Mr. Daniel Lapalme

Birth date: November 16, 1959

Date of death: May 10, 2024


Daniel James LaPalme unexpectedly yet peacefully passed away on May 10th, 2024 at his home in Langley, BC.  He was a loving son, brother and uncle who will be missed greatly. Daniel will be remembered as a caring, kind and deeply sentimental man with an altruistic soul.

Daniel developed a fearsome intellect over the course of his life which was complemented by an innate empathy and sense of caring for those he surrounded himself with.

His academic journey began at the Mount Assumption Institute, where a love for learning was instilled by his many passionate teachers.He continued his education at York University, where he received a BA in Economics, followed by an MBA at Queens University through their Executive Program.

Daniel went on to thrive in the high-tech industry where his work ethic and rigour was admired by colleagues and management alike. His fastidious pride to produce meaningful work carried through to all aspects of his life.

Further, Danny enjoyed nature and the outdoors tremendously. He was an avid gardener, spending time tending to his plants in an effort to make homemade preserves. You could also find him on the ice playing hockey, on the green playing golf or on a hike. He was a veracious reader who engaged in all topics he could glean a lesson from. History, politics and socioeconomics were top contenders.

Daniel’s great joy in life were his dogs which he raised and cared for with unbound love. Sawyer, his first Golden Retriever, kept a close place in Daniel’s heart. Sawyer was preceded by Stoneflys River “Ranger” his second and final Golden Retriever who became a ‘Master Hunter’ and was honoured with many accolades.  He was a member of Fraser Valley Retriever Training Club in Langley, BC as well as the Ottawa Valley Hunting Retriever Club in Ottawa, ON. The commitment, dedication and love Daniel had for his pets was a true testament to his generous, kind hearted soul.

He will be deeply missed by his mother, Selena; his siblings, Mary Anne, Richard, James (Barbara); and brother in-law Steve; nieces and nephews; and friends. He was preceded in death by his father Guy LaPalme and Sister Jane.

Daniel has requested a private service and will be laid to rest next to his father in Saint Mathieu Cemetery in Hammond, ON. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charities that were nearest and dearest to his heart.

The Ottawa Humane Society, Charitable Registration Number: 12326 4715 RR0001

The Ontario Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty to Animals, Charitable Registration Number: 88969 1044 RR0002

Funeral Details

Daniel has requested a private service and will be laid to rest next to his father in Saint-Mathieu Cemetery in Hammond, ON.


2419 Laurier Street
Rockland, Ont. 613-446-4691

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Joanne 2024-05-29 17:56:02
I’m going to share the memories I have of my cousin . In the last year 2 years we would share the occasional message about his dog Ranger and what he had accomplished . We shared some heartfelt messages about life in general. I recall his speech he gave at his sister’s wedding when the mic dropped and he was quick to make the crowd laugh. I recall the Boxing Day hockey games , and the way the “boy cousins and uncles” would chat about the game at the gym in Hammond . He’d always have that smile when the aunts would stop to have a chat . His smile was truly infectious. I was saddened to hear of your passing dear cousin and my thoughts are with your family and friends as they share fond and funny memories of you. Rest well
Selena LaPalme (Mom) 2024-05-27 20:11:37
I have many memories of your younger years. You grew up to be such a caring, selfless man with a shy smile hiding the serious person inside. Miss you more than words can express. I know you are with God’s angels. Love Mom
Roman Giovinazzo 2024-05-27 19:08:42
Danny was a loving and supportive uncle and a genuine role model. No words can express my grief, I am only left with our memories to live with now, memories I'll always cherish. Danny was more than just an uncle, he was a friend and a confidant and I will truly miss my golf partner.
Richard LaPalme 2024-05-26 18:26:57
What's a brother? A brother is more than just a family member. He's a conpanion for life. A friend who shares the journey through thick and thin. A brother is the one who stands by your side, offering support in times of need, and cheering you on in moments of triumph. He's tje keeper of shared memories. The one who understands the unspoken languages of your history together. A brother is the laughter that echos through the hallways of your childhood. The protector who stands firm in the face of challenges and the confidant that holds your secrets with unwavering g trust. A brother is a source of inspiration pushing you to be your best self and a grounding force reminding you of your roots..He's tje one that makes the ordinary ary extraordinary. Turning g everyday moments into cherished memories. Theough the ups and downs a brother remains a constant, offering a bond that time cannot diminish. He's a treasure, a confidant and a life-long friend. So what's a brother? He's a priceless gift. A companion in the journey of life and a reflection if the shared stories that make your connection truly special. I love you! I'll miss you always. You're little brother, Richard (Slab)
Gaetan & Stella Sicotte 2024-05-24 18:08:01
Most sincere condolences to Selena, Jimmy, Mary-Ann and Richard. Our hearts are filled with sadness over the loss of our nephew, Danny. In the summer, Danny’s family would drive from Sarnia to visit. We will treasure the many good memories Of Danny enjoying his time on his grand-parents family farm. May God bless you in this time of sorrow. Aunt Stella & Uncle Gaetan Sicotte
Jacques et Jacqueline Thivierge 2024-05-24 16:07:25
Our deepest condolences to the whole family! May God give you strength an courage.
Lynne et Robert Leger 2024-05-24 10:30:14
Our deepest condoleancrs for your prescious lost.