Mosher’s Corner on 10 February 2022.

Born 1 December 1953 in Kingston, Ontario, Brian was the youngest of four sons to the late Ken and Anne Stacey.  He was the devoted husband of Cecilia (Sakalauskas) and loving father to Correna (Randy) Keddy, North Kingston and Ryan (Lyndsay) Stacey, Bridgewater.  He was the grandfather of Kaelee Keddy, Braden Keddy and Chelsey Keddy. Loving and devoted to his wife Cecilia for 49 years, they started their life’s adventure with his first military posting in 1972 in Debert, NS when Brian was just 19.

He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force, C&E Branch as a Teleop.  This first posting provided them with their first home where they cultivated a true love that lasted a lifetime.  Brian’s military career took them to Toronto, Kingston ON, Greenwood, C.F.E Lahr in Germany, Ottawa, then finally settling back into Greenwood after 42 years of service.  During these exciting years, they had adventures the world over, fostering that ever present love they had for each other.  They also made friends that became more like family, especially George and Noreen McPhee.  George and Brian were as thick as thieves, best friends throughout the years. Brian served his country overseas on two deployments. One to Camp Mirage in support of the mission in Afghanistan; where, in addition to his regular duties, he assisted in every ramp ceremony for repatriated soldiers during his deployment. The second, Brian volunteered to go to Italy in support of the CF mission in Libya to serve with his son Ryan who was deployed on the same mission. With Brian retiring from the military in 2014, he and Cecilia built a home over-looking the Bay of Fundy in Mosher’s Corner.  At this time, Brian took a position as a school bus driver for the AVRCE.  He absolutely loved driving the students and would tell tales of the students, their happiness, their progress as well as setbacks. It truly gave him joy and purpose to drive them every day. He not only shared his life with his two legged family, but his four legged family as well.  With his kind and gentle nature, animals gravitated to him.  He shared his life with horses, and both he and his daughter, Correna shared that passion, especially over his horse, Blue. In his leisure time, Brian enjoyed golf and curling, and the social aspects that accompanied both.  He was a lover of both fine wines, and those not so fine, and enjoyed sharing that with others.  He was a gracious host, welcoming and warm, and often loved to cook big breakfasts and meals for those in his company.  He and Cecilia loved to have their home abuzz with family and friends, bringing together those with whom they shared their lives.

The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to those first on scene, the first responders, Middleton Fire Department, EHS and RCMP staff, as well as those at Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital.  Your efforts and determination bring peace during these difficult times. Donations in memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Arrangements have been entrusted to Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main Street (902) 825-3448. Online condolences may be made by visiting: