Dawna Michelle Labbe

December 1, 1964 - April 1, 2023
April 13, 2023 12 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

It is with great sadness that we share the news of Dawna Michelle Labbe's passing at the age of 58 on April 1, 2023. Dawna was a beloved music and elementary school teacher who touched the lives of countless students during her career. She is survived by her two sons, Colin and Garrett, whom she loved more than anything in this world. She also leaves her brothers Mark and Marcel and her sisters Jill, Jen, and Susan.

Dawna was a passionate and dedicated educator, known for her infectious love of music and her commitment to her students. She had a gift for making learning fun and engaging, and her enthusiasm for education was evident in everything she did. Dawna was also an accomplished artist and musician, and her love of music inspired her students to explore their own talents and passions.

Dawna's passing has left a void in the lives of those who knew her. Her family, friends, and colleagues will always remember her as a kind and compassionate person who made the world a better place. Though she may be gone, her legacy will live on through the countless students whose lives she touched.

Rest in peace Dawna. You will be forever missed, but your memory will live on through the music and education you shared with the world.

  1. Miss Labbe was one in a million. My son and I absolutely adored her. She made school fun and the love and care she showed my son will never be forgotten. She was not only a teacher she was a friend. I’m so sad to hear of her passing, much love to her family, especially her boys xxoo

  2. Deepest sympathies to Dawna’s family. We are truly saddened to hear about her passing. She taught our older daughter in Grade 1 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel and we were looking forward to having her teach our younger one as well. Dawna was truly exceptional and dedicated to her students. May she rest in eternal peace.

  3. We love Ms. Labbe. We had the absolute joy of loving her as our teacher and neighbour. Her passion for children and learning, her sense of humour, her wisdom…she always knew what to say and how to help. She loved children and they loved her—she had them at the hello song with her guitar (“it’s nice to be with you.”) Her warm hugs and birthday kisses and her big laugh will be remembered. To her family, we send our condolences—she was a care giver through and through. May her bright light continue to shine and bring songs to your heart. Rest in peace friend.

  4. Never actually met Mrs. Labbe but our son went to Our Lady of Mount Carmel where she was a teacher at the school. She left a huge impact on him as she took the time to talk to kids she never even taught and get to know them. He would come home and say how great she was. Our thoughts go out to her family.

  5. My son Sacha and I absolutely adored Ms Labbe. She had such a wonderful spirit and always a warm smile. She would tell me how much she enjoyed having Sacha in her class as he would laugh at her jokes when no one else did (smile). She has a forever place in our hearts and we send our most heartfelt condolences to her children and extended family. Rest In Peace Ms Labbe

  6. I’m saddened to hear of Dawna’s passing. I’m thinking of you all…

  7. I am saddened to hear of Dawna’s passing. The family is in my thoughts…

  8. My heart is heavy to learn about Dawna’s passing. She was such a bright light in her classroom. She cared so much about her students. She was talented and funny and always was there for a laugh. I am holding space in my heart for her and her family.

  9. I am so saddened to hear of Dawna’s passing. I was lucky to have her as a mentor teacher and got to experience first hand what an incredible educator and wonderful person she was. She had such a special way of making everyone feel welcome, important and safe. I’ll always remember all the laughs during our early morning coffees and after school chats and I feel so grateful to have gotten the chance to know and learn from her. She’ll always hold a special place in my heart and in the hearts of all her students. Sending love to her family and friends.

  10. I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my old friend Dawna Labbe. We met in University while studying for our teaching degrees. I still remember the first day I met her there and we became fast friends. The year we were to do our final practicum we decided to do a rural placement in Bonnyville, AB. For four months she lived in an apartment below me with her oldest son and I with my kids one floor above. We supported each other in planning and executing lessons and becoming part of a rural school community.
    She was such a shining light with an unbelievably positive attitude not to mention a laugh I will never forget. She simply gave all of herself to everyone.
    We remained in close contact upon our return to studies and for several years after graduation. I cherish the countless photos of us and our kids in the early years of our friendship.
    As the years passed we exchanged several emails touching base and always planned to get together for a in-depth catch-up. Unfortunately, our busy teaching and family lives led us in different directions. My heart is so heavy with that missed opportunity and for a life that ended far too soon. My love and thoughts go out to all who knew her and loved her as much as I did.

  11. Nothing but smiles when I think of working with her at St. Patrick’s School! So much fun and heart! Way too soon! Great memories you have left all who knew you! Thank you Dawna for the laughs and joy! Cheers to you continuing your loving, musical, happy ways from wherever you are! Thinking of your family’s loss and sending love their way!

  12. Our family is so sad to hear of Dawna’s passing. Both our kids had her as their grade 1 teacher and adored her. She had such a big heart, loved having fun with them and knew how to help each of them in the ways they most needed it. Our whole family loved Dawna.
    We remember Dawna often as our kids grow, since one day Dawna insisted we add her to the kids growth chart after they proudly showed her their progress. For years now the kids have been working their way up to be the ‘same as Ms Labbe’. Impossible shoes to fill.

    Our prayers are with her family – we know she loved you with her whole being. She was so proud of you Colin and Garrett!

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