June 27, 1930 – August 30, 2012
Lorna Rose Binkley (nee Smith) of Calgary, AB, passed away on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at the age of 82 years.
Lorna received her Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Calgary in 1967, Diploma of Education in 1974 and a Master of Arts degree in 1975. She began her teaching career in Vauxhall and Taber followed by thirty-one years with the Calgary Board of Education. She was Principal of Stanley Jones, Dalhousie, Westgate and Cappy Smart Elementary Schools. Lorna served on the executives of the Elementary Principal’s Association and the Council on School Administration for many years. She was also a member of the Elementary School Program Commission and served on many other educational committees.
Lorna was predeceased by her parents, siblings and by her dear husband, Dan, in 1989. Lorna will be fondly remembered by family, friends and those whose lives she touched with her quiet and gentle manner.
At Lorna’s request there will be no service. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3, Telephone: (403)290-0110, www.alzheimercalgary.com. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
You can shed tears that she is gone,
Or you can smile because she has lived
You can close your eyes and pray
That she’ll come back,
Or you can open your eyes
And see all she’s left.
Your heart can be empty because
You can’t see her, or you can
Be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back
On tomorrow and live yesterday,
Or you can be happy for tomorrow
Because of yesterday.
You can remember her and
Only that she’s gone, or you can
Cherish her memory
And let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
Be empty and turn your back,
Or you can do what she’d want:
Smile, open your eyes,
Love and go on.
In living memory of Lorna Binkley, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences