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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 Thu, 01/07/2021 - 12:24:PM

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Sachin Dhawan

Dan was a very knowledgeable and dedicated sailor. I still remember the days you gave me the training and provided mentoring. We will remember you!

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Kevin Robinson

Mes sympathies les plus sincères à Annie et toute la famille.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 01/07/2021 - 12:47:PM

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MWO Josephine Swyer

I am so saddened by this news, Dan was an exceptional tradesperson but moreover an inspiring human being.. his infectious smile could brighten the worst of days.. Fair winds and following seas my friend.. you will be missed

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 01/07/2021 - 12:51:PM

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Maxime Beaudette

Dan was one of the most genuine people I have ever had the pleasure of working with. His positive nature was always a delight to be around. I will always remember his smile and our conversations. My condolences.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 01/07/2021 - 01:17:PM

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Jason d'Eon

Dan was a great friend who had all the time for others and cared passionately. You will be truly missed my friend!

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Andrew Price

My sincere condolences to the Labelle family during this tragic time.

I was fortunate enough to work alongside Dan during our deployment on HMCS Winnipeg. During time spent working together and several games of chess, I learned how great a person Dan was, the importance of family, and the gift he had for being able to connect with anyone.

Dan will live on in the many incredible memories he brought to my life and many others.

Fair winds and following seas, my friend.

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Brett Christensen

I didn't sail with Dan, but he was a sailor and therefore a brother. My warmest condolences to the family and close friends. Fair Winds and Following Seas.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 01/07/2021 - 01:35:PM

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Teresa Romeo

I am deeply saddened by this news as I will always be grateful for the knowledge and skills that Dan has passed to me throughout the time I have known him and worked with him. He truly inspired me to always be striving for excellence with all that I do and always had time for any questions big or small as he was a true mentor to me. I will remember all the laughs we shared and his warm smile.
My deepest condolences to him family.

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Alex Dori

Dan was an outstanding man and friend for most of us. His loyalty and commitment to the CAF were remarkable. I loved spending hours talk with him about his vision what a nice and loyal military life should be. He was so proud to wear the Navy uniform. His mentality was old school, and just for tks to this mentality he was one of the best military and brother in arms we ever had. RIP my friend you can now Rest In Peace. We have the Watch!!!

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Earle Corn

RIP you served your Nation with Pride and Dignity we have the Watch

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