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.

Retirement Certificates are distributed by the CME Adjutant.  Members requesting these certificates are to complete, save and email the downloadable form below to the CME Adjt  at CMEAdjtGMC@forces.gc.ca.

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

  • 30 Jun 2016

    Sgt Robert Read
    Sgt Robert Read, CD will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on the 30th of June 2016 after 18+ years of dedicated service to the CAF and the CME Branch. Friends and colleagues are welcome to attend his depart with dignity presentation...
  • 24 Jun 2016

    After 14 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, Sgt James Way, (bio attached), retired 7 May, 2016.  A Depart with Dignity Ceremony will take place at the Castle...
  • 21 Jun 2016

    Capt Don Fox
    Captain Don Fox will be retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces on 21 June 2016, with 41 (plus) years of loyal and dedicated service to Canada and to the Canadian Military Engineer Branch. Captain Fox’s interest in the military started as...
  • 21 Jun 2016

    CWO/Adjuc John L'Heureux, CD
    CWO John L'Heureux, CD will be retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces on the 21st of June, 2016 after 43 years of dedicated service to the CAF and the CME Branch. See bio attached. Friends and colleagues are welcome to attend his depart...
  • 19 Jun 2016

    MCpl/Cplc J.A. Perrier, CD
    MCpl Perrier will be retiring from the CAF on the 19 June 2016 after 30 years of loyal and dedicated service to Canada, the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers (see bio attached). Anecdotes or retirement wishes may be...
  • 19 Jun 2016

    Sgt Steve Craft, CD
    After 20+ years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces, Royal Canadian Regiment and the Canadian Military Engineers as a Water, Fuels and Environmental Technician, Sgt Craft (Steve) will be retiring on 19 June 2016....
  • 14 Jun 2016

    WO/Adj Réjean Verreault, CD
    WO Réjean Verreault, CD, will retire, 14 June 2016 after 41+ years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF, CME Branch and the NDFS. - See attached bio. WO Verreault joined the CAF as Fire Fighter in March 1975. His postings included CFB...
  • 30 May 2016

    WO Al Charland, CD will retire on 30 May 2016 after 27+ years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF, CME Branch and the NDFS. Please see attached bio. WO Charland joined the CAF as a Fire Fighter on 18 Jan 1989. His postings included...
  • 25 May 2016

    After more than 14 +years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, Corporal David Pollock, CD (bio attached), will retire 25 May 2016. A Depart with Dignity Ceremony will...
  • 19 May 2016

    Major Shawn A. Milley, CD
    Major Shawn A. Milley, CD will be retiring on 19 May 2016 after 21+ years of service in the Canadian Armed Forces. Maj Milley was born and raised in Glace Bay, NS and is married to Sandie also of Glace Bay. Together they have two children...
  • 18 May 2016

    Col J.G. Wall, CD
    Col J.G. Wall, CD: After 33 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Army and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, including tours as Commanding Officer 1 CER, Commander Operational Support Engineer Group, CME Branch Advisor...
  • 14 May 2016

    Cpl Josh Lalonde
    Cpl Joshua Lalonde - Const Tech will be releasing on 14 May 2016 after 10+ years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the CME Branch, please see the attached bio. Please send all congratulatory msg, embarrassing stories (true or...
  • 03 May 2016

    MWO Francis Létourneau, CD
    MWO Francis Létourneau retired on 03 May 2016 after 32+ years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces. MWO Francis Létourneau enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces in Rimouski, QC on 08 August 1983 and attended basic...
  • 25 Apr 2016

    Maj D.E. Turner, MMM, CD
    After over 28 years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF, Maj Darren Turner has decided to retire (see bio attached). A function has been organized celebrating his service and achievements in the military for a date of 26 Feb 16 at...
  • 11 Apr 2016

    Cpl Eric Richer, CD
    After almost 16 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, Cpl Eric Richer, CD (bio attached), retired 11 April, 2016. A Depart with Dignity Ceremony will take place...
  • 01 Apr 2016

    CWO/Adjuc Gary Crosby
    After more than 35 years of service, Chief Warrant Officer Gary Crosby will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 01 May 2016. Chief Warrant Officer Crosby joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1981. He has served on bases across Canada...
  • 01 Apr 2016

    After more than 32 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, WO Brent Hudson will be retiring effective 01 April 2016 (please see attached bio). WO Hudson has...
  • 23 Mar 2016

    CWO/Adjuc Daniel Aubertin, CD
    After more than 31+years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, CWO Daniel Aubertin, CD (bio attached), will retire 23 Mar 2016. A Depart with Dignity ceremony will take...
  • 15 Mar 2016

    WO/Adj S.B. Tighe, CD
    After more than 26 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, WO Shane Tighe, CD (bio attached), will retire on 15 Mar 16. A Depart with Dignity Ceremony will take...
  • 06 Mar 2016

    Major Jesse J. Reynders, CD
    Maj Jesse J. Reynders, CD will be retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces on 9 Mar 2016, with 25+ years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the CME Branch (please see attached bio). This summer Jesse, his wife Jennifer, and their...
  • 15 Feb 2016

    MWO // Adjum K.D. Clayton, CD
    After more than 41+years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, MWO Kevin Clayton, CD (bio attached), will retire in Feb 2016. A Depart with dignity function will be held in...
  • 04 Feb 2016

    After more than 23 years of dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces, the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Military Engineers, Sgt Wojtarowicz will be retiring from the Forces.  A DWD ceremony will take place at 32 CER...
  • 01 Feb 2016

    Maj Terry Evoy
    Maj T.M. Evoy, MMM, CD will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces in Feb 2016 after more than 38 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...
  • 29 Jan 2016

    Col D.J. Gould
    Col Darwin Gould, CD will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 29 Jan 2016 after more than 33 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...
  • 26 Jan 2016

    After more than 24 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, MCpl Kevin Bailey, CD ( bio attached), will retire 26 Jan 2016. A Depart with Dignity Ceremony will take place...
  • 22 Jan 2016

    MWO/Adjum Brian Bennett
    After 26+ years of dedicated and loyal service, MWO Brian Bennett will be retiring from the CME Branch and the CAF on 22 Jan 2016. (see bio attached) A Depart with Dignity ceremony will be held on 7 March 2016 at Big Leagues in Cole...
  • 19 Jan 2016

    Maj E.J. Batchelor, CD
    Retirement Event:   Having loyally served queen, country and many DND sports teams as a member of both the Reserve and Regular Forces for 40 years, Major Ed Batchelor will commence his transition to the public service in January 2016. He...
  • 11 Jan 2016

    WO/Adj J.R. Hamalainen, CD
    After more than 20 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, WO Jon Hamalainen, CD (bio attached), retired on 11 Jan 16. A Depart with Dignity Ceremony will take...
  • 08 Jan 2016

    WO Sean Connors, CD
    After more than 21 Years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, WO Sean Connors, CD (bio attached), will retire 08 Jan 2016. A Depart with Dignity Ceremony will take...
  • 04 Jan 2016

    Colonel R.N.H. Dickson, CD
    Having loyally served Queen and Country as a member of both the Regular and Reserve Forces for 35+ years, Colonel Dickson will commence his retirement leave on 1 June 2015, officially retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces on 4 January...
  • 13 Dec 2015

    CWO Daniel Coutu, CD
    CWO J.J. Daniel Coutu, CD will be retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces on 13 Dec 2015 with 35.5 years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF. At Dan's request a small retirement function will be held at the 17 Wing Winnipeg WO's and...
  • 12 Dec 2015

    MCpl Philibert was born in Matane, QC and finished his high school education in 1991. During the spring of 2001 he applied to the CAF and on 18 Jul 2001 he was enrolled in the CAF as a Water, Fuels and Environmental Technician. Upon...
  • 29 Nov 2015

    LCol Dany Breton, CD
    LCol D.P. Breton, CD will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 29 Nov 2015 after more than 28 years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the CME Branch (please see attached bio). His last day in military dress will be Tue 13...
  • 28 Nov 2015

    Cpl Charles Todd (Smitty) Smith
    Cpl Todd (Smitty) Smith has finally decided to call it quits after 24 + years of service, and retire for good from the Combat Engineer world. Cpl Smith was born in Middleton, N.S. and joined West Nova Scotia Regiment in 1985 as an Infantry...
  • 25 Nov 2015

    MWO // Adjm Mario Pérusse
    MWO Mario Perusse, CD will retire on 25 November 2015 after serving 35 + years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF, CME Branch and the NDFS.  Mario will retire in La Baie in the Saguenay region where he plans to enjoy retirement with...
  • 07 Nov 2015

    Sgt JPY Fortin
    After more than 24 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, Sgt J.P.Y Fortin, CD (bio attached), will retire 07 Nov 2015. A Depart with Dignity Ceremony will take...
  • 05 Nov 2015

    After more than 36 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, MWO Pierre Chapdelaine, CD (bio attached), has been retired since 05 November 2017. Due to miscellaneous...
  • 04 Nov 2015

    Ken MacKenzie, will retire on 4 Nov 15 after serving 35 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Federal Public Service and within the CME Branch (see bio attached). A luncheon will take place on 4 Nov 15 at 19 Wing Comox, Officer's...
  • 30 Oct 2015

    Lt Jean-Guy Mayer, CD
    Lt Jean-Guy Mayer, CD will retire on 30 Oct 15 after serving 20 years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF, 3 PPCLI CME Br and NDFS. See attached bio. A DWD will take place at the Edmonton Garrison Fire Hall (pot luck/BBQ) at 1200 hrs...
  • 16 Oct 2015

    Sgt Louis-Philippe Jean retired on 16 Oct 2015 after more than 32 year of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch (see French bio attached). A DWD was held last Friday 16 Oct...
  • 09 Oct 2015

    M. Glenn Cornect prendra sa retraite de la fonction publique le 16 Octobre 2015 après 14 ans de bons et loyaux services à la fonction publique et 26 ans dans l'armée en tant que technicien en géomatique. Un Départ dans la Dignité aura lieu...
  • 08 Sep 2015

    Sgt Tommy Moreau, CD
    Sgt Tommy Moreau a pris sa retraite le 8-sep-2015 apres plus de 16 ans de loyau service au sein des Forces armees canadiennes (FAC). Sgt Moreau s'est enrole dans les FAC comme aartilleur en aout 1999. Apres un tres grand nombre d'exercices...
  • 07 Sep 2015

    After almost 28 years of loyal and dedicated service to Canada, the CAF, and the Canadian Military Engineers, MWO Piton, CD will retire from the RegF effective 07 Sep 2015. MWO Piton joined the CAF as a Combat Engr on 20 Jan 88. His...
  • 06 Sep 2015

    MWO Fernand Desjardins, CD
    MWO Fernand Desjardins, CD will be retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces on the 6th of September 2015 after 39+ years of dedicated service to the CAF and the CME Branch. He has kindly declined a departure with dignity event....
  • 05 Sep 2015

    CWO N.J (Nick) Manoukarakis, MMM, CD
    CWO N.J (Nick) Manoukarakis, MMM, CD will be retiring from the CAF on 05 Sept 2015 after more than 32 years of dedicated service to the CAF and the CME Branch (Bio Attached). A retirement ceremony will take place at the CFB Petawawa WOs...
  • 04 Sep 2015

    WO Van Delen - presentation
    WO Marty Van Delen was born in Etobicoke, ON and raised in Grand Valley, ON a small town north of Toronto. He joined the CAF in 1994 first as a reservist with 11th Field Artillery Battery, then in Sep 1995 joined the regular force...
  • 20 Aug 2015

    Fire Service crest
    Cpl Prest will be retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces, the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Canadian Forces Fire Trade with 34 plus years of dedicated service. Cpl Prest joined the forces on Jul 10th 1973. Upon completion of recruit...
  • 19 Aug 2015

    Major Pascal Blanchette will be retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces on 19 August 2015, with 17 years of loyal and dedicated service to Canada. Major Blanchette joined the Canadian forces on 17th June 1998 and he graduated from the...
  • 12 Aug 2015

    After 41 + years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the CME branch, MWO Nowell will be retiring on the 12th of August 2015. MWO Nowell was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1956. He joined the CF on the 13 of June 1974 as a Field...
  • 30 Jul 2015

    Major Travis D. Wert, CD will be retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces on 30 Jul 15, with over 23 years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the CME Branch. Maj Wert will very soon be starting a new job with another government...

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