Carolyn Binning

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Standard Community Hall
150 Yorick Avenue
Standard, Alberta, Canada
Catered by Lionettes.

Obituary of Carolyn Louise Binning

April 24, 1941 – March 28, 2022 

Carolyn Binning of Strathmore, formerly of Standard, passed away peacefully on March 28, 2022, at the age of 80 years with her loving family by her side.

Carolyn was the third child of Stewart and Ella Hayes and was raised on the family farm east of Arrowwood. In her youth, Carolyn was very involved in the Canadian Girl Guide Movement and proud to be awarded her Gold Cord in 1958.  Later she dedicated many years of service to the 1st Standard Co. as Lieutenant and Captain.  Carolyn received her Stenographer’s Certificate at Lethbridge Secretarial College and started her career at Nobleford Cultivators; a job she loved. She met her true love, Duane Binning, at a dance in Mossleigh. Duane and Carolyn were married in 1961 in a double wedding with Carolyn’s sister Lois and Walter Leadbeater. Duane became Principal of Arrowwood School and there they began their life together.  After five years in Arrowwood they moved to Standard where they resided for 46 years, later moving to Strathmore in their retirement. Carolyn and Duane enjoyed 58 wonderful married years together.

Carolyn was an exceptional homemaker. She sewed clothes, made countless costumes for the skating carnivals, and was exceptionally gifted in baking and decorating beautiful cakes, creating lovely quilts and keeping the flower beds pristine. She made our house a home. Carolyn was a founding member of the Standard Figure Skating Club and a very proud Lifetime Member of the Standard Lionettes. Many days were spent RV’ing throughout Canada and the US. She and Duane also enjoyed several cruises and many winters at their home in Arizona.

Carolyn leaves behind daughters Laurie (Sheldon) Watt of Carbon, Norma (David) Deisman of Strathmore, Joan Binning of Calgary, and Debra (Warren) Kapaniuk of Whitehorse. She is also lovingly remembered by her eight grandchildren Tanner Watt, Danika (Kyle) Kalmbach, Kristine (Joe) Elliott, John Deisman (Hiransh Popat), Jeff Deisman (Courtnay Martiniuk), Krystal Deisman (Josh Erl), Wyatt Kapaniuk and Emmett Kapaniuk, as well as great grandchildren Troy and Lola Deisman, Amaiya Deisman, Lincoln and Emilia Kalmbach, and Duane and Benjamin Elliott. Carolyn was predeceased by her husband Duane, her infant son Dennis, parents Stewart and Ella Hayes, brother Ron Hayes, and sisters Lois Leadbeater and Susan Schalin.

The family wishes to express our most sincere thanks and gratitude to Tammy, Carrie and Kirra in your exceptional and devoted care of our Mom.  She felt very fortunate and grateful to have each of you in her life these last few years. Thank you also to our Mom’s community of support at Sagewood including her wonderful neighbours who all look out for one another. 

Funeral Service will be held at the Standard Community Hall (150 Yorick Avenue, Standard, AB) on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to Standard Memory Lane (Village of Standard, Box 249, Standard, AB T0J 3G0) or to the Standard Lionettes (Box 343, Standard, AB T0J 3G0). 

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