She waited until we were all together, and on Saturday afternoon, November 20, 2021 we said goodbye to the wife and mother we adored so much .She was as strong and as graceful as anyone could possibly be. We held her hand and we kissed her cheek as her gentle soul crossed to the other side. For those of you who knew Pat, her family was everything to her and she was everything to us. Predeceased by her mother, Dorothy and sister, Mickey, she is survived by her loving husband of 61 years Gary; children Guy, Darrin (Vicky), Dale (Chiara), Carrie Ellen (Dave);  special daughter-in-law, Chris; father, Cliff Banner (Sylvia);siblings Vera (Bob), Deb and Dave (Maureen).

She adored, loved and lived for her grandchildren, Krystina (Luke), Jaime (Alex), Brody, Courtney (Andy), Alexandra, Giuliana, Gabriel, Alison and Nate, and her great grandchildren, Faraley, Sarita, Evan and Frankie. Pat had spent nearly 40 years working in Municipal, Provincial and Federal elections becoming a mentor for many. She loved her extended family there very much. When she wasn’t grand-mothering or working you’d find her hands busy, knitting profusely making baby blankets, sweaters and hats for her great grandchildren yet to arrive or donate to the local maternity ward.

Whether fishing for the big springs at Rock Bay, the beach at Qualicum or a trip to Disneyland, Pat especially loved camping trips with her family. She was the most special wife, mother, grandmother and friend who will be missed so very, very much. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Victoria Hospice https://victoriahospice.org/how-you-can-help/ways-to-donate/donate/

A Celebration of Life will be held in the New Year, for those wishing to attend please email Carrie candwilliams@shaw.ca for details.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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  • Donna Forster

    So very sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. She was a wonderful neighbour who helped me when I first moved in to our complex.

    I offer you my prayers for peace and grace.

    Donna Forster Unit 17

  • Rusty Priske

    Growing up she was nearly my second mother. I am glad I got to see her on my last trip back to Victoria.
    She will be greatly missed.

  • Kerri-lea ,Bruce,Zackary, Logan,Noah and Spencer Dutrisac

    Pat was so sweet, loving and very very special to us. We will treasure our time and memories of her. She was so kind and loving to all. Her love for her family was beautiful. We always loved spending time with her at the Royals games. She spoke of her family with so much love. Her smile and warm hugs will be with us always…

  • Norm and jo wilson

    We are very sad to hear of the loss of your wife, mom, grandma and great grandma. Pat loved you all so much! Will always remember seeing Pat working with Gary in the garden, camping and fishing at rock bay, and of course always knitting for all of you! Big hugs to you all, especially Gary

  • Bette Streifel

    Gary and family. We are so sorry for your loss. Pat was a lovely person and we were happy to have seen her prior to her passing. Bette and Chuck Streifel

  • David Babin

    Guy and family, so sorry for your loss. As difficult as it is to lose someone so special and dear to your hearts, take comfort in knowing she’s ok, still in your memories forever, and has had a profound impact on everyone around her during her wonderful time on Earth. Pat was a special person to everyone she touched. I’m certain she’ll still be touching you all in angelic ways. Wishing you all peace over the holidays as you take the time to remember the stories and laughs you’ve all shared with Pat.

  • Velma Priske

    My heart is so sad for all of you. She was the best. Keep your memories tucked away and the day will come when you will all bring them out and enjoy the happiness she wanted for you all. ” Love you “was the last thing we said to each other. I am so grateful to have had her in my life.

  • Ansley and Jennifer Watts

    We are so sad for the loss of this kind, clever and fun light in your lives. She was always so lovely to us and our kids. We all looked forward to seeing her while serving alongside her at the elections, watching the Royals play and feasting on turkey dinner. Bless you all in this time of loss. We are here for you. Ansley, Jennifer, Adam, Lauren, Jacob and Vivien

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