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March 9, 2018

Retirement Message for MWO Marc Larrivée

MWO MARC LARRIVEE WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 03 APRIL 2018, AFTER 30 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA, THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, THE COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS BRANCH, AND MOST RECENTLY THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS.

MARC ENROLLED IN THE CAF ON 25 JUNE 1987 AT SHERBROOKE, QUEBEC AS A RADIO TECHNICIAN (221). TWO WEEKS LATER HE HEADED TO CFRC CFB ST-JEAN FOR RECRUIT TRAINING AND SECOND LANGUAGE TRAINING. FROM THERE IT WAS OFF TO KINGSTON ONTARIO FOR TRADE QUALIFICATION. MARC’S FIRST POSTING WAS TO 770 COMMS REASERCH SQUADRON GANDER NFLD, FROM THERE HE WENT TO 2EW SQUADRON KINGSTON FOR 9 YEARS. AND THANKED HIS LUCKY STARS, HE WAS POSTED TO SHAPE BELGIUM FOR 4 YEARS.  MARC THEN WAS MOVED TO CFB PETAWAWA, FIRST TO 2 RCHA FOLLOWED BY 2 SERVICE BATTALION.  HIS LAST MOVE SAW HIM GOING TO OTTAWA WERE HE HAD TWO POSTINGS THERE. FIRST AT CFIOG HQ AS AN LCMM, AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST AT 7 COMM GP HQ IN THE NATIONAL TCI SECTION.

MARC HAS ACCEPTED A CIVIL SERVANT POSITION WITH ADM (IM). HE AND HIS WIFE, NANCY, AND THEIR TWO CHILDREN, SEBASTIAN AND ANTHONY, WILL REMAIN IN EMBRUN, ONTARIO FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE.

 MARC WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND HIS HEARTFELT GRATITUDE FOR THE PATIENCE, GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT OF MANY PEOPLE WHO HELPED HIM ALONG THE WAY AND WISHES THEM ALL HEALTH AND SAFE PASSAGE. TO CELEBRATE HIS CAREER AND SAY FAREWELL, PLEASE JOIN MWO LARRIVEE AT HIS DWD RECEPTION AT MILL ST. BREW PUB (555 WELLINGTON ST OTTAWA), 1130 – 1500 THURSDAY 26 APRIL 2018.

 CONFIRMATION OF ATTENDANCE AND CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES, WELL WISHES OR HUMOUROUS ANECDOTES SHOULD BE SENT VIA DWAN EMAIL TO MR DENNIS OAKLEY AT: DENNIS.OAKLEY@FORCES.GC.CA OR PHONE 613-991-2016, NLT 20 APRIL 2018

 

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