- de Gatineau est décédé soudainement à sa résidence le dimanche 3 janvier, 2021 à l’âge de 52 ans. Il était l’époux bien-aimé d’Annie Bourbonnais et le père adoré de Yanick et Noémie. Il laisse également sa mère Jeannette (née Tremblay). Il est prédécédé de son père Raymond Labelle. Il laisse égalment dans le deuil ses deux soeurs.
Passed away unexpectedly at his Gatineau home on Sunday January 3, 2021 at the age of 52. Beloved husband of Annie Bourbonnais and cherished father to Yanick and Noémie. He is survived by his mother Jeannette (née Tremblay) and predeceased by his father Raymond Labelle. He is also mourned by his 2 sisters.
En 1990 Dan s’enrôle aux Forces canadiennes à Montréal en tant que communicateur naval, il a été muté à Halifax et compléta son contrat de 3 ans. Il s’enrôle de nouveau en 1998 pendant la tempête de verglas et en 2005 il devient spécialiste en communications et renseignements. Pendant sa carrière Dan passera 734 jours en mer et servira sur le NCSM PRESERVER, NCSM FREDERICTON et la Station Leitrim.
Dan first joined the CAF in 1990 in Montreal as a Naval Communicator and was posted in Halifax and completed his 3-year contract. He re-enrolled in 1998 during the ice storm. He changed trades to Signals Intelligence Specialist in 2005. Throughout his career he spent 734 days at sea and was posted to HMCS PRESERVER, HMCS FREDERICTON, and CFS Leitrim.
De Juin 2015 à février 2016 il est déployé à bord du NCSM WINNIPEG au soutien de l’opération REASSURANCE et l’opération ARTEMIS. Il était récipiendaire des médailles et décorations suivantes; Médaille du service spécial – OTAN (MSS-OTAN) / Médaille de l'OTAN Article 5 pour l'opération “Active Endeavour” / Décoration des Forces canadiennes (CD) avec 1ère barrette / Médaille du service en Asie du Sud-Ouest (MSASO + barrette Afghanistan). Avec le temps passé sur les navires canadiens en mer il devient récipiendaire de l’Insigne de service de mer (bronze).
He deployed on board HMCS WINNIPEG from June 2015 - February 2016 in support of OP REASSURANCE and OP ARTEMIS. He was presented with the following Decorations and Medals: Special Service Medal-NATO (SSM-NATO) / NATO Art5 - OP ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR / Canadian Forces Decoration - 1st Clasp (CD 1 st Clasp) / South-West Asia Service Medal and Afghan Bar (SWASM + Afghan Bar). His time spent at sea earned him a bronze Sea Service Insigna.
Daniel était un joueur passionné d’échecs avec un esprit stratégique. Durant certains jours tranquilles au travail, il tentait de recruter de nouveau joueurs ou à discuter la fine pointe du jeu d’échecs en jouant avec ses collègues. Il était également très passionné par son métier et tous ses collègues bénéficiaient de son mentorat, son humour et son professionnalisme.
Dan was a passionate chess player with a great strategic mind, on quiet workdays he would always be trying to recruit new chess players or discussing finer points of the game while playing with interested co-workers. Passionate about his trade, Dan was appreciated by his fellow colleagues for his mentorship, sense of humour and professionalism.
Son temps libre était dévoué à sa famille, le véritable centre de son univers. Il était l’exemple parfait d’un père doux, drôle, protecteur et attentionné, ainsi qu’un époux affectueux, attentif et aimant.
His spare time was mostly devoted to his family, the centre of his universe. He was the perfect fatherly example; gentle, funny, protective, considerate and an affectionate, attentive and loving husband.
Les funérailles en présence de l’urne aura lieu en l’Espace sacré du Centre commémoratif national Beechwood, 280 av. Beechwood, le jeudi 14 janvier, 2021 à 13h suivit de l’inhumation avec honneurs militaires au Cimetière militaire national des Forces canadiennes. Étant donné les critères de limite maximale de capacité imposés en raison de la pandémie, ceux qui désirent assister à la diffusion en direct de la cérémonie sont priés de s’enregistrer en utilisant le lien suivant : https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pB2uGOzRR-CGpLhuZzvoPg
Funeral Service will be held in the Sacred Space of the Beechwood National Memorial Centre, 280 Beechwood Ave. Thursday January 14 at 13:00 followed by interment with military honours at the National Military Cemetery. Given the capacity attendance limits imposed during the pandemic, those wishing to attend the service virtually can register for the livestream service with the following link https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pB2uGOzRR-CGpLhuZzvoPg
Au lieu de fleurs, des dons à l’organisme charitable de votre choix seraient appréciés.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice will be appreciated.
Brian Hartnett CPO1(Ret'd)
Our sincere condolences to the family for your loss. Fair winds and following seas.
Dan was always a man with a smile on his face, always seemed to be in a great mood. Extremely intelligent and insightful individual, he was someone that helped many junior members of the trade. My condolences to his family and close friends during this time. You will be missed Dan, but never forgotten.
The trade and every life he touched in and outside of it suffered a great loss with his passing. There never seemed to be enough time left in a shift and not enough shifts in a string to absorb all the lessons, kindness & knowledge Dan offered. A never ending source of laughs, advice and kind words, we lost a truly brilliant soul. It saddens me greatly knowing we’ve already had our last chess game. You will be missed, my friend.
Mes condoleance a la famille. Fair Winds and Following Seas
John (Kevin) Mayor
God bless. GBNF RIP Brother
Dan. You always smile with a twinkle in your eyes. It's heartbreak on heartbreak to know that smile will only ever be a memory now. You mentored everyone. You knew so much and were a faster source of information than many online resources! I will always hear you saying, "Allo Meghaaannn. 'Ow are you, my dear?"
You were among the first to greet me when I was posted to Leitrim on your shift and always made me feel welcome. I looked forward to working with you every day. I loved sending you morse messages with the automated keyboard and having you giggle at my messages because no one else could understand it at the speed I sent it. Our little inside joke. You taught me so much and provided support to my work that I didn't even know I needed until you gave it!
You were a treasure to all of us for your kindness, helpfulness, support, and encouragement. You were humble and shy, but definitely the best among us. I miss you and will always remember you, my friend. I know you'll be with us wherever we go, guiding us and protecting us because you are surely an angel.
Annie, Yanick, Noémie: My heart is with you. Please take solace in how very loved Dan is and that he will be remembered always. Deepest sympathies and love to you all.
Dan, you were always so bright and happy. You always had time to sit and teach and mentor any who asked, and you always did so with enthusiasm. I will not forget the lessons you taught me. Nor will I forget your devotion and love for your family. You burst with love every time you spoke of them. You will be missed. Thank you for everything Dan.
You were always here for us when the times were difficult at work, cheering us up with your unforgettable smile.
You were always here for us to have a good time during get-togethers, never missing an occasion to liven up our conversations.
You were always here for us when we needed advice, taking your valuable time to share your wealth of knowledge and experience.
You valued the morale and well-being of everyone around you and you always treated everyone with respect and dignity.
Although you are gone, the memories of everything you did for us will live on forever. Thank you Dan.
Jonathan Hardy-Le Madec
You were a pillar of our work place, always there with passion, always believed in your work. When it wasn't work, you were there for us all.
You've touched us all and gave us your time when we needed it.
I'm proud to have you as a friend. I can't describe how you changed all of us in your own way.
Sail free, we have the watch
My condolences to his family and close friends. While I never got to work closely with him he was notable in that he always looked happy and enjoying what he was doing. Fair winds and following seas.