Memorial Dedication to the City's beloved Cemetery Sexton Russell Brittain

Friends, family, and colleagues gathered today at the Historic Key West Cemetery to dedicate a new bench to Russell Brittain, our former sextant who passed away in 2020.

Brittain served the City from 2004 until 2020.  As Deacon Peter Batty noted, Brittain completely revamped cemetery records and cleaned up the grounds while maintaining sensitivity to the families of the folks buried there.

"Russel was a tremendous asset to the community," reads the plaque on the bench.  "His humble unfailing service to his cemetery residents and the survivors who loved them exemplified the best in public service."

Community donations made this quiet resting place, created by artists Craig Berube-Gray, a reality.

A plaque in the sexton's house
Jennine Knowles