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DORNAN, Daniel Alan

September 2, 1980 — January 15, 2022

Dan Dornan had big plans. A father of twin girls with triplets on the way, Dan and his wife, Victoria, were gearing up to buy a house in Lake Country, BC. They had recently moved to the area, and Dan had just set up his own contracting business. The future was very bright – and very full. But, on the morning of January 15, 2022, Dan was suddenly taken from us in a car accident on his way to work. He was 41, and will be missed immensely.

Raised in False Creek, East Vancouver and Nelson, BC, Dan was whip-smart with a dry sense of humour and a lot of opinions. As a kid, he loved BMX biking and outdoor adventuring – and he flat-out refused to take a photo without pulling a funny face. He could pick up anything quickly. After all, the way he learned how to ride a bike was by being hustled onto the seat and launched down a hill by his helpful big brother, Sean.

Through the years, Dan had many jobs, from magazine distributor to coffee roaster, before finding a passion for home renovation and construction. He liked working with his hands – building things and solving problems. In his downtime, he enjoyed off-roading, camping with friends, and working on his Tacoma. When Dan met Victoria in 2009 he fell hard, and the two of them got married in Toronto, ON in 2014. A few years later, they set off on an epic adventure, RV-ing from Vancouver to Ottawa and down to New Orleans. His next adventure was fatherhood, Dan and Vic welcomed identical twins Cassidy and Allison in 2018 – and he absolutely relished it. He doted on the girls and loved to teach them how things work.

In addition to Victoria, Cassidy, Allison and soon-to-be-born triplets, Dan leaves behind his mother, Laura; his dad, Pat (Barb); his siblings, Sean (Kelly) and Chelsea (Nate); his nieces, Maya and Zoe; his much-loved dogs, Bowser and Koopa; and many other close friends and family. The loss of Dan has created a huge, unfillable void in many lives.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, February 11, 2022, at 10:00 am (PST), at Springfield Funeral Home (2020 Springfield Rd, Kelowna, BC). All are welcome to attend. Please note that masks are required. If you are unable to attend in person, please join us online by livestream (see below).

GoFundMe page has also been set up for Victoria and kids: www.gofundme.com/f/support-for-dan-dornans-family.


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The service for DORNAN, Daniel Alan is scheduled for Friday, February 11, 2022, at 10:00 am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Gina Altarejos says:

    My prayers and thoughts are with all of the family. Sounds like there was a lot of great memories. Treasure them in your hearts always. God Bless you all!

  • Liza Carolan says:

    My deepest condolences to the entire family during this difficult time. May your cherished memories bring comfort to you all, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Guler Elbi says:

    Dear Victoria and Dan’s family. Please accept my deepest condolences!
    it is very hard to go through this journey. without feeling how unfair this is.
    Unfortunately, we can’t change anything. All we can do is to try to heal from this deep mental strike on our souls to the best of our ability, and mostly by ourselves.
    I hope Dan’s presence always stays around you and helps you move forward with your life, success, and happiness.
    May he rest in peace,
    Guler Elbi

  • Marilyn Henigman says:

    John and I are so sorry for your loss. We share your sorrow at the loss of our nephew.

  • Haisla Collins says:

    I have known Daniel my whole life, he was a close friend for many years. This has been a horrible loss for our community of kids he grew up with, and I can’t imagine what everyone is going through right now. I’m so sad and send my condolences to his family and friends.

  • Jamie Kristen Henigman says:

    My cousin Daniel taught me how to people-watch when I was 15, and I have never stopped watching since.

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