“The Legend of Copetown”
Charlie Binkley, wise and loving father, fiercely loyal friend, joyful and prank-loving brother, hard-working community member and neighbour, died peacefully on Friday, September 9, 2022. He embraced life and valued passion, curiosity, and hard work. He welcomed everyone and would help anyone. His impact on the “Hub of the Universe” (a.k.a. Copetown) will live on forever. He was a salesman by profession, but his heart was in his hobby farm; many’s the day you could find Charlie dutifully tending to his pick-your-own blueberry patch, delivering wood to the community, and butchering deer and moose for the local hunters each year. Charlie was the beloved partner of the late Barb Bishop and previously married to the late, great Georgina Binkley. Together, they raised their only daughter, Colleen Martin (Garrett). He will be sadly missed by his nephew Greg Binkley, who was like a son to him; his brother and sisters Mike, Susan and Teresa; and many nieces and nephews, who he was very fond and proud of. Predeceased by brothers Tom and Pat. Charlie has been cremated and a private family service and interment of ashes will take place. We welcome friends, family, and the community to celebrate Charlie on November 5th, 2022, 4 p.m. and onward (Copetown Community Centre, 1950 Governors Road, Dundas, ON L9H 5E3). It will be an informal celebration with his friends and family sharing stories and memories of Charlie, while raising a glass. In lieu of flowers, Charlie would love donations to the Copetown Lions Club, as he dedicated most of his adult life to the Club’s great work. Contact them at 905-628-9089.