- 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.
Un mentor passionné, brillant et inspirant.
We will never forget everything you have taught us Dan.
You will be so missed.
Very sad news. Did my 3’s with Dan. He was the “grown up” of our group. Very professional and always had time to listen to our issues and give us wisdom. Very smart man. Loved his chess games! He could read flashing light at 16 wpm! He did his final exam at 12 wpm while we did it at the standard rate of 8 wpm with 95% to pass. Very impressive.
My condolences to his family. RIP mon Daniel! We will remember you.
Remembering Dan as an inspiration, a beacon, and a source of knowledge. Dan is such a friendly, heartwarming individual that welcomed everyone he met. You could always see him smiling even underneath the mask. It was only days before that I still remembered when he took the time to help me with his newly learned skill, "Just come back anytime," he said, "I'll keep an eye on this." He will be greatly missed for both his personality and expertise. Thank you so much for everything you've done.
He was a great mentor for many of us. He was always available to help and motivated others to excel. My sincere condolences to his family and also for those who suffer these days. Au revoir Daniel / descanse en paz.
Dan was an amazing person to work with. Always there to help others and make them smile. He was like a brother to me even with a little bit over than a year working with him. My deepest condolences to his family.
My condolences to Annie and family for your loss.
I hit it off with Dan from day onelike an old friend. He was my friend, mentor and pain in my ass at every opportunity, I returned the favour when I could. The banter came quickly and smoothly every time he was around. Dan never came to my desk when I didn`t learn something new. Love you Dan I will miss you.
Dan was not only a good co-worker but also one of my dearest friends. You will be miss but nor forgotten. My sincere condoleance for all the familly members and all the friends that he made along the years!
Dan was an incredibly talented soldier. His professionalism along with his warm and friendly demeanor will be terribly missed. I am honoured to have had the opportunity to serve with him. My condolences to his family.
Valérie St-Jean et les enfants
Nous sommes toutes en pensées avec vous en ces moments difficiles pour vous. Je vous offre nos plus sincères condoléances et je renouvelle mon offre de service pour peu importe ce que ce soit. Je te dois bien ça m’a vieille amie! Je vous aimes fort tout les trois. On vous serre fort dans nos bras. Gros câlin xoxoxoxo
Dan was the friendliest, kindest and most knowledgeable person I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with. I will never forget the education and assistance you offered to me when I was still a young and inexperienced operator and also our many humorous conversations. There is absolutely no dispute that the mentorship, guidance and expertise you have imparted throughout the years are much treasured and valued by those of us who have had the privilege of serving with you. I extend the deepest of condolences to your family during this challenging time.