Danks, Audrey Viola

August 10, 1930 – October 21, 2020
at the age of 90 years

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Audrey is survived by her sons John (Christine), Bill (Bridget) and daughter Sandra (Dennis), grandchildren Christopher and Michael Danks, Raylene and JR Danks, Ericka and Thomas Blechingberg, Julia and Michael Casol, and great grandchildren Elliot, Jonathan and Samantha.

Audrey grew up in Copper Mountain, BC. She met her life partner John Danks in Victoria in 1948 and they married there in November 1949. They raised a family starting in May 1952 with the arrival of John junior. They moved to Kamloops six moths later. Bill and Sandra were both born there and Audrey called Kamloops home for the remainder of her life.

She and her husband travelled to England, France, Hawaii, Italy and Greece together and after John’s passing in February 1991, Audrey travelled to Alaska, Mexico, and cruised the Danube from Hungary To Germany.

Audrey’s family and friends were everything to her, and the last few months were very difficult for her due to the visitation constraints as a result of the Covid pandemic.

Her favourite charities were the Trans Canada Trail, the Heart and Stroke fund, BC Cancer Society and the Riverpole Project a gift to the city of Kamloops from donors. She was very proud of this project and worked tirelessly to see that this special piece of artwork was erected for everyone to observe and share.

She loved golfing, cross country skiing, curling, hiking, playIng bridge and gardenIng.

She touched many people in her lifetime and will be truly missed.

No service as per Audrey’s request. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to any of the charities mentioned above in the name of Audrey Danks name.


  1. My Father and I pass on our condolences after just learning of Audrey’s passing. She was a great friend to my Mum, Jan. I would see Audrey on my visits to Kamloops when they got together for their games of bridge. I also remember going to Audrey’s house when my son was young. He had broken a fragile something of hers and I was mortified, but she was so sweet and taking it all in stride! Belated hugs to all of her family.

  2. We just found out a week or so ago and are so sorry to hear of Audreys passing. She was a lovely lady with a fun laugh. Hope the family is doing well and staying safe. Covid is very difficult on families at these times and for seniors who live alone. Our thoughts go out to everyone in the family with hugs.

  3. To Audreys family and their children,Tony and Nora are sending to you our heartfelt condolences. Audrey was a fun loving participant in pretty well all our groups activities. We has god fun times. For awhile Audrey and i golfed once a week and we also went to the Theatre together. All these things we enjoyed with Audrey and all the good discussions she participated in around a table. She leaves a special space behind her but lots of good memories.

  4. I’m so sorry to hear of Aundreys passing I loved her very much. I was her housekeeper at Berwick and missed her when she moved. We always enjoyed a laugh or two while I was cleaning her suite. So sad for all her family I enjoyed meeting them as well.

  5. On behalf of the Bebek family, we convey our condolances on the passing of your mother. Our mom Freda and your mom Audrey were cousins on the Wolley side of the family tree. Freda passed away in 2015 and we miss her dearly, so we know how you feel during this time, mothers are special people that never leave our hearts. Let the memories be a comfort for you today and the years to come.

  6. Audrey had the greatest laugh and she filled the room with her smile and personality. 90 is an amazing milestone.
    Thinking of you all.

  7. I am so very sorry to hear of your family’s loss, Sandra. Mothers leave quite a mark on our hearts and a big hole when they leave us. Take care.

  8. Audrey was a special lady. We golfed together at Aberdeen and she was a great curler also.
    I inherited her shoes. Her time in Berwick was spent puzzling and winning money from her card group. Think of her as I drive by Columbia St totem pole. She will be missed by many. RIP

  9. I will always cherish my memories of Audrey first as a curler and then as a friend. She was so proud of her family and also the River Pole Project. I remember the fund raiser well and it was and is a beautiful reminder of Audrey and her hard work. I will miss her.

  10. John and the Danks family, our thoughts are with you at this time on the passing of your Mom and grandmother. Cherish her memory.
    Donna and Wayne

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