February 17, 1938 – January 7, 2022
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Daniel Kitsul on the evening of Friday January 7, 2022.
Dan will be missed by his loving wife Janet, sister Rose Gelinas, daughter Kelly (Mark Aquilon), grandchildren Daniel and Remy, son Allen, daughter Cheryll (Rod Nataros) grandchildren Adam, Sophie, Grant, Olivia and Lance, daughter Jacqueline (Jerome Gorges)) grandchildren Cole, Landon and Lucas and great grandson Hudson, son Dale (Rita) grandchildren Hayden and Ellyn, and son Glenn (Theresa) grandchildren Landen, Matthew and Claire. Stepson Richard Dare (Karren) grandchildren Kevin, Karlee, Tia and Reid. Stepson Dave (Renee) grandchildren Riley and Sydney. He will also be missed by many nieces, nephews and great friends.
Dan was born in Milner, B.C. on February 17, 1938. He attended Langley Secondary School before moving to Calgary for work, where he met and married his first wife, Ann. They moved back to Langley and then in 1976, moved to Kelowna.
Dan started his construction career in Alberta. He moved back to British Columbia where he started his gravel company. Many remember his blue and silver trucks. He then transitioned into a long career of golf course development and renovation. He designed and developed many courses in BC and Alberta, including Whistler and Gallagher’s Canyon.
He met and later married Janet in 1989 and built, along with his sons, Poppy Estate Golf Course. which he ran until February 2017.
In his retirement, he, along with Janet, enjoyed his motorcycle trips, golfing in Palm Springs, boating in Pender Harbour, and spending time with his children, grandchildren and many friends.
A Celebration of Life will follow in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, feel free to make donations to the Heart & Stroke foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society, or Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation.
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