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.


November 2019

  • 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.

October 2019

  • 31 October: MWO Caouette – After 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.
  • 8 October: MWO Sévigny – After 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 James – After 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.

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.
  • 6 September: WO McColeman – Warrant Officer Mike McColeman will retire on 10 September 2019 after completing over 29 years of service with the CAF and RCEME Corps. A Depart with Dignity presentation will be held at 975 St Joseph Boulevard, Gatineau on 6 September 2019 at 11.00 hrs and lunch afterwards at a local restaurant.  Those wishing to attend or with anecdotes or messages are asked to contact Maj R Haddow, robert.haddow@forces.gc.ca, 613-769-5380.
  • 6 September: Cpl ArmstrongAfter 10 years of loyal and dedicated service to the RCEME Corps and the CAF, Cpl Armstrong will retire from the CAF on 6 September 2019. A DWD will be conducted at a later date chosen by her. Any stories or antidotes are to be emailed to kelvin.banks@forces.gc.ca.
  • 6 September: Capt Denis Milot – Captain Denis Milot will retire on September 6, 2019, after 32 years of service in the Canadian Armed Forces and the RCEME Corps. A departure with dignity ceremony will take place on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. in Room 104 of the Officers, Warrant Officers and Sergeants Mess at the Montreal Garrison (Longue-Pointe), Building 154. Lunch cost is 8.50$ + taxes, payable on the spot. Attendance must be confirmed and photos and anecdotes submitted no later than Tuesday, September 3, 2019. OPI : Capt Patrick Barriault (patrick.barriault@forces.gc.ca) ou au 514-252-2777 x 4231.
  • 6 September: Cpl Ballantyne – Cpl Ballantyne will be retiring from the Canadian Forces on the 06 of September 2019 after serving 6 years in the Reserve and Regular Forces. A DWD will be held on the 29th of August 2019, commencing at 12:00. The luncheon will be held at Boston Pizza, 2939 Petawawa Blvd, Petawawa, ON K8H 1Y1.  Personnel wishing to attend are asked to confirm via email NLT 27 Aug, 2019 to Sgt Nicolas Ménard at Nicolas.menard@forces.gc.ca. All congratulatory messages, anecdotes and best wishes may also be forwarded to Sgt Ménard by email, as all received correspondence will be presented to him at this time.
  • 4 September: MCpl Giguère – After 20 years of service to the CAF and the RCEME Corps MCpl Giguère will be retiring on 04 Sep 2019. MCpl Giguère’s DWD will be held at Chucks Roadhouse in Angus Ont. 06 Sept 19 @1200hrs
  • 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.
  • 2 September: WO Randy CurlOn 02 Sep 2019, WO Randy Curl CD2 will retire from the CAF and the RCEME Corps after 23 plus years of service. A small DWD ceremony was held with friends, unit full time staff and family, 16 Aug 19 at a friend’s house near Thunder Bay. (The corps’ third value of “et Party” was upheld!!) Well wishes can be sent to Sgt Danny Hudson @ Dan.Hudson2@forces.gc.ca.

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