Retirement messages 2018-07-13T19:17:51+00:00

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.

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

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 Pierre-Luc.Bouffard@forces.gc.ca. 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), CWO 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, Marc.Latour@forces.gc.ca. Full details can be found here.
  • 7 Aug: After 20 years of service in the CAF and the RCEME Corps, Major Rick Cormier will retire on 07 August 2018. Major Cormier will not be having a Departure with Dignity ceremony. He would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone he has worked with throughout his career for their support and guidance. Any anecdotes, messages or photos can be sent to LCol Steve Cahill at STEPHEN.CAHILL@FORCES.GC.CA. Full details can be found here.
  • 6 AugSgt Bouffard will retire on August 6, 2018 after more than 19 years of service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the RCEME Corps. A dinner of departure with dignity in his honor will be scheduled later. History and anecdotes can be sent to WO Beaulieu, SYLVAIN.BEAULIEU@forces.gc.ca. Full details can be found here.
  • 4 Aug: After completing 9 Years in the CAF as a Vehicle Tech, Cpl Michael Gommerman will be releasing on the 4th Aug 2018. For congratulatory messages, anecdotes, etc. please contact MCpl Smith at Jason.Smith5@forces.gc.ca. Full details can be found here.

July 2018

  • 31 Jul: After 36 plus years of dedicated and distinguished service in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), 28 years within the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (RCEME) Corps and 7 years as a Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) soldier, Warrant Officer Archie Colbourne will retire as of July 31, 2018. A friendly Departure luncheon will be held at Barbie & Ken & Eatery at 227 Restigouche Rd, Oromocto NB on 27 July 18 at 1200hrs. All those wishing to attend will be greatly welcomed. Please send any congratulatory retirement messages or humorous anecdotes may be sent to WO Baker, Wesley.Baker@forces.gc.ca. Full details can be found here.
  • 30 Jul: MWO Stéphane Boudreau will retire on July 30th, 2018 after more than 29 years of service in the Canadian Armed Forces and the Royal Canadian Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Corps. A departure ceremony with dignity in honor of Stéphane will be held on a date to be confirmed. Retirement messages and anecdotes can be sent to the following email address: Serge.Lachance@drdc-rddc.gc.ca or SERGE.LACHANCE@forces.gc.ca. Full details can be found here.
  • 27 Jul: After more than 30 years and 5 months of service in the RCEME and CAF, MWO Denis J. Nadeau will be retiring on 31 October 2018. A Depart with Dignity (DWD) lunch will take place on 27 July at 1130 hrs at Tucker’s Marketplace (Byward Market). Please email your messages, anecdotes and especially your RSVPs for the DWD lunch NLT 24 July 2018 to MWO Jean-Pierre Boudreau JEAN-PIERRE.BOUDREAU@forces.gc.ca. Full details can be found here.
  • 20 Jul: On 20 July 2018, Sgt Curtis John Flaro will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces after 30+ years of service with the RCEME Corps. There will be a very small DWD ceremony held at RCEME School’s Colonel Karen Ritchie building on 20 July 2018. Anecdotes and congratulatory messages can be sent to: wendell.hayden@forces.gc.ca. Full details can be found here.
  • 16 JulMWO André Morisseau will retire on July 16 2018 after more than 36 years of service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the RCEME Corps. A DWD for his retirement will be held at a later date and André wishes to have it with close friends and family. Please send stories and anecdotes to CWO Beaumier, eric.beaumier@forces.gc.ca. Full details can be found here.
  • 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 phillip.aviado@forces.gc.ca 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: Francois.Fortin2@forces.gc.ca. 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 tommy.pion@forces.gc.ca. Full details can be found here.
  • 6 Jul: After 27 + years of loyal and dedicated service to Canada, MWO Christopher Smith will retire from the CAF on the 25th of July 2018, his last day in uniform will be the 6th July 2018. There will be a DWD on the 17th of August @ the Kingsway Legion, 14339 50 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5A 0S9, commencing at 1200hrs. Anyone wanting to send congratulatory messages, pictures and amusing anecdotes can be sent to MWO Yannick Cimon: Yannick.Cimon@forces.gc.ca. Full details can be found here.
  • 4 Jul: After nearly 35 years of loyal service to the RCEME Corps and the CAF, Capt Daniel David will retire on July 6, 2018. A luncheon for his DWD will be held on Wednesday, July 4th, at the Montreal Garrison KOLOK (Officers, WO`s & Sgt`s) Mess at 1130 hrs. Please forward your stories and anecdotes and confirm your attendance to the luncheon to CWO Beaumier, eric.beaumier@forces.gc.ca NLT 22 June 2018. 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: martin.lambert2@forces.gc.ca. Full details can be found here.
  • 3 Jul: CWO Jean Graveline

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