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friend, and he treated all with respect. We at the firm were the grateful beneficiaries
of Paul’s enthusiasm and exuberance. He always strove to do his
very best, to live life to the fullest and to appreciate the richness of the
human experience. We will miss his wisdom, his guidance and his humour.
We mourn his un death.
Boughton Law Corporation
Dale Yutaka Banno
With the passing of Dale Yutaka Banno on December
21, 2020, we lost a thoughtful, creative lawyer and a
gracious, kind man. His death leaves a hole in the
lives of many people.
Dale was a real estate lawyer. Until his cancer
diagnosis in September 2020, he was working from
home, looking after a few clients, most of whom had
become good friends. His professional colleagues knew him as a capable
practitioner, unfailingly courteous and friendly.
Dale was an elegant draftsman, a careful tactician, a conscientious solicitor,
an attentive listener, a generous friend, a tasteful guitarist, a connoisseur
of melody, an opinionated film buff, an outspoken restaurant critic, a
student of social and political events, a devoted Habs fan, an attentive Beatles
fan, an amateur philosopher, a serious photographer, a mischievous
mimic, a sincere citizen, a mediocre golfer, an engaging conversationalist,
a natural-born sailor, a faithful confidant and a keen-eyed observer of his
Dale was born in Kamloops on April 2, 1952. His father, Edward, was a
dentist. His mother, Mata, gave Dale his compass. Dale’s brothers, Victor
and Robert, were seven and nine years older. The boys were Sansei. As
Michael Bolton explained in his tribute to the late Robert Banno, Q.C., in the
March issue ((2021) 79 Advocate 276), that means their grandparents immigrated
from Japan. Dale’s Japanese background was a central aspect of the
man. It showed in his culinary preferences, aesthetic choices and quiet