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 organiser.

You can search our database. 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. 

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

  • 12 Jul 2017

    CWO Ron G. Swift, CD will be retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces on 12 July 2017 after more than 35 years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the CME Branch (please see attached bio).A retirement ceremony will be held in his...
  • 01 Jun 2017

    Capt Robert Lamothe, MMM, CD will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 1 June 2017, after more than 35+ years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch. To honour Capt Lamothe`s service in the...
  • 31 May 2017

    Sgt Paul Veinot, CD
    I would like to inform you that effective 31 May 2017 Sgt Paul Veinot (Primary Reserve) will be retiring after 42 years’ service in the CAF.  A farewell gathering will be held at Gowingnutz Restaurant on 26 May 2017 1200 hrs....
  • 02 May 2017

    After more than 41 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, Cpl Christian Roy, CD (bio attached), will retire 02 May 2017.  A Depart with Dignity Ceremony will take...
  • 16 Apr 2017

    WO James Vanderlinden, CD
    After more than 20 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch  Warrant Officer James Vanderlinden, CD (bio attached), will retire 16 Apr 2017.  Warrant Officer James...
  • 13 Apr 2017

    MCpl Anthony Graham, CD
    After more than 22 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, MCpl Anthony Graham, CD will retire 13 Apr 2017.  A Depart with Dignity Ceremony will take place at the...
  • 15 Mar 2017

    WO Underhill will be releasing from the CAF 15 Mar 2017 and his DWD will be held at the Centurion Mess TC Meaford on 30 March 2017. The DWD will begin as the TGIT winds down @ 1530hrs. If anyone would like further details or would like me...
  • 10 Mar 2017

    Maj N.H. "Neil" Anderson, CD
    Maj N.H. "Neil" Anderson, CD will retire on 10 Mar 2017 after serving 29 plus years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the CME Branch (see bio attached). Maj Anderson has accepted the position of Community Emergency Management...
  • 07 Mar 2017

    1.       WO Nick Deriger is retired from the Canadian Armed Forces on 07 March 2017. After 24+ years of loyal and dedicated service to Canada, Canadian Military Engineers and the Canadian Armed Forces.  2.       WO Deriger has been posted...
  • 05 Mar 2017

    Sgt Brent Ward, CD
    After more than 33 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, Sgt Brent Ward, CD (bio attached) will retire 5 Mar 2017. Sgt Ward has decided to forgo a formal DWD...
  • 01 Mar 2017

    Col Pierre Lamontagne, CD
    Colonel J.G.P. (Pierre) Lamontagne, CD will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 1 March 2017, after more than 35 years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch (please see bio attached).  In...
  • 25 Feb 2017

    WO Gerry Dunphy, CD
    After more than 38 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch  WO Gerry Dunphy, CD (bio attached), will retire 25 Feb 2017. Please send your congratulatory messages and...
  • 15 Feb 2017

    After more than 15 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch,MCpl Oliver Sergerie, CD (bio attached), will retire 15 Feb 2017.  A Depart with Dignity Ceremony will...
  • 09 Feb 2017

    Maj J.N.M. (Martin) Moreau, CD will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 9 Feb 2017, after more than 29 years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch. (please see bio attached).  In order to...
  • 05 Feb 2017

    WO Joseph  Gratton, CD
    After more than 23 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, WO Joseph Gratton, CD (bio attached), will retire 05 Feb 2017.  A Depart with Dignity Ceremony will take...
  • 03 Feb 2017

    Sgt Jean-Francois Rousseau, CD
    After more than 23 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the National Defence Fire Service, Sgt Jean-Francois Rousseau, CD (bio attached), will retire 3 February 2017.  An informal Depart with Dignity...
  • 01 Feb 2017

    Sgt Luc Verreault, CD
    Sgt Luc Verreault will be retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces on 1 Feb 2017, after 28+ years of loyal and dedicated service to Canada, Canadian Military Engineers and the Canadian Armed Forces.   Sgt Luc Verreault joined the CF in...
  • 23 Jan 2017

    LCol Wayne Watson, CD
    After more than 33 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, LCol Wayne Watson, CD (bio attached), will retire on 23 January 2017.  A Depart with Dignity Ceremony...
  • 23 Jan 2017

    After more than 32+ years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), National Defence Fire Service and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, MWO Wilson Murphy, CD (bio attached), will retire 23 January 2017.  A...
  • 19 Jan 2017

    Maj François Tremblay
    Maj François Tremblay, CD will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces 19 Jan 2017, after more than 21 years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the CME Branch. (please see bio attached).  A retirement ceremony will be held in his...
  • 15 Jan 2017

    Maj Andrew Wall, CD
    Maj A.L. Wall, CD will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces in Jan 2017 after more than 14 years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the CME Branch. (please see bio attached). His retirement ceremony will be held in his honour...
  • 15 Jan 2017

    Capt Frank Locke, MMM, CD
    After more than 40+ years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, Captain Frank Locke, MMM, CD (bio attached), will retire 15 January 2017.  A Depart with Dignity...
  • 02 Jan 2017

    Maj Kathryn Contois
    After fourteen years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, Major Kathryn Contois, CD will retire 20 January 2017.  A formal Depart with Dignity function will not be...
  • 01 Jan 2017

    MWO/Adjum C.C. Tucker, CD
    MWO Craig Tucker is retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) on 01 January 2017 after 33+ years of dedicated service. See bio attached. MWO Tucker will be retiring his uniform, however he will be continuing to work at CFHA for his vol...
  • 20 Dec 2016

    WO T. Bourgeois, CD
    WO Tommy Bourgeois, CD will be retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces and the CME Branch with 21+ years of service. His official release date is the 20th of Dec 2016. (see bio attached) A DwD will be held on 5th of December 2016, 1200hrs...
  • 10 Dec 2016

    MWO Darrell C Leighton, CD
    MWO Leighton will be retiring from the CAF on 10 Dec 2016 after 43+ years of loyal and dedicated service to Canada, the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers. MWO Leighton was born in Halifax and raised near Windsor, NS...
  • 08 Dec 2016

    MWO Rick Aucoin, CD
    After more than 29 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, Master Warrant Officer Rick Aucoin, CD (bio attached), will retire 8 December 2016. A Depart with Dignity...
  • 05 Dec 2016

    Maj Yvonne Pratt
    Maj Y.K. Pratt, CD will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 5 Dec 2016 after more than 27 years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the CME Branch. (please see bio attached).Congratulatory messages, anecdotes, photos, and...
  • 02 Dec 2016

    Capt D.A. (Chuck) Debrie, MSM, CD - (Former CWO/Ancien Adjuc)
    After more than 40 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch in both the Regular and Reserve Force, Capt Daniel (Chuck) Debrie, MSM, CD (bio attached), will retire 02...
  • 30 Nov 2016

    Sgt Scott LeBlanc, CD
    After more than 21 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), the Canadian Military Engineer Branch and the National Defence Fire Service, Sgt Scott LeBlanc, CD, will retire on 30 Nov 2016.  A Depart with...
  • 27 Nov 2016

    Major Pierre McIntyre CD (LCol WSE in Korea)
    Major Pierre McIntyre will be retiring 27 Nov 2016 after 35 years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the CME Branch/RCE. A DwD will take place Tuesday, 18 Oct 16 at the Carleton Barracks Officer's Mess (Dining Hall), 5 CDSB...
  • 18 Nov 2016

    CWO/Adjuc Ted Bransfield, CD
    CWO T.S. (Ted) Bransfield, CD will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 08 November 2016 after more than 35 + years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the CME Branch. (please see bio attached).  A retirement function will be...
  • 14 Nov 2016

    MGen/Mgén K.D. McQuillan, CD
    MGen Karl D. McQuillan, OMM, CD will be retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces on 14 Nov 2016 with 36+ years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the CME. (See bio below) A DwD will be held in his honour on Thurs 10 Nov 2016...
  • 08 Nov 2016

    LCol Al Markewicz, CD
    LCol Alan Markewicz will be retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces after 42 years and three months of service.  Born in Winnipeg MB, LCol Markewicz joined the military in 1974 and attended Royal Roads Military College, Victoria, and then...
  • 08 Nov 2016

    CWO T.S. (Ted) Bransfield, CD
    CWO T.S. (Ted) Bransfield, CD will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 08 November 2016 after more than 35 + years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the CME Branch CWO Ted Bransfield enrolled in the Canadian Forces in 1981...
  • 03 Nov 2016

    After more than 42 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, MCpl Bennie Desbiens, CD (bio attached), will retire 03 November 2016. A Depart with Dignity Ceremony...
  • 01 Nov 2016

    LCol Greg Hill, CD
    LCol Hill joined the CAF in Jun 1982. Upon graduation from RMC, he completed his training as a Military Engineer in 1986 and was off to 4 Wing Cold Lake, Construction Engineering Organization as the CF-18 buildup was nearing completion. In...
  • 28 Oct 2016

     WO Christian Plamondon, CD
    WO Christian Plamondon, CD (Ret'd) retired from the Canadian Armed Forces on On 28 October 2016 after  26 + years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the CME Branch (please see bio attached). A retirement function will be held on...
  • 27 Oct 2016

    Capt Shaun Wright, CD will be retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces on 27 Oct 16, with 32+ years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the CME Branch. Congratulatory messages, anecdotes, photos, and farewell wishes can also be...
  • 27 Oct 2016

    CWO/Adjuc Marc Paquette
    After more than 36 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), the Canadian Military Engineer Branch and the National Defence Fire Service, CWO Marc Paquette, CD (bio attached), will retire 27 Oct 2016.  A...
  • 04 Oct 2016

    WO Mike Arnold, CD
    WO Mike Arnold was born in Lahr, Germany. He joined the Canadian Forces on November 22, 1990. He attended recruit training in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia and upon completion of was posted to the CF School of Communications in Kingston, Ontario...
  • 15 Sep 2016

    After more than 12 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), the Canadian Military Engineer Branch and the National Defence Fire Service, MCpl Daniel Labarre, CD(bio attached), will retire 15 Sept 2016. A...
  • 07 Sep 2016

    Maj Rick Dunning, CD
    Maj Rick Dunning, CD will retire on 07 Sept 2016 after serving 35 plus years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF, CME Branch and the NDFS. - See attached bio.  A DWD ceremony will take place on 03 June 2016 at the HMCS Bytown...
  • 03 Sep 2016

    Sgt M. Ball, CD
    After 24 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, Sgt Mark Ball, CD (bio attached), will retire 03 Sept, 2016. A Depart with Dignity Ceremony will take place at the...
  • 30 Aug 2016

    MWO/Adjum Randy Morningstar, CD
    After 35+ years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, MWO Randy Morningstar, CD (bio attached), will retire 30 Aug, 2016. A Depart with Dignity Ceremony will take place...
  • 21 Aug 2016

    Sgt Colin Hall, CD will be retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces on the 21 August 2016, after 20 years of loyal and dedicated service to Canada, Canadian Military Engineers and the Canadian Armed Forces (see bio attached).  Sgt Hall has...
  • 15 Aug 2016

    Maj Trevor Fenton, CD
    Maj T.J. (Trevor) Fenton, CD will retire on 15 Aug 2016 after serving 15 plus years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the CME Branch (see bio attached). A DWD BBQ will take place on Tues 9 Aug 2016 at the 19 Wing Comox Officers...
  • 15 Aug 2016

    WO/Adj B.J. Emberley, CD
    WO Bernard Emberley, CD retires from the Canadian Armed Forces on the 15th of August 2016 after 26+ years of dedicated service to the CAF and the CME Branch (see bio attached). Friends and colleagues are welcome to attend his depart with...
  • 05 Aug 2016

    CWO/Adjuc H.A. Etheridge, CD
    CWO Hank Etheridge will be retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces on the 5 August 2016, after 27+ years of loyal and dedicated service to Canada, and the CAF. CWO Etheridge was born in Fredericton and raised in McAdam NB, he joined the CF...
  • 02 Aug 2016

    MWO/Adjum K. Pickering, CD
    MWO K. Pickering will be retiring 02 August 2016 after 38+ years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and CME Branch. (See attached bio) A DwD BBQ will take place Wednesday 27 July 2016 at CFB Suffield from 1200-1300. Messages,...