December 16, 1966 — August 24, 2013
Passed away August 24, 2013 with his wife holding his hand, after a brief battle with cancer. Daryl was born on December 16, 1966 in Kamloops and grew up in Vernon, BC.
Daryl will be dearly missed by his wife Lori and three children: Aidan, Patrick and Ryan. He is survived by his parents Ray and Helen Donovan of Vernon, BC; his two brothers, one sister, numerous extended family and many special friends.
Daryl will be remembered for his great sense of humour and practical jokes, especially amongst his co-workers. He loved the Okanagan Valley and enjoyed all it had to offer, especially sharing the time with his boys while hiking the mountain trails, skiing Big White, mountain biking and spending summers at the family cabin on Okanagan Lake. Daryl could also be found on the sidelines of the soccer field, coaching all the boys; and his youngest son the past four years (COYSA), while encouraging his middle son Patrick and teammates with Kelowna United. He was also behind the bench with Kelowna Minor Hockey, coaching the “Flyers” to a successful season finish.
Prayers will be recited on Wednesday, August 28th at 7:00 pm at St. Pius X Parish in Kelowna. Funeral Mass will be Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 11:00 am, also at St. Pius X Parish, 1346 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC with Father Francis de la Cruz as celebrant. Reception to follow in the Parish Hall.
A special thank you to the wonderful nursing staff on 5B at Kelowna General Hospital and Dr. Sohayl Ghadirian during Daryl’s stay, and for outstanding care from his physicians: Dr. Kevin Oswald, Dr. Sanjay Rao, and Dr. Mary Wall.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cancer Centre for the Southern Interior, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5L3 www.bccancerfoundation.com
Wednesday, August 28th at 7:00 pm
Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 11:00 am
St. Pius X Catholic Church
The prayer service for DONOVAN, Daryl is scheduled for Wednesday, August 28th at 7:00 pm at located at 1346 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC.
The service for DONOVAN, Daryl is scheduled for Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 11:00 am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.