“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.
“The Legend of Copetown”
Uncle Charlie, you were one of a kind and a great uncle to us. Thanks for getting involved with your nieces and nephews and for all the great advice. We knew the door was always open at your house. Love, Rob & Yuko Binkley, Suwanee, Georgia
Charlie was a great neighbor and we all enjoyed his company. He was always good for a laugh. The kids loved when he would give them a ride on his ATV. He was so great with our kids and always took the time to chat with them wherever he saw us out and about. He will be greatly missed.
Charlie was so full of personality and energy( life) so many great
Memories in Copetown going back to my mother and Charlie’s mom
Friends and neighbours.
Always a great connection over the years, we all missed you at the DDHS reunion in august. My condolences to the Binkley Family.
Charlie will be missed.
So sad to hear of Charlie’s passing. A great guy.
RIP Charley. You are fondly remembered by all of us touched by your human kindness and good humour.
So sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing.
Had the pleasure of working with him for a few years and had several outings to the blueberry patch.
Charlie was a great individual.
Charlie, we known each other for about 67 years, we missed checking on each other this year. You will be missed. My condolences to the Binkley family. RIP BINK.
Colleen so sorry to hear about Charlie passing. He touched a lot of lives and his door was always open. I have fond memories of his Corn Roast, sitting around the Fire at nite and he offering up advice!! Solicited or not he offered his opinion. lol. Rest In Peace Charlie Mark and Darlene Biehlet
Our sincere condolence to Charlies family and to all who loved him over the years. I have very fond memories of Charlie which go back to my teen years when he would give me many rides home from work. He took time to share his expertise one evening wrapping meat in the butcher shop , visited at my home and always was pleasant kind and caring. I was also a friend of his first wife Georgina but when my husband and i were married and lived some distance away we lost touch. Remember the good times ,grieve for the ones you love and hold them in your heart forever.
Colleen, I’m saddened to hear of your dads passing. I knew Charlie when we were young and as we have grown older. He was a lovely man and we will all miss him.
Cannot imagine the ‘world’ without Charlie!
Always fun, always a positive attitude, and always much laughter spending time with him. Met Charlie when he came to work with us at J.D. where many exciting and enjoyable occasions were shared.
We will miss picking the blueberries, wood for the fireplace ‘way back when’ and sharing lunches on the picnic table after those enjoyable blueberry picking sessions.
Keeping the fun memories and our prayers close in our thoughts and in our hearts.
Lovingly, Paul & Nettie Pawliw, Burlington.