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

  • 19 Jul 2015

    Sgt Sylvain Martel will retire on 19 July 2015 after serving 26 + years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF, CME Br and the NDFS. – See attached bio. Sgt Martel joined the CAF on 09 Oct 1988 as a firefighter. Sylvain has accepted a...
  • 16 Jul 2015

    Capt J.M.J.C. Cournoyer, MMM, CD, will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 16 July 2015, with almost 35 years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the CME Branch (please see attached bio). A lunch is scheduled for Friday the...
  • 16 Jul 2015

    MWO Larry Cotter, CD will be retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces after more than 29 years of dedicated service to the CAF and the CME Branch (see bio attached). Friends and colleagues are welcome to attend the depart with dignity...
  • 12 Jul 2015

    CWO/Adjuc J.A. Dyke, CD
    Adjuc Jamie Dyke, CD prendra sa retraite des Forces armées canadiennes le 12 juillet 2015 après 31 années de service qu'il a consacré comme membre des FAC et de la Branche du GMC (voir bio ci-joint). Amis et collègues sont invités à...
  • 07 Jul 2015

    LCol K.W. Bailey, CD will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 7 July 2015 after 35 years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the CME Branch (please see retirement message attached). A lunch is scheduled for Fri 12 June 2015...
  • 06 Jul 2015

    CWO K.A. (Kevin) Patterson, MMM, CD
    CWO K.A. (Kevin) Patterson, MMM, CD, will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 06 Jul 2015 after more than 35 years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and CME Branch, (please see attached bio). Friends and colleagues are welcome...
  • 03 Jul 2015

    Sgt Clint Mainville, CD, will be retiring from the CAF on 03 July 2015 after more than 19 years of dedicated service to the CAF and the CME Branch (Bio Attached). A retirement ceremony will take place at the 5 CDSB Gagetown Senior NCO...
  • 22 Jun 2015

    Maj JZR Senneville, CD
    Maj René Senneville, CD will be retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces on 22 June 2015 after more than 32 years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the CME Branch. A Depart with Dignity will be held on 26 June 2015 beginning at...
  • 16 Jun 2015

    CWO R.C. MacDonald, MMM, CD
    CWO Rob C. MacDonald, MMM, CD, will be retiring in Jun 2015 from the Canadian Armed forces after 36 years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the CME Branch. A retirement luncheon is planned towards end of June (TBD)....
  • 16 Jun 2015

    MWO Mario Lafrenière, CD
    MWO Mario Lafrenière will be retiring on June 16th 2015 after 27+ years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces. MWO Mario Lafrenière enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces in Trois Rivières, QC, in September 1985, under...
  • 15 Jun 2015

    Lieutenant-Colonel Jim Julien, CD
    LCol Julien has proudly served the Royal Canadian Engineers for 25 years and will be retiring on 26 June 2015.   LCol Jim Julien considers himself a very lucky man. From humble beginnings working dairy farms in Eastern Ontario to having...
  • 12 Jun 2015

    Cpl Bob Bussell has finally decided to call it quits and retire for good. Bob was born in Montreal, PQ and enrolled in the military on 23 May 1974. He started basic training in Cornwallis, NS in June 1974, completed Combat Engineer QL3...
  • 24 May 2015

    MWO Dave MacAulay
    MWO D.A. (Dave) MacAulay, CD1 will be retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces on 24 May 2015 with 29 years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF ( please see attached bio). At Dave’s request a small retirement luncheon will be held at...
  • 18 May 2015

    CME Certificate
    LCol J.R.G. Sauvé, CD, MBE will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 18 May 2015, with almost 32 years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the CME Branch (please see attached bio). A lunch is scheduled for Wednesday 6 May...
  • 15 May 2015

    CWO Garray Cotton, CD, will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 15 May 2015 after 31 plus years of service to the CF and the CME Branch (see bio attached). A Depart with Dignity ceremony will be held on 01 May 15 in Montreal....
  • 01 May 2015

    Adjuc W. Allan Mandigo, CD
    CWO W. Allan Mandigo, CD, will retire from the Canadian Armed forces after 33 plus years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and CME Branch (please see msg attached). A DwD will be held at the 22 Wing North Bay Mess (Blue Room) on...
  • 30 Apr 2015

    Capt R. Lyman, CD
    Capt R. Lyman, CD, will retire from the Canadian Armed forces on 30 Apr 2015 after 27 plus years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and CME Branch (please see attached bio). A DwD will be held in the staff lounge at CFSME, Gagetown...
  • 24 Apr 2015

    MWO/Adjum S.B. Laforge, MMM, CD
    MWO S.B. Laforge, MMM, CD will retire after more than 22 years of service. A retirement ceremony will take place at the CFB Edmonton Sgts’ & WOs’ Mess in the Atrium Room at 1400 on 24 April 2015. For letters of congratulations and...
  • 17 Apr 2015

    Major D.S. Groves, MMM, CD
    Major Shawn Groves enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces in May 1984, and upon completion of Basic Training in Cornwallis and subsequent QL3 training at CFB Chilliwack was posted to 2 Combat Engineer Regiment, as member of 1 Troop, AKA the...
  • 16 Apr 2015

    WO Steven Higginbotham will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 16 Apr 2015 after 30 plus years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and 5 ½ years to the Public Service. He joined the CAF right out of high school on 1 September...
  • 16 Apr 2015

    MWO Martin Cloutier, CD will be retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces after 35 years of dedicated service to the CAF and the CME Branch. Friends and colleagues are welcome to attend the depart with dignity luncheon which will take place...
  • 16 Apr 2015

    Capt Bruce Paradis will be retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces, the Engineer Branch and the National Defence Fire Service after 35 years and 118 days of loyal and dedicated service. Capt Paradis joined the CAF out of Rosemere Quebec as...
  • 16 Apr 2015

    MWO Steve Wrathall
    MWO S.W. Wrathall, CD, will retire from the Canadian Armed forces on 16 Apr 2015 after 31 plus years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and CME Branch (please see attached bio). A DwD will be held in the staff lounge at CFSME,...
  • 15 Apr 2015

    Col Jim Goodman
    Col J.E. (Jim) Goodman, CD, will retire from the Canadian Armed forces on 15 April 2015 after more than 24 years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and CME Branch. (See bio attached) . Col Goodman is retiring as the Director of...
  • 02 Apr 2015

    Maj A.R. Trenholme, CD
    Maj Allan R. Trenholme, CD retired from the Canadian Armed Forces on 2 April 2015, with 17+ years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the CME Branch (please see attached bio). A lunch is scheduled for Friday 8 May 2015 at 1130hrs...
  • 27 Mar 2015

    Mr. Jean-Louis Larabie, will retire from the public service on 27 March 2015 after 40 plus years of loyal and dedicated service to the public service 21 of which he served in support to the maritime mapping and navigation safety within the...
  • 24 Mar 2015

    MWO Steven J. Kearsley, CD, will retire from the Canadian Armed forces on 24 Mar 2015 after 34 plus years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and CME Branch, as an NCM (please see attached bio). Friends and colleagues are welcome to...
  • 24 Mar 2015

    MWO M.M.R (Max) Davis, CD, will retire from the Canadian Armed forces on 24 Mar 2015 after 36 plus years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF, RCR and CME Branch, as an NCM (please see attached bio). Friends and colleagues are welcome...
  • 07 Mar 2015

    LCol DS (Pal) Mann, CD will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces, commencing terminal leave on 7 Mar 2015, with 32+ years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF (Regular and Reserve) and the CME Branch (please see attached bio). A...
  • 01 Mar 2015

    After more than 30 years of loyal and dedicated service, Maj Ralf Hennig will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 1 March 2015. Ralf enrolled in Toronto in October 1984 as a DEO and proceeded directly to Chilliwack for BOTC and...
  • 26 Feb 2015

    Maj T.C. (Trevor) Webb, CD, will retire from the Canadian Armed forces on 26 Feb 2015 after more than 27 years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and CME Branch, both as an officer and an NCM (please see attached bio). Friends and...
  • 11 Feb 2015

    WO Barry Fallon (Ret'd) will retire from DND on 11 Feb 2015, after over 37 years of combined service with the CAF and DND. (see bio attached) Friends and colleagues are welcome to attend the farewell ceremony, which will take place at...
  • 09 Feb 2015

    Capt Bruno J.J.B. Tremblay, MMM, CD (former CWO)
    After 41+ years of loyal and dedicated service, Capt Jean- Bruno Tremblay will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 09 Feb 2015. (See bio attached) Bruno enrolled in Chicoutimi, QC in Aug 1973 as a NCM and proceeded a month later to...
  • 30 Jan 2015

    CWO (retired) Yvon Massicotte, CD, will retire from DND on January 30th, 2015, after over 50 years of combined service with the RCAF, CME Branch, CAF and as a civilian employee with DND. Mr. Massicotte joined the Royal Canadian Air Force (...
  • 26 Jan 2015

    CWO Brad Montgomery, MMM, MSM, CD
    After just about 30 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, CWO Brad Montgomery, MMM, MSM, CD, retired on 26 Jan 2015. CWO Montgomery was born in Chatham Ontario and grew...
  • 23 Jan 2015

    Biography/Biographie of/de Maj Gerry Hnatiuk Born in Montreal, Maj Hnatiuk joined Canadian Armed Forces in 1984. After completing his officer and engineer phase training in Chilliwack, he was posted to Moncton, then back to Chilliwack in...
  • 11 Jan 2015

    Maj Steve Vollhoffer, CD will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 11 January 2015 after more than 34 + years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF, CME Branch and the National Defence Fire Service. See attached Bio. Steve has...
  • 08 Jan 2015

    Capt JJLD Lacasse​, CD
    Capt Dan Lacasse, CD will be retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) on 8 Jan 2015 after 29 ½ years of loyal and dedicated service to the Forces and the Engineer Branch (see bio attached). A Depart with Dignity lunch will be held on...
  • 06 Jan 2015

    LCol Stewart Beal, CD will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 6 Jan 2015 after 23+ years of dedicated service to the CAF and the CME Branch (please see bio below). A depart with dignity will be held at the Keg in Winnipeg on Thurs 18...
  • 05 Jan 2015

    After 21 and a half years, Capt Marc Pérusse will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces. His career included postings in Gagetown (4 ESR and CFSME), Montréal (CE section), United Kingdom and Ottawa (MCE, CDI, SJS, Army HQ). He also...
  • 05 Jan 2015

    Chief Warrant Officer Smith joined the CAF in the summer of 1979. Upon completion of his recruit training in Cornwallis he then went to CFB Borden for Cook training and then was posted right back to CFB Cornwallis later that same year....
  • 25 Dec 2014

    L’Adjum Rémi Jacques
    Adjum Rémi Jacques, CD prendra sa retraite des Forces armées canadiennes le 25 Décembre 2014 après plus de 35 années de loyaux services au sein des FAC et de la Branche du GMC (voir bio/photo ci-jointe). Une cérémonie de départ dans la...
  • 21 Dec 2014

    Capt D.J. Burns, CD will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 21 Dec 2014 after 34 years of dedicated service to the CAF and the CME Branch (please see bio attached). At the request of the member there will be no luncheon or gathering...
  • 28 Nov 2014

    After 23 years of dedicated and loyal service, MWO Jason Haggett will be retiring from the CME Branch, the Royal Canadian Air Force and the CAF on 28 Nov 14. A Depart with Dignity ceremony will be held on 21 Nov 14 at Star Top Bldg (Ottawa...
  • 31 Oct 2014

    CWO Mark Saulnier, CD on Retirement
    Chief Warrant Officer Mark Saulnier enrolled in the Reserve Forces in Fredericton NB in 1973 and transferred to the Regular Force as a Field Engineer in 1979. On completion of his Field Engineer training and was posted to 1 Combat Engineer...
  • 27 Oct 2014

    After more than 35 years of loyal and dedicated service, Capt Marc Mongeau will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 27 Oct 2014. Marc enrolled in Montreal as a Firefighter in 1979 and rose to the rank of Master Warrant Officer prior...
  • 24 Oct 2014

    After over 31 years of dedicated service to the CAF, the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, Maj Peter Weatherley will be departing the Forces. Maj Weatherley joined the CAF in Toronto in 1983. He has served...
  • 21 Oct 2014

    Originally from London, Ontario, LCol Johnsen joined the CF in 1989 under the Direct Entry Plan. He is a graduate of the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (Industrial Instrumentation) and holds Alberta provincial trades tickets in...
  • 16 Oct 2014

    LCol C.L. Swallow, CD has retired from the Canadian Armed Forces as of 16 Oct 14, after 25 years of dedicated service to the CAF and the CME Branch (please see bio attached). There will be a luncheon at the Edmonton Garrison WOs and Sgts...
  • 15 Oct 2014

    CFFM Crest
    Capt Allan Gorrie, CD will be retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces on 15 Oct 2014 with 35 years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF, CME and the National Defence Fire Service. (See bio below) Retirement ceremony: Friday 12 Sep...

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