Retirement messages

Blank template for retirement message available here.

For any retirement messages wished to be sent out to the RCEME family, please send to our mailbox: DND.RCEME-GEMRC.MDN@forces.gc.ca.

To receive a retirement certificate, please fill in this form and send it to the positional mailbox.

The guidelines and format can be seen in Communiqué 01-2018 here.


May 2020

  • 13 May: Sgt P. Hayduk – After 33 years of loyal service in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Sgt Hayduk will retire on 13 May 2020. His Depart with Dignity(DWD) will take place 1300Hrs on 24 April at Mr. Mike’s in Saskatoon Please send any congratulatory messages, photos or anecdotes to MCpl Peel at john.peel@forces.gc.ca.

March 2020

  • 23 March: WO MittonWO Jeff Mitton is retiring after more than 39 years of service to the Canadian Armed Forces and Corps of the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers on 23 March, 2020. There will be an informal get together at Veh Coy a week or so before his retirement date.
  • 19 March: Cpl Hetherington – Cpl Jason B. Hetherington, born on November 30th, 1985 is retiring after more than 13 years of service to the Canadian Armed Forces and Corps of the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers on 19 March, 2020. Cpl Hetherington does not wish to have a DWD celebration, any well wishes can be sent directly to the member.
  • 14 March: WO Blundon – After 30 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, WO Blundon will retire on 14 March 2020. Congratulatory messages and anecdotes can be send to the DWD OPI WO Baker at 422-2000 ext 1711 or WESLEY.BAKER@forces.gc.ca.
  • 1 March: MCpl ChapmanMCpl Matthew Chapman will retire on March 1, 2020, after 14 years of service in the Canadian Armed Forces and the Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME) as a vehicle technician. A dignified departure ceremony will take place on February 26, 2020 from 1:30 p.m. at La Cochonne Rit restaurant located at 1670 Avenue Bourgogne, Chambly, Qc. Please confirm your presence and send your anecdotes, messages and photos to MCpl Jimmy Deschamps. Jimmy.deschamps@forces.gc.ca
  • 1 March: MCpl MarshallMCpl Donald Marshall is retiring after more almost 10 years of service to the Canadian Armed Forces and Corps of the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers on 1 March, 2020. There will be a private ceremony at Vehicle Company before he leaves. Congratulatory messages can be sent to WO Watson at Michael.Watson@forces.gc.ca.

February 2020

  • 28 February: Capt Taylor – After 30 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Capt. Taylor will retire on 28 February 2020. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) Ceremony will be held on 26 February 2020 at 1300, at the Normandy Officers’ Mess. Please confirm your attendance and send your stories, messages and photos to Julia Laporte at Julia.Laporte@forces.gc.ca.
  • 26 February: WO P.M.J. PlourdeOn 26 February 2020, Warren Officer Patrice Plourde will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces after 19 years of loyal and dedicated services to the CAF in which 17 of them served as a member of the RCEME Corps as an Electronic-Optronic Technician. A DWD ceremony will be held from 11h30 to 13h00 on February 7, 2020 at Restaurant Chuck’s Road house bar & grill, Angus, ON. Please confirm your attendance and send any congratulatory message, photos or anecdotes to Sgt Perron: Eric.Perron4@forces.gc.ca before 31 Jan 2020.
  • 23 February: MWO D. Merrill – On 23 February 2020, MWO Donnie Merrill will retire after more than 29 years of loyal and dedicated service with the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineer Corps. A depart with dignity luncheon will be held in honour of MWO Merrill on 21 Feb 2020, 1200h at Raxx Bar & Grill, 665 Development Dr, Kingston, ON. Any RSVP, retirement wishes, stories and/or anecdotes may be sent to WO Andrew Wallace – andrew.wallace@forces.gc.ca
  • 18 February: Cpl MontgomeryAfter almost 5 years of service to the CAF and RCEME Corps, Cpl Montgomery will release on 18 Feb 2020. There will be a small DWD ceremony for him on 13 Feb 2020. Please send all messages of congratulations and anecdotes to Michael.guerette@forces.gc.ca.
  • 17 February: Cpl S. Mathieu OuelletAfter 5 years of loyal service with the Canadian Armed Forces as a member of the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Cpl Mathieu Ouellet will be taking an early retirement, due to medical reasons, on February 17, 2020.A farewell dinner will be held on February 11, 2020 at the St-Hubert restaurant located at 2000 rue de l’Interlude, Québec; starting at 11:30 a.m. Those wishing to attend should contact Cpl Bissonnette via e-mail at Gabriel.Bissonnette@forces.gc.ca.
  • 12 February: MWO S. Morissette – After more than 33 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineer Corps (RCEME) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), MWO Stéphane Morissette will retire on February 12th, 2020. A Departure with Dignity event will take place at 11h30 on January 31st, 2020. The event will take place at the Senior NCO Mess on CFB Valcartier, Quebec. Please confirm your presence, and please send all stories, anecdotes, message and photos, to WO Jean-François Gravel no later than January 9th, 2020. jean-francois.gravel@forces.gc.ca

January 2020

  • 30 January: Maj D.B. Jose – After 30 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Maj Douglas Jose will retire on 30 January 2020. A Departure with Dignity Ceremony will be held on 19 Dec 19 at 1330 at La Station 611 Boulevard Saint-Joseph, Gatineau, QC. Please confirm your attendance and send your stories, messages and photos to MWO Mark Zelinski at Mark.Zelinski@forces.gc.ca.
  • 17 January: WO E. Poelzer – After 20 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Erik has decided to retire and his last day in a military uniform will be on 17 Jan 2020. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) Ceremony will take place in January with time and location to be confirmed at a later date. Congratulatory messages or anecdotes can be sent to MWO Sean Kaiser at Sean.Kaiser@forces.gc.ca.
  • 10 January: Cpl M. Parent – After 11 years of loyal service in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Cpl Parent has retired on 10 Jan 2020. There will be a luncheon on 20 Feb 2020 1400Hrs Dooly’s Oromocto Mall. If you would like to attend or have a congratulatory message or anecdotes please send an email to: Cpl Patrick Cormier patrick.cormier@forces.gc.ca
  • 8 January: MWO J.R. Martin – After nearly 32 years of outstanding and loyal service with the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Corps (RCEME) in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), MWO Reginald Martin will retire on 8 January 2020. A DWD will be held at the Centre Castor Restaurant at CFB Valcartier on 7 January, 2019 starting at 11:30 am. Those wishing to participate in his DWD are asked to communicate their intention to the OPI, MWO Éric Jobin via email Eric.jobin2@forces.gc.ca.
  • 6 January: Cpl S. St-Pierre – After more than 10 years of service in the Canadian Armed Forces and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Cpl Simon St-Pierre will retire on January 6th 2020. There will be no depart with dignity ceremony. Please send your message of congratulations and anecdotes to alexandre.lebel1@forces.gc.ca.

December 2019

  • 17 December: MWO Hampel – On 17 December 2019, MWO James (Jimmy) Hampel will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces after 39+ years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF/RCEME Corps as a Material Technician. A Luncheon will be held on the 9th December 2019 from 11:30- 13:30 at Buffet des Continents De Gatineau 4 Impasse de La Gare Talon Gatineau Qc. Please send R.S.V.P or any congratulatory Messages / anecdotes to MWO Jason Papineau: Jason.Papineau@forces.gc.ca NLT 29 Nov 2019.
  • 15 December: Sgt Marceau – After 21 years of good and loyal service as a regular force member in the RCEME Corps, Sgt Marceau will retire on December 15, 2019. A departure dinner will be held with his fellow workers whom he wishes to thank. Retirement messages and anecdotes can be sent to WO Steve Morissette (Steve.Morissette@forces.gc.ca).
  • 11 December: Sgt Maves – After 20+ years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Sgt Maves will retire on 11 December 19. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) luncheon will be held on 25 November 19 at 1130hrs, at Boston Pizza, 2939 Petawawa Blvd, Petawawa, On. Please confirm your attendance and send your stories, messages and photos to WO Patrick Lebel at Patrick.lebel@forces.gc.ca.
  • 8 December: WO Morris – After 37+ years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), WO Morris will retire on 08/12/2019. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) Ceremony/luncheon will be held on 29 November 2019 at 1200hrs at Wainwright’s WOSM. Please confirm your attendance and send your stories, anecdotes and/or messages and photos to MWO Phillips at Donald.Phillips2@forces.gc.ca.

November 2019

  • 30 November: MWO GosselinAfter nearly 30 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MWO Steve Gosselin will retire on November 30, 2019. A Departure with Dignity Ceremony will be held on October 30, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. at the Montreal Garrison Sgt/WO MESS located at 6560 Hochelaga Bulding 154. Please confirm your attendance and send your stories, messages and photos to WO Jonathan Richard to jonathan.richard@forces.gc.ca.
  • 21 November: Sgt RaymondAfter 27 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Sgt Raymond will retire on 21/11/2019. A DWD ceremony will be held at 12:00 on November 8, 2019, at Ambrosia restaurant located at 5910 Chemin de Chambly, Saint-Hubert, QC, J3Y 3R4. Please confirm your attendance and send any congratulatory messages, photos or anecdotes to Sgt Thibault at simon.thibault@forces.gc.ca.
  • 15 November: Cpl Schwaier After 5 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME) as a Vehicle Technician (Veh Tech), Cpl Schwaier will retire on 15/11/2019. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) Ceremony will be held on 01/11/2019 at the Tenne Club above the JR. Ranks in Shilo. Please confirm your attendance and send your stories, messages and photos to Sgt Nederlof at ROBERT.NEDERLOF@forces.gc.ca.
  • 15 November: MWO Dugas After 22 years of loyal service to the RCEME Corps and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), MWO Steeve Dugas will retire on November 15, 2019. A small DWD ceremony will be held on November 15, 2019, followed by a meal with colleagues to mark MWO Dugas’ last day of service with the CAF. Congratulatory messages and anecdotes can be sent to MWO Nadeau at steve.nadeau@forces.gc.ca.
  • 13 November: Col Lavoie – Col François Lavoie will be retiring on 13 November 2019 after 29 years of service in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME). A DWD will be held on Friday 8 November 2019 @ 11h30 at the Aulde Dubliner Pub, 62 William St, Ottawa ON K1N 7A3. RSVP and anecdotes can be sent to LCol Jeff Spitzig, DLEPS 3.
  • 07 November: CWO Beaumier – After 31 years of loyal and dedicated service in the Canadian Armed Forces and to the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical & Mechanical Engineering, CWO Eric Beaumier will retire on 15 Nov 2019. A Depart with dignity will be held at the WO’s and Sgt’s Mess, 4 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Ottawa on 7 November 2019 beginning at 1130 hrs. Those wishing to attend Eric’s DWD are requested to RSVP your intent to the DWD OPI, CWO Kevin Northorp by email at Kevin.Northorp@forces.gc.ca .

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