May 3, 1946 – May 23, 2016
On Monday, May 23rd, after recently celebrating her 70th birthday, Jane Binkley the beloved daughter of Thelma Halliday Gibbons and the late Chuck Halliday, and loving sister to Bonnie Picard, entered into the Kingdom of Heaven. After a courageous 4 year battle with cancer, our mother has finally found peace. Jane leaves behind her husband of 49 years Tom and their 5 children; Rob (Yuko), Janice (John), Tim (Tracy), Kim (Mike), and Greg (Jackie). As a lifelong resident of Dundas, Jane led an energetic life enjoying local theatre , cards, swimming, skating, and cycling where she enjoyed many friends. With Jane, friends very quickly became lifelong friends. Although she shed her nursing cap many years ago to raise her family Jane’s compassion, patience, and humour was a gift to all who had the honour of her presence. Jane will be reunited with her step-father Clark Gibbons, and brothers Jerry and Greg. Remaining behind to mourn are Jane’s cherished grandchildren; Amanda (Paul) and Kyle Berdan, Britany and Carter, Emily and Becca Carty, and Ryan and Darcy, as well as many loyal friends and family. Thank you to the staff at St. Peter’s Palliative Care, also to the clergy and congregation at St. Augustine’s for supporting Tom and Jane’s faith when it was being put to the test. The kindness that Jane bestowed on others was in turn bestowed upon her through the thoughtfulness and support of so many family members, friends and neighbours who made her difficult times more endurable. Friends will be received by the family on Thursday afternoon and evening from 2-4 & 7-9 at the Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas. Cremation has taken place. A private family graveside will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
So many of my cherished family memories include Auntie Jane and Uncle Tom. Growing up, there were many holidays and gatherings where our families would get together and there was never a shortage of laughter, great food, and a few beverages. Auntie Jane was a wonderfully kind and caring woman who helped me navigate thru the difficult times of losing my mother at 15 and continued to be a constant source of warmth, love and family for the next 31 years. Auntie Jane always made me feel special and that she was looking out for me in the absence of my mom. You will be missed,but I smile thinking you have joined my mom and dad in heaven and are raising a glass all together once again.
Our Family’s love and thoughts to Uncle Tom, Robbie, Janice, Tim, Bug (Kim) and Greg and their families.
Susie Lawlor (Binkley), Dan, Clayton and Emma
Jane was always kind and wonderful to our family, she was a very special lady and will be greatly missed. Even with everything she was going through she never lost her unique positive outlook. Our sincere condolences to Tom and the entire family. Lorna, Mike, Scott and Rich Mizener
Such a warm, funny lady! She spoke the truth with a smile and a laugh. I always enjoyed talking with her and always felt the better for it. She will be missed.
My deepest condolences to Tom and all of Jane’s family. I worked with Jane at Mac and we became friends.
We didn’t speak often but when we did it was as if we spoke the day before. Jane was truly an understanding and giving person. I will always remember the laughs we shared and will think of her with a smile.
I am so sorry for the loss of such a wonderful wife, mother, grand mother and friend. I consider myself blessed for knowing her. Rest in peace sweet Jane.
May God Bless her entire family.
I’m sorry to hear of Jane’s passing. She was a wonderful person.
My sincere condolences to you all! I loved coming over to play at your house on the swings in your back yard! And your mom was so good to us with treats and letting me come all the time! The crab apple tree was so fun to climb in and so interesting to me that we couldn’t eat the ‘apples’. Those days in Copetown were fun times and great memories. Your mom always had a warm smile!
My thoughts and prayers are with you all,
Katie (Radford) Lewis
Aunt Jane will be remembered as a classy, strong, giving person, with a razor wit, and a huge heart. She was always quick with a smile, and a kind word. My wife reminded me of how she warmly welcomed her ibto our family. She said jacq wad more of a Binkley than i was! As one half of ‘the picky two’, she advised and provided a stiff backbone to our family. She will be greatly missed. I hope all are dealing eith the loss, as best they can, in their own way(s). Lots of love. Paddy and jacquie.
Dear Tom and Family We have just learned of Jane’s passing ,please know are thoughts are with you all at this sad and difficult time. Sincerley Wayne & Shirley
I just learned today of Jane’s passing which sadden me greatly. We were once sisters-in-law and I loved her. I have run into her here and there over the years but could not maintain a friendship due to circumstances. She was an extremely friendly, cheerful, caring, kind and warm person with a great sense of humor and a good heart. I learned much from her as a young teen. I often find myself thinking of her and hoping I will run into her again somewhere when I am out and about but have not seen her for a few years. Today, learning of her ordeal over the past few years and of her passing, I cried. To Tom, their children, grandchildren and their entire family, I wish to extend my heart felt condolences. May Jane find rest and peace in the loving arms of God.