It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of James Maurice (Maury) Banks, on April 26, 2011 at the age of 71. He is survived by his wife Deborah, sons Cory and Colin, and daughter Jenica.

Maury was born in Vermilion, Alberta, and grew up in Fort Saskatchewan. He moved to Peace River to begin his radio career, and worked on several radio stations in the province. He moved to Davenport, Iowa to pursue a Chiropractic degree, working at radio station WQUA to put himself through school. He graduated in 1971 and worked in Edmonton before moving to Vernon, where he worked at radio station CJIB while starting his practice. He will be remembered for his sense of humor and great voice. He loved taking care of people and was hugely proud of leading the fight to allow chiropractors the title of Doctors of Chiropractic.

He was married to Deborah for 33 years, and he and his sons were very involved in the sport of BMX, at the local Ranger Park – and raced every BMX track in western Canada. He served as local and national president for many years. He enjoyed traveling out of the country as well, to Japan, Spain, Belgium and France for World BMX Championships. He also enjoyed special coffees, homework, and dance Recitals with his daughter. Maury was active in the Gyro Club, Rotary Club, and Palmer College Alumni. He loved to read and learn, and continued taking health-related courses after retirement.

Cremation and no service by request. Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155. Condolences may be offered at www.vernonfuneralhome.com

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