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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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Clark Meade

Dan, was the guy that inspired you to be the best you can be, best of friend, co-worker and loved as a brother. Truly will be missed.

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S1 Jayson Ross

Dan, thanks for investing in me as a young sailor and sharing your vast wealth of knowledge. Fair winds and following seas.

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Jeff Saunders

My condolences to the family and close friends. Fair Winds and Following Seas my friend.

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Jason Alderson

Such a friendly and charismatic fellow, always with smile and a kind word or question to greet you. My sincere condolences to the family during this difficult time.

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Lt(N) Jim Hancock

So sorry to hear about Dan's passing. Dan was always an upbeat person who rarely didn't have a smile on his face. He is surely going to be missed by family, friends and shipmates. My condolences go out out to his loved ones. Fair winds and following seas.

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CPO2 Sherri Jones

Dan was a genuine soul, outstanding trades person, loving family man and true friend. I am thankful to have had him in my life, worked with him on shift and deployed together with HMCS Winnipeg. His smile, laugh and pleasant demeanour will be missed dealy. Fair winds and following seas Dan. May you rest in peace...we have the watch xoxo

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 01/07/2021 - 10:55:AM

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Staci Tyrrell

Dan was always so kind and willing to help. Such a positive energy, he will be greatly missed. My sincerest condolences to his family.

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Esteban Guerrero

Dan was always a passionate guy that inspired me and taught me and definitely will be missed and remembered.

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Eduardo Quiroz-Borrero

Such a sad tragic loss to not only his family but the CAF. He was dedicated to his family above all els. His commitment to his comrades and the CAF was an inspiration. I will always remember our deployment together and the fond memories he gave us all with his “Danurisms” and his positive, upbeat. He had a fondness for of life I’ll always admire. Rest In Peace comrade. Chingy chingy

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Patrick Chiasson

Dan was like a brother to most people in the trade. My condolences to the family and close friends.

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