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DULIK, Daniel Martin (Denny)

Passed away peacefully after a prolonged battle with cancer on November 17, 2016 at the age of 77. Survived by his loving wife Pat of 54 years; daughter Susan Dulik of Kelowna; son Robert (Nicole) Dulik of Calgary; grandsons Mark and Jake; sisters: Doris (Henry) Johnson and Diane (Earl) Fabian both of Kelowna; numerous nieces, nephews as well as many, many dear friends.  Born and raised in Kelowna, Denny lived his entire life on the family vineyard, Pioneer Vineyards.  He was a pioneer of the BC wine and grape industry.  Future generations will reap the benefit of his lifelong quest to grow the best grapes and to produce the best wines possible. He will be dearly missed.  A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, November 22nd at 1:00 pm at the Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Central Okanagan Hospice House, 2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 2Z6. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Tuesday, November 22nd at 1:00 pm

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The service for DULIK, Daniel Martin (Denny) is scheduled for Tuesday, November 22nd at 1:00 pm . 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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  • John Vielvoye says:

    Dear Pat, Susan and Robert, my sincere condolences on the passing of Den. I recall and am grateful for the many happy hours spent at your home and in the vineyard with him.

  • Kathy Gray says:

    Dear Pat, Rob and Susan,

    I was so sorry to hear about “Uncle Denny’s” passing. I have so many good memories growing up spending time with your family.
    My condolences, Kathy Gray nee Limberger

  • Mary and Dawson Nikkel (nee Donna Dulik) says:

    Dear Auntie Pat and my cousins, Susan and Robert and extended family,
    Dawson and I send you our loving prayers and condolences. I loved the visits we had up there among the grapes. He will be missed.

  • Neil & Madelaine McGill says:

    Pat and family. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Denny was a big man with an even bigger heart. Always positive and great to be around. He will be missed.
    Neil and Madelaine

  • David Lafontaine says:

    Denny was one of the happiest men I ever knew- always a big smile, warm greeting, and welcoming handshake. My thoughts are with the family this week.

  • Rosemary Park says:

    Pat and family. My thoughts are with you all at this sad time. Denny was very personable. It was a pleasure knowing him. He was a special man and will surely be missed.
    God Bless. Hugs. Rosemary

  • Dick & Sheila Ducholke says:

    Dear Pat, Sue & Robert
    Good friends are rare and Den was one that will always be in our hearts as one of the best. Pat, you and Denny have always opened your home and hearts to your friends and Denny will be sadly missed but never forgotten.
    Dick & Sheila and family

  • Justine Hughes says:

    Auntie Pat, Sue, Rob and the entire extended family,

    I have such fond memories of Uncle Denny. He was always so kind and ready for a good time after a hard day’s work. I will always remember tearing around the vineyard in the monster truck with him.

    I am so sorry for your loss. xoxo

  • Robyn Oberparleiter says:

    Uncle Denny was such a fun, kind, and loving person. We have so many memories of wonderful visits to the vineyard. He fought so hard and so gracefully, and Auntie Pat, you were so strong and brave, by his side the whole time. We are saddened, but will keep a smile on, remembering how it was always easy to laugh and be happy around the two of you.
    Lots of love, Robyn, Bernie, Alex & Matthew.

  • Heather Kent says:

    Dear Sue,
    I remember well your dad’s big laugh and love for the land and the work he did. I am so sorry for your loss. Please give your Mom a hug for me.

  • Sue Hopkins says:

    Pat and Sue,
    So sorry to read of Den’s passing. My heart and thoughts are with you.
    May the love of God, the grace of Jesus Christ and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you. Sue Hopkins, former Assistant to the Gibbings Team

  • Louise Ferland says:

    Dear Pat, Sue and Robert, It is with great sadness that we heard of the passing of Den. We keep found memories of great fun and celebrations with you all back in the days.
    Our most sincere condolences,
    From Montreal, Louise, Sylvie and Justine

  • Dineen says:

    Auntie Pat, Sue and Rob
    I am very sorry to hear about Uncle Denny, he was like a second father to me. My fondest memories growing up are when the whole clan got together a few times a year as well as visiting all of you and going through the vineyards. He will be missed but never forgotten.

    Love Dineen (Deni)

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