CME Family Retirements

The CMEA posts a notice of the retirement of all members of the CME family as soon as we are notified. If there is a function marking the retirement, we will need the time, date, place, cost and the name and contact details for the organizer.  It is expected units will initiate appropriate steps to ensure all members of the CME family are duly recognised on completing their service.

You can search our list of retired members by year or by name. Our current records go back to 2006. If you find any errors or omissions in your retirement details or those of another Engineer, let us know and we will fix them.  If you retired before 2006 and want your retirement details posted, send the details to us.  We need the full name, rank, decorations, date of retirement and if possible, a biography of all retiring or retired members. 

Writing a good retirement narrative is an important task and should not be taken lightly.  We owe our departing comrades an appropriate good-bye, thank you and best wishes for the future when they leave.  A narrative reflecting their service, sacrifices and achievements should be recorded and made available to friends and family. Click here for a short guideline that should prove useful if you are the person who has been assigned the honoured task of writing a comrade's retirement narrative.

If there are errors in any retirement notice or if you do not want your retirement details published on our site please contact the Webmaster

  • 31 Aug 2021

    CWO/Adjuc D.W. Coxall, MMM, CD
    After more than 36 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, CWO Dave Coxall, MMM, CD, will retire on 31 August 2021. At this time, no formal retirement function will take place...
  • 27 Aug 2021

    WO/Adj P.W. Leighton, CD
    After more than 22 years of loyal service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, WO Peter Leighton will retire on 27 Aug 2021. At the member’s request, no formal retirement function will take place....
  • 15 Aug 2021

    Capt K.S. Malhan, CD
    Après 12 ans de service loyal et dévoué aux Forces armées canadiennes et aux Génies militaires canadiens, le Capt Karan Malhan prendra sa retraite le 15 août 2021. Les messages de félicitations et les de meilleurs vœux peuvent être envoyés...
  • 13 Aug 2021

    After 4 years of loyal service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, Spr Justin Stanton will release on 13 Aug 2021. Messages and best wishes can be sent to Sgt A.M. Crozier at Adam.Crozier@forces.gc.ca. Spr...
  • 11 Aug 2021

    WO MJ Cyr, CD
    After more than 20 years of loyal service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, WO Micheal Cyr, CD will retire on 11 Aug 2021. Congratulatory messages and best wishes can be sent to WO S.J. Carroll at Sean....
  • 06 Aug 2021

    MWO/Adjum B.N. Highfield, CD
    MWO Brian Highfield, CD, will retire on 06 August 2021 after more than 35 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch. If Covid-19 restrictions allow, there will be a DWD on...
  • 04 Aug 2021

    MWO/Adjum J.C McNutt, CD
    After more than 22 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, MWO Joshua McNutt, CD, will retire on 04 August 2021. At the member’s request, no formal retirement function will...
  • 02 Aug 2021

    WO/Adj R.J. Nord, CD
    After more than 14 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, WO, Ryan Nord, CD, will retire on 02 August 2021. Anecdotes, congratulatory messages, and pictures can be sent to MWO...
  • 30 Jul 2021

    Maj J.C.J.R. Comeau, CD
    After more than 22 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, Maj Jean-Claude Comeau, CD, will retire on 30 July 2021. Due to the current situation, no Depart with Dignity...
  • 21 Jul 2021

    MCpl Easton enrolled in the CAF on 04 Sep 2010 in Edmonton, Alberta. He was flown to CFB Borden to complete the BMQ course, running from 7 Sep 2010 until graduation on 10 Dec 2010. He was then flown to CFB Gagetown where he completed SQ (...
  • 17 Jul 2021

    Cpl R. Albert, CD
    After 20 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, Cpl Rejean Albert, CD, will retire on 17 July 2021. At Rejean’s request, friends and colleagues are welcome to attend his...
  • 02 Jul 2021

    Sgt M.I.B. Ridgeway, CD
    After more than 30 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, Sgt Matt Ridgeway, CD, will retire on 02 July 2021. On 03 July 2021, he will continue working as a DND civilian with...
  • 01 Jul 2021

    MCpl/Cplc J.F. Grenier, CD
    After more than 23 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces,  the Royal Canadian Navy, the Royal Canadian Engineers, and the Royal Canadian Health Services. MCpl Jean-François Grenier, CD, will retire on 01 July...
  • 30 Jun 2021

    After more than 31 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, Capt Kelly Mackinnon,CD, will retire at the end of June 2021. At this time, no formal retirement function will take...
  • 30 Jun 2021

    Sgt J.A. MacDonald, CD
    After more than 22 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, Sgt John MacDonald, CD, will retire on 30 June 2021. As per Sgt MacDonald’s request, no formal retirement ceremony...
  • 28 Jun 2021

    WO // Adjut Marc Pouliot, CD
    After more than 25 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, WO Marc Pouliot, CD, retired on 28 June 2021. At this time, the DwD date has not been established. Congratulatory...
  • 24 Jun 2021

    MWO/Adjum R.G. Gray, CD
    After more than 34 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, MWO Robert (Bob) Gray, CD, will retire on 24 June 2021. There may be small DWD ceremony in late June, if COVID-19...
  • 23 Jun 2021

    Capt T.W. Sprague, CD
    After more than 36 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, Capt Tracy Sprague, CD, will retire on 23 June 2021. Due to the current situation, a Depart with Dignity ceremony...
  • 15 Jun 2021

    Capt L.B.J. Kaemmerer
    After 7 years in the Canadian armed forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, Capt Lukas Kaemmerer released on 15 June 2021. At the member’s request, an informal retirement ceremony took place in 5 RGC. All congratulatory messages,...
  • 15 Jun 2021

    After more than 12 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, MCpl Connor Nowlan will retire on 15 June 2021. Due to the current situation, a Depart with Dignity ceremony will be...
  • 14 Jun 2021

    MWO/Adjum J.P.M. Lacroix, CD
    After more than 33 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, MWO Marco Lacroix, CD, will retire on 14 June 2021. Due to the current situation, a Depart with Dignity ceremony will...
  • 08 Jun 2021

    MWO/Adjum A.G. Ronalds, CD
    After more than 25 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, MWO Andy Ronalds, CD, will retire on 08 Jun 2021. Anecdotes, congratulatory messages, and pictures can be sent to MWO...
  • 01 Jun 2021

    Cpl M. Grondin-Morais
    After more than 5 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, Cpl Maxime Grondin-Morais will retire on 01 June 2021. To respect current health measures, there will be no Depart...
  • 31 May 2021

    After more than 23 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, Major John Hayward, CD, retired on 31 May 2021. Due to the current situation, a DwD ceremony will be held in...
  • 31 May 2021

    MWO/Adjum R. Densmore, CD
    After more than 31 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, MWO Rodney Densmore, CD, will retire on 31 May 2021. To respect current health measures, there will be no Depart with...
  • 30 May 2021

    WO/Adj J.M. Filiatreault, CD
    After more than 21 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, WO Josue Filiatreault, CD, retired on 30 May 2021. Due to the current situation, a Depart with Dignity ceremony will...
  • 28 May 2021

    MCpl/Cplc M.G. Curry
    After more than 10 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, MCpl Mathew Curry will retire on 28 May 2021. Due to the current situation, a Depart with Dignity ceremony will not...
  • 25 May 2021

    Sgt D.G. Carpenter, CD
    Sgt Dave Carpenter, CD, will retire on 25 May 2021 after more than 16 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch.  Anecdotes and retirement wishes may be sent to the OPI,...
  • 20 May 2021

    Sgt J.E. Beaudet, CD
    After more than 23 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, Sgt Éric Beaudet, CD, will retire on 20 May 2021. Anecdotes, congratulatory messages, and pictures can be sent to WO...
  • 14 May 2021

    Brian Saunders
    Brian decided at a young age to leave Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia and travel to the West coast of Canada in search of a career with the Navy. In April 1982 he found himself onboard HMCS Gatineau, HMCS Thunder and finally HMCS Chignecto as a...
  • 02 May 2021

    After more than 5 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, Cpl Raymond Studerus, will retire 02 May 2021. At the members request, a DWD will held on 20 Apr 2021 from...
  • 01 May 2021

    CWO Chris LaSalle, CD
    CWO Chris La Salle was born in Burlington, Ontario. He was heavily influenced by his scout leaders with their past military service, leading him to join the Canadian Forces on 28 Aug 1986 in Hamilton. He took his basic training at CFB...
  • 21 Apr 2021

    Adj/WO S. Fortin, CD
    WO Sébastien Fortin, CD, will retire on 21 April 2021 after more than 19 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch.  Anecdotes and retirement wishes may be sent to the OPI,...
  • 19 Apr 2021

    WO/Adj A.V.P. Morinville, CD
    After more than 24 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, WO Tony Morinville, CD, will retire on 19 April 2021. Anecdotes, congratulatory messages, and pictures can be sent to...
  • 14 Apr 2021

    WO/Adj P.A. Longmire, CD
    After more than 15 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, WO Patrick Longmire, CD, retired on 14 April 2021. No formal retirement function took place. Congratulatory messages...
  • 12 Apr 2021

     WO/Adj C.S. MacLeod, CD
    After more than 44 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, WO Craig MacLeod, CD, will retire on 12 April 2021. Anecdotes, congratulatory messages, and pictures can be sent to...
  • 09 Apr 2021

    LCol/Lcol M.J. van Marum, CD
    After more than 27 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, LCol Mike van Marum, CD, will retire on 09 April 2021. Anecdotes, congratulatory messages, and pictures can be sent...
  • 06 Apr 2021

    1. AFTER 25 YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE CAF, WO MARK AUSTIN WILL BE RETIRING ON 06 APRIL 2021. 2. WO MARK AUSTIN JOINED THE CAF IN GRAND FALLS, NFLD ON 05 DEC 1995 AT AGE 17. HE BEGAN HIS CAREER IN THE PRIMARY RESERVES AS A RIFLEMAN ...
  • 06 Apr 2021

    Sgt J.A. Lacelle, CD
    After more than 32 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, Sgt Jason Lacelle will retire on 06 April 2021. Due to the current situation, a DWD gathering is not permitted in...
  • 03 Apr 2021

    After more than 14 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, Sgt Michel Miron, CD, retired on 03 April 2021. Anecdotes, congratulatory messages, and pictures can be sent to MWO D...
  • 02 Apr 2021

    Sgt W.U.M. Capaldi, CD
    After more than 20 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, Sgt William Capaldi will retire on 02 April 2021. To respect current health measures, there will be no Depart with...
  • 31 Mar 2021

    Maj R.W. Franklin, CD
    After more than 13 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, Maj Ross Franklin, CD, will retire on 31 March 2021. On account of ongoing protective measures, there will be a...
  • 25 Mar 2021

    After nearly five years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and Canadian Military Engineers, Cpl Kevin Carrière had to reorient his career and released from the CAF on 25 March 2021. Due to the current situation, an...
  • 24 Mar 2021

    Cpl A. Al-Sabek
    After five years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, Cpl Adel Al-Sabek will retire on 24 March 2021. To respect current health measures, there will be no Depart with Dignity...
  • 15 Mar 2021

    Capt M.B. Clancey, CD
    After more than 12 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, Capt Matthew Clancey, CD, will retire on 15 March 2021.  A Depart with Dignity ceremony will take place within...
  • 15 Mar 2021

    Capt E. Turzanski, CD
    Capt Ed Turzanski, CD, will retire on 15 March 2021 after more than 12 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch.  A Depart with Dignity ceremony will not take place due to...
  • 01 Mar 2021

    MCpl/Cplc A.J.L. Fruch
    After almost 10 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, MCpl Andrew Fruch will retire on 01 March 2021.  A Depart with Dignity ceremony will not take place due to COVID...
  • 01 Mar 2021

    MWO/Adjum D.D. Covert, CD
    After more than 25 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, MWO Daniel Covert, CD, will retire on 01 March 2021. Anecdotes or retirement wishes may be sent to WO M.J....
  • 28 Feb 2021

    MCpl // Cplc Claude St. Denis, CD
    MCpl Claude St-Denis will retire from the CAF on 28 Feb (his birthday!) 2021 after 27 plus years of loyal and dedicated service to Canada, the Canadian Armed Forces and the Royal Canadian Engineers. At Claude’s request, close friends and...
  • 22 Feb 2021

    Maj D.J. Callaghan, CD
    Maj D.J. Callaghan, CD, will retire on 22 February 2021 after more than 33 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch.  Anecdotes and retirement wishes may be sent to the OPI...

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