ADAM JOHN BANERA
October 9, 1935-February 13, 2020
At the age of 84 years, at the Gimli Community Health Center, Adam was called to mushroom heaven carrying his plastic gallon pail. He will be picking crocuses and lady slippers to honor his wife of 56 years Josephine. Adam struggled bravely with gastric cancer for the past two years.
Adam’s journey began on the homestead in Rembrandt, Manitoba with his parents and seven sisters. Adam worked hard all his life, he was a self-taught carpenter and farmer. Dad/Grandpa loved his garden and was extremely proud of his flower gardens at the homestead farm. His cooking specialties was pickles (never too much garlic), soup and head cheese. Rummoli and card games will never be the same, but this tradition will continue. He leaves many happy memories for his children and grandchildren. He will be missed immensely by his six children and 17 grandchildren. Marie Arnbjornsson children Dana, Heida and Jonas; Ed and Vickie Banera children Daniel, Kyle and Lauren; Steve Banera children Linden, Shelby and Leah; Jeff and Joy Banera children Wesley (Sarah), Robin, Tristin and Stephanie; Tim and Brenda Banera children Melissa and Brandon; Nancy and Mark Humniski children Kyra and Tanner. Special family friend Cheryl and Blair Knutson have been along for the journey.
Also left to mourn are his sisters Florence Hurak, Julie Peterson, Elizabeth Tymchen, Shirley (Mike) Kowalchuk, Emily (Johnny) Chabluk and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his parents John and Ann Banera, sisters Sophie Kozoriz and Olga Romanchuk.
A come and go celebration of life will take place on Saturday, February 22 at the Gimli New Horizons Club, 17 North Colonization Road in Gimli from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
In accordance with Adam’s wishes there will be a private ceremony at a later date.
“We were not rich but we had everything we needed. Amen”
Condolences may be left on his tribute wall at www.gilbartfuneralhome.com
Gilbart Funeral Home, Gimli in care of arrangements.
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