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

  • 05 Jul 2012

    Maj Bret Parlee, CD, PEng
    Major Parlee was born and raised in Saskatchewan and joined the Canadian Forces in March of 1988 as a non-commissioned member in the 64th Field Battery, 10th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery. He transferred to the regular force in...
  • 04 Jul 2012

    Col Bill Moore, CD
    Through his (very) long and (very) rewarding 36 year career as a Canadian Military Engineer, Col Moore has served with the RCN, RCAF, Canadian Army, and NDHQ. His service has taken him across Canada, around the world, in joint, support and...
  • 02 Jul 2012

    Sgt Marcel Maure, CD
    Sergeant Marcel R.J. Maure will be leaving the Canadian Forces after over 18 years of loyal service. Marcel was born in Peace River, Alberta and enrolled in Edmonton on the 29 June 1994. He started Basic training in Cornwallis 30 June 1994...
  • 02 Jul 2012

    Serge Rivard
    Mr. Serge Rivard (CEP Tech) retired on 2 July 2012 after 32 years of combined service in the CF and the Public Service. Known for his positive attitude and sense of humour, Serge started his career in Sioux Lookout ON, serving throughout...
  • 30 Jun 2012

    Adjuc Éric Baulne, CD
    L’Adjudant-chef Baulne s’est enrôlé dans les Forces canadiennes en janvier 1981 au sein de l’unité de réserve du 10e Escadron de Génie (10 EG). En novembre 1983, il a débuté son entraînement de niveau de qualification 3 Génie au 5e RGC à...
  • 26 Jun 2012

    LCol Flint is married to the beautiful and amazingly patient Anne and they have two reasonably normal kids John-William and Emily. He attributes his successes to their unwavering support and he is extremely proud of them all. LCol Flint...
  • 26 Jun 2012

  • 15 Jun 2012

    MCpl Richard Gero will be retiring from the Canadian Forces on Friday, 15 June 2012 after 32 years of loyal and dedicated service. MCpl Gero joined the Canadian Forces in October of 1979, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He attended his basic...
  • 15 Jun 2012

    After a short stint as a civilian growing up in Harry’s Harbour NL, MWO Sharpe enrolled in the CF at the tender age of 17 on the 13th of January 1977. His 35 plus years as an Engineer has seen him serve across Canada and around the world....
  • 15 Jun 2012

    Capt Mike Taylor will be retiring from the Canadian Forces 15 June 2012, after more than 37 years of dedicated and loyal service to Canada. Capt Taylor’s 37 year long career with the Canadian Forces started in Edmonton AB, while still in...
  • 12 Jun 2012

    WO Canam enrolled in the Canadian Forces on 4 Sep 1983, on the 100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Regiment. Upon completion of his QL3 training, he served with the Second Battalion from Sep 83 – Aug 98. After his tenure with 2RCR, WO...
  • 11 Jun 2012

    Warrant Officer Christian Morrissette will be retiring from the Canadian Forces on June 11th, 2012, after completing 27+ years of loyal and dedicated service. He enrolled in the Canadian Forces in Oct 84 as an Infantryman, and upon...
  • 06 Jun 2012

    MCpl Marc Barrette first joined the Canadian Forces in Quebec as a crew man in April 1982. His first posting was at Valcartier with 12RBC. In March to September 1983 he was deployed to Cyprus. In 1984 he was posted to the 1st Brigade in...
  • 05 Jun 2012

    Warrant Officer Jeremy Shaw will be retiring from the Canadian Forces on 30 May 2012, after completing 17+ years of loyal and dedicated service to Canada. WO Shaw enrolled in the Canadian Forces in September 1994 as a Reserve Infantryman,...
  • 04 Jun 2012

    After 23 + years service to Canada and the Engineering Branch, Master Corporal Scott Kelly has decided to retire from the CF. Master Corporal Kelly joined the CF, Sept 1988 in Bathurst NB. Originally joining as a Field Engineer (041), his...
  • 27 May 2012

    Sgt Darren Langford joined the CF as an Air Defence Artilleryman on 15 Jan 1991and will be retiring after 21+ years of Loyal and Dedicated Service. Sgt Langford completed Recruit School in Cornwallis, NS and was sent to the RCA Battle...
  • 27 May 2012

    Major McDonald started his service as a member of the Princess Louise’s Fusiliers (PLF) in Halifax, NS in April 1983. During his time with the PLF he attended various PRes training courses such as basic infantry, communication course,...
  • 27 May 2012

    Cpl Thomas Schmidt joined the CF on 1 Feb 1982, and attended Recruit School in Cornwallis, NS. Originally joining as an Infanteer, he was off to the RCR battle school in Petawawa to complete his Battle School. Tom’s first posting was with...
  • 21 May 2012

    Sgt Francoeur will be retiring from the CF on 21 May 2012 after 29 years + of service. He joined the CF the first time on the 15 November 1978, in Rimouski, Quebec. After successfully completing his basic training at CFB St-Jean, Pte...
  • 15 May 2012

  • 10 May 2012

    Mike joined the Canadian Forces on 29 October 1981 in Ottawa, on a dare from his mother, and subsequently went through Cornwallis N.S. on 13 November 1981. After graduating boot camp, he went to Kingston ON for the POET course. Having...
  • 10 May 2012

    Master Warrant Officer Michael McNutt will retire from the Canadian Forces on 10th May, 2012, after completing 27+ years of loyal and dedicated service. He enrolled in the Canadian Forces, in May 1985 as a Field Engineer, and upon...
  • 06 May 2012

    Maj Marty Coté, MMM, CD
    Major Cote enrolled in the Canadian Forces on 13 April 1977 in the city of Montreal, Quebec as a Construction Engineering Tech (CE Tech). After completing basic and language training in St-Jean, Quebec, he was posted to Chilliwack, BC to...
  • 01 May 2012

    CME Badge
  • 17 Apr 2012

    BGen André Corbould, OMM, MSC, CD
    BGen André Corbould enrolled in the Canadian Forces in 1984 and graduated from the Royal Military College with a degree in Civil Engineering. BGen Corbould has spent most of his career in the field and has served in the Special Service...
  • 15 Apr 2012

    MWO Allaby W.E. (Wayne) was born in Saint John, New Brunswick on April 30, 1962. He graduated from Simonds High School in 1980 with basic skills in carpentry. In March 1982, he joined the Canadian Military as an infantry soldier with the...
  • 04 Apr 2012

  • 01 Apr 2012

    Master Warrant Officer Carlton (Carl) Sorge was born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan and joined the Canadian Forces (primary reserves) in November 1983 as a Field Engineer. MWO Sorge was employed with 41 CER (formerly 8th Field Engineer...
  • 31 Mar 2012

    MWO Gord Wood, enrolled in the CF as an Artilleryman, on Jan 24th 1985, in Kingston Ontario. Upon completion of basic training at CF recruit school in Cornwallis Nova Scotia, he was posted to RCA Battle School in Shilo Manitoba. After...
  • 21 Mar 2012

    Master Warrant Officer Wilson Murphy will be leaving the Canadian Forces after over 27 + years of loyal service. Wilson was born in Reserve Mines, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and enrolled in Sydney on 29 August 1984. He started Basic training...
  • 18 Mar 2012

    Capt Frank Edison, CD
    Captain Frank Edison CD3 will be departing the Canadian Forces on 18 March 2012 after 43 plus years of dedicated service to the Engineer Branch and Canada. Born in St John’s Newfoundland Capt Edison originally donned a military uniform in...
  • 16 Mar 2012

    CME Badge
    Lieutenant Colonel Louis Baril enlisted in at CMR St-Jean, in June 1981, graduating with an Engineering degree for RCM in 1986.  He has served at 5 RGC, BCEO at CFB Montreal. He was qualified as a Combat Diver and was the Diving Officer at...
  • 15 Mar 2012

  • 15 Mar 2012

    MCpl Rene Yergeau retired from the Regular force on 15 March 2012, after more than 23 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Army and the Canadian Forces. He was born in Hull, Quebec, and enrolled in the Canadian Forces from Sudbury,...
  • 13 Mar 2012

    MWO Donald Brisson will be retiring from the CF on 13 March 2012 after more than 41 years of dedicated service. MWO Brisson enrolled in the CF with the intentions of becoming a MSE Op on the 23rd of July 1970 in Rimouski. After he finished...
  • 05 Mar 2012

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  • 28 Feb 2012

    CWO Alain Carrière will be retiring from the CF on 28 February 2012, after more then 32 years & 11 months of loyal and dedicated service to the National Defence Fire Service, the Canadian Military Engineering Branch and the Canadian...
  • 23 Feb 2012

    Col Robert Testa, CD
    Colonel Robert Testa enrolled in the Canadian Forces in August 1972. He attended Collège Militaire Royale (Saint-Jean, QC) and Royal Military College (Kingston, ON) graduating with a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical (Nuclear)) degree in...
  • 20 Feb 2012

    Major Phil Hernen will be retiring from the Canadian Forces after more than 30 years of dedicated and loyal service to Canada. Major Hernen joined the CF in June 1981. He graduated from RMC in Kingston in 1985 with a BEng (Civil), and upon...
  • 09 Feb 2012

    Maj Steve Cumpsty, CD
    Major Stephen (Steve) Cumpsty will be departing the Canadian Forces on 9 February 2012 after 22 years and 232 days of loyal and dedicated service to our country. Originally from the Liverpool, England area, and relocated to Canada when he...
  • 07 Feb 2012

    LCol John Summerfield, CD
    LCol John Summerfield will be departing the Canadian Forces on 07 February 2012 after 39 plus years of service to Queen and country. Born an “Army Brat” in London, Ontario, LCol Summerfield’s military career started in April 1972 in the...
  • 06 Feb 2012

    Master Warrant Officer Ron Pennell will retire from the CF on 06 Feb 12 after 36 years of dedicated service to our country. MWO Pennell enrolled in the Canadian Forces in Mar 1976. Following Basic Training and trades training he was posted...
  • 27 Jan 2012

    WO Keeping will retire from the CF on the 27 Jan 12 after 24 years of loyal and dedicated service to both Canada and the Canadian Forces. WO Keeping enrolled in the Canadian Forces as a 011 crewman in St. John’s Newfoundland in 1985. On...
  • 18 Jan 2012

    Col John Tattersall, CD
    Colonel Tattersall joined the militia Engineers as soon as possible on January 8th, 1976. In 1977, he was released from the militia to accept a position at Royal Roads Military College, graduating from the Royal Military College, Kingston...
  • 11 Jan 2012

    Mater Warrant Officer Eric Ferris will be retirering from the Canadian Forces on January 11th, 2012, after completing 27+ years of loyal and dedicated service. He enrolled in the Canadian Forces, as a Crewman 011, in Oct 84 and upon...
  • 06 Jan 2012

    Captain Don McNeil will retire from the CF on the 06 Jan 2012 after 36 plus years of service as a Firefighter and Construction Engineer. Captain McNeil joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1975 as a direct entry Firefighter. Upon completion...
  • 31 Dec 2011

    1. COLONEL RAY BAKER WILL RETIRE FROM THE CF ON 31 DEC 11 AFTER MORE THAN 35 YEARS OF DISTINGUISHED AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY. 2. COL BAKER ENROLLED IN THE CANADIAN FORCES IN SEPT 1976. FOLLOWING CANADIAN MILITARY ENGINEER...
  • 27 Dec 2011

    WO McCarville joined the Forces in August 1981. In January 1982, it was off to the Artillery School in CFB Shilo. After his TQ-3 course, he went to Edmonton Alberta in March 1982 and earned his Jump Wings. He was then posted in April to “E...
  • 19 Dec 2011

    LCol Fleet receiving CDS Commendation
    Lieutenant-Colonel Fleet attended both Royal Roads Military College, Victoria BC, and the Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, ON, graduating with a BEng (Civil) degree in 1980. After completion of Engineer officer training at...

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