RETIREMENT – SERGEANT LOIS GOUTHRO, CD – ATIS TECH 00109

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1. AFTER MORE THAN 20 YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE, SERGEANT LOIS GOUTHRO WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, EFFECTIVE 14 FEBRUARY 2022.

2. LOIS ENROLLED IN THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE AS AN AEROSPACE TELECOMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN IN DECEMBER, 2001. SOON AFTER ENROLLING, LOIS COMPLETED HER BASIC TRAINING AT WINDSOR PARK, IN HALIFAX. BY MARCH 2002, SHE WAS POSTED TO OTTAWA AT THE 76 COM GROUP WHERE SHE WORKED AS AN AUDIO AND VIDEOCONFERENCING TECHNICIAN. IN JUNE 2006, LOIS MADE THE MOVE OVER TO SHIRLEY’S BAY AT THE ELECTRONIC WARFARE CENTRE TO WORK AS A CLASSIFIED NETWORKS TECHNICIAN. FOLLOWING 8 YEARS IN OTTAWA, LOIS ALONG WITH HER HUSBAND MADE THE MOVE TO CORNWALL, ON, WHERE SHE TOOK ON THE ROLE OF IT/IS TECH AT THE SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE CONTROL OPERATIONS. IN 2014, LOIS WAS PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF MCPL AND SHE AND HER HUSBAND MADE THE MOVE TO COLORADO SPRINGS, WHERE SHE SPENT 4 YEARS AS THE CLASSIFIED NETWORKS IC. HIGHLIGHTS FROM HER TIME IN COLORADO SPRINGS INCLUDE HIKING PIKES PEAK AND COMPLETING THE BATAAN MEMORIAL DEATH MARCH IN NEW MEXICO. IN 2018, LOIS RETURNED TO CANADA AS AN INSTRUCTOR AT THE SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS WHERE SHE ENJOYED THE OPPORTUNITY TO INSTRUCT ON THE POET COURSE. IN 2019, LOIS WAS PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF SGT AND RETURNED TO CFSACO AS THE IT/IS MANAGER.

3. THROUGHOUT HER CAREER, LOIS HAS BEEN DEDICATED TO PHYSICAL FITNESS. SHE HAS COMPLETED 3 MARATHONS IN 2006, 2008 AND 2010 RESPECTIVELY. SHE EARNED HER BASIC FITNESS TRAINER ASSIST QUALIFICATION IN 2008 AND FORCE EVALUATOR QUALIFICATION IN 2016.

4. UPON RETIREMENT, LOIS IS LOOKING FORWARD TO TRAVELLING AND SPENDING TIME WITH HER HUSBAND GERMAIN, HER DAUGHTER CAROL, AND HER GRANDDAUGHTER.

5. A FORMAL DEPART WITH DIGNITY WILL BE HELD ON THE 10TH OF FEBRUARY, 2022, AT SCHNITZELS RESTAURANT (158 PITT ST, CORNWALL) AT 1700 HRS. CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES AND ANECDOTES CAN BE SENT TO SLT ANNA PRUST AT [email protected].

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Valerie McIntyre Livingstone
9 months ago

Wow. Lois, you have had an amazing career. Be sure to give the same dedication to yourself and retirement that you have given to your country. Thank you for your service.

Ann Marie, Chris, Stephanie & Liam Sibbald
9 months ago

Congratulations on your retirement from the Canadian Forces Lois and thank you for serving. I know your adventures have just begun and I plan to watch you and Germain as you embark on this new phase of your life. 😘

Michele Gillis
9 months ago

Lois, you certainly had an amazing career. Thank you for your service, & Congratulations on a retirement well deserved.

Marlene Mitchell
9 months ago

Congratulations Lois. You’ve made many amazing accomplishments
All the best in your retirement

BGen Pascal Godbout
9 months ago

Thank you for you service Sgt Gouthro!