Obituary of Kenneth Allan Binkley
Kenneth Allan Binkley
1942 – 2021
With sadness we announce the passing of Ken, on June 3, 2021, at the age of 79.
Ken was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing, camping, hunting, usually in his favorite place to be, “the high country.” He loved his wife deeply, and the laughter of small children. Ken respected and felt that “all women were special” and showed it by always being a gentleman, holding doors, and letting all the ladies go first. His title of “Uncle” was the most important one he held. He will be missed by all that knew him and called him uncle, husband, and friend.
Ken is survived by his sister Colleen Hastie, and his loving wife Sharon.
He was predeceased by his father Stuart E Binkley, and mother Fern Howell, brother-in-law Kenneth C McElderry, Theodore “Ted” McElderry, sisters-in-law Laura Dexter and Chrystal Dolan, two brothers Gary and Mark.
Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds- and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of – wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence, Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I’ve topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew.
And, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.
By John Gillespie Magee Jr
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in honour of Ken to the Heart and Stroke foundation. https://www.heartandstroke.ca/