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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, 01/14/2021 - 12:33:PM

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Caroline McGrath-McCoombs and family

Dan, you were always a wonderful colleague, conversationalist and a great friend; I will miss our tête-à-tête's, both on posn and trg. You will remain my voice of reason when the inevitable questions arise.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 01/14/2021 - 12:49:PM

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Matt Wilson

Thankyou for everything, from helping me get on my feet when I fist got to the station to mentoring me throughout our 15 years together. You will be greatly missed.

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

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Arthur Taylor

I am glad to have known Dan and seen him do the incredible work he did. A true servant of the trade and we are all better for all he did. He will live on for man years to come in the many individuals who studied under him.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 01/14/2021 - 01:17:PM

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Dave Yarker

Mes sincères condoléances. A sad loss for our community. Mes pensées vont aux amis et à la famille de Dan.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 01/14/2021 - 01:44:PM

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Chris Rudderham

Dan was a great guy. Always had an interesting tale. My condolences to the family and close friends.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 01/14/2021 - 01:50:PM

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Simon-Pierre Levesque

Mes sincères condoléances à la famille.
You will be missed my colleague, my mentor, my friend. I will forever remember all of our moments together. Your passion for your work and your family was and is an example for all of us.

Rest in peace Dan...

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 01/14/2021 - 01:56:PM

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Michael Flood

Dan's loss is one that is felt by all who have had the pleasure of knowing him. Personally, I will always remember him as a man who was passionate and knowledgeable, a mentor to all. His smile and laugh were contagious and could always bring light in the darkest of times. My condolences to his family and friends. May he rest in peace.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 01/14/2021 - 01:58:PM

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Michael Krasilshchik

My condolences to the Labelle family.

Dan always had such positive energy about him, was always great to have a little chat with, and he was always able to give you a good advice.

An absolute tragedy...
Once again, my condolences.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 01/14/2021 - 02:04:PM

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Josh Robishaw

I had the pleasure of working with Dan when I was on my exchange tour at Leitrim from the US Navy and I don't remember a nicer person who not only made you laugh but welcomed you into the fold as one of his own. A huge loss, my condolences to his family.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 01/14/2021 - 02:07:PM

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Avr Jenifer Sahlstrom

I met Dan recently when he was tasked to lead a special week of training for some of us freshly arrived on Station. Despite that he said he was reluctant to assume this role, he was truly extraordinary at it and I gained knowledge and friendship from that week that I will not forget.

Je suis sincèrement désolé pour la perte que vous et votre famille avez subie. Prenant part à votre douleur, je présente mes sincères condoléances à vous et à votre famille. Je me souviendrai de lui avec gratitude, toujours.

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