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Born: Apr 17, 1933

Date of Passing: Feb 25, 2018

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STEVEN LAWRENCE BANERA April 17, 1933 - February 25, 2018 It is with utmost sadness that we announce the passing of our husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Steven Lawrence Banera, who passed away suddenly at the Selkirk Regional Health Centre, on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at the age of 84 years. Leaving to cherish his memory is his wife of 59 years, Joyce, daughter Sheryl (Larry) Sinclair, son Trent (Annette), grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Taylor, Brady and Judd Sinclair; Michael (Cathy) Krawchuk, Olivia; Marnie Krawchuk (Manu), Jack and Lainie; brother Harold (Bernice), and many nieces, nephews and cousins; extended family mother-in-law Anne Yanisiw, sister-in-law Grace (Ron) Mihaychuk and Carla. He was predeceased by parents Bill (1985) and Sadie (1998), brother John (1958), and father-in-law John Yanisiw (1985). Steven was born in Teulon, MB on April 17, 1933 and grew up and attended school in Chatfield, MB, Teulon, MB, Normal School (1954 to 1955) and Universities of Winnipeg and Manitoba. He was very community oriented and served on Selkirk Town Council for six years, member of the Selkirk Kiwanis Clubs of Selkirk and Gimli for many years, Life Member of Chatfield Oldtimers Get Together Club, Life Member of Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame and member of Selkirk United Church. As a Kiwanis member, he served as Secretary some 20 years, president and was recipient of Mel Osborne Fellow and Legion of Honour awards. He played baseball in his younger years and played with the Chatfield Cardinals team. In 2003, the 1952 to 1959 team was inducted into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame in the small town category. Living in Selkirk, he coached Selkirk Teachers Fastball Club where one year they went to the provincials in Brandon. His involvement with baseball led to the development of a baseball diamond at the Selkirk Regional High School. He served as trustee on the SUC board, sang with the Back Pew Boys choir and did other volunteer work for the church; he had an integral part in many endeavours important to Selkirk's growth. Steven started permit teaching when he was 16 years old. His first school was at Willowview School in Narcisse, MB, which was a one room school. After permit teaching, he went back to school to complete his Grade 12, Normal School and University. After 39 years as an educator/administrator, he retired June 1988. Steven was proud of his family and especially his grandchildren who were the light of his life. The family would like to thank the doctors and staff for their kindness during Steven's brief stay at the Selkirk Regional Health Centre. Service of Remembrance will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 5, 2018 at the Selkirk United Church, 202 McLean Ave., Selkirk, MB. Interment will be at a later date. Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Selkirk United Church, Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice. Vichnaya Pamyat Condolences, photos and videos may be left on Steven's tribute wall at Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk in care of arrangements.
Publish Date: Mar 3, 2018

STEVEN LAWRENCE BANERA On Sunday, February 25, 2018 at the Selkirk Regional Health Centre, Steven Banera, aged 84 years of Selkirk, MB, beloved husband of Joyce, passed away. A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 5 at 11:00 a.m. in the Selkirk United Church. Full obituary to follow in Saturday's paper. Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk in care of arrangements.
Publish Date: Feb 28, 2018

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 03, 2018

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • Mr. Banera was a fine, fair, teacher and man. He taught me grade 6 and I never forgot him. I also remember that he was a volunteer fireman in Selkirk. My deepest sympathy to his family. - Posted by: Heather Vogen (student) on: Mar 26, 2018

  • Our sincere condolences to Joyce and Family, We wanted to attend Steve's funeral, but the weather made the decision for us. Our special memories of Steve were the road trips visiting the towns of Chatfield, Poplarfield, Rembrandt, Gimli, Winnipeg Beach, etc. and our special guided tours of cemeteries with a very knowledgeable tour guide. He will be sorely missed by all who had the good fortune of knowing him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time. Jerry and Randy Banera - Posted by: Jerry and Randy Banera (First Cousin) on: Mar 06, 2018

  • Deepest condolences to Joyce and family on Steve's passing. He was a regular and faithful member of our morning coffee group for the past thirty years and will be sadly missed. - Posted by: Ed & Shirley Markevich (Friend) on: Mar 05, 2018

  • Our families' sincere condolences to the entire Banera family on the passing of Steve. He was not only my principal, he will be remembered as a close family friend and one of my fathers dearest friends. On behalf the of the entire Maksymyk family, thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, Dale Maksymyk - Posted by: Dale Maksymyk () on: Mar 04, 2018

  • One of the BEST Teachers that I ever had. - Posted by: Oliver Nordal (Former Student -Grade 7 Robert Smith Junior High) on: Mar 04, 2018

  • Condolences to Stevens family. He will be remembered as being my teacher in Chatfield School. I enjoyed listening to his singing with the Backstreet Boys. I had attend a quite a few of the concerts. He will be sadly missed. - Posted by: Patricia Chymy (friend) on: Mar 03, 2018

  • Joyce and family: My sincere sympathy to you and your family at this time of sorrow, at this time when a loved one is missed. I'm proud to say that Steven was my teacher in elementary school. Sorry I will not be able to make it for the service on Monday as I'm in the midst of a seasonal job doing Taxes with Liberty Tax Services, but my thoughts and prayers will be with you Joyce. Hope to see you this summer on my venture to visit family in Winnipeg and area. Love and prayers: Kathy Kidd - Posted by: Kathy Kidd (Pawlychyn) (Joyce's cousin) on: Mar 02, 2018

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