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Caplan, Daniel Michael

CAPLAN, Daniel Michael

1979 - 2022

Daniel Michael Caplan

Dec. 25th, 1979 – Feb. 24th, 2022

Beloved son of Rhonda Carson.

It is with profound sadness that I announce the passing of Daniel. He will be sadly missed by close family, friends and his girlfriend, Natalie Dalton.

Daniel always cared for the underdog and felt terrible for troubles that they suffered. Since he was little, he was always wanting to rescue puppies and kittens.  He never passed a baby in a carriage without talking about how cute they were.

One of his greatest strengths was loving people. If you were lucky enough to have been loved by Daniel, you never had to wonder about that love because he made sure you felt it.

His friends told me that he always reached out to check on them, and made the effort to keep in touch. He had a great sense of humor, and enjoyed writing and creative outlets.

It is going to be very difficult to imagine our lives without Daniel. 

Relatives and friends are invited to meet with family at the Funeral Co-operative of Ottawa, 419 St. Laurent Boulevard on Sunday April 3rd, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the Memorial Service at 1:00 p.m.

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Rhonda, Sam and Family

We were very sorry to learn of the recent passing of Daniel.
May we offer you our sincerest condolences for your loss.

Carol Laureys and Don Beaulieu

Carol Laureys, March 21, 2022


I’m so very sorry for your loss. Any loss is so very difficult but no one should experience the loss of a child. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

Rona Baboushkin Siegal, March 21, 2022

Rhonda and Sam Carson (Claire)

We are deeply saddened by Daniel's passing. Your tribute to him was lovely. We hope that with the passage of time you will remember all of your best memories with him, and how he touched each one of you. We send you strength and courage.

Tracey and Ed Holmes and Family, March 21, 2022


My deepest sympathy on the lost of your son.
May He Rests in Peace.
May He continues Spreading Love.
In your Heart and to Those He touched when He was on this Earth

viola caissy, March 21, 2022

Dear Rhonda

Such beautiful words and so full of meaning. Let the good memories be in your heart and mind always, and may they bring you peace.
Our deepest sympathies,
Doris and Marco

Doris Young, March 21, 2022

Rhonda Carson

Dearest Rhonda,
My heart ❤️ reaches out to you… on the profond loss of your precious son Daniel.
There are no perfect words.
Hold his specialness and treasure fond memories close to you. And know that you did everything possible…
Sending so much love from across the miles and from across the years gone by.
With warm thoughts,

Lynn Waxman, March 21, 2022

Rhonda Carson

Rhonda sending you strength and heartfelt hugs for your loss. Alison

Alison Taylor, March 21, 2022


Words cannot express how sorry we are to hear of Daniels passing. May you hold tight memories of him in your heart. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this time. We love you and are here for you.

Shane & Shannon Brown, March 22, 2022


Dear Rhonda
The legacy of your dear son Daniel
Will live on in the hearts of everyone who knew him. l am certain you will celebrate his memory always.
I extend my deepest condolences to you and your family in this time of grief.

Richard Pierre, March 22, 2022


Dear Rhonda,

I wish I had known Daniel...your tribute to him is lovely, heartfelt, and full of abiding love. May his soul soar through all the worlds of God.

Sylvie & Brent

Sylvie Nantais, March 22, 2022

Rhonda Caplan

Dearest Rhonda and family, it is through this announcement I get acquainted with Daniel. I feel for your loss all the more intimately knowing now more about your beloved one and only. Also a mom to only one, I can’t imagine your pain but having suffered loss I am sure of one thing … they live on in our hearts and dreams. I pray Daniel is at peace, and too for you in time. In love & support.

Jane Ross, March 22, 2022


May you All be held in Healing Wings - full of Kindness and Compassion

Andrea Thain, March 23, 2022


No words can ease the pain of losing a child. Daniel will always be with you in spirit ❤. We hope your memories will give you comfort in the coming months. We am here for you. Sending hugs and strength to help you navigate these difficult waters.

Louise and Stephen Harling , March 24, 2022

Rhonda and family

My condolences for the loss of Daniel. Thinking of you in this difficult time.

Janice Grenier , March 24, 2022


Daniel had soul and was a genuine person.

When we were little kids, Daniel had these amazing long multi coloured shorts, with images of ants all over them. He would go to my dad and say "Hey Marty, look...I have ants in my pants". ("Ants in my pants" was one of my Dad's favourite expressions from a childhood riddle, and so Daniel could always get my dad to laugh, when he came to my house with those cool shorts) Daniel was an adorable kid.

When we were bigger kids, Daniel and I both loved fireworks. We would plan out our purchases together and were in absolute heaven when in the little fireworks shops, that used to pop up in Ottawa, a few times per year. It never mattered who had more or less money; it was not considered or cared about. We would both spend it all, and light all the fireworks together and be in bliss.

Daniel's humour, his style, and his tastes, did not tend to put him in the majority. But he did not change his face for anyone, nor did he try to change those around him. This is such an honest, humble, and respectable way to be. Such a class act and cool guy. I love this and I love him; he was the real deal!

Big hugs to Rhonda and those close to Daniel.

Dave Abrams, March 27, 2022

Rhonda Caplan

Rhonda, my heart goes out to you on the loss of your son Daniel. My sincerest condolences on this enormous loss.
Robin Eisenberg

Robin Eisenberg, March 27, 2022

Rhonda and family

Dan was my friend of 25yrs, but it felt more like he's always been in my life.

He was such a kind, caring, protective person who would do anything for his family, loved ones and friends.

His laughter, jokes, and presence will be greatly missed.

I'm sad that I never got to tell him how amazing I thought he was and how much I appreciated being apart of his life. The memories we made as life long friends will stay with me forever.

My sincerest condolences to you Rhonda. He loved you so very much.

Alice (& René Mercier), March 27, 2022

Rhonda and family

Daniel and I dated for awhile and although our relationship didn’t work out romantically we still supported each other as friends; I spoke to him a few days before he had passed, he knew I was scared about the surgery I was about to get, and expressed that he wished he could be at the hospital waiting for me, he reassured me that I was going to be okay.
He will be greatly missed.

Lauren, March 27, 2022


I met Dan when we were 15. I always treasured our friendship. We drifted apart and than came back together. He was a dear friend and I loved him very much. I appreciated his sense of humor and his caring nature. He was always there in hard times. I will miss him forever. I am so sorry for your loss and the world's loss of him.

Sarah Temple Hammond, March 28, 2022


We knew Daniel as a memorable little fellow, after meeting his parents in prenatal classes 42 years ago. Our 'only' children were born 1 week apart and I remember baby Daniel as a wee, bright-eyed bundle who was deeply loved.

Our families became fast friends in his early years and we shared many of 'the firsts' and celebrated special occasions together.

Young Daniel was an 'original' - a funny, interesting, busy, curious, determined, loving little lad. I'm so glad to learn about his later life thro' the words of others.

Rhonda, I'm so sorry for your loss, dear old friend. Your loving tribute to your son is tender and beautiful. May he rest in peace.

Heather Sword, March 30, 2022

To all of Daniels family and friends

Whilst we never met in person my goal was to attend Dweebcon and your face was one I wanted to see there.
You were always kind and encouraging of others and I thank you for every smile you gave to so many on the page and in chat.
You were a good egg x

Jo Newington, April 2, 2022

Rhonda and Dan..

I don't know you Rhonda, but Daniel was one of my best friends.we lived a thousand miles away and he made me feel not so alone when I dealt with the hardest moments of my life.

On nights when I didn't think I'd make it; Daniel was there and ready for me and to help me deal. I don't think is be alive if it weren't for some of his late night calls.

Hes my best friend and I miss him so much it hurts.

I love you Daniel and I'm sending my love to Nat and everyone who loves you.

Rest Easy Captain Canada.

Fallon (aka Fals), April 2, 2022


I sent a message- I hope it went through.

Anne and Keith Bell, April 2, 2022


My heart goes out to you, my old friend. I had only met Daniel once when my son Dylan and your son Daniel got together before their Bar Mitzvahs, what an adorable and happy young man he was. There is nothing harder in this world to bear than losing a child! Nothing! My heart breaks for you and I hope that this beautiful memorial and all the lovely messages of condolence will help you to find peace, and help you heal from this tragedy. Just by reading the messages from his friends you can tell that he was truly loved.

Gail Mosse Katz, April 2, 2022


I just watched your son's memorial service online. Even though I never met him I could tell right away that he was a very loving and amazing man who was loved by many and will be loved forever. My condolences to you and your family during this difficult time

Rosemary Crep, April 3, 2022

Daniels Momma

I hope this reaches you. Daniel was one of my favorite people. I have a daniel, too. I almost chewed out the wrong daniel for not answering my phone call lol.

Daniel was always there for me when I had hard times. I wish I would have known he was having way more hard times than mine. He just listened and gave awesome objectives and feedback. I hope you understand that your daniel was absolutely loved and appreciated. I’m so sorry for your loss. My words can’t express how sad I am for a world without daniel.

Gina, April 3, 2022


I'm so sorry to hear about Dans passing my prayers go out to you and your family friends R.i.P Dan

Ashley, April 11, 2022


I knew Daniel in Elementary school. Suddenly my memory was jogged by something this week and I looked him up and found this news. I'm so very sorry. I remember him as a really cool guy to talk to. My deepest sympathies.

Christa Keeler, June 18, 2022

Rhonda and Natalie

My heart breaks after hearing the news of Daniel's passing. I lost contact with him in mid 2021 and something told me to just check to see if he was around. Unfortunately I am a year too late. I met him in 2018, shortly after my grandmother's passing and he was truly a shining light in a very dark time in my life. He actually was the one who gave me the nickname of Ravioli after some stupid inside joke. I will always cherish the memories he and I made in the few years I got to know him.

Carla Faulkner-Partenio, February 6, 2023

Rhonda and Natalie

My heart breaks after hearing the news of Daniel's passing. I lost contact with him in mid 2021 and something told me to just check to see if he was around. Unfortunately I am a year too late. I met him in 2018, shortly after my grandmother's passing and he was truly a shining light in a very dark time in my life. He actually was the one who gave me the nickname of Ravioli after some stupid inside joke. I will always cherish the memories he and I made in the few years I got to know him.

Carla Faulkner-Partenio, February 6, 2023

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