Brian MacPhee, 1955-2009

Published: September 30, 2009
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After a lengthy struggle with diabetes, Brian MacPhee of Vermillion, Alberta, died on September 30, 2009.

MacPhee was born on Febuary 10, 1955, and served for many years as the Drum-Major and Band Manager of the Alberta Caledonia Pipe Band of Edmonton, Alberta.

He started as a piper in the Vermillion Pipe Band, but, after an accident with a table saw, he lost half of his D-finger and pinky, leaving him unable to play. To stay involved with the scene that he loved, he turned to drum-majoring and joined Alberta Caledonia as Band Manager and Drum-Major.

“Brian’s management of  Al-Cal over the years was outstanding,” said Alex MacIntyre of Alberta Caledonia. “We would not have had the success we did without his involvement in the management roll of the band.”

Brian MacPhee is survived by his wife, Margaret, sons, Liam and Rod, and brother, Robert.

The funeral is to be held in Vermillon, date and time yet to be determined.

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