Retirement messages2019-01-17T17:18:29+00:00

Retirement messages

For any retirement messages wished to be sent out to the RCEME family, please send to our mailbox:

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

March 2019

  • 1 March: CWO Hans Croteau– After 32 years of loyal service in the CAF, CWO Hans Croteau will retire on March 1st, 2019. A DWD function in celebration of his career will be held at the NDHQ WOs’ & Sgts’ Mess (4 Queen Elizabeth Dr., Ottawa) on Friday 22 February 2019 from 11h30. RSVPs, retirement messages, stories and anecdotes can be sent by e-mail to OPI, MWO Ghislain Therrien at:

January 2019

  • 27 January: LCol Marsolais – After more than 39 years of loyal service in the Canadian armed forces (CAF) and the RCEME Corps, LCol Jean-François Marsolais will retire on January 27th, 2019. A Departure with Dignity luncheon will take place on January 16th 2019 at 12:00 at the St-Éloi Bistro, 100 rue Atawe, Gatineau. Please confirm your presence and send anecdotes, messages and pictures to LCol Daniel Fontaine à Member requested that his full bio remain off of social media.
  • 19 January: Cpl Milton Cruz-Vasquez– After 6 years of loyal service to the RCEME Corps and the CAF, Cpl Milton Cruz-Vasquez will retire on January 19, 2019. A DWD luncheon will be held on Thursday January 17, 12:00, at la Cage aux Sports at Place Versailles, Montreal. Congratulatory messages and anecdotes can be sent to MCpl Lo Dico at
  • 13 January: Cpl Steve Richard-Dumont– Cpl Richard-Dumont will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) on January 13, 2019 after 8 years of service. At his request, no departure dinner will be organized. You can send your anecdotes and congratulations to MCpl Fréchette at