Danny Au

February 9, 2020

Obituary

Passed unexpectedly away at home on February 9, 2020, with his spouse at his side, Danny Au, aged 63 years.  He is predeceased by his parents Wit Woo and Wah Soon Au and brother Larry Au.  Leaving behind to celebrate Danny’s life spouse Cathy Davis; sons Timothy and Gregory (Laura) Au; stepdaughter Allyson (Karl) Garrison and Jeannie Au and Family in Toronto; also, other relatives and friends.  The family will accept visitors at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 239 Freshwater Road, on Thursday February 13, 2020, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral service will take place from the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Friday February 14 at 11:00 a.m.  No Flower’s by request.  Donations in Danny’s memory may be made to the Single Parents Association.

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2-4 p.m. on February 13, 2020

7-9 p.m. on February 13, 2020

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:00am, Friday February 14th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Dear Cathy,
Please accept our sincere condolences. We had just heard today of Danny’s passing.
So sorry for your loss.
Phyllis and John Fitzgerald. February 24, 2020

Cathy, We were so very shocked and saddened to hear of Danny’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences to you and all your family. Thinking of you during this very difficult time and hoping that you will find comfort in your wonderful memories of your time together.
Don and Donna Feltham

Cathy,
Ray and I were so deeply shocked and saddened to hear of Danny’s passing.. our thoughts are with you, Greg, Tim,,Allyson and all the family at this very difficult time..
Danny was such a gentle man. My hearts goes out to you today. I’ll be in touch when I get back home.

My condolences to the family.

I was so saddened and shocked to hear of Danny’s passing.. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of grief and heartache. It was a pleasure to work with Danny at the Ocean Sciences Centre and I have many great memories of him. He was a wonderful and kind person and I will remember him always. I offer my deepest condolences to all who mourn him, may he Rest in Peace.

Dear Cathy, Timothy and Gregory; We are so sorry for your loss. I was very shocked to hear of Danny’s passing. We both grew up in St. John’s and went through high school together and in the time since, he always had time to chat whenever we met. Danny was a wonderful person and I feel very privileged to have known him. Life is too short, but cherish those memories you have. Our deepest condolences to all of you.

Gordon

We are saddened to hear of Danny’s passing .Over the years of him coming to Roddickton for his annual fishing trip ,he has became part of our family .We will miss our cabin trips and nightly chats around our campfire .He never missed a chance to make fun of any of us . With deepest sympathy .Trent and Melissa Decker .

Cathy, we are so sorry to hear of Danny’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We are sure you have fond memories that will get you through this difficult time. Herb & Joanne Gorman

Gus and I are deeply sorry to hear of Danny’s passing.sending hugs and sincere condolences to you at this difficult time.

Cathy, David and I are deeply sorry to learn of Danny’s passing. Danny had an infectious smile and beautiful warm energy and we always loved to see you both at mom and dad’s gatherings or around town. Sending our sincerest condolences and wishing you peace during this difficult time.

Dear Cathy, Timothy & Greg,
We are as shocked as everyone else and are deeply saddened to hear of Danny’s sudden passing. As Pete said, I too reflect back on the memories and fun times growing up from our childhood.. Although I haven’t seen him much since moving to Toronto, but he was never forgotten…and the photo says it all, as we remember how much he and his dad loved to fish and the outdoors..
On behalf of my family (Patsy, Ryan, Stacey), we want to offer our sincere condolences for your loss . Rest in peace Danny and God Bless.

Harry

Cathy, Timothy and Gregory. So sorry to hear this sad news. Danny and the Au family was part of my childhood memories of growing up in NL. We would see him on our trips back east at the flower service. He always had a smile and a chat. Our condolences to you and those who were touched by his time with us.

Cathy & Family, So sorry to hear of Danny’s passing. Thinking of you and your family during this very sad time.

Cathy, Tim, Greg and Families. Our thoughts are with you at this most difficult time. We were in total shock when we heard the news. I worked with Danny at the OSC workshop and learned much from him. We had many good laughs, and a few good feeds. He will be sadly missed by many colleagues. Cherish all your good memories.

Dear Cathy, Tim & Greg , my thoughts and prayers are with you iat this difficult time. I will always remember my numerous conversations with Danny and especially his famous one-liner “Oh for xxxx sake”. He will be greatly missed..

My heart goes out to you Cathy sorry for you loss thinking of you in your trying time. Michael Nicholas

Cathy,

I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Your memories of happy times will help to sustain you as the days go by. Those memories will live on in your heart and will never fade. Sending you my deepest sympathies.
Beverley Janes

Cathy, Timothy and Gregory.
We are so sorry for your loss. You have our deepest sympathy and are in our thoughts and prayers.. May your beautiful memories sustain and bring you comfort during this difficult time.
Mabel & Joe
Florida

Cathy,
Totally in shock upon hearing of Dan’s passing. I worked at the OSC with Danny and were great friends. You and Dan traveled a fair bit so he always was there to offer travel advice to myself and Pam, hence my ” Travel Consultant!”. He was an all around great person and will be sadly missed. Sincere Condolences to you and Family.
By Pam & Randy Cahill

To Timothy and Gregory – We were shocked and saddened to read of your Dad’s death today. We were neighbours on Croucher Crescent in the 80’s. Danny was a great neighbour, generous and kind and we enjoyed meeting and chatting with him after you left our street. We are sending you our deepest sympathy and holding you in thought and prayer.
Henry and Shirley Andrews (Jennifer, Heather and Stephen)

It’s with heavy heart to hear about Danny passing. I’ve known him for at least 35 years. I started to know him when he worked for my mother Patricia (Gaze) Gunn he was an asserti to the company(Gaze Seed Company) and mom thought the world of him. He will certainly be missed by all who knew him. He was a gentleman and customers at the Gaze Seed Company thought the world of him especially of his knowledge of tropical fish which was a very popular item at the company.

Mysincere condolences go out to his family on his passing. Your life long friend JOHN GUNN.

Cathy and Family,
I have no words to describe the sadness that I feel over the loss of Danny. I knew him for many years from the OSC and we became great friends. I cannot believe that I will never hear his voice telling a joke or a big hug from him when we met up. He will be missed so much.

Cathy,so sorry to hear about the sudden passing of Danny,,my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time,hold your precious memories close,it will help you as time heals your heart.

Cathy and Family,
What a horrible shock for you all. We will miss Danny very much , such a wonderful gentlemen he was. We are very saddened and heartbroken for you all.
Scott, Derrick and the Universal Travel team

Cathy, and Family,
Words cannot describe how sad we feel for your loss. Danny was a great guy with an award winning smile. And, will surely be missed..May you find comfort in the difficult days ahead from the outpouring of love and concern that surrounds you.

Dear Greg and Family
We are so sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing.. We are thinking of you and all of the family at this difficult time..

I am heavily shocked and very deeply saddened to hear of my dear cousin, good friend and salmon fishing buddy Danny Au passing so suddenly . His smiling face will forever be missed on the Southeast River. At whatever perfect river full of salmon may you be now, May each and every cast rise a big one and give you tight lines.
I extend my sincere condolences especially to Cathy & the boys at this extremely difficult time.

Sorry to hear about Danny’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Barb and Wayne in Toronto.

Cathy, Tim, Greg and Allyson:
I simply don’t have the words I need to convey how devastated I am to hear of Danny’s untimely passing. Danny and I have been friends for over forty years, and during that time I have only known him to be an incredibly hardworking, caring and loyal friend. We have laughed together, shed years together, revelled in each other’s successes, and spent numerous occasions reminiscing late into the night /early morning with drinks in hand just celebrating life. To think that I will never have another opportunity to do so saddens me to the core. I want you all to know your overwhelming loss is shared by all of us who were blessed to have Danny in our lives. May God help you through this crushing heartbreak and use your memories of happy times together to move you through the difficult days ahead.
Rest in peace my special friend. You will be remembered, always.

So sorry to hear this sad new. We will miss Danny’s fun loving nature, and how he always closed a comment with laughter and a smile. Sending our sincere condolences to the Au family.

Cathy,
We are thinking of you during this heartbreaking time.Our sincere condolences to you, Alison and family.
You and Danny were the best neighbours ever!
Evelyn & Raymond Kielly

Greg & Tim,
So sad to hear about the sudden passing of your father. My sincere condolences to you and your families.

Dear Cathy I sent you a message earlier & forgot to sign my name,it showed Anonymous,hope u get it ok.

I worked at the OSC as a Technician for over 10 years. Danny, Damian and Jim in the Workshop were always there to help us out with anything that we needed done. We shared many laughs throughout those years and Danny was usually the cause of it 🙂
He will be missed and remembered by all who knew him. So sorry for your loss…Rest easy Danny.

Dearest Cathy I am in disbelief as I read of Danny’s passing, so so sorry for your loss & all the family too,Cathy you were the best hairdresser I ever had & so missed you ,I think of you often,may God be with you over the next few days & may Danny rest in peace.

Our sincere condolences to your family on the sudden passing of Danny. Had not seen him much on our trips back home but fond memories of him and his family during my time growing up in St John’s
Philip Aue and Jane Stokes

My sincere condolences to your family. So sorry for your loss.

Greg and family,
I am so deeply sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. He was such a kind man and he made me laugh. Cherish the memories and hold them close. Love to you all.

I was shocked Cathy to hear of Danny’s passing
My condolences to you ,family and friends.

My condolences to Cathy, Tim, Greg, and all of Danny’s family and friends, on his passing. I knew Danny way back from when we both attended Bishop’s College, and whenever I saw him over the years, he always had a smile and loved a chat.

Janet Earle-Brewin

My sincere condolence to Danny’s family. I only have good memories of Danny during my time as a student at the OSC. Such a wonderful man. Always ready to help and always smiling.

My sincere condolence to you all. May your fond memories help you get through this very difficult time. May Danny Rest In Peace.

I want you to know, Cathy and Family Members, that you are very much in my thoughts at present. Danny was a wonderful man. I have many fond memories of the interactions I had with him over the years. God bless. Jim

Cathy, Tim, Greg, Allyson, the Au and Davis families, and all of Danny’s friends.

Danny’s kind, gentle and loving soul will be greatly missed by those of us who were lucky enough to have have known him. Kent and I treasure the time and experiences we will have shared with Cathy and Danny over the years. My mother passed away when she was only 57 years of age and I was closer in age to Tim, Greg, and Allyson. A friend gave me a card with a poem that I found very comforting. Danny’s passing once again brings it to mind and I share it here in the hope that it also brings you comfort when you think of Danny.

I DID NOT DIE:
Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow;
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain;
I am the gentle autumn’s rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush;
I am the swift uplifting rush.
Of quiet birds in circled flight;
I am the soft star than shines at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there; I did not die.

Danny was such a bright light many days as a grad student at the OSC! I’ll remember the twinkle in his eye and how he made me smile. He was such a help and one of those people you won’t forget.

Cathy, it is with shocked and heavy hearts, myself and Ken are sending our deepest condolences, to you and your families at this sad time.

Our many conversations around our gardens, snow clearing driveways , or sitting and spending time together, will be our precious memories, to tuck away in a safe place.

Danny was always there to help in any way he could, a down to earth wonderful caring person. The best neighbour you could be lucky enough to meet up with. For us , we were blessed, he was our neighbour , for all these years. There are no words, we can say , to let you know how we will forever miss Danny.

Our thought and prayers are with you Cathy, may all the beautiful memories you made together, help comfort you in the days ahead, and God Bless You and keep you strong.

Thinking of you, everyday, Hugs!

Cathy and Au Family,
So sorry to hear about Danny’s passing it was quite a shock. As his picture shows he loved the great outdoors! He had a few adventures @ the Whitten and Goulding Cabin in Glenwood up Hunting moose. He had a few laughs @ the Cabin and also @ the OSC with his workshop buddies. Remember the good memories of Danny and keep them close to your heart and he will always be with you! God bless you all and take care! RIP Danny

I was saddened to hear the news about Danny’s passing. I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Danny during my time as a student at the Ocean Sciences Center. Danny was a great help with many of my projects and a wonderful person to enjoy a chat with. I am passing on heart felt condolences to his family and friends..

I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of Danny. As a previous student at the OSC, Danny helped me a great deal with logistics in a kind/caring way. Seeing Danny daily at our workplace was a pleasure and I’ll always remember him smiling and laughing with colleagues. My sincere condolences to all the family.

Cathy, Tim & Greg
We were shocked & saddened to hear of Danny’s passing. He was such a kind & caring man . We will miss his smiles and fishing stories and of course our card games. Remember the good times you shared & take comfort in that. Our sincere condolences to all the family.

Cathy, I was saddened to learn of Danny’s unexpected passing.. My condolences to you. May you be comforted by your memories of times you both shared. Thinking of you in your time of sadness.

My heart is broken for you Cathy! I can’t imagine Danny is gone! You and he had such a special relationship and depended on each other. Condolences to all of Danny’s family! Wish I could be there to help you in this devastating time. I’m in Corner Brook helping my sister who just had surgery.. my prayers are with you my friend! I’m thinking of you!

So sorry to hear about Danny’s passing. I too will always remember his smiling face and jokes as a kid growing up in St. John’s. I haven’t seen him much over the years as I live in Ontario – but I will always remember the laughs with him. Rest in peace Danny!! Sincere condolences to his family at this difficult time.

Cathy and Family.
So sorry for your loss. I remember the good times we shared in our university days. We remember Danny “screeching in Lucas . Megan and Nancy ” in your kitchen!

Our deepest condolences to all of you and God bless .

Oh Cathy, so so sorry for your loss. My memory of Danny will always be with a smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family during this truly difficult time.

Cathy, so sorry to hear that Danny has passed away, sending you my deepest sympathy & big hugs. May you find comfort in all the wonderful memories you have made together.

Greg and Family ,
Our thoughts are with you on the passing of your Dad.. So sorry for your loss.
Terri and Paul

Cathy, Tim and Greg,

We are shocked and deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Danny. We couldn’t have had a better neighbour for all these years. In the winter, he was the first one out with the snowblower, helping his neighbours any way he could. The summer was all about the fishing.

Danny was a kind, friendly man, who always had a smile and a wonderful sense of humour. He will be terribly missed by his neighbours..
Our deepest condolences to all of you.

Greg and family, so very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Tracey’s parents are next door neighbors to your dad and Cathy and always said you could never meet nicer people. My sincere condolences at this very difficult time.

Cathy Tm and Greg. We are so sorry to hear of Danny’s passing. . Our deepest condolences to all the family. Hold onto all those wonderful memories close in your heart.

Stephanie Dyke
Skye and Dylan

So sorry for your loss. I will miss Danny very much.

Cathy Tim and Greg and family,. We are so sad to hear of Danny’s sudden passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.. May God’s grace bring strength comfort and healing in this time of sorrow.. Our sincere condolences to you and all the family.

Mundon and Glennis Reid.

Danny’s sudden passing was a huge shock and saddens me deeply.
The past couple of days had me remembering and reminiscing about our childhood and teenage days growing up in St. John’s.
Danny was a very kind and helpful person, who was always available to listen and lend a helping hand!
On behalf of my family (Lana, Amanda and Marissa) extend our deepest condolences to Cathy, Tim, Greg and Allyson from Calgary and will always remember Danny, who was always there to help!

Tim and Greg
I was so sorry and shocked to hear of your father’s sudden passing. While I haven’t seen him in several years, I have never forgotten him. My sincere condolences to you and your entire family.

D.J., Melissa & the Griffiths Family

He was a brilliant man with a great sense of humor and the best fishing stories. I always looked forward to conversations with him or just catching up. He always showed interest in our basketball games and practices throughout our school days.
I’m very saddened to hear of his sudden passing, my deepest sympathy.

Cathy and all the Au Family we were so shocked and sadden to hear of Danny’s sudden passing. It is so hard to believe that it was only 2 short weeks ago we all enjoyed an awesome Chinese New Year Dinner together.
Myself and Darryl always enjoyed our time spent together with you both and Dave and Mee Ling listening to all your wonderful travel experiences and Danny’s exaggerated fishing trips, stories we will always cherish. Danny was such a funny, down to earth person, you both were like to peas in a pod together. Our heartfelt condolences to you and the entire family.
Hugs
Darryl and Peggy

So sorry Cathy, Timothy and Greg and family. Can’t believe we were just talking to Danny on Wednesday. You are in our thoughts. We fondly remember Danny’s humour and his love of fishing and the outdoors.
Jim and Maureen Au

Cathy and Family,
I am shocked and saddened to hear of Danny’s passing. He was such a beautiful soul with the kindest heart.
My sincere condolences to you all.
Lisa

Our deepest sympathies and condolences to the Au family, So sorry to hear the sad news.

Cathy, Tim, Greg & Family

We are deeply saddened to hear of Dan’s passing. He was kind, gentle and always had a smile for all. Many fond memories of our time spent with Dan. May the love of family and friends comfort you during this difficult time. Sending our most heartfelt condolences.

Cathy and Family

So sorry to hear about Danny’s passing. He was such a sweet and caring person. Our deepest sympathy to all the family.

Cathy and Family,

Our heartfelt condolences to you all. We have many fond memories of times spent with Danny. He was always easygoing and had a joke for every occasion, a great friend. We will always remember him in our hearts.

Will and Donna Jim.

Cathy, Greg, Tim and Allyson

We are so saddened by the passing of Danny. He was a very special person with an welcoming smile and willingness to help others. He will be sorely missed by so many but especially his family who he dearly cared for.

Tim. Sorry to hear of your Dads passing. Take care

On behalf of my family (wife Mandy, sons Geoffrey, Justin, daughters Christina and Janan) my mom Jeannie Tsai Sen Au and myself a deep deep feeling of loss with the passing of a kind, giving and life-loving cousin,Danny. He is now with his parents and brother in Heaven and smiling down on us all.. Cathy, Timothy and Gregory you need to be strong in such a difficult time. Remembering the great times we shared with him will help us all.

To Cathy & the Au & Davis families,
We were so shocked & saddened to hear of Danny’s sudden passing! Please know that our thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time. May your memories give you strength & know… what you hold in memory are yours forever.
Val & Butch

Cathy and Family:
So sorry to read this sad news. My sympathy is extended to you at this difficult time. I hope your treasured memories will bring you comfort in the coming days.

Our sincere condolences to Cathy , the Au family and Danny’s friends. Danny will be missed, He was a great person and true friend. Our life was always a better place because you were in it.
Thinking of you now and always.

Perry and Marion Priddle
Norris Point. N.L.

Greg and family, I am very sorry to hear of your dads passing, I met Danny several times at the marine lab while down picking up seawater samples for the lab, he always asked me if I was talking to the BRAT ( Greg )lately lol, he always had a smile on his face and he will surely be missed !