Audrey Weeks, of Kamloops, BC, was born April 15, 1935 to John and Laura Jones in Tofield, Alberta. She often shared the story that the doctor had travelled via sleigh to the homestead to deliver her, and the sleigh had overturned on the way. She leaves behind one sister, Sharon, and one brother, Bill. Her other sister, Collie predeceased her.
The Jones family eventually moved to B.C. where Audrey met and married the love of her life, Joseph Weeks. She was working at the Nanaimo Hospital at the time, and Joe had broken his leg. They started off in Nanaimo, where their two children, Karen and Gordon, were born. The family moved to Kamloops in 1965, then to Kitimat in 1970, and back to Kamloops in 1971 to stay. Audrey and Joe were able to celebrate their 60th anniversary together in 2014, before Joe went home to be with his Lord, in early 2015.
Audrey worked at the World of Beauty in Sahali Mall, and then at the newly opened Aberdeen Mall.
Audrey’s first love was her family, but running a close second, was her love of bridge. She played both socially and competitively and became a Life Master in 1992. She had many partners and made many friends over the years: Bev, Manju, Kathy, Brenda, Helen, Wendy, and so many more.
Her favourite vacation was to go to Penticton in June for the annual bridge competition there. The rest of the family passed the time on the golf course or at the beach. The high-light of her week was the potluck dinner for the entire Kamloops bridge group.
Another favourite event was her annual New Year’s bridge evening at her home. She rang in the New Year doing what she loved best with as many of her friends as she could fit into the house.
Audrey was an incredible wife, mother and friend and she will be missed greatly. She will be remembered for her kind-heartedness – she was a volunteer at Overlander Extended Care. She also had a wonderful sense of humour – she loved dressing up on Halloween and ‘surprising’ both friends and family. She was always there when you needed her.
Her children would like to thank all the doctors, nurses, care aides, and others at both Active Care Senior Services, and at Ridgeview Lodge, who took such good care of Audrey in her later years.
No service will be held at her request. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Society of B.C.