Duane Binning

Funeral Service

2:00 pm
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Standard Community Hall
150 Yorick Avenue
Standard, Alberta, Canada

Obituary of Duane LeRoy Binning

October 31, 1938 – January 11, 2020

Duane Binning of Strathmore, formerly of Standard, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at the age of 81 with his loving family by his side.

Duane was the second son of Paul and Loretta Binning and raised on the family farm near Carmangay along the banks of the Little Bow River. Duane received his teaching certificate from the University of Alberta in Calgary, and at the age of 19 accepted his first teaching position at Mossleigh. During the three years he taught here, he met his true love Carolyn (Hayes) of Arrowwood and in 1961 they were married in a double wedding with Carolyn’s sister Lois and Walter Leadbeater. Duane was then Principal at Arrowwood School for 5 years, then moved to Standard to become Principal of Standard School for 28 years. Duane continued his university education in the evenings and summers to obtain his education degrees while raising his family.

In the 46 years they resided in Standard, Duane was very involved in the community as a volunteer firefighter, long time Lions member, and village councillor. Duane was very happy when Memory Lane came to be because he was part of the council when that project was just a vision. He also served on the Library board and was instrumental in the building of the current library. He loved his gardening and woodworking, and could pretty much fix anything and everything. Camping and fishing were very much part of his life. He and Carolyn also enjoyed many winters in Arizona and several cruises.

Duane leaves behind his wife of 58 years Carolyn of Strathmore; four daughters Laurie (Sheldon) Watt of Carbon, Norma (David) Deisman of Strathmore, Joan Binning of Calgary and Debra (Warren) Kapaniuk of Whitehorse, Yukon. He will also be remembered by his eight grandchildren Tanner Watt, Danika (Kyle) Kalmbach, Kristine (Joe) Elliott, John (Hiransh) Deisman, Jeffrey (Courtnay) Deisman, Krystal Deisman, Wyatt Kapaniuk and Emmett Kapaniuk, as well as five great grandchildren Troy and Lola Deisman, Amaiya Deisman, Lincoln Kalmbach, and Duane Elliott. Duane is also survived by his brother Gary Binning and sister Karen (Ron) Fisher as well many nieces and nephews. Duane was predeceased by his infant son Dennis, parents Paul and Loretta, brothers Gordon and Keith and sister Diane Fisher.

The family wishes to express our sincere thanks to staff at Sagewood and Dr. Young for taking such excellent care of Duane.

Funeral Services will be held at the Standard Community Hall, 150 Yorick Avenue in Standard on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at 2:00 pm. Interment to follow at the Standard Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made to the Village of Standard  (Box 249  Standard, AB T0J 3G0) for the Memory Lane Project or the Standard Municipal Library. Donors are requested to identify how they wish their funds be directed.

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