1. AFTER 48 PLUS YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES (CAF) AND DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE (DND) BOB WILL BE RETIRING ON 3 APRIL 2018. BOB JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 20 FEB 1970 AS A COMMUNICATOR RESEARCH 291 OPERATOR SERVING AT CFS GLOUCESTER; CFS INUVIK (X2); CFS LEITRIM (X2); CFS GANDER (770 COMMRSCHSQN); CFB LAHR (COMM SQN LAHR); CFB KINGSTON (CFSCE); CSE (771 COMMRSCHSQN); AND CANADIAN FORCES SUPPLEMENTARY RADIO SYSTEM HQ OTTAWA. DURING THIS TIME BOB DID 6 TOURS AT CFS ALERT AND 1 TOUR AT CCSFOR, ROTA 4 SARAJEVO. BOB RETIRED FROM THE CAF 5 APRIL 2003. HE STARTED AT THE CANADIAN FORCES CRYPTO SUPPORT UNIT ON 20 JANUARY 2003, NOW THE CANADIAN FORCES CRYPTO SUPPORT SQUADRON.

2. BOB PLANS ON TAKING IT EASY, IMPROVING HIS GOLF GAME; MAYBE EVEN TO BREAK 90, AND TO WORK AT PERFECTING THE ART OF PROCRASTINATION.

3. BOB, AND HIS WIFE, EILEEN PLAN ON STAYING IN THE OTTAWA AREA WHERE THIER GRANDDAUGHTER HANNAH AND BOTH DAUGHTERS, HEATHER SUTHERLAND (SHAWN) AND ANGELA SPINNEY BOTH WORK IN ORDER TO BE CLOSE TO FAMILY. BOB’S MOTHER-IN-LAW, WILMA LEE RESIDES WITH THEM HERE IN OTTAWA.

4. BOB WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SAY THANK-YOU TO ALL THE WONDERFUL AND LIFE LONG FRIENDS HE AND EILEEN HAVE MADE THROUGHOUT THIS JOURNEY. A LONG WAY FROM SOUTHWESTERN NEW BRUNSWICK WHERE THEY GREW UP.

5. AN INFORMAL RETIREMENT LUNCHEON WILL BE HELD AT KS ON THE KEYS, COMMENCING AT 12:00, FRIDAY, 6 APRIL 2018. THOSE WISHING TO ATTEND ARE REQUESTED TO CONTACT JOHN HUDSON AT (613) 945 8124 HUDSON [email protected](IM) 76 COMM [email protected] [email protected]; SYLVAIN DORAIS AT (613) 945 8125 DORAIS [email protected](IM) 76 COMM [email protected] [email protected]; OR PO1 PETER BOECHLER AT (613) 945 8135 BOECHLER PO 1 [email protected](IM) 76 COMM [email protected] [email protected] CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES AND/OR ANECTDOTES ARE TO BE SENT TO SYLVAIN DORAIS NLT 25 MARCH 2018.

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