Retirement messages

Bilingual 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. Retirement messages should be sent at least 3 weeks prior to the DWD ceremony for a timely distribution. Any messages sent later might not be distributed to everyone in time.

To receive a retirement certificate, please fill in this form and send it to our mailbox: DND.RCEME-GEMRC.MDN@forces.gc.ca.

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


April 2023

  • 28 April: WO Nelson R. Shearer – After more than 21 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), WO Nelson Shearer will retire on 28 April 2023. There will be no formal Depart With Dignity (DWD) ceremony, but a casual meal will mark WO Shearer’s retirement. Please send your stories, messages and photos to MWO Steve Morissette at Steve.Morissette@forces.gc.ca.

March 2023

  • 6 March: LCol Clayton Van Volkenburg – After nearly 30 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), LCol Van Volkenburg will retire on 6 March 2023. A Depart With Dignity (DWD) ceremony will be held on 16 February 2023 at 1300 hrs, Wolseley Barracks London ON. Please confirm your attendance and send your stories, messages, and photos to Maj Millar at Kevin.Millar@forces.gc.ca NLT 10 February 2023.

February 2023

  • 15 February: MWO Karsten NordkapAfter 31 years of service in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MWO Karsten Nordkap will retire on 15 February 2023. A small Depart With Dignity (DWD) ceremony will take place in July to say goodbye. Anecdotes, photos, or congratulatory messages may be sent to MWO Ryan Gallagher at Ryan.Gallagher@forces.gc.ca.
  • 8 February: Sgt Pierre RichardAfter more than 35 years of good and loyal service within the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Sgt Richard will retire on 8 February 2023. A Depart With Dignity (DWD) ceremony will be held in early February at CFB Valcartier in the Sgt/WO mess. A date will be confirmed and an invitation will be sent to you. Please send your congratulatory messages, anecdotes, photos, and confirmation of your presence to WO Nicolas Guénette at Nicolas.Guenette@forces.gc.ca.

January 2023

  • 30 January: WO Brad J. Buffett – After 30 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), WO Buffett will retire on 30 January 2023. WO Buffett has elected to have his Depart With Dignity (DWD) ceremony on Friday 13 January 2023 at 1300 hrs at CFB Gagetown WO’s & Sgt’s Mess, building A-9. Stories, humorous anecdotes and / or best wishes are requested and can be sent to Lt Aayush Kaintura at Aayush.Kaintura@forces.gc.ca.
  • 9 January: Maj Rob IleyAfter more than 37 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Maj Iley will retire on 9 January 2023. The Depart With Dignity (DWD) ceremony is scheduled for 13 January 2023 at the Garrison Golf and Curling Club on CFB Kingston. All messages, stories, or anecdotes can be sent to Capt Dave Poss at David.Poss@forces.gc.ca NLT 9 January 2023.
  • 9 January: MWO John Blackmore – After 34 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MWO John Blackmore will retire on 9 January 2023. A Depart With Dignity (DWD) ceremony will take place on 01 December 2022 at Chuck’s Roadhouse, 1245 Highbury Avenue North, London, Ontario. Please send your stories, messages, photos, or anecdotes to MWO Jennifer Chaskavich at Jennifer.Chaskavich@forces.gc.ca. The member’s biography will be published as soon as possible.

December 2022

  • 18 December: Sgt Ghislain (Jo) Lebel – After 32 years of loyal and dedicated service at the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Sgt Ghislain (Jo) Lebel will retire on 18 December 2022. A Depart With Dignity (DWD) will be held at Raxx Bar and Grill in Kingston on 25 November 2022. Please send stories, messages and photos to Sgt Shannon Boot at Shannon.Boot@forces.gc.ca.
  • 18 December: WO Charlie Hasson – After 20 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), WO Hasson will retire on 18 December 2022. A Depart With Dignity (DWD) ceremony will be held on 9 of December 2022 at 1300 hrs at Gibbons Legion Branch 226. Please confirm your attendance and send your stories, messages, and photos to Capt Craig Lochrie at Craig.Lochrie2@forces.gc.ca NLT 7th December 2022.
  • 14 December: MWO S.J.N.R. Lavallée – After more than 31 years of service in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), including 25 years in The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MWO Stéphane Lavallée will retire on 14 December 2022. There will be no formal Depart With Dignity (DWD) ceremony, but a casual meal will mark MWO Lavallée’s retirement. Please send your stories, messages, and photos to MWO Steve Morissette at Steve.Morissette@forces.gc.ca.
  • 12 December: Cpl Tyler J. Melanson – After 5 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Cpl Melanson will retire on 12 December 2022. No Depart With Dignity (DWD) ceremony will take place at the member’s request but all certificates, letters, and items that normally accompany a DWD will be delivered to the member. Please send any anecdotes or congratulatory messages to MCpl Marcus Mercer at Marcus.Mercer@forces.gc.ca.
  • 6 December: MCpl Maxime Dufresne – After 18 years of service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MCpl Dufresne will retire on 6 December 2022. At the request of MCpl Dufresne, there will not be a Depart with Dignity (DWD) ceremony as such, but a dinner with his colleagues will take place on 2 December 2022. Congratulations, anecdotes and wishes can be sent to MCpl Francis Morin at Francis.Morin2@forces.gc.ca.
  • 1 December: Sgt Dan McLeodAfter more than 21 years of good and loyal service within the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Sgt McLeod will retire on 1 December 2022. No Depart With Dignity (DWD) ceremony will take place at the member’s request but all certificates, letters, and items that normally accompany a DWD will be delivered to the member. Please send your congratulatory messages, anecdotes, photos to Sgt Alaric Henry at Alaric.Henry@forces.gc.ca. The member does not wish to have a full biography displayed.

November 2022

  • 21 November: MCpl Maxime Tremblay-Maltais – After 18 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MCpl Tremblay-Maltais will retire on 21 November 2022. A Depart With Dignity (DWD) ceremony will be held on 18 November 2022 at the Pavillon Noir in La Baie. Please confirm your attendance and send your stories, messages, and photos to Sgt Kevin Marceau at Kevin.Marceau@forces.gc.ca before 14 November 2022.
  • 3 November: MCpl Sébastien Laforge – After 13 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MCpl Laforge will retire on 3 November 2022. A Depart With Dignity (DWD) ceremony will be held on 28 October 2022 at Casa Grec Chicoutimi. Please confirm your attendance and send your stories, messages, and photos to Sgt Kevin Marceau at Kevin.Marceau@forces.gc.ca.
  • 1 November: Col Dave Ross – After 37 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Col Ross retired on 1 November 2022. No Depart With Dignity (DWD) ceremony will take place at the member’s request but all certificates, letters, and items that normally accompany a DWD will be delivered to the member. Please send your stories, messages, and photos to Capt Ian Ross at Ian.Ross3@forces.gc.ca NLT 9 December 2022.
  • 1 November: Capt Hridyajit Singh Delori – After 3 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Capt Hridyajit Singh Delori transferred to the Reserve Force on 1 November 2022. A Depart With Dignity (DWD) ceremony took place on 26 October 2022 at the Park and Tressel in Wainwright, Alberta. Should you wish to send any congratulatory messages, anecdotes, and best wishes, please send them to Sgt Skyler Maggrah at Skyler.Maggrah@forces.gc.ca and they will be presented to him.

October 2022

  • 31 October: MWO Steve Bouchard – After 30 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), including 25 years with The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MWO Steve Bouchard will retire on 31 October 2022. The Depart With Dignity (DWD) ceremony will take place on 4 November 2022, 1300 hrs at Conspiracy Theory Brewing Co, 2172 Robertson Road, Ottawa, ON. Please send your stories, messages, photos, or anecdotes to WO Sébastien Richard at Sebastien.Richard7@forces.gc.ca.
  • 21 October: Capt Boniface Yogendran (Yogi) – After 13 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Capt Yogendran (Yogi) retired on 21 October 2022. A Depart With Dignity (DWD) ceremony will be held on 22 November 2022 at 1100 hrs for $15 at the Ottawa’s Army Officer’s Mess in dress of the day. A virtual option is available through Zoom at this link. Please confirm your attendance and send your photos, stories, or anecdotes to Capt Jeremy Ciesinski at Jeremy.Ciesinski@forces.gc.ca or 647-454-0619, or an e-donation for a gift to conchoss@yahoo.com.
  • 19 October: Capt J.D. Legault – After 10 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Captain Jérémie Legault retired on 19 October 2022. Capt Legault will forego a Depart With Dignity (DWD). Instead he will opt for some cold beers with his close friends at a place and time of his choosing. All certificates, letters, and items that normally accompany a DWD will be delivered to the member. Please send your stories, messages, and photos to WO François Ferland at Francois.Ferland2@forces.gc.ca.
  • 19 October: WO Brisson Bélanger – After 19 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), WO Brisson Bélanger will retire on 19 October 2022. A formal Depart With Dignity (DWD) ceremony will not be held, but all certificates, letters, and items that normally accompany a DWD will be delivered to the member. Please send your stories, messages, and photos to MWO Shawn Kirk at Shawn.Kirk@forces.gc.ca.
  • 10 October: Sgt Derek Dexter – After 14 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Sgt Derek Dexter will retire on 10 October 2022. A Depart With Dignity (DWD) ceremony was held on 23 September 2022 at Chucks Road house in Angus at 1230 hrs. Please send your stories, messages, and photos to WO Terence Svensrud at Terence.Svensrud@forces.gc.ca.
  • 8 October: Sgt Dany Lepage – After 21 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Sgt Dany Lepage retired on 8 October 2022. A Depart With Dignity (DWD) ceremony took place on 5 October 2022 at the Park and Tressel in Wainwright, Alberta. Should you wish to send any congratulatory messages, anecdotes, and best wishes, please send them to Sgt Skyler Maggrah at Skyler.Maggrah@forces.gc.ca and they will be presented to him.
  • 3 October: MWO Marcel Gendron – After more than 35 years of good and loyal service within the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MWO Marcel Gendron will retire on 3 October 2022. A Departure With Dignity (DWD) ceremony will take place at a future date. Stories and anecdotes can be sent to MWO Jacques Labbé at Jacques.Labbe@forces.gc.ca.
  • 1 October: Cpl Louis-Philippe Dulude Bolduc – After 4 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Cpl Dulude Bolduc retired on 1 October 2022. No Depart With Dignity (DWD) ceremony will take place at the member’s request but all certificates, letters, and items that normally accompany a DWD will be delivered to the member. Please send your stories, messages, and photos to WO Jean-François Robert at Jean-Francois.Robert2@forces.gc.ca.

September 2022

  • 30 September: MCpl Brendan McKernan – After 10 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MCpl Brendan McKernan retired on 30 September 2022. No Depart With Dignity (DWD) ceremony will take place at the member’s request but all certificates, letters, and items that normally accompany a DWD will be delivered to the member. Please send any congratulatory messages, anecdotes, and best wishes to Sgt Benoit Patenaude at Benoit.Patenaude2@forces.gc.ca.
  • 28 September: MWO Pellizzari – After 32 years of service within the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MWO Pellizzari will retire on 28 September 2022. A Depart With Dignity (DWD) ceremony will take place in Kolok Mess of CFB Longue-Pointe at noon on 27 September 2022. Please direct your messages and anecdotes to Capt Ze Xi Chen at Ze-Xi.Chen@forces.gc.ca, tel 514-252-2777 ext 4798.
  • 14 September: Capt Tyler Sangster – After 12 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Capt Tyler Sangster will retire on 14 September 2022. A Depart With Dignity (DWD) ceremony will be held on 9 September 2022 at 1430hrs at Fairley’s Sports Bar. Please confirm your attendance and send your stories, messages and photos to Lt SangBin Park at SangBin.Park@forces.gc.ca.
  • 14 September: MCpl Jacques Landry – After 16 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MCpl Jacques Landry retired on 14 September 2022. A Depart With Dignity (DWD) ceremony was held on 14 September 2022 at Base Maintenance, CFB Shilo. Please send your stories, messages, and photos to MWO Jeffrey Grossinger at Jeffrey.Grossinger@forces.gc.ca.
  • 8 September: MWO T.W. Hale – After more than 37 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MWO Hale will retire on 8 September 2022. A Depart With Dignity (DWD) ceremony will be held at on 1 September 2022 at 1400 hrs at the Gage Golf & Curling Club in Oromocto, NB. Please send your stories, messages, and photos to Maj Kyle Spindler at Kyle.Spindler@forces.gc.ca.
  • 8 September: Cpl Micah Copland – After 9 years of exceptional dedication and loyal service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Cpl Micah Copland will retire on 8 September 2022. No Depart With Dignity (DWD) ceremony will take place at the member’s request but all certificates, letters, and items that normally accompany a DWD will be delivered to the member. Please send any congratulatory messages, anecdotes, and best wishes to MCpl David Enns at David.Enns2@forces.gc.ca.
  • 6 September: Cpl Schnaar-Campbell – After 3.5 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Cpl Schnaar-Campbell retired on 6 September 2022. A DWD was held on 12 August 2022 at 1130 hrs at Boston Pizza in Wainwright. Please send your stories, messages, and photos to MCpl Brianna Beeching at Brianna.Beeching@forces.gc.ca.
  • 5 September: MWO Martin Larochelle – After 34 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MWO Martin Larochelle will retire on 5 September 2022. There will be no Departure With Dignity (DWD) ceremony, but all certificates, letters, and items that normally accompany a DWD will be delivered to the member. You can send your stories, messages, and photos to MWO Eric Jobin at Eric.Jobin2@forces.gc.ca.
  • 4 September: WO Beauchamp – After 21 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), WO Beauchamp retired on 4 September 2022. No Depart With Dignity (DWD) ceremony will take place at the member’s request but all certificates, letters, and items that normally accompany a DWD will be delivered to the member. Please send your stories, messages, and photos to MWO Dwayne Lushman at Dwayne.Lushman@forces.gc.ca.
  • 2 September: Sgt Jason F. Smith – After 25 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Sgt Jason Smith will retire on 2 September 2022. A Depart With Dignity (DWD) ceremony will be held on 9 September 2022 at 1200 hrs at Thisty Rhino 9104 179 Ave NW, Edmonton. Please confirm your attendance and send your stories, messages, and photos to WO David Turcotte at David.Turcotte@forces.gc.ca NLT 6 September 2022.
  • 1 September: MCpl Frederick Collier – After 12 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MCpl Frederick Collier will retire on 1 September 2022. A Departure With Dignity (DWD) ceremony will be held on 26 August 2022 at 1430 hrs at Fairleys Sports Bar in Oromocto, N.B. Please confirm your attendance and send your stories, messages, and photos to Sgt Wayne MacMillan at Wayne.MacMillan@forces.gc.ca.

August 2022

  • 31 August: MWO Marcel Ouellette – After 27 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), including 20 years with The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MWO Ouellette retired on 31 August 2022. No Depart With Dignity (DWD) ceremony will take place at the member’s request but all certificates, letters, and items that normally accompany a DWD will be delivered to the member. Please send your stories, messages, and photos to WO Brandon Davies at Brandon.Davies@forces.gc.ca.
  • 20 August: Sgt Gerry Begley – After 35 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Sgt Begley will retire on 20 August 2022. The Departure With Dignity (DWD) ceremony will be determined at a later date in the future. All messages, stories, or anecdotes can be sent to MCpl Reginald Tobin at Reginald.Tobin@forces.gc.ca.
  • 19 August: CWO Éric Drouin – After 30 years of good and loyal service in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), CWO Drouin will retire on 19 August 2022. A Departure With Dignity (DWD) ceremony will be held at the NDHQ WO & Sgts’ / C & PO’s Mess, Ottawa, on 19 August 2022 at 1000 hrs. To confirm your attendance and/or to send messages, donations, and photos, please contact MWO Jonathan Richard at Jonathan.Richard@forces.gc.ca NLT 5 August 2022.
  • 13 August: MWO Ryan McKay – After 20 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MWO Ryan McKay will retire on 13 August 2022. The Depart With Dignity (DWD) ceremony will be held on 11 August 2022. Messages, photos, and stories can be sent to WO Greg Hatcher at Greg.Hatcher@forces.gc.ca.
  • 11 August: MCpl PelletierAfter 16 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MCpl Pelletier will retire on 11 August 2022. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) Ceremony will be determined at a later day, time & place. Please send your stories, messages and photos to MCpl Nadeau at Frederick.Nadeau@forces.gc.ca.
  • 9 August: Cpl Dyck – After 3 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Cpl Dyck will retire on 9 Aug 2022. A Depart With Dignity (DWD) ceremony will be held on 15 July at 1130 hrs at Boston Pizza in Wainwright. Please confirm your attendance and send your stories, messages, and photos to MCpl Brianna Beeching at Brianna.Beeching@forces.gc.ca.
  • 5 August: Maj Esa Kortelainen – After 25 years of loyal and dedicated service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Maj Esa Kortelainen will retire on 5 August 2022. A Depart with Dignity (DWD) ceremony will be held on 15 July 2022, from 1100-1400 hours, at the Courtyard by Marriott Ottawa East, 200 Coventry Road, Ottawa, ON, K1K 4S3. RSVPs and anecdotes are to be sent to Maj Ovidiu Stetco at Ovidiu.Stetco@forces.gc.ca / 613-794-9952.
  • 3 August: Capt Pete McFarlane – After 11 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Capt Pete McFarlane will retire on 3 August 2022. Having ‘retired’ once already, he has declined a sequel and will not be having a Depart With Dignity (DWD) ceremony. Well-wishes and stories can be sent to Maj Hilary Forbes at Hilary.Forbes@forces.gc.ca.
  • 1 August: Cpl Liette Perrier – After 17 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Cpl Perrier will retire on 1 August 2022. There is no information available regarding the Depart With Dignity (DWD) ceremony. Please send your stories, messages, and photos to MWO Martin Paradis at Martin.Paradis2@forces.gc.ca.

July 2022

  • 31 July: CWO Jeffrey SaundersAfter more than 35 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), CWO Jeffrey Saunders will retire on 31 July 2022. A Departure With Dignity (DWD) ceremony will take place on Friday, 22 July 2022 from 1200 – 1500 hours at the Juno Beach Mess, CFB Borden. Please confirm your attendance by 8 July 2022 and send your stories, messages, and photos to MWO Andrew Papple at Andrew.Papple@forces.gc.ca.
  • 31 July: MWO Andrew LindsayAfter 35.5 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MWO Lindsay will retire on 31 July 2022. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) ceremony will be held on 23 June 2022 at 1100 hrs at Borden Circled Pine Golf Club. Please send your stories, messages and photos to the OPI, Sgt Dubuc, at Matt.Dubuc@forces.gc.ca.
  • 20 July: LCol Tim CainesAfter 26 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), including 11 years with The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), LCol Tim Caines will retire on 20 July 2022. LCol Caines will forego a Depart With Dignity (DWD) ceremony. Please send your stories, messages, and photos to WO François Ferland at Francois.Ferland2@forces.gc.ca.
  • 20 July: Sgt Steve BurtonAfter 33+ years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Sgt Steve Burton will retire on 20 July 2022. A Depart with Dignity (DWD) ceremony will be held on 22 July 2022 at 1330 hrs at the A-9 Sgt & WO’s Mess 5 CDSB Gagetown. Please confirm your attendance and send your stories, messages, and photos to Sgt Wayne MacMillian at Wayne.MacMillan@forces.gc.ca.
  • 19 July: MCpl Craig Dottermann After 10 years of exceptional dedication and loyal service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MCpl Craig Dottermann will retire on 19 July 2022. No Depart With Dignity (DWD) ceremony will take place. Should you wish to send any congratulatory messages, anecdotes, and best wishes, please send them to MCpl Pat Labelle at Patrick.Labelle2@forces.gc.ca.
  • 18 July: Capt Sebastien RichardAfter 11 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Capt Sebastien Richard will retire on 18 July 2022. A Depart With Dignity (DWD) ceremony will be held on 30 June 2022 at 1300 hrs at the Edmonton Garrison Memorial Golf and CC. Please confirm your attendance and send your stories, messages, and photos to Maj Philip Paradis at Philip.Paradis@forces.gc.ca NLT 24 June 2022.
  • 17 July: MWO RoseAfter 28 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MWO Rose will retire on 17 July 2022. MWO Rose does not want a Depart With Dignity (DWD) ceremony and wants a smooth transition into the Public Service where he will continue to perform his duties. Please send your stories, messages, and photos to Major Yosef Retta at Yosef-Dehne.Retta@forces.gc.ca.
  • 12 July: MCpl Brian NedjelskiAfter 10 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MCpl Brian Nedjelski will retire on 12 July 2022. The Depart With Dignity (DWD) ceremony will be held on 8 July 2022 at 1400 hrs at Endeavour Brewing Company taproom (Suite 4A, 215 Carnegie Dr, St. Albert). Please confirm your attendance and send your stories, messages, and photos to Sgt Pole at Chris.Pole@forces.gc.ca.
  • 6 July: Capt Chad MooneyAfter 13 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Capt Chad Mooney will retire on 6 July 2022. A Departure With Dignity (DWD) ceremony will be happening at the 2 Svc Bn Standeasy on 10 June 2022 at 1400 hrs, with Chad leaving the area 6 July 2022. Please confirm your attendance by 8 June 2022 and send your stories, messages, and photos to Lt Emilie Lambert at Emilie.Lambert@forces.gc.ca.
  • 1 July: Sgt St-GermainAfter 16 years of dedicated service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Sgt St-Germain will retire on 1 July 2022. No Depart With Dignity (DWD) ceremony will take place, but all messages, wishes, stories, or anecdotes can be forwarded to MWO Joel Dufour at Joel.Dufour@forces.gc.ca.

June 2022

  • 29 June: WO HenryAfter 32 years of dedicated service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), WO Henry will retire on 29 June 2022. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) ceremony will be held at the 4 Miles Pub in Victoria, on 30 June 2022 at 1300 hrs. To confirm your attendance and/or to send messages and photos, please contact MWO Bruno Larose at Bruno.Larose@forces.gc.ca.
  • 26 June: MWO Kevin TritesAfter 25 years of loyal and dedicated service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MWO Kevin Trites retired on 26 June 2022. MWO Trites has chosen not to have a Depart with Dignity (DWD) ceremony, however, he has provided the following email address: dankev2000@yahoo.ca should friends and colleagues wish to stay in touch and send their regards.
  • 24 June: Capt Eric CorbeyAfter more than 19 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Capt Corbey will retire on 24 June 2022. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) ceremony will be held on 3 June 2022 at 1300 hrs at the Edmonton Garrison Memorial Golf and CC. Please confirm your attendance and send your stories, messages, and photos to Capt Brent Cameron at Brenton.Cameron@forces.gc.ca NLT 1 June 2022.
  • 22 June: MCpl Mathieu SimardAfter 18 years of good and loyal service in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MCpl Mathieu Simard will retire on 22 June 2022. A Depart With Dignity (DWD) ceremony will be held at a later date in Edmonton. To confirm your attendance and/or to send messages, donations, and photos, please contact Sgt Robert Broadfoot at Robert.Broadfoot@forces.gc.ca.
  • 20 June: Sgt Kevin Martel After 14 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Sgt Martel will retire on 20 June 2022. Sgt Martel has chosen not to have a Departure with Dignity (DWD) ceremony, however, he has provided the following email address: yaou5000@hotmail.com should friends and colleagues wish to send their regards.
  • 20 June: MCpl Lauzon After 10 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MCpl Lauzon will retire on 20 June 2022. A Depart With Dignity (DWD) ceremony will be held on 17 June 2022 at 1400 hrs at Dog ‘N Suds bowling alley, 6 ave Wainwright. Please confirm your attendance and send your stories, messages, and photos to Sgt Lawrence Thompson at Lawrence.Thompson@forces.gc.ca.
  • 20 June: Cpl Émilie Lacroix After 5 years of good and loyal service in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Cpl Émilie Lacroix will retire on 20 June 2022. A Depart With Dignity (DWD) ceremony will be held on 17 June 2022 at 1130 hrs at the Edmonton memorial golf & curling club. Please confirm your attendance and send your stories, messages, and photos to Cpl Alexandre Godin at Alexandre.Godin@forces.gc.ca.
  • 15 June: Cpl Erik WarnerAfter nearly 15 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), 7 of which were with The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Cpl Warner will retire on 15 June 2022. An informal Departure with Dignity (DWD) ceremony will be held within unit lines at Cpl Warner’s request. Congratulatory messages can be sent to Sgt Chris Corbett at Chris.Corbett@forces.gc.ca.
  • 15 June: Cpl Benjamin LaporteAfter 7 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), 3 of which were with The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Cpl Laporte will retire on 15 June 2022. Cpl Laporte would like a Departure with Dignity (DWD) ceremony in the form of a farewell volleyball game to be held in early June. Messages and anecdotes can be sent to MCpl Kevin Bonneau at Kevin.Bonneau@forces.gc.ca.
  • 14 June:Cpl Dunbar After 6 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Cpl Dunbar will retire on 14 June 2022. A Departure With Dignity (DWD) ceremony will be held at Wx Jr Ranks on 10 June 2022 at 1400 hrs. Please send your stories, messages and photos to MCpl David Parker at David.Parker3@forces.gc.ca.
  • 13 June: MWO Dave MacIntoshAfter 35 years of service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MWO MacIntosh will retire on 13 June 2022. His Departure with Dignity (DWD) ceremony will be hosted on Friday, 10 June 2022 at 1400 hrs at Raxx Bar & Grill, 665 Development Dr, Kingston, ON. All are welcome. RSVPs, stories, messages, and photos are requested to be directed to MWO J.L.C. Thibault at Christian.Thibault2@forces.gc.ca or MWO C.A. Campbell at Callum.Campbell@forces.gc.ca.
  • 12 June: Cpl Karl BouchardAfter more than 21 years of dedicated service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Cpl Karl Bouchard will retire on 12 June 2022. There will be a Depart With Dignity (DWD) dinner for Cpl Bouchard at Jack Astor’s Restaurant in Longueuil on 27 May 2022. Any messages, wishes, stories, or anecdotes can be forwarded to MCpl Mathieu Hamel at Mathieu.Hamel@forces.gc.ca.
  • 10 June: WO Pamerleau After 18 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), WO Pamerleau will retire on 10 June 2022. WO Pamerleau does not wish to have a Departure with Dignity (DWD) ceremony, but will likely arrange a friendly meeting with some individuals at a later date. You can send your happy retirement messages to MWO Pelletier at Marc.Pelletier5@forces.gc.ca.
  • 10 June: Cpl François DroletAfter more than 12 years of dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Cpl François Drolet will retire on 10 June 2022. There will be a Depart With Dignity (DWD) dinner for Cpl Drolet on 27 May 2022 at 1200 hrs at Jack Astor’s Greenfield Park. All messages, wishes, stories, or anecdotes can be sent to Sgt Eric Fortier at Eric.Fortier4@forces.gc.ca.
  • 8 June: Cpl Daniel DionAfter more than 20 years of dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Cpl Daniel Dion will retire on 8 June 2022. There will be a Depart With Dignity (DWD) dinner for Cpl Dion on 27 May 2022 at 1200 hrs at Jack Astor, 3500 Boul Tacherau, Greenfield Park, QC, J4V 2H7. All messages, wishes, stories, or anecdotes can be sent to WO Alexandre Toupin at Alexandre.Toupin@forces.gc.ca.
  • 1 June: MCpl Hill After 17 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), including 16 years in The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MCpl Hill will retire on 1 June 2022. There is currently no information available regarding the Depart With Dignity (DWD) ceremony. Well wishes and anecdotes can be sent to WO Jyson Muzzy at Jyson.Muzzy@forces.gc.ca or his wife, Tricia Hill at tricialhil514@gmail.com.

May 2022

  • 31 May: Sgt André PilonAfter 19.5 years of loyal and dedicated service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Sgt André Pilon will retire on 31 May 2022. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) ceremony will be held at the Borden Golf and Conference Centre on 27 May 2022. Guests will be limited to his immediate family, unit representatives, and select guests. Anecdotes, emails, and well-wishes can be sent to WO Jason Olson at Jason.Olson2@forces.gc.ca.
  • 30 May: MCpl Trevor Normington After 16 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MCpl Trevor Normington will retire on 30 May 2022. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) ceremony will be held on 27 May 2022 at 1400 hrs at Dooley’s in Oromocto, NB. Please confirm your attendance and send your stories, messages, and photos to Sgt W.M. MacMillan at Wayne.MacMillan@forces.gc.ca.
  • 30 May: MCpl Michael Doucette After 12 years of service with the Canadian Armed forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MCpl Michael Doucette will retire on 30 May 2022. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) ceremony will be held on 13 May 2022 at 1300 hrs at the Jr. Ranks Mess in CFB Gagetown. Please confirm your attendance and send shocking stories (I know there are a few) to Sgt Andrew Warnell at Andrew.Warnell@forces.gc.ca.
  • 29 May: WO Rodgers After more than 35 years of loyal and dedicated service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), WO David Rodgers will retire on 29 May 2022. A Departure With Dignity (DWD) ceremony will take place on Friday, 6 May from 1300 – 1600 hrs in Petawawa at the Reichwald Mess. Please confirm your attendance by 29 April and/or send your stories, messages and photos to Sgt Fraser Thomson at Fraser.Thomson2@forces.gc.ca.
  • 26 May: Maj Matt Robinson After over 32 years of dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Major Matt Robinson is officially retiring on 26 May 2022. Major Robinson’s Departure with Dignity ceremony will be hosted on Friday, 22 April 2022 at 1500 hrs at the Lieutenant’s Pump Pub, 361 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario. All are welcome. RSVPs, stories, messages, and photos are requested to the retirement function coordinator, Major Dan Saucier at Daniel.Saucier@forces.gc.ca no later than 14 April 2022.
  • 17 May: Cpl Justin DayAfter 8 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), 3 of which were with The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Cpl Justin Day will retire on 17 May 2022. Cpl Day has requested not to have a Departure with Dignity (DWD) ceremony. Please send your stories, messages, and photos to Sgt W.M. MacMillan at Wayne.MacMillan@forces.gc.ca.
  • 13 May: WO Mailman After 20 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Royal Canadian Electrical Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), WO Mailman will retire on 13 May 2022. WO Mailman has chosen not to have a Departure with Dignity (DWD) ceremony, however, he has provided the following email address: jeff.mailman@yahoo.ca should friends and colleagues wish to send their regards. All other questions should be directed to MWO Hogan at Michael.Hogan@forces.gc.ca.
  • 11 May: MWO Martin LeboeufAfter more than 25 years of loyal and dedicated service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MWO Martin Leboeuf will retire on 11 May 2022. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) ceremony will take place on Friday, 29 April from 1300-1600 hrs in Cold Lake at The Muster Point. Please confirm your attendance by 22 April and/or send your stories, messages and photos to WO Danny Cairns at Danny.Cairns@forces.gc.ca.
  • 10 May: Cpl Joshua BrombergAfter more than 16 years of loyal and dedicated service in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Cpl Joshua Bromberg will retire on 10 May 2022. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) ceremony will be held as an informal BBQ on 28 May 2022, 0900-1500 hrs, at the Martin Leo Troy Armouries, 540 Chippewa St West, North Bay, ON. Anyone who wishes to attend is welcome and requested to RSVP to Sgt Luc C. Dauphinais at Luc.Dauphinais@forces.gc.ca. If you are unable to attend in person, please forward congratulations or anecdotes to Sgt Dauphinais.
  • 9 May: WO K.P. KentAfter 29 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), WO Pete Kent will retire on 09 May 2022. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) Ceremony will be held on 06 May 2022 at 1300 at the Rideau Canal Mess. Please confirm your attendance and send your stories, messages, and photos to Major S.M. Miller at Shawn.Miller2@forces.gc.ca NLT 1 May 2022.
  • 9 May: MCpl AndrewsAfter 23 years of dedicated service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and 19 years in The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MCpl Andrews will retire on 09 May 2022. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) ceremony will take place Friday, 22 April from 1300-1600 hrs at Doyle’s Pub (2619 151 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton, AB). Please send any photos, stories and messages to Sgt Dave Baker at Dave.Baker@forces.gc.ca.
  • 6 May: WO Sylvain BeaulieuAfter more than 36 years of good and loyal service in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), including more than 33 years in The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), WO Sylvain Beaulieu will retire on 6 May 2022. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) ceremony will be held on 27 May 2022 at 1130 hrs at Centre Castor. Please RSVP and send member stories, messages, and photos to MWO Eric Savoie at Eric.Savoie2@forces.gc.ca NLT 13 May 2022.
  • 4 May: MWO VermetteAfter 21 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MWO Vermette will retire on 4 May 2022. MWO Vermette has chosen not to have a Departure with Dignity (DWD) ceremony, however, he has provided the following email address: fredvermette@hotmail.com should friends and colleagues wish to send their regards.
  • 2 May: MWO Jocelyn Gervais After more than 25 years of good and loyal service within the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MWO Jocelyn Gervais will retire on 2 May 2022. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) ceremony will be held at a date and a place to be determined. You can send any thanks and anecdotes to MWO Eric Savoie at Eric.Savoie2@forces.gc.ca.
  • 2 May: Sgt Michael ChaissonAfter more than 16 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Sgt Chaisson will retire on 02 May 2022. Sgt Chaisson does not wish to have a Departure with Dignity (DWD) ceremony. You can send your happy retirement messages to WO Brideau at Jean-Luc.Brideau@forces.gc.ca.
  • 1 May: MWO Steve NadeauAfter 30 years of service in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), including 26 years with The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MWO Nadeau will retire on 1 May 2022. No Departure with Dignity (DWD) ceremony will take place. Please send your stories, messages, and photos to MWO Savoie at Eric.Savoie2@forces.gc.ca.

April 2022

  • 30 April: MCpl ThibaultAfter 17 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MCpl Thibault will retire on 30 April 2022. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) ceremony will be determined at a later date. Please send your stories, messages and photos to WO Jason Olson at Jason.Olson2@forces.gc.ca.
  • 29 April: Cpl Aubin-PrinceAfter more than 5 years of service in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Cpl Jasmin Aubin-Prince will be retiring on 29 April 2022. Cpl Aubin’s Departure with Dignity (DWD) ceremony will take place in privacy. All messages, greetings, stories, or anecdotes can be sent to MCpl Pelletier at Miguel.Pelletier@forces.gc.ca.
  • 21 April: Cpl Dave YoungAfter 19 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Cpl Young will retire on 21 April 2022. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) ceremony will be determined at a later day, time, and place. Please send your stories, messages, and photos to Sgt Gallant at Patrick.Gallant@forces.gc.ca.
  • 12 April: Cpl GagnéAfter ten years of good and loyal service within the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Cpl Alexandre Gagné retired on 12 April 2022. Cpl Gagné would like to have a private Departure with Dignity (DWD) ceremony to be held early April. Messages and anecdotes can be sent to Sgt Minville at Jean-Christophe.Minville@forces.gc.ca.
  • 4 April: MWO Franck Gauthier-PaquetAfter 23 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MWO Gauthier-Paquet retired on 4 April 2022. MWO Gauthier-Paquet does not wish to have a Departure with Dignity (DWD) ceremony. Please send your stories, messages, and photos to MWO Savoie at Eric.Savoie2@forces.gc.ca.

March 2022

  • 29 March: Sgt BourgetAfter more than 19 years of service in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Sgt Chantal Bourget retired on 29 March 2022. The Departure with Dignity (DWD) ceremony of Sgt Bourget will be in private. All messages, wishes, stories, or anecdotes can be transmitted to MWO Savoie at Eric.Savoie2@forces.gc.ca.
  • 28 March: WO B.C. FaulknerAfter 32 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), WO Faulkner retired on 28 March 2022. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) ceremony will be held on 08 April 2022 at 1300 in the WO/Sgt Mess at the Barrack Green Armouries in Saint John. Please confirm your attendance and send your stories, messages and photos to CWO Terry Fraser at Terence.Fraser@forces.gc.ca NLT 01 April 2022.
  • 25 March: MCpl Heys After 13 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MCpl Heys will retire on 25 March 2022. The time and location for MCpl Heys’ Departure with Dignity (DWD) Ceremony will be announced in the near future. Please send your stories, messages and photos to Sgt Dumont at Pierre-Luc.Dumont@forces.gc.ca.
  • 16 March: MWO Greg TelfordAfter 33 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MWO Telford will retire on 16 March 2022. The Departure with Dignity (DWD) ceremony will be determined at a later date in the future. All messages, stories or anecdotes can be sent to MWO St-Louis at Sylvain.St-Louis@forces.gc.ca.
  • 7 March: MCpl Shannon After 11 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Master Corporal Kevin Shannon will retire on 7 March 2022. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) will be held at Petawawa Golf Club, Wednesday 12 Jan, from 1100-1600hrs. Please send your stories, messages and photos to Sgt Brad LeBel: Bradley.Lebel@forces.gc.ca.
  • 6 March: Cpl Wayne LagacéAfter 15 years of service in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) with the Fusiliers du St-Laurent and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Cpl Lagacé retired on 6 March 2022. The Departure with Dignity (DWD) ceremony of Cpl Lagacé took place on 2 March 2022 at the Pub Resto Broue of Shannon with members of his section. All messages, wishes, stories, or anecdotes can be forwarded to MCpl Dufour-Savard at Raphael.Dufour-Savard@forces.gc.ca.

February 2022

  • 24 February: MWO MacLennan After more than 36 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MWO MacLennan retired on 24 February 2022. The Depart With Dignity (DWD) ceremony will be held later in WL57, Sgt Hector MacPhail Building in CFB Halifax. Messages and photos can be sent to WO Wilfred Casey at Wilfred.Casey@forces.gc.ca.
  • 11 February: WO Simon LabrecqueAfter 20 years of service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), WO Labrecque will retire on February 11, 2022. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) ceremony will held at 1130 hrs on Friday, 18 March in Pizzéria Paquet, 4640 Route Fossambault, Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, Québec. If you have anecdotes, messages, and photos to send to the member, please send them to MWO René Carrier at Rene.Carrier@forces.gc.ca.
  • 10 February: MWO VeilleuxAfter 28 years of service within the Canadian Armed Forces of which 25 years were served within the RCEME Corps, MWO Veilleux will retire on 10 February 2022. MWO Veilleux does not wish to have a Departure with Dignity (DWD) ceremony which is also in line with the current FHPM for COVID-19. You can send messages and anecdotes to Capt Éric Normandin at Eric.Normandin@forces.gc.ca.
  • 9 February: MCpl CromackAfter 11 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MCpl Cromack will retire on 9 February 2022. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) ceremony will not be held. If you have any stories, messages and photos please send them to MCpl Jutras at Eric.Jutras@forces.gc.ca.
  • 8 February: MWO MorinAfter 26 years of loyal service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Royal Canadian Electrical & Mechanical Engineering (RCEME), MWO Morin will retire on February 8, 2022. There will be a Departure with Dignity (DWD) organized to mark the departure of MWO Morin on 18 March 2022 at the Mill St. Brew Pub on 555 Wellington St, Ottawa, respecting the sanitary measures and politics related to COVID-19. If it is impossible to organize a gathering, a virtual ceremony will be held at the same date. If you would like to participate, please contact MWO Paris before February 28 by email at Francis.Paris@forces.gc.ca. You can also send your retirement messages via the same email.
  • 6 February: MWO Gagnon – After 34 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MWO Luc Gagnon will retire on 6 February 2022. No Departure with Dignity (DWD) ceremony will be held. Please send your stories, messages and photos to MWO Shawn Kirk at Shawn.Kirk@forces.gc.ca.

January 2022

  • 31 January: MWO Zelinski After 32 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MWO Zelinski will retire on 31 January 2022. A Virtual ceremony on teams was held on the 26 January 2022 at 1100 hrs. Please send your stories, messages and photos to CWO Berube at Kevin.Berube@forces.gc.ca.
  • 31 January: Cpl P.A. Audy Tadino After nearly 7 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Cpl Paul Audy Tadino retired on 31 January 2022. There is no information available regarding the Departure with Dignity (DWD) ceremony. If you have any stories, messages and photos, please send them to MWO Jean-Michel Cyr at Jean-Michel.Cyr@forces.gc.ca.
  • 28 January: WO McKie – After 26 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), WO McKie will retire on 28 January 2022. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) ceremony will be determined at a later date with the time and place to be confirmed. Please confirm your attendance and send your stories, messages and photos to WO Burns at John.Buns@forces.gc.ca.
  • 28 January: Sgt Guitard – After 31 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Sgt Guitard retired on 28 January 2022. A Depart With Dignity (DWD) ceremony will be held at a date and location to be determined later on. Please send your stories, messages, and photos to Sgt Wayne MacMillan at Wayne.MacMillan@forces.gc.ca.
  • 27 January: MCpl Raymond After 20 years of loyal and dedicated service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MCpl Raymond will retire on 27 January 2022. A Departure with Dignity (DDD) ceremony will take place at the Centre Castor on the 7 December. You can send your felicitations, stories and reservation to Sgt Girard-Rochette: Sylvain.Girard-Rochette@forces.gc.ca
  • 18 January: WO Watson After 21 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), WO Mike Watson will retire on 18 January 2022. WO Watson would like to thank the many great friends that he has made throughout the past 20 years of service and mentors who have given their time and advice over the years. He hopes he has paid it forward as much as possible and wishes all the best life has to offer.
  • 10 January: MWO RheaultAfter 21 years of loyal service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MWO Rheault will retire on 10 January 2022. MWO Rheault does not wish to have a DWD, but will likely arrange a friendly meeting with some individuals at a later date. You can send your happy retirement messages to MWO Tremblay at this address: stephane.tremblay@forces.gc.ca
  • 5 January: Maj GueretteAfter more than 28 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Corps (RCEME) and the Communications and Electronics Branch, Major Jasmin Guérette retired on January 5th 2022. Currently there is no information about the DWD available.
  • 4 January: MWO BeaulieuAfter 32 years of loyal service in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. (RCEME), MWO Beaulieu will retire on 04 January 2022. A Departure with Dignity luncheon will be held on 04 January 2022 at 1200hrs at the Club Castor. Please confirm your presence and send any anecdotes, well-wishes and any photos of MWO Beaulieu to MWO Éric Savoie at ERIC.SAVOIE2@forces.gc.ca NLT 15 January 2022.

December 2021

  • 18 December: WO PilgrimAfter almost 33 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), WO Pilgrim will retire on 18 December 2021. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) Ceremony will be held on 03 December 2021 at noon at Kelsey’s Restaurant in Petawawa. Please confirm your attendance and send your stories, messages and photos to WO Mitchell at James.Mitchell4@forces.gc.ca.
  • 15 December: Sgt VilleneuveAfter 28 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Sgt Nyiri Serge Villeneuve will retire on 15 December 2021. A DWD lunch will be organized the 9th December at La Casa Grecque Chicoutimi. Please confirm your presence and send your messages, pictures or stories to Sgt Marceau at Kevin.Marceau@forces.gc.ca no later than December 1st.
  • 15 December: MCpl LalancetteAfter 17 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and nearly 15 with the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MCpl Lalancette will retire on 15 December 2021. At the personal request of MCpl Lalancette, His departure will be intimately marked with his peers at 2 Div.
  • 13 December: Sgt NyiriAfter 23+ years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Sgt Nyiri will retire on 13 December 2021. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) Ceremony will be held on 3 December 2021 at 1300, at CFRC Det Regina. Please confirm your attendance and send your stories, messages and photos to WO MacEachern at Kory.Maceachern@forces.gc.ca.
  • 12 December: Cpl LebrunAfter 9 years of dedicated service to the Canadian armed Forces and the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Cpl Lebrun will retire on 12 December 2021. Cpl Lebrun will celebrate his DWD with his co-workers at CFB Bagotville.
  • 8 December: WO BakerAfter 32 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), WO Baker will retire on 08 December 2021.Congratulatory messages and anecdotes can be emailed to the DWD OPI WO Noel at Paul.Noel@forces.gc.ca. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) Ceremony will be held at a date TBD.
  • 3 December: Capt Kershaw After more than 10 years of service in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Capt Brent Kershaw will be retiring on 3 December 2021. Capt Kershaw’s departure with dignity will take place in privacy. All messages, greetings, stories or anecdotes can be sent to Capt Hui at Spenser.Hui@forces.gc.ca

November 2021

  • 28 November: MCpl ThériaultAfter 11 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MCpl Thériault will retire on 28 November 2021. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) Ceremony will be held on 26 November 2021 at 12:45 pm at The Canadian Brewhouse located at 60 Westpark Boulevard in Fort Saskatchewan. If you would like to attend or send your stories, messages and photos, please send an email to Sgt Scott Thibodeau at Scott.Thibodeau@forces.gc.ca.
  • 27 November: LCol CairnsAfter 26 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), LCol Roger Cairns will retire on 27 Nov 2021. At his request a Departure with Dignity (DWD) Ceremony will be not held. LCol Cairns is hopeful of seeing everyone at the Bluebell retirement mess dinner this spring.
  • 22 November: Cpl BownAfter 9 years of service in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), with The Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Cpl Bown will be retiring on 22 Nov 2021. His Departure with Dignity will be taking part on 05 Nov 2021 at 1200 hrs at Kelly O’Brian’s in Courtenay, BC. If you have any stories, photos or anecdotes, please send to MCpl Schwatrz Keon.Schwartz@forces.gc.ca
  • 22 November: Sgt PhilpottAfter 20 years of dedicated service in the Canadian Armed Forces(CAF) and the Corps of the Royal Canadian Electrical Mechanical Engineers (RCEME) Sergeant Michael Philpott will retire on 22 November 2021. Mike will have a peaceful transition into civilian life. He does not want an extravagant DWD, but rather spend this time with his section peers and family transitioning into this next chapter in his life. Congratulatory messages and fun stories can be sent to CHRIS.MURRAY2@forces.gc.ca.
  • 18 November: Cpl BolducAfter 8 years of loyal service as a Vehicle Technician in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Cpl Alex Bolduc will retire on 18 November 2021. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) Ceremony will be held on 12 November 2021, 13:00 sharp at the ANAF Club in Kingston. Due to Covid-19 restrictions the event will, unfortunately be closed. Please send your photos and stories to MCpl Kaitlyn White at Kaitlyn.white@forces.gc.ca
  • 12 November: MWO LaporteAfter 25 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MWO Laporte will retire on 12 November 2021. Congratulatory messages can be sent to gerald.lapratte@forces.gc.ca
  • 05 November: MCpl TrudeauAfter 16 years of service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MCpl Trudeau retired on 05 November 2021. There is currently no DWD planned or organized.
  • 04 November: MCpl Tremblay After 20 years of service in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), and within the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Corps (RCEME), MCpl Tremblay will retire on 04 November 2021. A Depart with Dignity (DWD) with lunch will be held at a date, time and location to be determined. Please confirm your attendance and send any stories, messages, or photos of member to Sgt Lefort at Blaine.Lefort@forces.gc.ca
  • 01 November: Sgt FaucherAfter 34 years of loyal service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Corps (RCEME), Sgt Faucher will retire today on 1 November 2021. A departure dinner (DWD) took place on October 29, 2021 at the Paquette pizzeria. The meeting will be intimate and limited to 20 people due to the pandemic situation. You can send your messages, anecdotes and photos of the member to WO Labrecque: simon.labrecque@forces.gc.ca APT on October 29th.

October 2021

  • 21 October: Cpl WeightAfter 8 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Cpl Valerie Weight will retire on 21 October 2021. She does not wish to have a large DWD, rather a quiet transition to civilian life on 13 October 2021 amongst her section and peers.
  • 21 October: MWO PhillipsAfter 33+ years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MWO Phillips will retire on 21 October 2021. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) Ceremony will be held in September/October time frame. DTG and location TBC. Please confirm your attendance (once posted) and send your stories, messages and photos to MWO Tim Pawson at TIMOTHY.PAWSON@forces.gc.ca.
  • 20 October: MCpl TaillonAfter 17 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and nearly 15 with the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MCpl Taillon retired on 20 October 2021. Master Corporal Taillon wished to have a small and quiet Depart With Dignity as he transitions to civilian life. A DWD was held at RCEMES on his behalf where he was sent off with best wishes by his peers and section on the 19th of October, 2021.
  • 15 October: LCol BedardAfter 38 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), LCol Bedard retired on 15 October 2021. There is no formal DWD planned, although farewell messages can be sent to Col (rtd) Sanchez Maloney at myriamsanchezmaloney@icloud.com
  • 13 October: MWO LascelleAfter 32 years of combined service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), 24 with the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MWO Lascelle will retire on 13 October 2021. A small Departure with Dignity (DWD) Ceremony to be held within our unit lines as per MWO Lascelle’s request, around the 3rd Sept. Please co-ordinate your intentions on attending and/or send your stories, messages, and photos to WO Pete Boivin at PIERRE.BOIVIN4@forces.gc.ca.
  • 12 October: Cpl PellerinAfter 6+ years of service in the Canadian armed Forces and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME) Cpl Pellerin will retire on 12 October 2021.  Congratulatory messages, anecdotes, and best wishes can be forwarded to MCpl Harnois  at, Mathieu.Harnois@forces.gc.ca , which will be presented to Cpl Pellerin.
  • 5 October: Capt Dzeoba After 40+ years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Captain Dzeoba will retire 5 October 2021. At this time a Departure with Dignity (DWD) Ceremony has not been scheduled. You can send your stories, messages and photos to Major Mercurio at Kayda.Mercurio@forces.gc.ca no later than 1 December 2021.
  • 1 October: MWO LatourAfter more than 37 years of loyal and dedicated service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MWO Marc Latour will retire on 1 October 2021. To his demand, there will be no departure with dignity lunch.
  • 1 October: Cpl DesbiensAfter 12 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Cpl Alex Desbiens will retire on 01 October 2021. Cpl Desbiens will be having a Departure with Dignity 29 September 2021 at 1300 Hrs in Victoria, BC. Please send congratulatory messages, anecdotes, and best wishes to Dave.Newman@forces.gc.ca. All received correspon dence will be presented to Cpl Desbiens.

September 2021

  • 27 September: MWO MessanaAfter 32+ years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MWO Rosy Messana will retire on 27 September 2021. A Departure With Dignity (DDD) for Rosy will be held on the 23 Sept 2021 at the 4 Mile Pub in Victoria. Congratulatory messages, anecdotes, and best wishes may also be forwarded to Capt Serre at, Robert.Serre@forces.gc.ca , which will be presented to Rosy at the ceremony.
  • 25 September: MCpl D’AndreaAfter 20 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MCpl D’Andrea will retire on 25 September 2021. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) Ceremony will be held on 06 October 2021 at 1300hrs. at Steel City . Please confirm your attendance and send your stories, messages and photos to Sgt John Martell at John.Martell@forces.gc.ca.
  • 21 September: Maj PudlowskiAfter 36 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Maj Pudlowski retired on 21 September 2021. As per his wishes, no formal DWD will be held. Please send your stories, messages and photos to Maj Nick Goulet at Nicholas.goulet@forces.gc.ca.
  • 19 September: Cpl GauthierAfter 10+ years of dedicated service to Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Cpl D.J.C.E Gauthier will be retiring on 19 Sept 2021. Dan has elected not to have a function or DWD ceremony and has requested to leave his military career quietly. We wish Dan all the best in the coming years and for those of us that have known and served with him we extend a heartfelt Thank You. Stories, anecdotes and/or best wishes are requested and can be sent to Chris.Kight@forces.gc.ca.
  • 19 September: MCpl WellsAfter 20 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), 18 of which with the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Master Corporal Curtis Wells will retire on 19 Sept 2021. An internal Departure with Dignity (DWD) Ceremony will be held at The Wolf & Hound on 17 Sept 2021 at 1300. As you know, the number of participants will be restricted due to COVID measures in place. Please send your stories, congratulatory messages and photos to Sgt Sebastien Lachance (Sebastien.Lachance@ forces.gc.ca) which will be given to Curtis during the event.
  • 17 September: WO Cooke –  After 30 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), WO Jim Cooke will retire on 17 Sep 2021. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) Ceremony will be held on 15 October 2021 at 1300 at the Kingsway Legion Branch #175, 14339 50 St NW, Edmonton, AB. Please confirm your attendance and send your stories, messages and photos to WO Colin Munson at Colin.Munson@forces.gc.ca.
  • 15 September: MWO HrycykAfter 33 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MWO Dan Hrycyk retired on 15 Sep 2021. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) Ceremony will be held in the Edmonton area when current restrictions permit. Please send your stories, messages and photos to CWO Ted Coderre at ted.coderre@forces.gc.ca.
  • 13 September: BGen BensonAfter 32 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), BGen Allan Benson will retire on 13 September 2021. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) Ceremony will be held on Friday, 27 August 2021 at 1400hrs virtually due to COVID restrictions. DWD details and the meeting link will be distributed separately. Please send your stories, messages and photos to Capt Jesse Slaunwhite at jesse.slaunwhite@forces.gc.ca.
  • 13 September: Col SpitzigAfter 27+ years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Col Spitzig will retire on 9 September 2021. To maintain local COVID-19 protective health measures and respect the wishes of Col Spitzig, a very intimate Departure with Dignity (DWD) Ceremony will be held on 16 July 2021. For these reasons, the event will be closed to the public and participation will be on an invitation basis only. Therefore, we highly encourage retirement messages, anecdotes and photos to be sent to the OPI, Capt Andrew MacLean, at andrew.maclean4@forces.gc.ca no later than 9 July 2021.
  • 10 September: MCpl VachonAfter 12 years of loyal service in the Canadian Armed Forces, (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME) MCpl Vachon will be retiring on 10 September 2021. MCpl Vachon will be having a Departure with Dignity on 09 September 2021 at the Log House Pub at 1300 Hrs located at 2323 Millstream Rd Victoria B.C. V9B 6L2. Please send congratulatory messages, anecdotes, and best wishes to dave.newman@forces.gc.ca. All received correpondence will be presented to MCpl Vachon.
  • 10 September: Maj HaddowAfter 35 years of total service in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, first with the British Army’s REME and latterly with RCEME in Canada Maj Rob Haddow retired on 10 September 2021. Major Haddow would love to hear from anyone and can be contacted at rjhaddow@yahoo.ca or through LinkedIn.
  • 10 September: WO BullionsAfter 34 years of service WO Bill Bullions will retire from the CAF on 10 September 2021. Due to the COVID restrictions currently in place, there will be no formal DWD ceremony. Should you wish to send any congratulatory messages, anecdotes and best wishes, please send them to Sgt Daniel McLeod at Daniel.McLeod@forces.gc.ca and they will be presented to him upon his release.
  • 7 September: Maj St-Maurice After 19 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Major St-Maurice will retire on 7 September 2021. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) Ceremony will be held on 17 September 2021 at 1000 at National Printing Bureau, 45 Bvld Sacré-Coeur, Gatineau. Please confirm your attendance and send your stories, messages and photos to OPI’s at Colin.Bosche@forces.gc.ca.
  • 6 September: MWO SévignyAfter more than 31 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MWO Sévigny will retire on 06 September 2021. A small Departure with Dignity (DWD) BBQ will be held on 10 September 2021 at 12h30 at 975 Boul St-Joseph in Hull. Please confirm your attendance and send your stories, messages and photos to Capt Boniface Yogendran at Boniface.Yogendran@forces.gc.ca.
  • 1 September: Col Sánchez Maloney – After 35 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Col Sánchez Maloney will retire on 1st September 2021. An intimate Departure with Dignity Ceremony will be held on 2 June 2021 at 14:00 at the Canadian embassy in Washington. Please send your stories, messages and photos to LCol Dan Thériault at daniel.theriault@forces.gc.ca.
  • 1 September: Cpl MillerAfter 7 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Cpl Miller will retire on 01 September 2021. Due to COVID restrictions, a small Departure with Dignity (DWD) ceremony was held with selected individuals. If you wish to send stories, messages and pictures, they can be sent to MCpl Patrick Lachance (patrick.lachance3@forces.gc.ca).

August 2021

  • 31 August: Sgt Brown – After 22 years in uniform, Sgt John Brown is retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces with his last day in Reg force uniform being 31 Aug, 2020. It’s been a long enjoyable road and as he nears the end of his employability in the CAF, he has taken the opportunity and accepted a position as a reservist Sgt at 21EW, continuing to support the CAF as a Vehicle Technician. Departure with Dignity (DWD) Ceremony will be held on 25 March 2021 at 1:00pm at the ANAF Club in Kingston. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the event will unfortunately not open to public. Please send a message, your stories, anecdotes and photos and confirm your attendance to the OPI MCpl Kaitlyn White at Kaitlyn.white@forces.gc.ca NLT 22 March 2021.
  • 30 August: MCpl ChouinardAfter 14 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MCpl Chouinard will retire on 30 August 2021. A Departure with Dignity Ceremony will be held on 1200 – 1600 hours 8 September 2021 at the Juno Beach Mess. Please confirm your attendance and send your stories, messages and photos to Sgt Trudel at Joseph.Trudel@forces.gc.ca.
  • 23 August: WO MackenzieAfter 23 years of dedicated service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), WO MacKenzie will retire on 23 August 2021. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) Ceremony will be held on 23 August 2021 at 13:00 in The Bridge at the Chiefs and Petty Officers Mess, Juno Tower, CFB Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Please confirm your attendance and send your messages and photos to Sgt Maldague-Mathieu at antoine.maldague-mathieu@forces.gc.ca.
  • 16 August: BGen Bouchard – After 33 years of service to the Corps, Brigadier-general Sébastien Bouchard will leave the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) on 16 August 2021.  Should you like to send a congratulatory message, anecdote and/or best wishes, please send to LCol Ian Koss at Ian.Koss@rmc-cmr.ca. All those interested are welcome to join his Depart with Dignity from 1400-1600hrs, 18 June on Zoom! Zoom link below for those wishing to attend!
    https://zoom.us/j/93132720013?pwd=Wlg0RVoxNmtNaTJ0Vnp5WWllajNrdz09
  • 15 August: Cpl PiloteAfter 11 years of loyal services in the Canadian armed forces(CAF) and the royal Canadian electrical mecanical engineer Corps, Cpl Karl-André Pilote will retire on the 15th August 2021. He does not want to have a departure dinner.
  • 6 August: Maj Park – After 14 years of dedicated and loyal service to the RCEME Corps and the Canadian Armed Forces, Major Ben Park will be retiring on 6 August 2021. Major Park is looking forward to taking further education with VAC Educational and Training Fund to apply for MBA and while assisting his brother’s business. A Depart with Dignity ceremony will take place on Friday 25 June 2021 starting at 1300 at MGen Hoffmeister Building, 4th Floor 1755 W 1st Avenue Vancouver. If you wish to attend or send congratulatory messages, stories and anecdotes please email at Scott.Short@forces.gc.ca, no later than 22 June 2021.
  • 6 August: Capt(ret’d) René Provencher  – After 18 years with the Public Service and 15 years of loyal service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (RCEME), René Provencher will retire from Public Service on August 6, 2021. An awards and certificates presentation will take place on June 11, 2021. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the event will unfortunately not be open to the public. For any stories, messages and photos, send them to Suzanne Robitaille at Suzanne.Robitaille@forces.gc.ca no later than May 31, 2021.

July 2021

  • 31 July: MWO ClineAfter 21+ years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MWO Cline retired on 31 July 2021. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) Ceremony will be held at the SGT’s & WO’s Mess, at CFB Borden Ontario on 22 October 2021 at 1400hrs. Please confirm your attendance and send your stories, messages and photos to Sgt Chaisson at MICHAEL.CHAISSON@forces.gc.ca.
  • 30 July: Sgt Glandon – After 19 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Sergeant (Sgt) Glandon will retire on 30 July 2021. Due to Covid -19 restrictions an official Departure with Dignity (DWD) Ceremony will not be held. A small award and recognition ceremony will be held followed by an unofficial gathering hosted by Sgt Glandon’s spouse, timing and location to be confirmed. In the interim please send your stories, messages and photos to Sergeant Frederic Turcotte at Frederic.Turcotte@forces.gc.ca.
  • 30 July: MWO Lapointe After 37 years of dedicated service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MWO Dale Lapointe will retire on 30 July 2021.A small Departure with Dignity (DWD) Ceremony will be held on 6 August 2021 at 13:00 in The Kingsway Manning Legion, 14339 50 St NW, Edmonton, AB  Please confirm your attendance and send your messages and photos to MWO Ian Cowan at Ian.cowan@forces.gc.ca.
  • 21 July: Cpl O’Connor – After 5 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Cpl O’Connor will release on 21 July 2021. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) Ceremony will be held on 9 July 2021. The time and location are TBD based on provincial COVID restrictions. Please send your stories, messages and photos to MCpl Tim Cromwell.
  • 17 July: Sgt SavoieAfter 20 years of dedicated service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Sgt Savoie will retire on 17 July, 2021. At his request there will not be a formal DWD ceremony. Well wishes can be sent to WO Roger O’Reilly at Roger.O’reilly@forces.gc.ca.
  • 17 July: Sgt ValleeAfter 14 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Sgt Vallée will retire on 17 July 2021.At the member’s request, there will not be a formal DWD ceremony. Well wishes and anecdotes can be sent to WO Roger O’Reilly at Roger.O’reilly@forces.gc.ca.
  • 13 July: Cpl Finnigan – After 31 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the RCEME Corps, Cpl Stephen Finnigan will retire on 13 July 2021. Due to COVID restrictions and on Cpl Finnigan request, a small Departure with Dignity (DWD) will be held in Gander. Stories, messages and photos can be sent to MCpl Lamothe at Samuel.Lamothe@forces.gc.ca to wish him well in his future endeavors.
  • 12 July: Maj Bailey – After 9 and a half years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Maj Bailey will retire on 12 July 2021.Due to the current COVID restriction Maj Bailey’s Departure with Dignity Ceremony will be a small affair with his Section when COVID restrictions allow. Please send your stories, messages and photos to Major Bruce Douglas at bruce.douglas@forces.gc.ca.
  • 12 July: Sgt Sabrina Hanson (Mulford) – After 24 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Sgt Sabrina Mulford retired on 12 July 2021. No formal Depart With Dignity (DWD) ceremony will be held. Please send your stories, messages, and photos to MWO Chester Muise at Chester.Muise@forces.gc.ca.
  • 12 July: Cpl Hope – After 6 years of exceptional dedication and loyal service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and to the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers(RCEME), Cpl David Hope will retire on 12 July 2021. Should you wish to send any congratulatory messages, anecdotes and best wishes, please send them to Sgt Bradley Smith at Bradley.Smith3@forces.gc.ca and they will be presented to him upon his release.
  • 9 July: MWO AntonelloAfter 27 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MWO Antonello will retire on 9 July 2021. Please send your stories, messages and photos to MWO Todd Fleck at todd.fleck@forces.gc.ca
  • 8 July: LCol Edwards – After 35 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, LCol Edwards will retire on 8 July 2021. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) Ceremony will be held on 20 May 2021 at 10:00 through ZOOM as per the invitation details. Please confirm your attendance and send your stories, messages and photos to Maj Guillaume Fleury at guillaume.fleury@forces.gc.ca. The details of the Zoom Event can be found in the retirement message.
  • 7 July: WO DiotteAfter 21 plus years of dedicated and loyal service in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), WO Guy Diotte retired on 7 July 2021. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) Ceremony was already held. Please send your stories, messages and photos to MWO Janes at Anthony.Janes@forces.gc.ca.
  • 6 July: MWO Guay – After 30 years of loyal and dedicated service within the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME) as a Vehicle Technician, MWO Guay will retire on 6 July 2021. A Departure with Dignity ceremony will be held on (date/time and location to be determined). Please send your stories, messages and photos to WO Eric Labbé at Eric.Labbe3@forces.gc.ca.
  • 5 July: MCpl SaperaAfter 16 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MCpl Sapera will retire on 5 july 2021. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) Ceremony has not yet been set due to the unknown future posture and current imposed restrictions. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) Ceremony has not yet been set due to the unknown future posture and current imposed restrictions.
  • 5 July: Cpl Scott HassonAfter 9 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Cpl Scott Hasson has retired on 5 Jul 2021. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) will be held at Minglers Restaurant, Oromocto, Wednesday (07 July) from 1300-1430hrs. OPI and contact is Cpl Brandon Bishop (Brandon.Bishop2@forces.gc.ca) if you have any questions or messages to pass on.
  • 2 July: MWO Fortin – After more than 34 years of loyal and dedicated service with the CAF and the RCEME Corps, MWO François Fortin will retire on the 2nd of July, 2021. Due to Covid restriction there will be no DWD ceremonies but please send congratulatory messages and anecdotes no later than 2 Jun 2021 to Capt Robertson julian.robertson@forces.gc.ca.
  • 2 July: CWO Stein – After 31 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and 29 years with the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), CWO Mike Stein will retire on 2 Jul 2021. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) Ceremony will not be held due to the current public health restrictions. You can send your stories, messages and photos to Sgt Beauchamp at Patrick.Beauchamp@forces.gc.ca.

June 2021

  • 28 June: MCpl Steeves – After more than 15 years of dedicated service with the Canadian Armed Forces and the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineer Corps, MCpl Brandon Steeves will retire on June 28th, 2021. There will be no Depart with Dignity for MCpl Steeves at this time. Any messages, well wishes, stories or anecdotes can be passed on to Sgt Cory Johnson at: CORY.JOHNSON2@forces.gc.ca.
  • 24 June: MWO Maurice – After more than 23 years of service, Master Warrant Officer Dominique Maurice will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) on June 24, 2021. No Depart with Dignity (DWD) Ceremony will be held due to COVID-19 restriction. However, he would like to thank everyone he has had the pleasure to work with to this day. Please send your stories and anecdotes to MWO Hum DON.HUM@forces.gc.ca.
  • 21 June: MCpl Beverley – After 20 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MCpl Beverley will retire on 21 June 2021. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) Ceremony will be held on 21 June 2021 at 10:00. at CFB Shilo CAFTC. Please confirm your attendance and send your stories, messages and photos to Sgt Gingras at hugo.gingras2@forces.gc.ca.
  • 20 June: Sgt Crews – After 20 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Sgt Crews will retire on 30 June 2021. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) Ceremony will be held on 30 June 2021 at 1200, at Building 129 RCEME Flight, pending current Manitoba COVID-19 PHM restrictions. Please send your stories, messages and photos to Sgt Al Dodman at Alexander.Dodman@forces.gc.ca.
  • 18 June: Maj McLeod – After 36+ years of loyal service, Maj McLeod will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 18 June 2021. A small DWD will be held in Kingston at a date to be determined in the near future. Please send anecdotes, messages and photos NLT 20 May to Mike Vandepol at Michael.Vandepol2@forces.gc.ca.
  • 15 June: MCpl RaddatzAfter 11 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MCpl Raddatz will retire on 15 June 2021. Unfortunately, at this time a Departure with Dignity (DWD) Ceremony has not been scheduled.
  • 14 June: Sgt Tétreault – After 15 years of loyal service in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Royal Canadian Mechanical Electrical Engineering Corps (RCMG), Sgt Denis Tétreault will retire on June 14, 2021. A departure ceremony with dignity will take place on June 14, 2021 in our lines. Due to covid-19 restrictions, the event will unfortunately not be open to the public. For any story, anecdote and photos, send them to Sgt Gallant NLG in nigel.gallant@forces.gc.ca no later than May 31, 2021.
  • 11 June: Sgt Madge – After 15 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Sergeant Madge will depart from the Corps on 11 June 2021. He has accomplished a long-term goal of being selected as a Search and Rescue Technician, and will begin his training this summer. A small release gathering will be held within unit lines before Sergeant Madge’s departure. Well wishes and anecdotes may be sent to Sgt. Chris Corbett chris.corbett@forces.gc.ca.
  • 4 June: WO Fenton – After 30 plus years of dedicated and loyal service in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and RCEME Corps, WO Derrick Fenton will retire on 4 June 2021. The official Retirement Ceremony will commence at “The Bunker” located in the Oromocto mall, 1198 Onondaga St, Oromocto, N.B (Pizza Delight) at 1300hrs on 04 June 2021. If you wish to send any anecdotes or congratulatory messages please send them to WO S. Benjamin via email at Shane.Benjamin@Forces.gc.ca.
  • 2 June: Cpl Proctor – After 24+ years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Cpl Daniel Proctor will officially remove and hang up the uniform on June 2nd 2021. Cpl Proctor DWD Ceremony will be planned later when the restrictions due to COVID 19 are relaxed. Any messages, well wishes, stories or anecdotes can be passed on to Sgt Andreas Nitsche at Andreas.Nitsche@forces.gc.ca.

May 2021

  • 30 May: WO Sparks – After 38 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), 36 of which with the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Warrant Officer Michael Sparks will retire on 31 May 2021. Please send your stories, congratulatory messages and photos to WO Jason Fortin (jason.fortin@forces.gc.ca) which will be given to Mike during the event.
  • 12 May: MWO Cimon – After 24 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, MWO Cimon will retire on 12 May 2021. Yannick would like to to thank all mentors and friends who made it possible for him to have a wonderful career in the military. Yannick accepted a job with the public service as EG6. He and his family will stay in the National Capital to allow their two daughters to complete their University. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) Ceremony will not be held due to the COVD-19 Situation.

April 2021

  • 31 April: Sgt Pepin – After 30 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and 21 years in the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Sgt Pepin will retire on 30 April 2021. No Departure with Dignity (DWD) Ceremony will be held due to COVID-19 restriction. But you can send your stories, messages and photos to MWO Beaulieu at Daniel.Beaulieu@forces.gc.ca NLT 24 April 2021.
  • 30 April: Maj(ret’d) James Webb – After 19 years with the Public Service and 28 years of loyal service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (RCEME), James Webb will retire from Public Service on April 30, 2021. An awards and certificates presentation will take place on June 11, 2021. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the event will unfortunately not be open to the public. For any stories, messages and photos, send them to Suzanne Robitaille at Suzanne.Robitaille@forces.gc.ca no later than May 31, 2021.
  • 30 April: Capt Biggar – After 41+ year of service in the Canadian Armed Forces, Capt Brad Biggar retired on 30 April 2021. A DWD will be held at the Oromocto Branch or the Royal Canadian Legion on the 28 May 2021 from 1300-1500 hrs. All provincial and base COVID –19 protocols will adhered to. The number of personnel permissible at the ceremony will be restricted to 50 people. All reservations, anecdotes and congratulatory messages are to be sent to Capt Paul Roy via email to Roy Capt PJ@CTC HQ@Gagetown, Paul.Roy@forces.gc.ca
  • 30 April: Cpl Laplante – After 11 years of loyal and dedicated service in the Canadian Armed Forces, Cpl Maxime Laplante will retire on 30 April 2021. Cpl Laplante decided to change his career path and will be working in finances after his retirement and does not want a dignified departure ceremony. Farewell messages can be sent to Julien.Gagnon@forces.gc.ca.
  • 30 April: MWO Pruski – After 22 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the RCEME Corps, MWO Ray Pruski will retire on 30 April 2021. Due to COVID restrictions and on MWO Pruski’s request, a small Departure with Dignity will be held in Halifax. Stories, messages and photos can be sent to MWO Fleck at Todd.Fleck@forces.gc.ca to wish him well in his future endeavors.
  • 23 April: MWO Ring – After 35 plus years of loyal service in the RCEME Corp and the Canadian Armed Forces, MWO Gary Ring will be retiring on 23 April 2021. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) Ceremony will be held on 22 April 2021 at 1200hrs at The Boulevard (formerly the Warehouse / Sassy’s) as long as COVID restrictions do not change in Renfrew County. Please confirm your attendance and send your stories, messages and photos to Sgt R.J. Bould at Robert.Bould@forces.gc.ca.
  • 21 April: Cpl Russell – After 7 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Cpl David Russell will retire on the 20 April 2021. Due to the COVID restriction a small Departure with Dignity (DWD) Ceremony was held with selected individuals. If you wish to send stories, messages and photos they can be sent to the OPI MCpl Kevin Pearce at Kevin.pearce3@forces.gc.ca.
  • 19 April: WO Samuel – After 30+ years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Royal Canadian Electrical Mechanical Engineers (RCEME) as a Vehicle Technician WO Craig Samuel (Sammy) has retired on the 19th April 2021. WO Samuel plans on spending most of his summer in Lethbridge with his significant other and of course on the golf course. WO Samuel DWD will be planned later when restrictions due to COVID 19 are relaxed. Stories, Messages and photos of WO Samuel’s time in the CAF can be sent to PATRICK.MAKINSON2@forces.gc.ca
  • 15 April: MWO Noseworthy – After more than 27 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Corps (RCEME), MWO Noseworthy will retire 15 April 2021. Due to the Covid protocols enforced in Alberta at this time, there will be no DWD but you can send any well wishes or ridiculous stories over the years to WO Marie Walton at Marie.Walton2@forces.gc.ca.
  • 3 April: MWO ArmstrongAfter 24 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MWO Armstrong has retired on 03 April 2021. A Departure with Dignity (DWD) Ceremony will be held on 16 Sept 2021 at 1300hrs at Reichwald WOs and SGTs Mess in Petawawa. Due to Covid 19 restrictions this function will be limited to 50 persons attending. Please confirm yourattendance and send your stories, messages and photos to MWO Bélanger at Christian.Belanger4@forces.gc.ca.
  • 2 April: Sgt Gagné – After more than 24 years of good and loyal service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Sgt Martin Gagné will retire on April 2, 2021. Martin does not want a Departure with Dignity ceremony, but simply a farewell dinner with the team he worked with during his last assignment. In the meantime, any anecdotes or words of thanks can be sent to rene.gosselin@forces.gc.ca

March 2021

  • 29 March: Capt Dubé – After more than 16 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and more than 10 years with the Canadian Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Corps (RCEME), Captain Daniel Dubé will retire on 29 March 2021. Due to the sanitary measures currently imposed, a private ceremony to celebrate Capt Dubé’s career will be held on 9 March 2021. Retirement messages, anecdotes and best wishes can be sent to Capt Marc-Antoine Lévesque: Marc-Antoine.Levesque@forces.gc.ca.
  • 26 March: Maj Walsh – After 33.5 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Major Allan Walsh will retire on the 26 March 2021. Due to COVID restrictions and on Maj Walsh’s request, a Departure with Dignity (DWD) will not be held. Stories, messages and photos can be sent to MWO Fleck at Todd.Fleck@forces.gc.ca to wish him well in his future endeavors.
  • 21 March: Cpl Davidson – After 17+ years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Cpl Brad Davidson will retire on 21 March 2021. Due to COVID restrictions and on Cpl Davidson’s request, a Departure with Dignity (DWD) will not be held. Stories, messages and photos can be sent to Sgt Doherty at Ryan.doherty2@forces.gc.ca.
  • 17 March: Capt Stewart – After 31 years of good and loyal service within the CAF and RCEME Corps, Capt Greg Stewart will retire on 17 March 2021. There will be no DWD, instead Greg and Shelleyann will have a huge party by the pool/ lake when circumstances allow.
  • 15 March: Cpl Haque – After 14.5 plus years of service, Cpl Enamul Haque will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the RCEME Corps on March 15th 2021. Enamul, Ishrat and their daughter Arya will be staying in the Toronto area where he plans to go back to school to focus on his new career in entrepreneurship and small business. Enamul would like to wish everyone that he has worked with over the years all the best in their futures and a safe journey throughout their military careers. Unfortunately ,due to the COVID restrictions in place, there will be no formal DWD ceremony. Should you like to send any congratulatory messages, anecdotes and best wishes, please send them to Sgt Maharaj at ajay.maharaj@forces.gc.ca and they will present to him upon his release.
  • 9 March: MWO Charest – After 24 years of good and loyal service in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), MWO Frédéric Charest will retire on March 9, 2021. A ceremony will take place at a later date, when the COVID-19 situation is stabilized. An invitation will be sent. You can send your anecdotes and photos to Capt JD Legault at Jere-mie.Legault2@forces.gc.ca.

February 2021

  • 28 February: LCol McDonald – After almost 32 years as a FCS/EO Tech and a RCEME Officer, LCol Rob McDonald will be retiring from the CAF on 28 Feb 2021. Rob and his wife, Sgt Shelley McDonald, will continue their careers in ADM(Mat) with Rob immediately transitioning to the Public Service to take on new challenges in DCSEM. His 3 children (Ashley in Toronto, Mikaela in Richmond and Pte Christian McDonald in 2 Svc Bn) wish him success in his future endeavours. Rob has met many wonderful people in his long career and has many fond memories of his time in uniform. He will indeed miss all of those whom he has met and hopes to keep contact with them into the future. A virtual DWD will be planned in the near future. The OPI is Maj Andrew Chan and can be contacted at LColMcDonaldDWD@gmail.com for congratulations and anecdotes.
  • 25 February: LCol Pellicano – After 29 plus years of loyal service to the Canadian Armed Forces and 27 plus years with the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, LCol Sophie Pellicano will leave the Regular Force on 25 February 2021. She will nonetheless continue in a career as a public servant in the Strategic Joint Staff. Due to the pandemic restrictions, there will be no formal DWD ceremony. Should you like to send a congratulatory message, anecdote(s) and/or best wishes, please send to LCol Guillaume Oliver at Guillaume.Olivier@forces.gc.ca.
  • 25 February: Pte Gagné – After 4 years of good and loyal services in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and in the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Pte Sébastien Gagné will be retiring on February 25, 2021. Sébastien does not want a Departure with Dignity ceremony. Any anecdotes or photos can be sent to chantal.bourget@forces.gc.ca.
  • 24 February: Cpl Wells – After 5 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Cpl Connor Wells will retire on the 24 February 2021 to explore other career opportunities. Due to COVID restrictions and on Cpl Wells’s request, a Departure with Dignity (DWD) will not be held. Stories, messages and photos can be sent to MCpl Misch at Alfred.misch@forces.gc.ca to wish him well in his future endeavors.
  • 19 February: Cpl Bélanger – After more than 7 years of good and loyal services in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and in the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Cpl Nicolas Bélanger will be retiring on February 19, 2021. Any anecdotes or words of thanks can be sent to Francois.Guitard2@forces.gc.ca.
  • 14 February: Capt Emes – After 26 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), Captain Stephen Emes will retire on 14 February 2021. Captain Emes’ last day in uniform will be 14 February 2021. His new career will start the next day, with his own company marketing prominent product lines to the Mil/LE community. Captain Emes will remain in the Southern Georgian Bay area as he waits for his wife Stacey to retire from the Forces. Please send your stories, messages and photos to Capt Todd Gervais at todd.gervais@forces.gc.ca.
  • 5 February: WO Bertrand – After 30 years of service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, WO Bertrand will leave the Regular force on 5 February 2021. He will nonetheless continue in a career as a public servant at DSSPM 7. No event will be held as Robert would like to move smoothly to his next employment. To send your congratulations and anecdotes, please contact MWO Francis Rose by email at Francis.Rose@forces.gc.ca.
  • 4 February: MWO JohnsonAfter 35 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), MWO Johnson has retired on 4 February 2021. A depart with dignity ceremony will be held at the Base Borden WO’s & Sgt’s Mess and the date is to be confirmed. The POC for stories is TBD.
  • 1 February: MCpl Franklin – After 9 plus years of service, MCpl Nicholas Franklin will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the RCEME Corps on February 1st 2021.Nicholas, Nikki and their three children will be staying in Edmonton area where he plans to start his own mobile repair company. Nicholas wishes everyone that he has worked with, in the past and present, the best of luck in their futures, and a safe journey throughout their military careers. Per Nicholas’ request no DWD ceremony will be held. Please send your stories, messages and photos to Sgt Matteau at David.Matteau@forces.gc.ca

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