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Joseph Robin Sean Lussier, Rob for short, was born at Saint Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg Manitoba in early 1965. In the early years, Rob’s family moved to Nanaimo BC, where his father abandoned the family, a mother with two young children with no furniture or support. All of Rob’s family years were spent on welfare trying to make it in a single mom family. At age of 13, Rob joined the 2422 Royal CanadianArmy Cadets Corps (RCACC) at Nanaimo Military Camp.

Rob found that the discipline and values instilled by the cadet program lead him to join the Canadian Scottish Regiment, a reserve infantry regiment, as an infantry soldier. After five years in the reserves, Rob joined the regular force as a Weapons Technician Land, specializing on armour and artillery throughout his career. Posting included Gagetown NB, Halifax NS, Kingston Ont, Borden Ont and CFB Shilo MB. During his posting to the Canadian Forces School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering he was employed at the senior armament instructor at the school and in 2003 won the Top Instructor Award for the school. Rob left the regular army under a 3B medical release and joined the reserve force in the Cadet Instructor Cadre as the training officer for 2520 RCACC in Brandon MB.

Rob set to make Brandon his home, had bought a home when posted in and remained in Brandon for the next 15 years. Rob was appointed commanding officer of 2520 RCACC, the cadet corps over the next four years grew substantially. Winning many community and service awards including the Top Army Cadet Corps within the Region in 2015. Capt Lussier also stood up a satellite army cadet corps at CFB Shilo. Capt Lussier retired from the Canadian Forces in June 2017 completing 32 years of service.

While working within the cadet program in Brandon/Shilo, Rob began his real estate career with Sutton-Harrison Realty. Robs won numerous customer service awards while in the real estate industry, placing customer service and support above business motivations. Rob moved to RE/MAX Valleyview Realty until he left the real estate industry in 2018.

In his personal life, Rob stayed active in the Brandon community, president of The Kiwanis Club of Brandon and Lt Governor of Kiwanis Western Canada District (MB). He has worked with various community groups including Relay for Life and Sgt-at-Arms for the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans Unit 10 Brandon. Rob believes in a fiscally responsible government, responsible firearms ownership and has a passion for the environment. Loves camping and travel, meeting new people and exploring museums.