Daniel Joseph Donald Lacelle


It is with profound sadness that the family of Daniel Lacelle announce his untimely passing at home on Monday, October 4th, at the age of 53. Though Dan lived a large portion of his life in Ontario, originally being born in Pembroke, he spent his last decades living in his true love: Edmonton, Alberta.
Dan had a long and prosperous career in Ironworking since his teenage years. His second love was for construction and woodworking, building and renovating numerous things for friends, family and businesses. His retirement plan was to build his own dream home in Mexico, so he can lay in the sand and take in the beautiful views from his big bay windows. This dream will eventually be made a reality, carried out by his kids one day.
Above all else, Dan loved his family more than life itself, especially his “babygirl” and his “booger bum” (his children) and his “gman” (grandson). Dan would do anything for anyone, often putting others before himself and doing without to provide for his family. His big heart, unwavering generosity, and fun-loving, adventurous spirit will forever live on in the hearts of those he held closest. Dan’s hearty laughter brought immeasurable joy and happiness to his family and friends and will be missed by many.
Dan loved with every ounce of his being, and is leaving to mourn his former spouse, his soulmate, and mother to his children, Sandy; his children, Becky & Casey, and Angele, who he loved as a daughter; his grandson, Liam; his siblings, and the countless friends all across Canada he loved so much. Dan was predeceased by his parents: Glenna & Roger, as well as siblings, Paul and Ron.
The family of Dan would like to acknowledge and express gratitude to his Alberta family for their immense love, support and help in navigating these rough waters.
There will be no formal visitation or funeral service at this time. Interment to follow at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, the family feel Dan would want everyone to raise a glass in his honour.
“Goodbyes hurt the most when the story was not finished”

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13 Condolences

Amber Lynn

I’ll never ever forget you were the person to take time to get my first tattoo. It said ‘faith’ and it has helped me immensely through life. You were such a gift to this world and your smile always stood out in any room you were in. Rest easy and we will miss you always

Corri Gelinas

Handsome Dan! The crazy fun times we had will always be remembered. You were there for me in my time of need, and picked me up, when I needed it the most. I will miss you deeply. Rest in peace my guy. To all those that loved you, may you find some peace in all the memories you have of him.

Heather Osbak

Sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. Certainly was a shock. Rest easy my friend

Brenda Reany

Condolences to all of Danny’s families. He will be missed by many

Brenda Reany

My condolences to all of the families. Far to young to be an angel Danny boy. Hugs in heaven.


My heart goes out to the family during this time. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone. Fly high cuz! R.I.P. Dan

Amanda Pura

Thanks for all your help and inspiration!! Much love and hearts to your family. Thanks for being there

Julie Desgroseillers - sister

My dear little brother, it breaks my heart to know that my little pita brother who came to school with me one day, who always had this hearty laugh., loved my Monte Carlo. You are gone from sight but far from gone from my heart. Say hello to everyone for me and give my baby a big kiss. Until we meet again, I LOVE YOU!
To Sandy and his children, may you find peace and comfort in his memories. Hug each other and talk about all the crazy times. He would love that. My deepest of sympathies to all that he has touched..

Heather Barnes

You touched the hearts of alot of people Dan you will never be forgotten rest easy my friend

Suzanne Lacelle Baker- eldest sister

I will miss you tremendously my little brother….I love you .


Sending my deepest condolences to Dans family. It is never good bye, it is until we meet again. Hugs to you all


He was my soulmate, still is, and no one could ever hope for or ask for a better father for their children. So many memories, and so much to be thankful for because of him. The missing him won’t be faded in time for me, but will be forever. I miss you already Dan.