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

  • 25 Jun 2018

    LCol Andrew Penney, CD
    After more than 35 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, LCol Andrew Penney, (bio attached), will retire on 25 June 2018.  A Depart with Dignity Ceremony will...
  • 18 Jun 2018

    LCol Phil Baker, OMM, CD
    LCol B.P. (Phil) Baker OMM, CD, will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on the 18th of June 2018 with 26 plus years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the Canadian Military Engineers (See bio attached). To celebrate his years...
  • 15 Jun 2018

    Adj/WO Derek Fairbairn, CD
    After 20 years of service to the CAF, WO Derek Fairbairn will retire on 15 June 18. A depart with dignity luncheon will be held on 15 Jun at Barbie & Ken Bar & Eatery at 277 Restigouche Rd, Oromocto, NB. The OPI is WO Bobby Willis...
  • 13 Jun 2018

    Maj A (Andrew) McLachlan, CD
    Maj A (Andrew) McLachlan, CD, will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on the 13th of June 2018 with 32 years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the Canadian Military Engineers (See bio attached). To celebrate his outstanding...
  • 03 Jun 2018

    MWO/Adjum Carl Pelletier, CD
    MWO J.C. (Carl) Pelletier, CD, will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on the 3rd of June 2018 with 28 years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the Canadian Military Engineers (See bio attached). To celebrate his outstanding...
  • 05 May 2018

    Sgt Andre Boisvert, CD retired from the Canadian Armed Forces after 13 years of loyal and dedicated service.  An informal DwD will be held at Johnny Canucks (1-900 Watters Road, Ottawa, ON K4A 0B4) starting at 1700 on 05 May 2018 to...
  • 05 May 2018

    CWO Phil West, CD will be retiring on 5 May 2018 after 36 plus years loyal service to the CAF (See bio attached). A unit luncheon will be held on 5 May to recognize his career. Letters of acknowledgement, anecdotes, jokes or stories may be...
  • 03 May 2018

    Major James Stewart, CD will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 3 May 2018, after more than 31 years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch (bio will be sent later).  In order to honour...
  • 01 May 2018

    Capt Taylor Raeburn-Gibson
    After almost nine years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, Captain Taylor Raeburn-Gibson (bio attached),  will retire 01 May, 2018.  A Depart with Dignity Ceremony...
  • 30 Apr 2018

    Adj/WO P.J. Sheppard, CD
    WO Pierre Sheppard will be retiring from the CAF on 30 April 2018 after serving 25+ years of loyal and dedicated service (see bio attached).  A depart with dignity luncheon will be held on 26 April 2018 (1400 hrs) at Mama's Pub,...
  • 24 Apr 2018

    Sgt Danny Frigon, CD prendra sa retraite des Forces armées canadiennes le 24 avril 2018 après plus de 27 années de service loyaux et dévoués au sein des FAC et de la Branche du Génie militaire canadien (voir bio ci-jointe).  Veuillez...
  • 13 Apr 2018

    Maj James Boone, CD
    Maj James Boone, CD, will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 13 Apr 2018, after 23+ years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch (See bio attached).  A DwD will be a luncheon on a TBD date...
  • 09 Apr 2018

    MWO/Adjum Thomas Ayer, CD
    MWO THOMAS AYER RETIRED FROM CAF ON 9 APR 18 WITH 23 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE. MWO AYER ENROLLED IN TORONTO ON 17 OCT 94 AS A COMBAT ENGINEER. HE COMPLETED HIS BASIC TRAINING IN CF RECRUIT SCHOOL IN SAINT-JEAN- SUR-RICHELIEU....
  • 08 Apr 2018

    Sgt J.R. McKinley, CD
    Sgt Jamie McKinley, CD will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 08 Apr 2018, after 20 years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch (please see bio attached). A DwD will be held on 23 Mar...
  • 04 Apr 2018

    Capt Tony Brake, CD
    Capt Tony Brake, CD will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 04 Apr 2018, after 35+ years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch (See bio attached).  A DwD will be a luncheon held on 04 Apr...
  • 31 Mar 2018

    Sgt Kevin Rioux, CD
    After 17 years of service to the CAF, Sgt Kevin Rioux, CD retired on 31 Mar 18. See bio attached. A depart with dignity luncheon will be at a later time as requested by the member. The OPI is Sgt Jonathan Desrosiers and any retirement...
  • 28 Mar 2018

    Adj/WO Mike Denton, CD
    After 29 years of service to the CAF, WO Mike Denton will retire on 28 Mar 18. A depart with dignity luncheon will be held on Tuesday, 27 Mar 18 at 143 CEF, 391 Harold Whynot Rd, Bridgewater, NS at 1200 for 1230. The OPI is Capt Ray Doiron...
  • 19 Mar 2018

    MWO/Adjum B.J. MacInnis, CD
    MWO Bernie J. MacInnis, CD will retire from the CAF on 19 March 2018 after 40+ years of loyal and dedicated service to Canada, the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers (please see bio attached).  Please send all...
  • 19 Mar 2018

    After more than 29 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, MWO Gary Ridgewell (bio attached), will retire on March 19, 2018. A Depart with Dignity Ceremony will...
  • 16 Mar 2018

    Sgt Scott Pitkeathly, CD
    There will be a farewell cocktail party at the Stittsville legion (1481 Stittsville Main St) on Friday, March 16 at 1630 hrs for Sgt Scott Pitkeathly, CD who has retired from 28 years in the CAF and the CME Branch. He started his adventure...
  • 12 Mar 2018

    Adj/WO HW Elliott, CD
    WO Elliott will be retiring from the CAF on 12 March 2018 after serving 26+ years and will be residing in Sherwood Park Alberta with his wife Danielle and two sons, Crawford and Henry (see bio attached). An informal DWD ceremony will take...
  • 04 Mar 2018

    Cpl K.V. Regan, CD
    On 04 March 2018, after 25 years of dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Department of National Defence, Cpl Keven Regan will be retiring from the Forces (see bio attached). An informal DWD ceremony will take place...
  • 03 Mar 2018

    Adjuc/CWO Denis Breault, CD
    After 41+ years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, CWO Denis Breault, CD (bio to follow in a future message) will retire on 3 March 2018.  A Depart with Dignity ceremony...
  • 24 Feb 2018

    Captain Brian J. Carrigan CD will retire on 24 February 2018 with more than 41 yrs of service to the Canadian Army and the Royal Canadian Engineers. Capt Brian began his military career 21 October 1976, on completion of recruit training he...
  • 23 Feb 2018

    Sgt Ray Euper, CD
    Sgt Ray Euper, CD will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 23 February 2018 after 18+ years of dedicated service to the CAF and the CME Branch (see attached bio). Friends and colleagues are welcome to attend the depart with dignity...
  • 15 Feb 2018

    Adjum/MWO Richard Bonenfant, MMM, CD
    MWO Richard Bonenfant, MMM, CD will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 15 February 2018, after more than 28 years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch (See bio attached).  In order to...
  • 14 Feb 2018

    WO/Adj Shawn Taylor, CD
    After more than 31+ years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), the CME Branch and the National Defence Fire Service (NDFS), WO Shawn Taylor CD, will be retiring on 14 Feb 2018. WO Taylor will not be having a...
  • 10 Feb 2018

    Captain Roger Dewland, CD
    Captain Roger Dewland, CD will retire on 10 February 2018 with more than 42 yrs of service to the Canadian Army and the Royal Canadian Engineers. Captain Dewland was born in Gaultois, Hermitage Bay, NL and completed his secondary education...
  • 09 Feb 2018

    Major Ron Carriere, CD will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 09 February 2018, after 35 years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch (see bio attached). At the wishes of Maj Carriere,...
  • 07 Feb 2018

    WO Vincent L. Mercer, CD, will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 7 Feb 2018, after more than 32 years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF, the CME Branch and the Artillery Branch (see bio attached). A retirement luncheon will...
  • 02 Feb 2018

    LCol Allan .M. Hoey, CD
    After 29+ years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the CME Branch, LCol Allan M. Hoey, CD (see bio attached) will retire on 2 Feb 2018. A Depart with Dignity luncheon will be held on Thursday, 1 Feb 2018 at the RCAF Officers...
  • 30 Jan 2018

    Sgt S.A. "Shaughn" Wittman, CD
    Sgt Shaughn Wittman will be retiring from the CAF on 30 January 2018 after 20 years of loyal and dedicated service to Canada, the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers. (see bio attached) An informal DWD will take place...
  • 29 Jan 2018

    Major Rick Toppa, CD
    Major Rick Toppa, CD will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 29 January 2018, after more than 34 years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch (see bio attached). In order to honour Maj...
  • 26 Jan 2018

    Maj Pierre Muscat-Drago, CD
    After 12+ years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, Maj P.D. Muscat-Drago, CD (see bio attached) will retire on the 26 of January 2018. A Depart with Dignity ceremony will...
  • 14 Jan 2018

    Maj Kip Boyechko, CD
    After 30+ years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, Maj C. Kip Boyechko, CD (see bio attached) will retire on 14 January 2018. A Depart with Dignity ceremony will take...
  • 13 Jan 2018

    Maj Steve Arthurs, CD
    Maj Steve Arthurs, CD will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 13 January, 2018, after more than 35 years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch (bio attached). A DwD ceremony and buffet...
  • 09 Jan 2018

    Master Corporal Shane Llewellyn, CD
    MCpl S.H. Llewellyn, CD will retire from the CAF on the 9th of January 2018 after 31+ years of loyal and dedicated service to Canada, the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers (please see bio below). A DwD will be held...
  • 27 Dec 2017

    LCol Andy McQuilkin, CD
    LCol Andy McQuilkin, CD will retire on 27 Dec 2017 after serving 41 plus years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the CME Branch (see bio attached). A DWD ceremony will take place on Sat Nov 4th in the Capital City Yacht Club,...
  • 15 Dec 2017

    Sgt Graham Ridley, CD
    After 18 years of service, Sgt Graham Ridley will soon retire from the Canadian Army of on 15 Dec 2017. Graham joined the Army in January 2000. In Oct 2000, he was posted to 2 Combat Engineer Regiment. Within a few short years of being...
  • 15 Dec 2017

    MWO/Adjum Aret Akcakiryan, CD
    MWO Aret Akcakiryan, CD retires from the Canadian Armed Forces on the 15th of December 2017  after 37+ years of dedicated service to the CAF and the CME Branch (See bio attached).  Friends and colleagues are welcome to attend his depart...
  • 28 Nov 2017

    Sgt Sean W. Easton, CD
    Sgt Sean W. Easton, CD will retire from the CAF on the 28th of November 2017 after 16+ years of loyal and dedicated service to Canada, the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers (please see bio attached).  Please send...
  • 02 Nov 2017

    MCpl Girard enlisted in the Canadian Forces in 1985 as an infantryman at the Maisonneuve Regiment. On October 21, 1986, he joined the Royal Canadian Navy, serving on destroyers HMCS Mackenzie (DDE 261), HMCS Yukon (DDE 263) and frigate...
  • 02 Nov 2017

    There will be a DWD ceremony on 27 Oct 2017 for Sgt Randell Hobbs. Sgt R. Hobbs, CD has 29 years of dedicated service to the CAF (see bio below). The Ceremony will take place at the Air Force Association Building, 904 Central Ave,...
  • 01 Nov 2017

    Colonel Mark Gasparotto, MSM, CD
    Colonel Mark Gasparotto, MSM, CD will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces in November 2017, after more than 20 years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch.  To honour his service and to wish...
  • 01 Nov 2017

    MWO/Adjum Jeff Calhoun, CD
    MWO Jeff Calhoun will be retiring from the CAF on 01 Nov 2017 after 28 plus years of loyal and dedicated service to Canada, the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch (See bio attached). Friends and colleagues are...
  • 29 Oct 2017

    Col Ted Middleton, CD
    Colonel Ted Middleton, CD will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 29 October 2017, after more than 27 years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch (please see bio attached).  In order to...
  • 18 Oct 2017

    Maj Markus Konway, CD will be retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces on 18 Oct 2017 after more than 34 years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the CME Branch. At the request of Maj Konway there will be an informal DWD ceremony...
  • 17 Oct 2017

    WO/Adj Mark A. MacDonald, CD
    WO Mark A. MacDonald will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian military Engineer Branch on 17 Oct 2107 after 26 plus years of Loyal and Dedicated service to Canada.  For best wishes, anecdotes, amusing stories and...
  • 06 Oct 2017

    Cpl Lindsey Greer, CD (Ret'd)
    Cpl Lindsey Greer, CD will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 06 Oct 2017, after 20 years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch (please see bio attached).  A DwD will be held on 29 Sept...
  • 05 Oct 2017

    Corporal Paul Andrew Colterman, CD joined the Canadian Armed Forces on 28 Oct 2009. After basic training in St-Jean (Quebec), he went to Gagetown where he spent almost 18 months on Pats/Pars. He worked with 4 ESR for most of his time,...

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