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Born: Aug 22, 1952
Date of Passing: Nov 25, 2022Offer Condolences or Memory Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation
It is with saddened hearts that the family announces the sudden passing of Patricia Banera on Friday, November 25, 2022 after her short battle with cancer.
Patricia Banera was born Carolyn Patricia Laking on August 22, 1952 to parents, Albert Bruce and Norma Irene Laking (nee McCorkell) in Toronto, ON. Pat was the youngest of four siblings, all whom she loved dearly. In July, 1973 she married her life partner, Terrance Michael Banera in Winnipeg, MB. She became widowed by her husband's untimely passing in 2006.
Patricia was an accomplished paralegal for many years and took pride in her work. Pat was a caring, kind and reliable mother, sister, aunt and friend. She was always there for those who needed her.
Pat is survived by her daughter Kristina Michelle Banera; her three siblings, Phylis Norma Laking-Hunt, Gerald Bruce Laking and Sheilah Margaret Laking and many other relatives. She is predeceased by her parents, Bruce and Norma. She is now reunited with her husband Terry and her mom and dad.
The family will be hosting a memorial for Patricia at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 15, 2022 at Cropo Funeral Chapel at 1442 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB. For out-of-town family and friends of Pat's, the service will be available for viewing on the Cropo Funeral Chapel website which will be available online for three months post-service.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks those to consider donations to CancerCare Manitoba.
Publish Date: Dec 10, 2022
It is with great sadness that the family of Patricia Banera (born Carolyn Patricia Laking) announce her passing on Friday, November 25, 2022.
Her daughter, Kristina Banera and family would like to thank the amazing staff at the Selkirk General Hospital for their compassionate and constant care during Pat's stay.
A memorial date will be published in the coming week, as the family prepares the arrangements.
Publish Date: Nov 29, 2022 Make a donation to
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 29, 2022, Dec 10, 2022
Condolences & Memories (3 entries)
Wishing Patricia's family my sincerest condolences with her passing. I had the great please to work and get to know Pat during the last 30 years as a client at her law firms. She had a wonderful sense of humor and proficient demeanor that made dealing with sometime difficult matters less stressful for me as her client. She was a joy to work with, I will miss her very much. - Posted by: Del Dunford (Friend ) on: Dec 13, 2022
My condolences to her Family. I met Pat at the AW where everyone met for coffee years ago. She often talked about her daughter who she loved with all her heart. Rest In Peace Pat. - Posted by: Nuno Camara (Friend) on: Dec 10, 2022
I worked with Pat at TDS for almost 23 years. Pat was one of a kind and always made us laugh. Her favorite saying was she was multi-tasking because she would always be doing more than one thing at a time. When I moved into my new condo last year in August, she bought me an African violet plant to brighten my space and a door hanger that said Family and Friends welcomed. I will cherish these gifts even more so now. Rest easy my friend. Deanne Munch (TDS) - Posted by: Deanne Munch (co-worker) on: Nov 29, 2022
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