Former City Councillor and Community Volunteer Bert Banks has Passed Away


The City of Kimberley is sad to announce the passing of Bert Banks, long-time City councillor and community volunteer.

Bert Banks was a city councillor for 17 years, and a volunteer with Kimberley Community Development Society (KCDS).  Bert was instrumental in the development of Kimberley’s Bavarian theme, golf courses, campground, aquatic centre, and Mark Creek Dam.  As an ambassador and advocate for the City of Kimberley, Bert Banks served as President of the Association of Kootenay Boundary Local Governments (AKBLG) in 2001-2002, and was a lifetime member.

The Banks family will be hosting a Celebration of Life for Hubert (Bert) Banks at the Kimberley Conference Centre at the Kimberley Alpine Resort on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, from 2:00 pm. 

In memory of Bert Banks, the City of Kimberley will be hosting a free public swim on Tuesday, January 3rd, from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, at the Aquatic Centre where the Bert Banks Lap Pool is located.

Our deepest condolences to the Banks family.