Kelowna has lost one of it's most outstanding citizens.
Mel Kotler has died at the age of 69.
Kotler moved to Kelowna in 1985 from Calgary where he started the chain of Fabricland stores.
He was the first chairman of the United Way to top the $1 million dollar donation mark, earning him the nickname "Million Dollar Man".
In addition, Kotler raised millions for the Rotary Centre for the Arts and the Southern Interior Cancer Centre, to name just a few.