Donald Bingley

Donald Bingley

Monday, May 4th, 2020
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BINGLEY, Donald Ross -

On May 4th, 2020 Donald Ross Bingley finished his last sail. He will be missed and always remembered with love!

Don lived a full and rewarding life starting in Toronto where he was born and raised with his sister Joy Umland (Chuck) & his brother Doug (Patsy). He met the love of his life, Evan, while they worked at the Sunnybrook Plaza in Leaside (he at the hardware store, she at the fabric store). Over the next 58 years (almost 54 married), they created a family and life filled with adventure and Dad jokes! He loved his daughters Adriane Beaudry (Greg) & Lisa Mitchell (Scott) and his grandchildren, Émélie, Sophie, Cameron and Alex.

Don spent his working career at General Electric which gave him the opportunity to work and travel worldwide. While home, Don could often be heard playing his flute or whistling. When not creating piles of sawdust in his workshop or making wine in the laundry room, he was typically down at the boat club sailing Gamon. He was a long-time active member of the Hamilton Bay Sailing Club and was presented with the Commodore's award. Additionally, his dedication to the Burlington Sailing & Boating Club was recognized this year when he was awarded the inaugural Don Bingley Award to recognize exemplary volunteerism and outstanding service to the club and the sailing community.

He leaves behind family and friends who loved him and whom he loved.

As per his wishes, private cremation has taken place. A celebration of his life will be held when we are able to gather again. In the meantime, the family encourages you to have a toast in his memory and tell a story of him that makes you smile. Donations to Joseph Brant Hospital or The Carpenter Hospice are welcome.
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Les Brown

Posted at 06:54pm
Sincere condolences to Evan and family. Don was a great Field Engineer with GE, His humor, knowledge, and ability to work with customers was always an asset. We worked together at Dofasco many times and later at Great Lakes Steel in Detroit for many months on a large Hot Strip Mill modernization with a very tough customer. Nothing like we saw in Canada. Don's contribution was so appreciated by everyone on that project!

Les Brown

Walter & Helen Weppler

Posted at 02:14pm
Evan and family

So sorry to hear of Don's passing. Don was a very interesting and unique person with a ready smile. The Bingley family welcomed us when we first moved to Burlington and we truly appreciated that. Evan, may you and your family find solace in the many memories that make up a family.

Helen and Walter Weppler

susan preston

Posted at 10:37am
Evan - We were so sorry to read this sad news. Remember you well from sailing days. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Please accept sincerest sympathy from our son-in-law, Scott Morgan, at Preston Insurance. Paul & Susan Preston and Family

Dave Randles

Posted at 05:30pm
Evan and family I am so sad to hear about Don's passing. I worked with Don for many years at GE and being the person who would call at all times to send him out on various jobs I got to know Don's some of his fun quirks, his love of family, sailing and wine. You have our deepest condolences on his passing.

Dave Randles and Anna Sipocz

Brian Sutton

Posted at 04:56pm
Evan and family we are very sad about your loss, and have the best wishes to you and your family. There is always a place in our hearts from Don. From the first time I met him in Algoma Steel back in 1979, to sailing around the bay, a glass of wine on the docks, or the last lunch at Shoelace Joes . He taught me how to be better as an FSR, how to take care of tools, and I never did figure out how we made such good wine. God Bless Wendy & Brian Sutton

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