Retirement messages 2018-05-14T15:14:52+00:00

Retirement messages

August 2018

  • 31 Aug: on August 31, 2018, MCpl Jean-François Huard will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces after more than 15 years of loyal service in the Royal Canadian Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Corps. Jean-François has chosen to hold his retirement dinner in privacy. Congratulatory messages and anecdotes can still be sent to Sgt Bouffard at Full details can be found here.
  • 29 Aug: After more than 33 years and 7 months of loyal and dedicated service to Canada with the RCEME Corps and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), Chief Warrant Officer Sylvain Mailhot will retire on the 29th August, 2018. There will be a DWD luncheon held at 11h30 for 12h00 on July 5, 2018 at the Officer’s Mess at CFB Valcartier. Please send your confirmation of attendance and any messages and, or anecdotes before June 22, 2018 to MWO Marc Latour, Full details can be found here.

July 2018

  • 9 Jul: WO MacDonald will retire on 9 Jul 18 after 41 loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the RCEME Corps. His DWD will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Wilson Branch 527, 948 Sheppard Ave W, North York, ON, on 11 May 2018 at 1230, and his last official day will be 9 Jul 2018. Please confirm attendance and send any congratulatory messages, anecdotes, etc. to WO Aviado at prior to 01 May 2018. Full details can be found here.
  • 8 Jul: MWO Pierre Carrier will retire 8th July 2018 after 30 years of loyal and dedicated service in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical Mechanical Engineers (RCEME). There will be a departure with dignity ceremony and farewell gathering for Pierre on June 15 2018, taking place at 975 Boul St-Joseph, Gatineau, 4 floor at 11h00 for presentation of certificates. After the presentation, the farewell luncheon will be at Vieux Duluth Restaurant 1160 Boul St-Joseph, Gatineau, QC J8Z 1T3 at 12h15. Persons wishing to attend the departure ceremony and/or the farewell luncheon are asked to confirm their attendance to MWO François Fortin before June 1 2018. Retirement messages and anecdotes can be sent to the following email address: For additional information please contact MWO Fortin at 819-939-0900. Full details can be found here.
  • 6 Jul: After more than 30 years of loyal and dictated services to the CAF, MWO Sylvain Dionne will retire on July 6, 2018. Sylvain was born on September 27, 1969, in Mont-Carmel county Kamouraska, Quebec. A farewell dinner will take place in Valcartier at the officers Mess on June 28th 2018 at 11h30 for 12h00. Please RSVP for the diner, mention of allergies are required, all messages and stories can be sent to WO T.R. Pion by e-mail Full details can be found here.
  • 3 Jul: After more than 11 years of service in the Canadian Armed Forces, Cpl Dave Mailloux Couturier will retire on July 3rd 2018. No departure dinner with dignity will take place.Please send your messages of congratulations and anecdotes to: Full details can be found here.

June 2018

  • 29 JunCpl Alexandre Garneau will be leaving the Canadian Armed Forces on June 29, 2018 after 4 years of loyal service with the RCEME corps. Cpl Garneau will be leaving the forces to join his girlfriend and her son in Victoriaville, Quebec. Full details can be found here.
  • 22 Jun: With 40 + years of loyal and dedicated service to his country, MWO Bruno Turcotte is retiring from the Canadian Forces on 22 June 2018, after serving his entire career under the RCEME color. A retirement Luncheon for Bruno and his wife will be held on the 06th June 2018, commencing at 12:00 hrs. The luncheon will be held at Danny’s Steakhouse, 3432 Petawawa Boulevard, Petawawa, ON K8H 1X5. Personnel wishing to attend or send any congratulatory messages, anecdotes and best wishes are asked to confirm via email NLT 31st May, 2018 to Sgt Stephen O’Reilly at Stephen.O’ Full details can be found here.
  • 15 Jun: On June 15, 2018, Sgt Réjean Lessard will retire after more than 35 years of loyal and dedicated service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), including 30 years with the RCEME Corps. A non-formal departure dinner will be held on June 15, 2018, at 11:30 am at the beaver center restaurant at CFB Valcartier. Stories, anecdotes and RSVP can be sent to Sgt Denis Constantineau, Full details can be found here.
  • 10 Jun: After more than 11 years of service in the Canadian Armed Forces, Cpl Jean-Sébastien Duchesne will retire on June 10, 2018. There will be no depart with dignity ceremony. Please send your congratulations and anecdotes to: Full details can be found here.

May 2018

  • 25 May: Maj Rob Hardwick officially retired from the Canadian Armed forces on 5 December 2017 after more than 31 years of loyal and dedicated service to Canada as a member of the RCEME Corps. A small event to mark Rob’s departure will be held on 25 May 2018, 1200-1400 hrs at Lone Star Texas Grill, 251 Ontario Street, Kingston. Dress casual or dress of the day. Messages of congratulations or anecdotes can be sent to Col Lindsay Dencsak at LINDSAY.DENCSAK@FORCES.GC.CA.
  • 18 May: On May 18, 2018, CWO Jasmin Grenon will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) after more than 32 years of loyal and dedicated service, including 30 years with the RCEME Corps. A Depart with Dignity luncheon in his honour will be held on May 18, 2018, at 11:00 at the Bistro75, 75 Rue d’Edmonton, Gatineau. Stories, anecdotes and confirmation of your attendance may be sent to CWO Daniel Hrycyk, Full details can be found here.
  • 1 MayCapt Alexandre Levesque

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