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 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 
  • 15 Jan 2021

    MWO/Adjum D.J. Hodd, CD
    Master Warrant Officer Daniel J. Hodd will retire from the CAF on 15 January 2021 after 30 plus years of loyal and dedicated service to Canada, the Canadian Armed Forces, and the Royal Canadian Engineers. At Dan’s request, friends and...
  • 25 Nov 2020

    Maj M.C. Phillips, CD
    After more than 41 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, Major Mark Phillips will retire from the CAF on 25 November 2020.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a confirmed Depart...
  • 12 Nov 2020

    Major Christopher S. Anderson will retire from the CAF on 12 November 2020 after 29 plus years of loyal and dedicated service to Canada, the Canadian Armed Forces and the Royal Canadian Engineers. At Chris’s request, friends and colleagues...
  • 19 Oct 2020

    MWO/Adjum JC Brown, CD
    MWO Chris Brown, CD, will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 19 Oct 2020, after more than 23 years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch (See attached biography). Well wishes and...
  • 19 Oct 2020

    WO/Adj J.B. Malysheff, CD
    After 41 years and 107 days of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces with 11 years to the Canadian Military Engineers, WO John Malysheff will retire from the CAF on 19 October 2020. Anecdotes and retirement wishes may be...
  • 16 Oct 2020

    LCol/Lcol J.D.D. Chartrand, CD
    After more than 23 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, LCol Joel Chartrand will retire from the CAF on 16 October 2020.  Due to current gathering limitations, a small DWD...
  • 30 Sep 2020

    Adjum/MWO J. Tremblay, CD
    After 22 years and 14 days of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, MWO Jimmy Tremblay, CD will retire 30 September 2020.  A DWD ceremony will be held at a later date when the...
  • 30 Sep 2020

    Lcol/LCol Denis Gouge, CD
    After more than 37 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, LCol Denis Gouge will retire from the CAF on 30 September 2020.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a closed Depart with...
  • 30 Sep 2020

    Capt BJ Henderson, CD
    Captain Barry Henderson will be retiring from the CAF after 43 years of service. A Departure with Dignity Ceremony is plan on 30 Sept 2020 between 11h00-12h00 inside 1 CAD Building, Winnipeg, Manitoba. If you plan to attend please advise...
  • 28 Sep 2020

    MCpl/Cplc T.A.W. MacDonald, CD
    After more than 18 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Canadian Military Engineer (CME) Branch, MCpl Todd McDonald, CD, will retire 28 September 2020. At the member’s request, a gathering will be...
  • 23 Sep 2020

    Maj Raoul Tremblay, CD
    After over 35 years of dedicated service within the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), Maj R.J.L. (Raoul) Tremblay, CD will retire on September 23rd, 2020. As a result of limitations due to coronavirus, Maj Tremblay has chosen not to have a DWD...
  • 22 Sep 2020

    WO/Adj W.J. Adamczyk, CD
    After more than 39 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, WO Wayne Adamczyk will retire on 22 Sep 2020 at 17 Wing Winnipeg. Anecdotes, congratulatory messages, and pictures...
  • 14 Sep 2020

    WO/Adj J. Nason, CD
    After more than 19 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Canadian Military Engineer (CME) Branch, WO Jory Nason, CD, will retire 14 September 2020. At the member’s request, a gathering will held...
  • 13 Sep 2020

    MGen/Mgén J.S. Sirois, OMM, CD
    After 38 years of dedicated service, Major-General Sirois will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 13 September, 2020.  During almost four decades, MGen Sirois has served in many command positions, from Tp Comd to CO of 5 CER, as a...
  • 09 Sep 2020

    Maj Garrett Aucoin, CD
    After 15 plus years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, Major Garrett Aucoin will retire on 9 Sept 2020 and transition into an infrastructure position within The Correctional...
  • 04 Sep 2020

    CWO/Adjuc ALAIN GUIMOND, MMM, CD
    Chief Warrant Officer Alain Guimond will retire on 4 September 2020, the first day of his 38th year of loyal and dedicated service to Canada and the Canadian Armed Forces.  CWO Alain Guimond joined the Canadian Forces on September 1983 in...
  • 03 Sep 2020

    MWO/Adjum B.A. Robar, CD
    MWO Brad Robar will retire from the CAF on the 03 September 2020 with more than 25 years of loyal and dedicated service, 20 years of which were with the Canadian Military Engineers. MWO Robar will enjoy retirement with his family in the...
  • 02 Sep 2020

    After more than 22 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, MCpl René Poirier retired on 02 Sep 2020. Anecdotes, congratulatory messages, and pictures can be sent to MWO JGG St-...
  • 31 Aug 2020

    CWO/Adjuc Gordon Aitken, CD
    After 36 plus years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, CWO Gordon Aitken will retire on 31 Aug 2020. There will be a DwD ceremony on Thursday 20 August 2020, 1400 hrs. Location...
  • 04 Aug 2020

    WO/Adj L.M. Connell, CD
    After almost 2 decades (19 years) of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, WO Les Connell (CE Supt) has retired from the CAF on 04 August 2020. WO Connell will be promoted to the rank...
  • 26 Jun 2020

    Colonel R.B. Irwin M.S.C, C.D.
    1. AFTER OVER 36 YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE, COLONEL BRIAN IRWIN WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 26 JUNE, 2020. 2. COLONEL IRWIN BEGAN HIS MILITARY SERVICE IN 1983 AS A MEMBER OF THE PRIMARY RESERVE FIELD ENGINEER SQUADRON IN...
  • 17 Jun 2020

    CWO/Adjuc Gilles Caouette, PMP, CD
    After 35 plus years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, CWO Gilles Caouette will retire on 17 June 2020 . An informal lunch will be scheduled once the COVID-19 restrictions for...
  • 22 Apr 2020

    WO/Adj Rodney Milburn, CD
    After more than 39 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces with more than 33 years to the Canadian Military Engineers, WO Rodney Milburn retired from the CAF on 22 April 2020.  A Depart with Dignity event was held...
  • 21 Mar 2020

    MWO Ryan Vincent, CD
    MWO Ryan Vincent, CD, will retire from the National Defence Fire Service on 21 March 2020 after 24 years of service in Canada, Former Republic of Yugoslavia and Afghanistan. MWO Ryan Vincent joined the Canadian Armed Forces in November ...
  • 11 Mar 2020

    WO/Adj R.D. MacArthur, CD
    After more than 22 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, Warrant Officer Ryan MacArthur retired on 17 Mar 2020.  A Depart with Dignity Ceremony will take place in...
  • 10 Mar 2020

    LCol André Desrochers
    LCol André Desrochers will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 10 March 2020 after 33 years of service.  At the members request, no DWD will take place. Please forward any congratulatory messages, anecdotes, and farewell messages to...
  • 09 Mar 2020

    MWO Robert "Bobby" Gale
    After 34 plus years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, MWO Robert (Bobby) Gale will retire on the 9 Aug 2020 . There will be an informal lunch on 23 April 2020 at Ye’s Buffet...
  • 03 Mar 2020

    WO/Adj T.L. Gibson, CD
    After more than 28 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, WO Troy Gibson retired from the CAF on 03 March 2020. Congratulatory letters and anecdotes can be sent to Sgt J.S....
  • 07 Feb 2020

    LCol Guignard - unofficial photo
    Second Retirement A message from Mr Gilles Guignard: Distinguished Ladies and Gentleman After 43+ years of service in the Army Reserves, CAF and the Public Service which included 20 years in Ottawa with almost half that time spent in ADM(...
  • 31 Jan 2020

    LCol Chad Rizzato, CD
    After 27 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, LCol Chad Rizzato, CD, will retire on 31 January 2020.  A depart with Dignity ceremony will be held at the...
  • 30 Jan 2020

    CWO Darryl Foster, MMM, CD
    After 36 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), Royal Canadian Artillery and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, Chief Warrant Officer Darryl Foster, MMM, CD will retire on 30 January 2020.  A Depart...
  • 06 Jan 2020

    Sgt Emelie Pilon, MSM, CD
    Sergeant Émelie “Emmy” Pilon M.S.M., C.D., will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 06 January 2020 after 21 years of combined service.  At the members request, no DWD will take place. Please forward any congratulatory messages,...
  • 06 Jan 2020

    MCpl Yannick Plante, CD
    MCpl Yannick Plante will be releasing from the CAF after more than 12 years of service to the branch.  His last official day in the CAF will be 06 Jan 2020.  There will be a Departure With Dignity Ceremony on 27 November 2019 at 1200 hrs...
  • 02 Dec 2019

    Captain Adèle Boivin, CD
    After 16+ years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, Captain Adèle Boivin, CD, will retire on 2 December 2019.  She will be starting her next career with ADM(IE) as a...
  • 02 Dec 2019

    Capt P.A. Walsh, CD
    After more than 33 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, Capt Andy Walsh retired on 02 Dec 2019. Anecdotes, congratulatory messages, and pictures can be sent to MWO Brown: ...
  • 09 Nov 2019

    MCpl Sebastian Wilkolaski
    After 10 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed forces (CAF) and the Canadian Military Engineers, MCpl Sebastian Wilkolaski will retire on 9 Nov 2019.  There will be a beer call at the Annapolis Mess 25 Oct 2019 at 1500...
  • 01 Nov 2019

    Sgt Anderson Thomas, CD
    After 27 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, Sgt Anderson C. Thomas will retire on 01 Nov 2019. There will be a gathering at the Sgt and Warrant Officers Mess Denison...
  • 01 Nov 2019

    MWO Trevor Larose, CD
    After 27 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, MWO Trevor Larose will retire on the 01 Nov 2019 . There will be an informal Lunch BBQ on 31 Oct in the RP Ops Det canteen...
  • 30 Oct 2019

    Capt Michel Carrier, CD
    After 31 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, Capt Michel Carrier, CD will retire on 30 October 2019.  A beer call from 1700-1900 hrs will occur followed by a...
  • 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...
  • 02 Oct 2019

    Sgt Mark Piche, CD
    After 37 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), Royal Canadian Artillery and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, Sergeant Mark Piche, CD  retired on 02 Oct 19. A Depart with Dignity (DWD) Ceremony will...
  • 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...
  • 01 Oct 2019

    Sgt Vincent “Vinny” de Boer, CD
    Sergeant Vince de Boer will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces as a Firefighter, after 14 years of service. Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Vince graduated high school in 2003 and worked for several years at the well-known Calgary...
  • 30 Sep 2019

    Cpl Wayne Fraser, CD
    Cpl Wayne Fraser, CD will retire from the Royal Canadian Air Force on 30 September 2019. Anecdotes, well wishes, and sordid stories can be directed to MWO Ryan Vincent at ryan.vincent@forces.gc.ca. An informal depart with dignity will be...
  • 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 (...
  • 26 Sep 2019

    WO Cory Wilcott, CD
    Warrant Officer Corey Willcott joined the Canadian Armed Forces in October 1996. He completed basic training in December of that year achieving the top candidate award. In January 1997, he attended his QL3 in Chilliwack, BC graduating as...
  • 24 Sep 2019

    WO Patrick Eglinton, CD
    After 30 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, WO Patrick Eglinton, CD will retire on 24 September 2019. For those who wish to say goodbye to WO Eglinton, you are...
  • 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...
  • 03 Sep 2019

    MWO Rodney Boskovitch, CD
    Master Warrant Officer Rodney Boskovitch will be retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces on 3 September 2019. A DWD will be held on 25 Oct 19 starting at 1400hrs at the Earl of Bessborough in Trenton.  Address is 106 Yukon Annex, Trenton....

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