Retirement messages2019-03-20T16:44:41+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.

May 2019

  • 16 May: Colonel Nishika Jardine – After 36 + years of loyal service as an officer in the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Col Jardine will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 16 May 2019. A retirement function in her honor will be held at Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston in the Senior Staff Mess on 03 May 2019 at 1400 hrs. Congratulations and anecdotes, can be sent to Maj Tanya Grodzinski at tanya.grodzinski@rmc.ca.
  • 15 May: Colonel Devon Matsalla – After 26.5 years of loyal service in the Canadian Armed Forces, Col Matsalla will retire on 15 May 2019. To celebrate the occasion, he is throwing a huge party at the Heart & Crown (353 Preston St, Ottawa, ON) on 09 May from 18:30 to 22:00 where he will be hosting his two favorite bands: the Beerfönes and the Riverthieves. Please confirm your presence to Maj Morris at benjamin.morris@forces.gc.ca no later than 15 April.

April 2019

  • 17 April: WO Clark – After 29 years of loyal service in the Canadian armed forces (CAF), WO Richard Clark will retire on April 17th, 2019. WO Clark enjoys spending time with his son John and daughter Monica and riding his motorcycle. At his request, no formal DWD function will be held. Well wishes for his retirement may be sent to WO Aucoin at  Brent.Aucoin@forces.gc.ca.

March 2019

  • 28 March: WO Tremblay – After 20 years of loyal and dedicated service in the Canadian armed forces (CAF) and with the RCEME Corps, WO Patrick Tremblay will retire on March 28, 2019. At his request, there will be no Departure with Dignity (DwD) ceremony, but Patrick wishes to convey his thanks to all the exceptional people with whom he had the opportunity to work during his career. Retirement wishes can be sent to simon.laprade@forces.gc.ca.
  • 27 March: MWO Michel Couture – Master Warrant Officer Michel Couture will be retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces on March 27, 2019, after serving for over 33 and a half years with the RCEME Corps. He has opted to not hold a DWD, but a few presentations will be made during DAVPM monthly coffee on March 14, 2019.  Please forward your stories and anecdotes to MWO J.D. Maurice at dominique.maurice@forces.gc.ca.
  • 27 March: MWO Ray Roberts – 4. After 30 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the RCEME Corps, Master Warrant Officer Ray Roberts will retire on 27 March 2019. There will be no official DWD; however Ray will be at Kelseys for lunch and most of the afternoon on the 29th of March should you like to stop and have a beer with him.
  • 19 March: Cpl O. Pouliot – Cpl Olivier Pouliot will be retiring from the CAF on March 19, 2019 after 5 years of loyal service. A dinner departure in his honor will take place at the Pizzeria Paquet Ste-Catherine-de-la-J-Cartier on March 14th from 11:30 am You can you send your anecdotes and congratulations to MCpl Chenard: Christian.Chenard2@forces.gc.ca.
  • 16 March: MCpl Leroux – After 18 years of loyal service in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the RCEME Corps, Master Corporal Hugo Leroux will be on February 16 March 2019. There will be a depart with dignity ceremony on Thursday February 28th 2019 at la Cage au sports at place Versailles at 12:00. Congratulatory messages and anecdotes can be sent to the email address Alexandre.Lajeunesse@forces.gc.ca.
  • 15 March: Sgt Jay LajoieAfter 25 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), Sgt Jay Lajoie will be retiring 15 March 2019. There will be a relaxed DWD at Buffalo Park Hall in Wainwright 01 March at 1200 hrs.  Please send congratulatory messages to MWO Peters, jeremy.peters@forces.gc.ca.  Food will be hamburgers and salads for a minimal cost. If you wish to attend please RSVP NLT 15 Feb to Sgt Boivin pierre.boivin4@forces.gc.ca.
  • 15 March: MCpl C. Rusaw – On 15 March 2019, MCpl Chris Rusaw will retire after 19 years of loyal and dedicated service with the RCEME Corps. A depart with dignity diner will be held in his honour at 11:30, March 08, 2019 at restaurant Raxx, 665 Development Dr, Kingston On. Your RSVP, retirement best wishes, stories and anecdotes may be sent to Paul Downey at Downey@forces.gc.ca.
  • 7 March: WO Les Norman WO Les Norman will retire on 7 March 2019 after 40 years of service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and with the RCEME Corps. A Depart with Dignity (DWD) luncheon for Les will be held on the 01 Mar 2019 @ the Glaciers Greens Golf Course in Comox.  Please send congratulatory messages, anecdotes and best wishes to rosario.messana@forces.gc.ca, as all received correspondence will be presented to Les at this time.
  • 4 March: Capt Jay Armstrong – Captain Jay Armstrong will retire from the CAF on 4 March 2019 after more than 31 years of service in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and with the RCEME Corps. A DWD function in celebration of his career will be held at the NDHQ WOs’ & Sgts’ Mess (4 Queen Elizabeth Dr., Ottawa) on Monday 4 March 2019 at 11h30. RSVPs, retirement messages, stories and anecdotes can be sent by e-mail to CWO Eric Beaumier at eric.beaumier@forces.gc.ca.
  • 3 March: WO Etienne – After 17 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), WO Richard Etienne will retire on March 3, 2019. A Depart with Dignity Ceremony will be held in his honor on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 1200 hrs at the Royal Canadian Legion, 4040 St. Hubert Hill, St-Hubert, QC, J3Y 1V1. Please confirm your attendance and send your retirement messages, stories and anecdotes by email to the OPI, Sgt Jacques Lafortune, at the following address: Jacques.Lafortune@forces.gc.ca.
  • 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: GHISLAIN.THERRIEN@forces.gc.ca

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