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.

You can search our list of retired members at https://cmea-agmc.ca/retirements-year. 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

Available Files 
  • 06 Oct 2019

    Sgt Troy Ferguson, CD
    After 20 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, Sergeant Troy Ferguson, CD will retire on 06 Oct 19.  A Depart with...
  • 01 Oct 2019

    LCol Yvan Martineau, CD
    After 42 years and 88 days of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, LCol Yvan Martineau, CD will retire October 1st, 2019.  At the request of the member, a private Depart with...
  • 30 Sep 2019

    LCol Francois Sauvé, CD
    After 24 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, LCol Francois Sauvé, CD will retire on 30 September 2019.  At the request of the member, a private Depart with Dignity (...
  • 15 Sep 2019

    WO Aaron Segall, CD
    After 27 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces, WO Aaron Segall, CD, will be retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces on 15 Sep 19. He will be starting a new career at Royal Roads University and staying in the...
  • 13 Sep 2019

    MWO Ryan Lynch, CD
    After 25 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, MWO Ryan Lynch, CD will retire on 13 September 2019.  A Depart with Dignity ceremony will take place on Friday, 13...
  • 21 Aug 2019

    LCol Gaetan Morinville
    After 39 years of distinguished service to the Crown, Mr. Gaétan Morinville will be retiring from the Public Service on 21 August 2019.  Gaétan had a full career in the CAF – initially as a military Fire Fighter, and later as an Airfield/...
  • 19 Aug 2019

    Major Sophie Beaulieu, CD
    Maj Sophie Beaulieu will be retiring from the CAF after 12 years (and 2 days) of service. There will be a Departure with Dignity Ceremony on 16 August 2019 between 11h30-13h30 at Ye’s Buffet Restaurant located at 616 Saint James Street in...
  • 15 Aug 2019

    FR-1 Henry Kopeschny
    FR-1 Henry Kopeschny retires after twenty-seven (27) years of dedicated service to the Department of National Defence (DND). Henry was hired 22 June 1992 and worked with Roads and Grounds before moving onto firefighting in March of 1993. ...
  • 13 Aug 2019

    WO Damien Pittman, CD
    WO Damien Pittman was born and spent his entire childhood surrounded by family in St. Paul’s, Newfoundland. Along with his younger brother Darren and his parents, WO Pittman spent his childhood like many of his peers. Learning the value of...
  • 08 Aug 2019

    CWO/Adjuc Louis Myre, CD
    After 42 years and 36 days of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, CWO Louis Myre, CD will retire on 08 August 2019.  A Depart with Dignity ceremony will take place on Friday,...
  • 03 Aug 2019

    MWO // Adjum Stephane Tremblay, CD
    Master Warrant Officer Stephane Tremblay joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1992 as a boatswain for HMCS D’Iberville (Naval Reserve Division in Rimouski). After completing in BMQ and QL1 as a Reservist, he deiced to join the regular force...
  • 31 Jul 2019

    Adjum Steve Lessard, CDv
    MWO Steve Lessard retired from the CAF after 31 years of service. There will be a Departure with Dignity Ceremony on 12 September 2019 at 1030 hrs at le Club Castor located at CFB Valcartier, Quebec. If you plan on attending, please RSVP...
  • 26 Jul 2019

    MWO Denis Patenaude, CD
    After 35+ years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, MWO Denis Patenaude, CD, will retire on 9 Mar 2020.  A Depart with Dignity ceremony will take place on Friday, 26 July...
  • 22 Jul 2019

    Major Ryan Southwood, CD
    A DWD will be held for Maj Ryan Southwood who will retire on 22 July 2019 with over 22 years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the Engineer Branch. The ceremony will take place at the Army Officers’ Mess, 149 Somerset St W, on...
  • 18 Jul 2019

    CWO Stephen Hatfield, CD
    CWO Hatfield was born in Saint John, NB on 18 July 1959. He joined the 8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise’s) in September of 1975 as a Crewman. He served there in various positions and attained the rank of sergeant before transferring...
  • 12 Jul 2019

    Cpl Yvon Paradis, CD
    After 42+ years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, Cpl Yvon Paradis, CD will retire on 12 July 2019.  A Depart with Dignity ceremony will take place on Friday, 05 July...
  • 11 Jul 2019

    Maj Jesse Knockleby, CD
    Major Jesse Knockleby, CD, PEng will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 11 July 2019, after more than 23 years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF.  In order to honour Maj Knockleby’s service in the CAF and to wish him well in...
  • 30 Jun 2019

    MWO Jean-Guy Ferlatte, CD
    After more than 37 years of loyal and dedicated service to Canada, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, MWO Jean-Guy Ferlatte, CD,  will retire 30 Jun 2019.  A Depart with Dignity Ceremony will take...
  • 28 Jun 2019

    WO Pat King, CD
    After 35 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), WO Patrick King, CD, retired 28 June 2019.  Please forward any congratulatory messages, anecdotes, and farewell messages to the OPI by e-mail Daniel.Timon@...
  • 21 Jun 2019

    CWO André Provost, CD
    After more than 37 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), CWO Andre Provost, CD, will retire 21 June 2019. Everyone is welcome to attend his DWD ceremony for lunch, which will take place on 21 June 2019,...
  • 14 Jun 2019

    Capt (former CWO) Luc Lemieux, CD
    After 29 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, Capt Luc Lemieux, CD,  will retire on 14 June 2019.  A Depart with Dignity Ceremony will take place at the end of...
  • 06 Jun 2019

    WO Jack Robinson, CD
    After more than 39 plus years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces, WO Jack Robinson, CD, will retire 6 June 2019. Everyone is welcome to attend his DWD ceremony, which will take place on 24 May 2019, at 1400 hrs at...
  • 03 Jun 2019

    CWO Slaunwhite enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces on February, 1st 1984 at the age of nineteen years old. From Dominion, Nova Scotia, he made his way to Cornwallis, NS for basic training. After basic training, he was off to Shilo,...
  • 01 Jun 2019

    A DWD will be held for Major Joe Miedema who will retire in June of 2019 with 18 years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the Engineer Branch.  The ceremony will take place at the Army Officers Mess on 24 May 2019 from 1430-1630...
  • 24 May 2019

    MCpl Glenn Petrie
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  • 16 May 2019

    Capt J.C.G Russell, CD
    After more than 35+ years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, Capt John Russell, CD will retire 16 May 2019.  A private Depart with Dignity Ceremony has been decided...
  • 03 May 2019

    LCol David Gowdy, CD
    LCol Gowdy will be retiring from the CAF, on 03 May 2019, after more than 36 years of service. There will be a Departure With Dignity Ceremony on 24 April at 1400hrs in the Infantry Room at the Army Officers Mess Ottawa.  If you plan to...
  • 02 May 2019

    Sgt Dale Brophy, CD
    After 23 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, Sergeant Dale Brophy, CD1 will retire 02 May 2019.  A Depart with Dignity Ceremony will take place at the 1 Combat...
  • 14 Apr 2019

    Capt Michael Bellemare, CD
    Capt Michael Bellemare will be releasing from the CAF after more than 33 years of service to the branch.  His last official day in the CAF will be 14 April 2019.  There will be a Departure With Dignity Ceremony on 15 April 2019 at 1245 hrs...
  • 28 Mar 2019

    CWO Paul Kombargi, CD
    After more than 34 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, CWO Paul Kombargi, CD, will retire on 28 March 2019. Anecdotes and messages of congratulations can be...
  • 06 Mar 2019

    MWO Ed Butt, CD
    After high school graduation in Lahr, Germany Ed decided to join the CAF in 1983 as an Artilleryman. First posted to Shilo MB for basic training and gunnery school, was then posted to 2 RCHA Petawawa. Shortly thereafter he became...
  • 06 Mar 2019

    MWO Marc Pacaud, CD
    MWO Marc Pacaud, CD 2 will be retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces on the 6th of March 2019 after 33+ years of dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch (bio attached).  There will be...
  • 04 Mar 2019

    LCol Renald Nelson, CD
    After more than 29 years of dedicated and loyal service to Canada, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the CME branch, LCol Renald Nelson will be releasing from the CAF on 4 March 2019. As requested by Renald we are planning a DWD between ...
  • 04 Mar 2019

    LCol Ken Brooks, CD
    After more than 29 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, LCol Ken Brooks, CD, will retire on 04 March 2019.  A Depart with Dignity Ceremony will take place at the...
  • 01 Mar 2019

    Lieutenant Colonel James Fera CD, P.Eng
    A DWD will be held for LCol (ret) James Fera who retired in March of 2016 with over 25 years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the Engineer Branch.  The ceremony will take place at the RCAF officers mess on 21 May 2019 from...
  • 22 Feb 2019

    Sgt Dennis McKellar, CD
    Sgt Dennis McKellar joined the CF on April 19, 2005 as a Combat Engineer. He will be retiring on the 22 Feb 2019 with 13+ years of service. Upon joining the Engineers he completed his basic training in Saint-Jean and his QL3 at CFSME....
  • 06 Feb 2019

    LCol Craig Braddon, CD
    After more than 31 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, LCol Craig Braddon, CD, retired on 06 February 2019.  A Depart with Dignity ceremony with friends and...
  • 01 Feb 2019

    Major Johanne Côté, CD
    Major Côté joined the Canadian Forces in June 1987. She graduated from Laval University in 1989 with a degree in Civil Engineering. After her final training at Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering in Chilliwack, BC, she was...
  • 29 Jan 2019

    WO Curtis McInnis, CD
    Warrant Officer Curtis McInnis joined the CF in Sydney, N.S. on 25 April 1989. On completion of his DP1 he was posted to 22 Fd Sqn (now 4 Engineer Support Regiment), CFB Gagetown where he was employed for fifteen years. He was promoted to...
  • 23 Jan 2019

    Capt John McPherson, CD
    After 31 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Engineer Branch, Capt (CWO) John McPherson CD has retired from CAF as of 23 Jan 2019.  If you have any anecdotes, congratulatory messages, or photos please send them to WO Darren Veinot...
  • 13 Jan 2019

    MWO Pierre Marcotte, CD
    After more than 31 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, MWO Pierre Marcotte, CD, retired on 13 January 2019.  A Depart with Dignity Ceremony will take on March...
  • 10 Jan 2019

    WO Craig Lynch, CD
    After more than 22 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, WO Craig Lynch, CD, will retire 10 Jan 2019.  On the 25th day of November 1993, a young WO Craig Lynch...
  • 01 Jan 2019

    Adjum/MWO Ron Granados, CD
    After 24 years of combined PRes and RegF service, MWO Ron Granados, CD will retire from CAF on 01 Jan 2019.  If you have any anecdotes or congratulatory messages please send them to WO AM Segall via e-mail at aaron.segall@forces.gc.ca A...
  • 08 Nov 2018

    Sgt Ben McCafferty, CD will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on the 8th of November 2018 after 23+ years of dedicated service to the CAF and the CME Branch (see bio attached).  Friends and colleagues are welcome to attend his depart...
  • 01 Oct 2018

    Adjum J.M.A. Dugas, CD
    MWO Marc-André Dugas, CD will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 01 October 2018, after more than 33 years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch (see bio attached). His Departure...
  • 30 Sep 2018

    LCol J.M.E (Eric) Quirion, CD
    After over 32+ years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the CME Branch, LCol J.M.E (Eric) Quirion, CD will retire on the 30 Sep 2018. A DwD luncheon will be held on 27 Sep 2018 from 1130hrs for 1200hrs at the RCAF Officer’s Mess...
  • 28 Sep 2018

    The UN vet
    Wayne Mac Culloch, CD will be retiring on the 28th of September 2018 after 50+ years of loyal and dedicated service to Canada, the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers. His farewell will be held at the Army Officers’...
  • 25 Sep 2018

    LCol Jason Porteous, CD
    Jason Porteous was born in Sudbury, Ontario, growing up in various northern Ontario communities before graduating high school in Marathon ON and enrolling in the Canadian Armed Forces in 1990. After completing BOTC in Chilliwack B.C. he...
  • 15 Sep 2018

    After 13 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, Sergeant Paul MacMillan will retire 15 Sept 2018.  A Depart with Dignity Ceremony will take place at the CFB...
  • 10 Sep 2018

    MWO Steven Hall, CD
    MWO Steven B. Hall, CD will be retiring on the 10th of September 2018 after 32+ years of loyal and dedicated service to Canada, the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers (see bio below). His DWD will be held at the WO’s...

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