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Submitted by masterfunerald… on Wed, 01/06/2021 - 01:51:PM
Dan Labelle

- 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.  

 

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 01/13/2021 - 03:36:PM

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Chris Johnstone

Dan was an absolute dream to work with. His witty humour, no doubt made us all laugh often. I will always cherish the memories of his Chess skills. Specifically a Chess match between Dan and Ian MacDonald back on Shift 1. Re-match after rematch Ian became focused on winning against Dan. This went on for months, but Dan continued to effortless continued to work, and play chess decimating all opponents with grace. Dan never gloated another admiral trait of his. Dan to you and your family, God Speed.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 01/13/2021 - 04:31:PM

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Marie Reine et Robert Nadon

Nos sympathie à son épouse ,ses enfants à toute la famille.

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Mario Leblanc

We have crossed path very briefly, a few years at most in Leitrim, Ottawa. It was always a pleasant thought for me to show up to work knowing Dan would be on shift with me. I wish that life would have given us a chance to keep in touch after I started my deployment training in 2007, as we lost contact then. My condolences to the family and all friends.

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Patrice Quesnel

Toutes mes sympathies a la famille, aux amis et collègues.
J'ai connu Daniel a travers un ami commun, Steve.
Daniel était un bon vivant et un fin stratège.
Patrice.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 01/14/2021 - 10:06:AM

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Avr Jacob Theriault

Dan was the brightest personality at the station. I always enjoyed having him come by and cheer us up just by saying bonjour, ça va?! I can't imagine how many people he must have inspired throughout his life, as he did every day at work. I consider it an honour to have known him, and wish I could have had the opportunity to get to know him better.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 01/14/2021 - 10:16:AM

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You left us too soon....RIP

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Patrick Stoffer

I had the privilege of working with Dan on and off for the last few years, and I was immediately and consistently struck by his endless compassion and ability to lift up those around him.

His confidence, care for others and humility were a model for everyone around him, and will be sorely missed.

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CPO2 Chris McBride

Anne and family - words cannot express the sadness you must all be going through at this time. Reading through the condolences only emphasis's the truly great soul that your Husband and Father was. May you rest in piece shipmate.....

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 01/14/2021 - 12:14:PM

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Alexandre Durand

Merci de m’avoir toujours accorder du temps pour parler et du support quand je passais au travers de periodes difficiles. Tu vas nous manquer grandement...

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Jean-Francois Hugron

Toutes mes sympathies

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