OBITUARY

Mr. Thomas William Bingham

December 1, 1939February 27, 2011

In Loving Memory of

Thomas William Leonard Bingham

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Thomas, of Redditt and a long time resident of Kenora, on February 27 2011 at Lake of the Woods District Hospital, at the age of 71 years.

Left to celebrate his memory are his wife of 46 years Victoria, son David & wife Colleen (Hosfield), and grandchildren Kieran and Jenna, all of Ottawa, son Neil of South Korea, and son Keith & wife Treena (Grafham) of Kenora. Thomas is also remembered by his three sisters Leona (Fred Middleveen), Florence (Ross Hadden) and Maryann (Edward Schwartz), and sisters- and brothers-in-law Joe Tachinski, Joyce (Tom Kowalchuck), Ann (Lawrence Romanchuk) and Mike Tachinski as well as many other family and friends.

Thomas was born and raised in Winnipeg Manitoba. As a child he was introduced to playing the violin, and went on to play in school orchestras, and develop a life-long love for music. His fondest memories of his school years were at Elmwood High School, especially the joy of performing in school musicals.

Thomas and Vicki were married in Winnipeg in 1964, and lived in Armstrong Ontario and Saskatoon before settling in Kenora in 1970. He enjoyed volunteering throughout the community. With his family, he enjoyed many fishing and camping trips around Lake of the Woods, and across Canada.

Thomas loved his 31-year career as an Air Traffic Controller in Kenora and Winnipeg – he called it the “best job in the world”. Through his work, he enjoyed many life-long friendships, which greatly enriched his life. During these years, he learned to skate and play Old-Timers hockey, curled with the Kenora Men’s League, skied, and played softball.

After retirement, Thomas and Vicki moved to live in their lake home in Redditt, and also enjoyed travels in all parts of the world. For many years, they spent part of the winter with great friends at Lemon Tree RV Park in Mission, Texas, and there Thomas rekindled his passion for violin and played in the Winter Texan Orchestra. They were active members of the community of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Kenora. They also focused their interests on Square and Round Dancing in Kenora and in Texas.

A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 a.m. March 3 2011 at the Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre in Kenora, followed by a reception, and interment of ashes at the Lake of the Woods Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers and in thanksgiving for the wonderful care received, donations to CancerCare at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital (21 West Sylvan Street, Kenora ON, P9N 3W7) or online Credit Card: http://www.lwdhf.com/donations/. Click through to online donations, designate "Chemotherapy / Cancer Care", and fill in the dedication info. There are options to receive tax receipts or mail to "LWDH Foundation" at the address provided in the obituary. On your cheque or in a cover letter, add a note to designate "Chemotherapy / Cancer Care" or Phone Credit Card: (807)468-9861 x2469 or x2419 for the Foundation. Designate "Chemotherapy / Cancer Care" would be appreciated by the family.

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com

BROWN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE ENTRUSTED WITH ARRANGEMENTS.

Services

  • Memorial Service Thursday, March 3, 2011
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Mr. Thomas William Bingham

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Ray/Marlene Stewart

July 4, 2011

Dear Vickie and sons, Tom was so delightful and full of life and a true sense of family. He will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Jane Rose

March 23, 2011

Enjoyed the video of pictures so much and thank you for sharing Tom's life with those of us who met him and knew him from our winters in TX. He was a sensitive, compassionate person with a sense of humor. He was greatly missed this winter and we were all saddened to learn of his passing. Blessings to Vicki and the rest of the family. Our lives are richer because of his presence and friendship.

Jane Rose
NE

Laura Imboden

March 16, 2011

What a joy it was to play music in the Winter Texan Orchestra and the Singing Strings with Tom! He always kept us on our toes. We miss him.

Susan and Richard Shuttleworth

March 10, 2011

We only met Tom on a few, too-brief occasions. With a smile, we remember his sense of humour and love of life. Our sincere condolences to his family.

March 9, 2011

Kieran Bingham

March 9, 2011

Love you Gigi. We will all miss you... R.I.P

Jenna Bingham

March 7, 2011

I will miss you so much Gigi! You were a great Grandfather to me.

March 5, 2011

We were saddened to hear of Tom's passing. Our thoughts are with you, Vicki, and all the family, at this time of sorrow.
The photos brought back memories of Tom when he was young; Elmwood school; and Riverton Avenue in Winnipeg.
Joan & Charlie Strachan and family

Mitel Networks

March 4, 2011

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time from the Management and Staff of Mitel Networks Corporation.
A donation will be sent to Cancer Care in memory of your father.

Texas Friends

March 4, 2011