The RCMP announced yesterday plans are underway for the body of Sgt. Mark Gallagher to be flown back to Canada for the repatriation at CFB Trenton in Ontario.

Gallagher, 50, is the former public relations officer for the RCMP in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick who died from last week’s devastating earthquake in Haiti.

Gallagher left Halifax in July for a peace operation in Haiti where he trained Haitian police as part of a UN mission.

Gallagher, who is survived by his wife and two adult children, was found dead last Thursday in the Haiti capital of Port-au-Prince. The remains of the Bathurst, N.B., native were recovered under the collapsed remains of the building he was living in.

Police say Gallagher’s body was recovered last Saturday. At the request of the family, a RCMP regimental funeral will take place in Woodstock, N.B., at a yet-to-be-determined date.


• In memory of Sgt. Mark Gallagher, the public can submit condolences via the RCMP website at

• The messages will be compiled and provided to Sgt. Gallagher’s family.