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.


December 2019

  • 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.

November 2019

  • 30 November: MWO Gosselin After 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 .

October 2019

  • 31 October: MWO CaouetteAfter 31+ years of loyal service, MWO Caouette will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces the 31st of October 2019. This will end the Caouette family Era totalling 108 cumulated years of service to the RCEME Corps. An informal DWD will be held at 12:30, Oct. 10th, 2019 at Dooly’s Henri IV. 2600 Avenue St Jean Baptiste #190, Québec, QC G2E 6J5. Plse send anecdotes, messages and photos NLT Oct. 1st to Sgt. Pierre Turcotte at Turcotte.PC@forces.gc.ca.
  • 25 October: MWO FowlerMWO Dave Fowler will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) on 31 Oct 19 after 24 years of service. There will be a luncheon for MWO Fowler on 25 Oct 19 at 1300 hrs at Jack Asters, 125 Roland Michener Dr, Kanata, ON. If you wish to attend or have any tales or well wishes for MWO Fowler please contact MWO Hawkins at william.hawkins2@forces.gc.ca.
  • 23 October: MWO BrownAfter 30 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME) as an Electronic-Optronic Technician (EO Tech), MWO Brown will retire on 23/10/2019. MWO Chris Brown is grateful to all those who made his time in the CAF a rewarding and worthwhile experience. He has accepted a position with the public service. He has decided not to have a formal DWD.
  • 19 October: Cpl DouglasAfter 18 plus years of loyal service with Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME) as a Vehicle Technician Cpl Douglas will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) on 19 October 2019. There will be a DWD on October 16th 2019 at the 22 Wing Rocc lounge 1130hrs.
  • 15 October: Sgt FlynnAfter 40 plus years of loyal service, 10 Ships (all of which are no longer sailing), 14 Postings, 2 trades and receiving the following medals SSM (Alert & Nato), Interfet, GCS-SWA, CPMS, CD2 and QDJM. Sgt Flynn will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces, on 15 October 2019. A DWD will be held in Kingston On., on the 11th of Oct 2019, starting 1130hrs at RAXX Bar and Grill. Any Stories, anecdotes and confirmation of your presence can be sent to WO Drew Shave at Andrew.Shave@forces.gc.ca.
  • 14 October: MCpl HumberMCpl Humber will be retiring on October 14 2019 after 29 years of dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the RCEME Corps. There will be a farewell gathering at 1200hrs, 27 September 2019 at Raxx located at 665 Development Dr. Friends and family are invited to attend. For any attendance information or congratulatory messages, anecdotes, etc. please contact Sgt Bubleit at Erik.Bubleit@forces.gc.ca.
  • 8 October: MWO SévignyAfter 29 years of loyal service within the RCEME corps and the CAF, MWO Luc Sévigny will retire on October 8, 2019, his last day at work will be September 3, 2019. At his request, there will be no DWD but Luc wishes to convey his thanks and appreciation to all the exceptional people with whom he has had the chance to work during his career. Retirement wishes can be sent to Sgt Harrison at Harrison WO GS@5 Bon Svc@Valcartier.
  • 7 October: CWO JamesAfter 29+ years of loyal and dedicated service, CWO James will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 7 October 2019. Due to the short notice of his retirement, he will not be having a formal DWD, but will celebrate with his family once he settles in back home. His last day in uniform will be 13 September 2019. The honor has been mine! For any well wishes etc, please forward them to CPO1 Andre Aubry at andre.aubry@forces.gc.ca.

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