Brunner Place was named for Joe Brunner who came to Canada in 1928 from Austria. He came to Brocklehurst in 1943 and was well known for his outspokenness and involvement in the community. He was a lifetime member of the Community Hall Association, twice ran for alderman of the former District Municipality of Brocklehurst and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Railway Workers. he worked for the Canadian National Railway for 40 years. He was Secretary of Brocklehurst Golden Age Bowling Association at the time of his death. He died in Royal Inland Hospital 30 Aug 1976 and was survived by wife Emma, son Eric, daughter Ella (Mrs. G. Graham) and grandson Robbie Brunner, all of Kingston Ontario and one sister.
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