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Born: Oct 25, 1947

Date of Passing: Nov 24, 2022

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October 25, 1947 – November 24, 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Patrick Prasek at his home with his loving wife of 53 years, Anne, at his side on November 24, 2022.
He is survived by his son Darby (Lyssa), daughter Arlene, son Christopher (Sheri), and daughter Adele (Kevin); his grandchildren Chelsea, Shane, Janessa, Alex, Brett, Kaisha (Matthew), Conner, and Areanna; and his great-grandchildren Rachel, Liam, Elijah, Watson and Kalila. He is also survived by his sister Nancy (Hallard); his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Abe (Helen), Mary, Jake (Linda), John (Shelagh), Laura, Helen (Gordon), Peter, and Christine (Jamie); and his numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Leslie and Cecile, his parents-in-law Henry and Maria, his brothers-in-law Gary and George, and his sisters-in-law Tina and Marge.
Dad was born on October 25, 1947, in Steinbach, Manitoba. He grew up on the shores of Whitemouth Lake where he enjoyed hunting, fishing and milking cows with his mother while his father worked in the bush. After finishing school, he went to work at the University of Manitoba where he met the love of his life, Anne. They were married on May 31, 1969, and they were blessed with four children who were born in quick succession over the next six years. They started their married life in Thompson, then moved to Winnipeg where Dad worked as a mechanic until 1972 when they joined his parents' dairy farm back at Whitemouth Lake. In 1980 after losing the farm in a devastating fire, Mom and Dad moved to Piney where they started over and farmed until 2002. They stayed in Piney for another 10 years, during this time Dad worked construction with Christopher for a time and then at the saw mill in South Junction. In 2012 after Mom and Dad sold their farm, they moved to St. Malo where Dad drove school bus for DSFM.
Dad could always be counted on to help out anyone at a moment's notice. He was happiest when he was surrounded by his family, especially when everyone was all together out on the lake fishing. During the last 10 years, Dad was not only a school bus driver, he was an honorary grandfather to many of the kids on his school bus.
Last month, our family had a wonderful celebration for Dad's 75th birthday. We will cherish the memory of how happy Dad was that day.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, December 4, 2022, at 2:30 p.m. at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, 162 PTH 52 W, Steinbach, MB R5G 1Y1 with a private family ash interment at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba or Diabetes Canada.

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1-204-346-1030 OR 1-888-454-1030

Publish Date: Dec 3, 2022

October 25, 1947 – November 24, 2022

Patrick Prasek passed away at home with his wife by his side on Thursday, November 24, 2022, at the age of 75 years and one month.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, December 4, 2022, at 2:30 p.m. at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach, MB.
To join the family via livestream, please visit and click the link on Patrick's tribute page.

Publish Date: Dec 1, 2022

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As published in The Carillon, Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 01, 2022, Dec 03, 2022

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Anne and family, we are so sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. You were such kind, good neighbors to my Dad, Garnet Comberbach when you lived in Piney, MB. Our children, Garnet’s grandchildren loved to stop at your farm for a visit with you, see the cows being milked and spend time with the farm cats. Pat was such a happy, larger then life, kind man. As my dad aged he was fortunate to have you and your family as close friends. Pat was so pleasant, I can only imagine he has made such an impression on so many and will be greatly missed. Sending our love to you Anne and family at this sad time. Randy and Lorise Clark, Sherwood Park, AB. - Posted by: Lorise Clark (Friend) on: Dec 13, 2022

  • Ann and Family. So very sorry to hear of Pat's passing. We have many fond memories of our involvement with you and Pat, while you lived and worked, in this area. Our warm wishes to you all in your loss. Yvette and Al, Moose Lake. - Posted by: Al and Yvette Fedirchuk (Friends) on: Dec 05, 2022

  • I remember the day that I met Patrick in front of his house in St Malo during a September long weekend parade. We discussed the opportunity of driving school bus for First Student. Over the years, whenever we met at the gas bar or elsewhere, Patrick always thanked me for having talk about becoming a driver. I found him to be such a gentle soul and genuine. He will be sorely missed. My condolences to the family. - Posted by: Georges (Friend ) on: Dec 04, 2022

  • Pat was one in a million. He was a great husband, amazing father and special Grandpa. We will miss hearing all the fishing stories from Adele and having Pat drop in to the salon for a quick visit. A good man who will be missed by many. - Posted by: Tammie DUECK (Friend ) on: Dec 03, 2022

  • I have fond memories of being in Piney High School with Pat and getting to know him in those years. My condolences to his friends and family. - Posted by: Abe Spicer (Friend) on: Dec 02, 2022

  • I have many great memories of Pat. He was always ready with conversation - that could last several minutes. He had the "gift of gab" so to speak. Always a joy to be around. My heartfelt sympathy to Anne, Darby, Adele, Chris, Arlene and family. He will be missed. - Posted by: elaine sanness (Cousin) on: Dec 01, 2022

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