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LaBELLE – Douglas Paul

Posted By Obits On May 13, 2010 @ 3:40 PM In Obituary | 38 Comments

June 7, 1987 – May 13, 2010

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our son, brother, and uncle, Douglas Paul LaBelle on Thursday, May 13, 2010 at the age of 22 years. Doug will be lovingly remembered and forever cherished by his mother Carol Page; father Paul LaBelle (Jane); his sister and best friend Jennifer, and her son Austin.
Doug was a creative and gifted young man, an honors student with a natural curiosity. Whether it be figuring out complex chemical equations, building computers, playing guitar or working with his father on a building project, Doug had the drive to learn and ability to create whatever he set his mind to. He was an avid hockey player and loved the mountains where he enjoyed climbing in the Banff and Canmore area. Over the past few years, Doug also became passionate about motorcycle riding. A natural rider, he rode his Harley Davidson Sportster whenever the weather allowed. Articulate and compassionate, people of all ages naturally gravitated to Doug.
Doug is also survived by his grandmother Georgina Page, numerous aunts and uncles – Tom Page (Dani), Linda Church (Bill), Marg LaBelle, Bill LaBelle (Jane), Sandy LaBelle (Marilyn), and Maureen Perkins (Ian), along with numerous cousins. He was predeceased by his grandfather Fred Page, grandmother Catherine LaBelle, grandfather Maurice LaBelle and cousin Bernie LaBelle.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Friday, May 21, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends and family so desire, memorial tributes in Doug LaBelle’s honor may be made directly at any ATB Financial Branch where donations will be used to establish a memorial resting bench along a mountain trail.

In living memory of Douglas LaBelle, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane, AB by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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Condolence from Thomas Timlin on May 16th, 2010 8:19 PM

I only met Douglas once and took a liking to him immediately. This tragic news is so sad for all Douglas’s family and friends. My sincere condolences to all the family.

May he rest in peace.

Tommy Timlin

Condolence from Hope & John Fulton on May 17th, 2010 7:34 AM

Paul & Carol and family: John and I were so saddened to hear this tragic news. We remember watching Doug as he was growing, watching your family head off for weekend trailer trips, the trailer loaded up with all the bikes. I remember how surprised we were when we saw him driving, he was growing up so fast.
Our hearts are broken for you.
Hope & John Fulton

Condolence from Wayne and Essie Butwell on May 17th, 2010 8:03 AM

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Doug and grieve with all of the family. With love, Wayne and Essie.

Condolence from Leslie Smith on May 17th, 2010 12:48 PM

Paul, words can not express the loss you must be feeling. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Indira Sakthivel on May 17th, 2010 3:55 PM

Dear Paul,

My deepest condolences to you and your family. My thoughts are with you. Keep the good memories close to your heart.


Condolence from Mike & Laurie Salhab on May 17th, 2010 5:21 PM

We express our deepest sympathy to your family. There aren’t any words that we can say to ease the pain that you feel. Just know that we are there for any support you may need. Our thoughts & prayers are with you. Stay strong for yourselves & each other.

Mike & Laurie Salhab

Condolence from Bryan & Dode McBean on May 17th, 2010 5:33 PM

May God be with you during this very tragic time. You are in our prayers.
Hugs, Bryan & Dode

Condolence from Diana (Porter) Hill on May 17th, 2010 5:44 PM

Carol, Paul and Jennifer,

Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.

Deepest Sympathies
Diana & Chris Hill

Condolence from Walt Banning on May 17th, 2010 9:26 PM

Paul, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Walt Banning

Condolence from Diane, David, Anna and Michael Crossley on May 18th, 2010 8:17 AM

Our family is deeply saddened to hear the tragic news about Doug. Doug was such a thoughtful and intelligent young man. He always had a great smile and was a pleasure to be around. Our thoughts are with you during this sad time.

Condolence from Chris Cole on May 18th, 2010 8:33 AM

From the Cole family,

It is with great regret that we hear about the passing of your son and our friend. He was truly an amazing person and will be greatly missed.

Condolence from Brian and Frances Sembo on May 18th, 2010 9:47 AM

Paul and Carol, We are so deeply sorry to hear of the tragic loss of your son. Having 3 children of our own, we know there simply are no words for you right now but please know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. God Bless.
Brian and Frances Sembo

Condolence from Lori Wilcocks on May 18th, 2010 9:56 AM

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Doug. I feel very fortunate to have meet him and my heart goes out to his entire family. Uncle Paul, it is clear the way you speak of your children what a special place they hold in your heart. The bond that Doug and yourself had was evident to anyone that saw the two of you together. He was very lucky to have such a loving father as yourself. My thoughts are with you, Aunt Jane, Jenny and Austin during this time.
Love from Ontario xox

Condolence from Vicky & Craig Joris on May 18th, 2010 10:12 AM

We are sending this message with heavy hearts. Thinking of you every minute of the day and keeping everyone in our prayers. Treasure your memories; they will get you through today and every tomorrow.

Condolence from Bill and Margaret Schofield on May 18th, 2010 10:23 AM

Paul, I cannot even begin to describe the sadness we feel over Dougie’s passing. He was a fine young man and our hearts go out to you and your family. Please remember, you are our brother and we love you and are here to support you in any way we can. Please take care and know that you are in our thoughts and more importantly our prayers.

Bill and Marg

Condolence from Brenda Ranger on May 18th, 2010 11:09 AM

I am so sorry to hear about your loss of your beloved son. Please remember he will now be your angel who will always be with you watching over your family and friends.

Condolence from Jerry & Ruth Forst on May 18th, 2010 4:33 PM

It is times like this that make us reflect on God’s word and his feeling about children.
Mark 10 V. 13
One day some parents brought their children to Jesus so he could touch and bless them. But the disciples scolded the parents for bothering him.
When Jesus saw what was happening he was angry with his disciples. He said to them “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them. For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children. I tell you the truth, anyone who doesn’t receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it. Then he took the children in his arms and placed his hands on their heads and blessed them.

Paul and family God has a special way of blessing children. Doug is in God’s hands, worry not, he will bless and keep him safe.
Jerry & Ruth Forst

Condolence from Clara Larsen on May 19th, 2010 1:00 PM

Dearest Carol,

I read of the passing of your dear son, Doug. I’m very saddened for you and my thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time.

My sincerest sympathy to you and your family.

God Bless You,

Clara Larsen (from Mount Royal College “days”)

Condolence from Gus Gallucci on May 19th, 2010 2:05 PM

Dear Paul, Carol & Family,

My sincere condolences on the passing of your son Douglas, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

Gus & Jo Ann Gallucci

Condolence from Brendan Kearns on May 19th, 2010 3:25 PM

My condolence’s go out to you, your family and every being whom Doug has come in contact with over the years. His passion for the outdoors will be remembered by the trees, rivers, oceans, and all of the seasons of the year. May he now be at rest with the elements of life he so much loved and enjoyed. He has left his mark on this world within the things he cherished so much and I hope that you find peace within these as he once did. May the wind always be at his back and the sun leading his way.

Condolence from Pat Tetley on May 19th, 2010 4:22 PM

Dear Carol and Paul,

I am so very sorry for your loss. I cannot possibly express sufficiently words of comfort. Please know that I am there for you should you need me.

As ever,


Condolence from Paula & Andy on May 19th, 2010 4:36 PM

Paul, Jane, Jenny & Austin

Andy and I want to pass on our deepest condolences. We are so fortunate to have had the chance to meet Doug – and we have many great memories of the short time we knew him. He was one of the nicest young men we have ever known and he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Tyler Church on May 19th, 2010 5:50 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this tragic time. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Doug and he was always a pleasure to be around.

Condolence from Omar and Jill Rehman on May 20th, 2010 7:40 AM

Paul and Family:
Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Condolence from Christine Vriend and Raymond DeBlois on May 20th, 2010 9:46 AM

Dear Paul,
We met Doug for the first time just this Spring, and it was immediately apparent what a special person he was – very social and immediately likable – and also how important his relationship with you was. We are so sorry for your loss. You and Jane, Jenny and Austin, and Doug’s mom Carol are in our thoughts and prayers. We wish you all strength in the difficult days ahead, and send you our love.

Christine Vriend and Raymond DeBlois and families.

Condolence from Glenda Nyberg on May 20th, 2010 10:43 AM

Paul, Carol, Tom and Dani; I was so sorry to learn of your loss. I didn’t know until today when Gerry called and told me. My heart aches for each of you. Our family and yours were intertwined in various ways over many years. Each of you will be in our thoughts in the coming days.
Glenda Nyberg and family

Condolence from Elaine,Neil, Lee and Iain Rushworth on May 20th, 2010 10:56 AM

Our family in Calgary and England send our sincere condolences on the passing of Doug. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Richard Nyberg on May 20th, 2010 12:49 PM

I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear of your loss. My heart goes out to you both. Know that my thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Richard Nyberg

Condolence from Trevor Davies / Rosanna Seravalli on May 20th, 2010 1:31 PM

Paul, Carol and the rest of the family –

We are thinking of you and share your loss of Doug. He was a sweet, gentle young man. The saddest part of this loss is that we will not be able to see how his life turned out as I am sure he would have had a positive effect on many people. I am sure you are reminded of him by everything you see, do and hear. This is the way we are reminded of his presence and memory which will last forever. Please know that we are wishing you all of the support that you will require to deal with this terrible tragedy.

Trevor, Rosanna, Evan, Christopher

Condolence from Al Dadswell on May 20th, 2010 1:39 PM

Thinking of you at a very sad time.

Best regards,

Al & Marguerite Dadswell

Condolence from Michele Marchinko on May 20th, 2010 4:07 PM

I am so sorry to hear about your loss Paul, Carol, Jennifer, and Jane. I can’t imagine what you must be feeling, but am sure that it must be the most painful time in your life. May God give you the strength that you need, to get through these difficult times. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Linda & Bill Church on May 20th, 2010 10:08 PM

Carol, Although there are no words to ease the sorrow that is yours, thoughts and loving memories last as long as time endures, may your treasured memories grow more precious year by year. Doug was a wonderful nephew, I will treasure the night we played games forever.
Linda & Bill

Condolence from Rachelle Lukasewich on May 21st, 2010 9:21 AM

I feel so sad for you, your family and friends. My heart reaches out to you at this time.

Condolence from John Munro on May 21st, 2010 12:42 PM

I’m so sorry for your loss. I understand how hard this must be, but Doug was a great guy. He was one of the smartest guys I’ve ever known and I was envious of how easily he could understand difficult academic concepts. He was a fantastic denfenceman in hockey and was a goalie’s best friend. You will be missed.


Condolence from Laura Olajos on May 21st, 2010 1:54 PM

If tears could build a stairway,
And memories a lane,
I’d walk right up to Heaven
And bring you home again.
~Author Unknown

Douglas seemed like such a unique, special young man and will be missed. My condolences to all friends and family.

Condolence from Tara Parent & Brad Hoekstra on May 23rd, 2010 4:28 PM

Paul & Jane and family,

We were very saddened to hear of the loss of your son. They’re aren’t any words that can ease the pain you’re feeling right now, but know that they’re so many people thinking of you during this time. we pray that somehow you can find the strength to get through this. Keep all the good memories close to your heart.

Condolence from Jamie Wurban on May 27th, 2010 11:22 AM

My deepest thoughts are with you and your family in this time of sorrow Paul. May you meet again someday.

Condolence from Owen Michaluk on May 27th, 2010 1:51 PM

I got to know Doug briefly at an ATB Slow Pitch tournament in recent years. I was impressed with his skills and his great arm. What impressed me the most was the class and high moral standards he displayed on and off the field. As a parent I can only imagine the pain the family must feel. I hope the many great and proud memories they have, will ease that pain, in time.

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