1. ON 28 DECEMBER 2018 AFTER MORE THAN 37 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE, MWO MARC FAVREAU WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AND THE COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONIC BRANCH.

2. MWO FAVREAU GREW UP IN POINTE-AUX-TREMBLES (EAST END OF MONTREAL) AND WHEN ROAMING THE STREETS DOWNTOWN MONTREAL SOMETIMES IN MARCH 1979, HE DECIDED TO MAKE A STOP AT THE RECRUIT CENTER AND JOINED THE CAF, AS A RADIO OPERATOR (RAD OP).

3. AFTER COMPLETING BASIC TRAINING & SECOND LANGUAGE SCHOOL AT ST-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU AND HIS QL3 TRADE COURSE AT CFSCE KINGSTON, HE WAS ON HIS WAY TO HIS FIRST POSTING; THE DIEFENBUNKER, CFS CARP FROM 1980 TO 1981, AFTER THAT HE RELEASED FOR FAMILY REASON. TWO YEARS LATER, IN 1983, STILL LOOKING FOR ADVENTURE AND CHALLENGES, HE RE-ENROLLED AND WAS POSTED TO THE SPECIAL SERVICE FORCE HQ&SIGS SQN, PETAWAWA, UNTIL 1986. THEN, HE GOT PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF CPL AND POSTED TO AIR-GROUND-AIR, CFS ALDERGROVE, BC FOR 4 YEARS. IN 1990 HE WAS TRANSFERED TO 5 SVCS BN – SIGS TROOP, VALCARTIER WHERE HE GOT PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF MCPL. IN 1994, PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF SGT & POSTED TO HQ&SIGS SQN – 5CMBG. THE FIRST YEAR AS TP SGT AND FOR THE FOLLOWING 3 YEARS, HAS THE ALTERNATE CUSTODIAN FOR THE LAND FORCE CRYPTOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION AGENCY (LFCDA). IN 1998, A NEW POSTING THIS TIME ONE CANADIAN DIVISION HEADQUARTERS AND SIGNALS REGIMENT (1CDHSR), KINGSTON.

4. FOLLOWING THE PASSAGE OF Y2K BUG, NO PROBLEMS WERE REPORTED BUT
UNFORTUNATELY FOR SGT FAVREAU, HIS NAME WAS STILL SHOWING UP IN THE CAREER MANAGER DATA BASE SO GUESS WHAT…YES ANOTHER POSTING, THIS TIME 712 COMM SQN MONTREAL (RESERVE UNIT). DURING 3 YEARS HE WAS THE REG FORCE TRAINING ADVISOR (RFTA SGT). IN 2003 HE GOT PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF WARRANT OFFICER BUT REMAINED WITH 712 FOR AN EXTRA 3 YEARS, AS THE RFTA WO THIS TIME. IN 2006, THE NCR WAS THE NEW DESTINATION OF WO FAVREAU. HE WAS THE NATIONAL EGINEERING SERVICE SUPPORT (NESS) OPERATOR WITH THE DIRECTOR LAND COMMAND SYSTEMS PROJECT MANAGEMENT (DLCSPM) PROMOTED TO HIS ACTUAL RANK IN 2010, TRANSFERRED FOR A 5 YEARS TERM, AS THE A SQN SERGENT MAJOR AT THE CANADIAN FORCES NETWORK OPERATION CENTRE (CFNOC), CFS LEITRIM. THE 10th POSTING OF HIS CARREER BROUGHT HIM BACK TO DLCSPM IN THE OPS CELL, FROM 2015 UP TO NOW. MWO FAVREAU HAS BEEN DEPLOYED ON UN MISSION IN EX-YOUGOSLAVIA (1992-1993), CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (1998-1999) AND ALSO DEPLOYED DURING THE OKA CRISIS IN 1990. FINALLY, ON 28 DECEMBER AND FOR AN INDEFINITE PERIOD, HIS LAST POSTING WILL BE AT NOTRE-DAME-DE-LA-SALETTE WITH HIS LOVELY WIFE, CLAIRE. AT THAT TIME IT WILL BE THE WELL-EARNED REST AND A NEW CHAPTER IN THE LIFE OF CLAIRE AND MARC, WILL BEGIN.

5. MARC WOULD LIKE TO THANK HIS SPOUSE CLAIRE AND HIS KIDS, VÉRONIQUE, TOMMY, MARC-OLIVIER AND MARIE ANNE FOR THEIR SUPPORT AND COMPREHENSION THROUGHOUT THIS LONG ADVENTURE. NOW PLACE FOR THE PROJECTS, HOUSEWORK, PHOTOGRAPHY AND OTHER ACTIVITIES, NOT FORGETTING THE GRAND-CHILDREN.

6. A DEPART WITH DIGNITY CEREMONY WILL BE HELD ON FRIDAY 7 DECEMBER 2018 STARTING AT 11:30 AT LE FORUM RESTAURANT, 815 RUE JACQUES-CARTIER, GATINEAU (https://leforum.ca/). THOSE WISHING TO PARTICIPATE ARE REQUESTED TO CONTACT: GUY LOISELLE (Loiselle GB@ADM(IM) CFNOC@Ottawa-Hull GUY.LOISELLE@forces.gc.ca) PHONE : 613-945-6455 EXT 6129 – OR
MWO ANDRÉ LAFLEUR (Lafleur MWO JRA@ADM(Mat) DLCSPM@Ottawa-Hull ANDRE.LAFLEUR@forces.gc.ca) PHONE: 819-939-7560 TO CONFIRM ATTENDANCE BY … NOVEMBER 2018. ANECDOTES, PHOTOS & MESSAGE OF CONGRADULATIONS MAY ALSO BE ADDRESSED TO EITHER GUY LOISELLE OR MWO ANDRÉ LAFLEUR.