Brent was born in 1941 and went to school in the New Westminster area where he
joined the RCMP in 1964. After training in Regina he spent the next 22-years
working in the Saskatchewan communities of Radville, Regina, Naicam, Mossbank
and Meadow Lake. In 1987 after retiring from the Force, he joined the Bank of
Canada in Regina as a security officer.
Brent has been
bagpiping since he was twelve years old. He started under the direction of
Albert Duncan of the Seaforth Highlanders when he created the Lester Pearson
High School band in New Westminster, BC. He has had many
highlights in his career, many with the Streetsville Pipes and Drums in
Mississauga, Ont., Wa Wa Shrine Pipes and Drums and more recently, the RCMP
Pipes and Drums.
On August 8, 2000, the Streetsville P & D while touring Scotland, played for the
Queen and Princess Margaret on the grounds of Balmoral Castle.
In May, 2005 while Her Majesty was visiting Regina, Brent was fortunate to play
for her at the RCMP Mayerthorpe Memorial Parade at “Depot” Division and the
evening City of Regina banquet held in her honour.
After moving back to Regina
in 2001, Brent, along with others, created the RCMP F Division Pipes and Drums.
Brent retired from the force as Pipe Major of the RCMP Regina Pipes and Drums in
October,2011 and he and Yvette moved to Chemainus, BC where they
are currently enjoying a new adventure. Brent plays with the “E” Division Pipe Band whenever he can.