Retirement messages

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.


September 2019

  • 15 September: Capt Boudreault – After 34 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the RCEME Corps, Capt Germain Boudreault will retire on 15 September 2019. A DWD will be held at 1030h on 26 July 19, at the Richelieu Bldg, Rm 264 follow by a dinner at the Pacini Restaurant, 615 Boulevard Saint-Joseph, Gatineau. Please confirm your presence and send your anecdotes, messages and photos NLT 12 July 19 to Capt Laurène Mazade at Laurene.Mazade@forces.gc.ca.
  • 3 September: CWO DubucAfter 34+ year of loyal service, CWO Dubuc will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 3 September 2019. A DWD will be held at 11h30 on 30 August, 2019 at the NDHQ WOs’ and Sgts’ mess in Ottawa 4 Queen Elizabeth Dr. Ottawa, Ont, K2P 2H9 and meal will be available for $7.00.  Plse confirm your presence and send anecdotes, messages and photos NLT 27 Aug to Eric Beaumier at ERIC.BEAUMIER@forces.gc.ca.

August 2019

  • 13 August: MWO Cogswell – MWO Cogswell will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces with an effective release date of 13 August 2019 after 28 years of service. A DWD will be held on the 21 June 2019 at 1200hrs at the Griffin’s in Gagetown.  If you wish to attend or send congratulatory messages, stories and anecdotes please email CHRISTIAN.BELANGER4@forces.gc.ca.
  • 08 August: MWO Raymond – Master Warrant Officer J.J. Martin Raymond will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on August 08 2019 after more than 28 years of loyal service. Master Warrant Officer Martin Raymond’s DWD will be held on the 19 July 2019 from 1200–1500 hrs at Houston Bar & Grill in Gatineau. For those who wish to attend, please confirm your presence and send any anecdotes, and photos to Mr. Rene Tremblay (rene.tremblay7@forces.gc.ca), NLT 5 July 2019.
  • 07 August: MWO Marcil – MWO Daniel Marcil will retire on August 7, 2019 after more than 36 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and 33 years with the RCEME Corps. An informal lunch will be held on July 24 at 11:30 am at the Terminus, the rear of building 975 ST-Joseph. Stories, anecdotes and confirmation of your presence can be sent to Capt Tanudjaya at Alvin.Tanudjaya@forces.gc.ca.
  • 06 August: Col Paul Fuller– After 35 years of loyal service in the Canadian Armed Forces and with the RCEME Corps, Col Fuller will retire on 6 August 2019. A DWD will be held at 1130h on 28 June, 2019 at the 3 Brewers Restaurant, located in the Kanata Centrum Shopping Centre, 565 Kanata Ave, Kanata, ON K2T 1K5. Please confirm your presence and send your anecdotes, messages and photos NLT COB 26 June to Mrs. Darcy Phifer at Darcy.Phifer@forces.gc.ca.
  • 03 August: Cpl Brad Campbell – Cpl Brad Campbell will retire on 3 August 2019, following 10 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the RCEME Corps. DWD will be held on the 19th of July 2019 at Boston Pizza in Trenton. Please forward any congratulatory messages to Eric.Vaillancourt@forces.gc.ca.
  • 02 August: MWO Troy Spence – After 33 plus years of loyal and dedicated service to Canada and the RCEME Corps, MWO Troy Spence’s last day in uniform will be on Friday 2 Aug 2019. MWO Spence wants to leave quietly and will forego a DWD.  He asks that those wishing to extend congratulatory messages contact him directly at troyjspence@icloud.com.

July 2019

  • 28 July: LCol Réjean Gagnon – LCol Réjean Gagnon will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 28 July 2019, after 27+ years of loyal service as an officer in the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.  A Depart with Dignity will be held at Buffets de Continents of Gatineau on Monday 19 August 2019 at 1130 hrs (4 Impasse de la Gare Talon, J8T 0B1) http://lebuffetdescontinents.com/. Please confirm your presence and send your anecdotes, messages and photos NLT COB 13 August 2019 to Capt Khaled Jarrah at khaled.jarrah@forces.gc.ca.
  • 17 July: Cpl Bélanger – After 23 years of loyal and dedicated service to the RCEME and CAF, Cpl Bélanger will retire on July 17th 2019. There will be a small luncheon with his peers at 11h30 the 17 of July 2019, date of his official release, at Centre Castor, in Valcartier, to celebrate his last day of service in the CF. Congratulatory messages and anecdotes may be sent to Cplc Gagné GAGNE.JJM@FORCES.GC.CA.
  • 15 July: Maj Francis Roy – Major Francis Roy will be retiring on 15 July 2019 after 35 years of dedicated and loyal service to the RCEME Corps and the Canadian Armed Forces. A Depart with Dignity ceremony will take place on Friday 12 July starting at 1300 at Banco Bistro Casino Lac Leamy. If you wish to attend or send congratulatory messages, stories and anecdotes please email at eric.gagnon4@forces.gc.ca, no later than 5 July.
  • 11 July: MCpl Sheehy – MCpl Bruno Sheehy will retire on July 11, 2019 after 39 years of loyal service. A departure with dignity dinner will be held on July 4th, at 11:30 am, at Pacini on Talbot Boulevard in Chicoutimi. To participate or send your messages of good retirement, contact Sgt Bergeron at: samuel.bergeron@forces.gc.ca.
  • 10 July: MWO Osterholm – After 34 years of loyal service in the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers as a Vehicle Technician, MWO Osterholm will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 10 July 2019. DWD ceremony will be held at South Block Whiskey Bar, 148 Sparks Street, Ottawa ON, Thursday 4 July 2019 starting at 2 pm.
  • 10 July: MCpl Duquette – MCpl Duquette will be retiring on July 10, 2019 after 10 years of dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the RCEME Corps. There will be a farewell gathering 21 June 2019 at Raxx located at 665 Development Dr. Friends and family are invited to attend. For any attendance information or congratulatory messages, anecdote, etc. please contact MCpl Humber at David.Humber3@forces.gc.ca prior to 14 June 2019.
  • 08 July: MWO Darcy Morier – After 31 plus years of dedicated and loyal service in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and RCEME Corps, MWO Darcy Morier will retire on 8 July 2019. The official Retirement Ceremony will commence at “The Bunker” located in the Oromocto mall, 1198 Onondaga St, Oromocto, N.B (Pizza Delight) at 1300hrs on 05 July 2019. If you wish to send any anecdotes or congratulatory messages please send them to WO D.E Fenton via email at DERRICK.FENTON@forces.gc.ca.
  • 08 July: Maj George Garrard – After 34 + years of loyal service as an officer in the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Maj Garrard will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 08 July 2019. A DWD will be held at CFB Borden Circle Pine Golf and Country Club, 31 Louisbourg Rd, Borden, ON. L0M 1C0, 13 June 2019, 1130 hrs. Please RSVP by 30 May, If you have not paid and would like to enjoy the luncheon portion of the DWD, please e-transfer (auto-deposit) $18.00 to Garrard.DWD@yahoo.com. Congratulations and anecdotes, can be sent to Capt J.A.N. Lek at justin.lek@forces.gc.ca.
  • 05 July: MWO Carpentier – After more than 30 years of dedicated service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and with the Corps of RCEME, MWO Pascal Carpentier will retire on July 5, 2019. A DWD will be held at Restaurant Le Bleumarin, 55 Richelieu Street, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC, J3B 6X2 on June 6, 2019 as of 12:00 pm.  Please confirm your presence and send your anecdotes, messages and photos to Sgt Lafortune at Jacques.Lafortune@forces.gc.ca.
  • 05 July: MWO Desbiens – After 27 years of loyal and dedicated service to the RCEME and CAF, MWO Jean-Marc Desbiens will retire on July 5th 2019. Dinner was already completed on June 6th 2019. All messages and stories can be send to Adjum L’Italien At this Email address: FREDERICK.L’ITALIEN@forces.gc.ca.
  • 05 JulyCaptain Bolduc – After 37 years of loyal service in the Canadian Armed Forces and with the RCEME Corps, Captain Bolduc will retire on 5 July 2019. Roger’s DWD will take place 1200H on 13 June at Griffins in Oromocto. Congradulatory messages and anedotes can be sent to Alekzandria.Locke@forces.gc.ca.
  • 04 July: Cpl Gagnon – After more than 15 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces in the RCEME Corps, Cpl Gagnon will be retiring on July 4, 2019. An intimate departure ceremony will take place on July 3, 2019 from 12:30 pm at the Normandin restaurant located at 4756 Fossambault Road, Ste-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier. Please confirm your presence (eat or just attend) and send your stories, messages and photos to MCpl Dufresne at maxime.dufresne@forces.gc.ca.

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