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

  • 07 Sep 2008

    1. CWO DAVE THORNE WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CF 7 SEP 08 AFTER 35 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE CANADIAN MILITARY ENGINEERS AND THE CF    2. CWO THORNE JOINED THE MILITARY ENGINEER FAMILY IN JUNE 1972 AS A FIELD ENGINEER IN...
  • 05 Sep 2008

    MCpl Paul Robins decided in 1987 that working at the local A&P in Picton, Ontario wasn’t going to be the life for him. Paul wanted other challenges in life and decided that his interest in aircraft could be used in the Air Force. A...
  • 04 Sep 2008

    Sgt Andrews will retire from the Canadian Forces on the 04 September 2008, having completed 21 plus years of loyal and dedicated service. He enrolled in the Canadian Forces in Corner Brook Newfoundland as a Steward on 30 July 1987, after...
  • 04 Sep 2008

    WO Bob Clute, CD
    WO Robert Clute (Bob) joined the forces on 3 May 1986 as an infantry soldier. During his time with 1 RCR, Charles Company, London Ontario, he spent a lot of time away on various Field exercises that included trips to Denmark, Norway, and...
  • 03 Sep 2008

    Major Bruce Sand will be retiring after 26+ years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Military Engineers and the Canadian Forces with effect from 3 September 2008. Major Sand, his wife Letricia and his mother-in-law, Juliana...
  • 03 Sep 2008

     Joined the forces in Oct 83 as WTEP in St-Jean, Quebec • BDT in Borden where graduated 2 weeks early • PAT Platoon(OJT) for 6 Months in Maintenance Hangar 5 in Borden doing maintenance on Fire Trucks, maintaining SCBA’s and refilling air...
  • 02 Sep 2008

  • 29 Aug 2008

    Born in Sussex and raised in Havelock NB, he grew up on a farm and learned to improvise, make do, and fix things with haywire. Following high school graduation in 1975, he took a two year Civil Engineering Technology course at the New...
  • 27 Aug 2008

    Born in Bathurst New Brunswick, Warrant Officer Stephen Scott grew up on a small farm 15 km outside the city. He enrolled in the Canadian Forces on 03 April 1986 and following his basic training in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, he was posted to...
  • 25 Aug 2008

    Master Warrant Officer André Pinard was born on August 14, 1965 in Drummondville, Quebec. He graduated from high school in 1983 with a general auto mechanics course. He enrolled in the Canadian Forces on April 26, 1984 in Trois-Rivières...
  • 25 Aug 2008

    Cpl Pelletier joined the Canadian Armed Forces on 20 Aug 1987 as a Nav Sig with the Navy and after 18 yrs of service, achieved the rank of PO 2nd Class. In 2005, he decided to become a WFE Tech and left the Navy to join the Air Force. Cpl...
  • 22 Aug 2008

    Master Warrant Officer Rejean Chiasson was born on 7 July 1954 in Lamèque, New Brunswick, and grew up in nearby Petite-Lamèque. He joined the Canadian Forces on 7 August 1973, in Bathurst, New Brunswick. At the time, his main goal was to...
  • 21 Aug 2008

    L’Adjum Hervé Pelletier est originaire de Ste-Perpétue dans le comté de l’Islet au Québec. Il s’est enrôlé dans les Forces Canadiennes le 21 Août 1973 et a suivi son cours de recrue à la BFC St-Jean QC. Après son cours de recrue, il...
  • 20 Aug 2008

    On Aug 20 2008, MCpl Michel Desgagne will be retiring after 20 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Forces. Pte Desgagne enrolled in the CF at Sudbury, ONT. On April 5th, 1988; on April 22nd Pte Desgagne left for St-Jean-...
  • 19 Aug 2008

    Sgt Puttock joined the Canadian Forces on 26 May 1987 and completed the 10 week Basic Training Course at CFRS Cornwallis the same summer. After completion of 19 weeks of QL3 training at the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering,...
  • 19 Aug 2008

    Sgt Mullenix joined the CF 22 Sept 1988 at CFRC Regina, SK. He began life in the Military by going to Cornwallis for Basic Training. Graduated from Basic Trg and went to CFB Borden for Basic Driver Trg for six weeks. Following the driver...
  • 18 Aug 2008

    Sgt Dow joined the CF 24 Sept 1975. After completing recruit training at Cornwallis he was posted to Petawawa where he trained as a Armour Corp soldier with the 8th Hussars. He then deployed with the 8CH to Cyprus in 3 Oct 1978. In June...
  • 18 Aug 2008

    Sgt Hubley joined the CF in Halifax on 4 July 1988. After completing Recruit school in Cornwallis and Battle School in Gagetown he was posted to the LdSH(RC), then in Calgary, in February 1989. During his 10 year stay at the Regiment he...
  • 18 Aug 2008

    Natif de Montréal, au Québec, l’Adjudant-maître Daniel St-Pierre grandit dans la magnifique région du Témiscouata. Il s’enrôle dans les Forces canadiennes le 28 avril 1982. Après avoir suivi son instruction de base puis une formation...
  • 15 Aug 2008

    On the 15th of August 2008 Cpl Dale Avery will be retiring after 20 years of dedicated service to the Canadian Forces. Cpl Avery joined the Canadian Forces in the summer of 1988 at Halifax, N.S. He attended recruit training at the recruit...
  • 15 Aug 2008

    CWO Rochon joined the CF 25 March 1973. After completing recruit and language training at St-Jean and Borden, he carried on to his level 3 trade qualifications in Chilliwack BC to become a Plumber Gas Fitter MOC 613. On completion, he...
  • 15 Aug 2008

    Spr Francis Perrier joined the Armed Forces on the 3rd of February 2005 in RouynNoranda Québec. He completed his basic training in St-Jean and was posted to CFB Borden pour 9 months awaiting the QL3. During that time frame he participated...
  • 13 Aug 2008

    1. On the 13th of August 2008 after 30 years of loyal and dedicated service, WO William Walz is retiring from the CF. 2. WO Walz commenced his career in October of 1978 as a Topographical Surveyor serving with the Mapping and Charting...
  • 10 Aug 2008

    MCpl Don Marentette will retire from the CF on 10 Aug 08 after 20 plus years of dedicated and loyal service. MCpl Marentette joined the CF on the 26th of July 1988. After completing Cornwallis and Infantry Battle School he was posted to 2...
  • 08 Aug 2008

    Sgt Sterling joined the Canadian Forces in October 1984 in Regina Saskatchewan. He completed recruit training at CFB Cornwallis in December 1984. After completing QL3 training in Chilliwack, he was posted to 1 Combat Engineer Regiment, 1...
  • 06 Aug 2008

  • 05 Aug 2008

    1. CAPT MICHAEL THEBAULT WILL RETIRE FROM THE CF ON 5 AUG 08 AFTER 8 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE CF AND THE CME BRANCH. THEBAULT WILL CONTINUE TO RESIDE IN THE HALIFAX AREA WITH HIS FAMILY AND WILL FORMALIZE HIS FUTURE...
  • 04 Aug 2008

    1. LCOL ANELLO WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN FORCES AFTER 25 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA, THE CANADIAN FORCES AND THE CE BRANCH. HIS LAST OFFICIAL DAY IN THE REG FORCE IS 4 AUG 08 2. LCOL ANELLO JOINED THE MILITARY...
  • 01 Aug 2008

    Warrant Officer Mark Clarke was born on the 18 of January 1964 in Cornwall, Ontario. He enrolled in the CF on the 14 of April 1983 in Ottawa, and on the 29 April, he soon found his way to Nova Scotia where WO Clarke completed his recruit...
  • 29 Jul 2008

    Major Fortin was born in Québec City in 1958. He joined Cadets in 1971 and subsequently joined the Reserves in 1975. He completed an Architectural Technologist Diploma in 1981 at Levis, Québec. From 1975 to 1983 he was a member of the 55...
  • 28 Jul 2008

    Sgt Downie enrolled in the CF in the summer of 1985, and after basic training and QL3 training at CFFA in Borden, he commenced his career as a 651 Firefighter. His first posting was to Cold Lake, before making that shift to the navy on the...
  • 24 Jul 2008

    Master Warrant Officer Kenneth (Ken) S. Purcell is retiring from the CF after 24 plus years of dedicated service. On Sept 24 1983, Ken Purcell enrolled in the Y-TEP program as a Crewman at CFB Gagetown in Oromocto, New Brunswick. He became...
  • 20 Jul 2008

  • 19 Jul 2008

    Sgt Villeneuve joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1981 in Chicoutimi Québec at the age of 17. He passed basic training in St-Jean Québec and was posted to Valcartier Québec where he completed his trade course at L’École de Combat du Royal...
  • 17 Jul 2008

    On July 18 2008, CWO Pierre Rivest will be retiring after 31 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Forces. CWO Rivest enrolled in the CF at Sorel, QC on July 5, 1977; on July 17 Pte Rivest left for St-Jean d’Iberville to...
  • 14 Jul 2008

     Sgt Coombs joined the CF on 17 May 1987. Pte Coombs completed his basic training at CFB Cornwallis during the fall of 1987 and was subsequently posted to the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering at CFB Chilliwack to begin his...
  • 14 Jul 2008

    Major Harvey enrolled into the Canadian Forces on 21 June 1988 and graduated from the Royal Military College with a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Civil Engineering in 1992. After completing her Airfield Engineer training in Chilliwack...
  • 13 Jul 2008

    1.  AFTER MORE THAN 31 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE CF AND THE ENGR BRANCH. MAJ YVAN MARTINEAU WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE REG F ON 13 JUL 2008 AND WILL SOON AFTER JOIN THE RES F WITH 35 CER IN STE‐FOY, QC 2.  YVAN ENROLLED AS...
  • 10 Jul 2008

    1. WO LEN MAYNARD WILL RETIRE AFTER 30 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA AS A PROUD MEMBER OF THE CANADIAN FORCES AND THE FIRE FIGHTER TRADE 2. LEN WAS BORN IN CHATHAM ONTARIO. HE JOINED THE CF AT SEVENTEEN IN 1978. HIS FIRST...
  • 06 Jul 2008

    Capt Bruno Tremblay s’est enrôlé dans les Forces canadiennes le 16 juin 1976 à Montréal. Il prendra sa retraite le 06 juillet 2008. Il complète son cours de base à l’École des recrues des Forces canadiennes et est muté à l’École du génie...
  • 03 Jul 2008

    Major Duplisea was born in St. Stephen N.B. on July 3, 1948. He joined the Royal Canadian Engineers on July 10, 1964 under the Soldier Apprentice Training Program. Following two years of training at the Royal Canadian School of Military...
  • 02 Jul 2008

    Le major Lefrançois s’enrôle dans les Forces canadiennes en 1986. Il obtient un diplôme en génie des combustibles et des matériaux au Collège militaire royal du Canada et reçoit sa commission au sein du Génie militaire canadien en 1990. Sa...
  • 02 Jul 2008

    At the age of 20, Master Corporal Mader Joined the Canadian Forces on 23rd July1983 At the CF RC Edmonton as a Traffic Tech, and was stationed at 1 Air Movements Unit in Edmonton, AB. On the 20th July 1987 he was posted to 1 Canadian...
  • 30 Jun 2008

    Corporal Harry Eeegeesiak (IGGY) is retiring after 22 years, 325 days of service on the 30 June 2008. He was born in Frobisher Bay (Iqaluit), NWT. (Nunavut). He started his career on 09 Aug 1985 in Cornwallis, NS. After Basic Training, he...
  • 30 Jun 2008

    CME Badge
    On June 30 2008, WO Glen Poppe will be retiring after 22+ years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Forces. WO Poppe enrolled in the CF at Vancouver, BC on March 6, 1986, departing for CFRC Cornwallis immediately. On May 30,...
  • 30 Jun 2008

    Sgt L. J.Hopkins (Luc) was born on the15th of September 1965 in Chapeau QC. He enrolled in the CF on the 23rd of April 1986, and completed his recruit training at CFRS ST JEAN QC in July 1986. He was then posted to the C.F. School of...
  • 28 Jun 2008

    Born in Vancouver, BC, a graduate of The Royal Military College of Canada, Lieutenant-Colonel Smith enrolled in The Canadian Forces in Ottawa, ON. Having completed five regimental tours, two operational assignments in Canada and two tours...
  • 20 Jun 2008

    Capt Connolly initially joined the Canadian Forces through the Reserves on 21 April 1997 as an infantryman. He completed his QL2/3 in Meaford before becoming a member of the Lorne Scot’s in Brampton, ON. He then went on to complete his QL4...
  • 16 Jun 2008

    WO Short joined the CF in the summer of 1982 as a member of 56 Field Engineer Squadron. Upon completion of QL3 and QL5 and a brief 3 month stint in Alert, he was recruited into the regular force on 31 May 1984. Pte Short completed his...
  • 13 Jun 2008

    Chief Warrant Officer J.L.L.D. (Daniel) Gratton enrolled in the Canadian Forces on 02 January 1980, in St-Jérome, Québec as a direct entry into the electrical occupation. After completing basic training in St-Jean, he was posted to 1...

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