Wayne Victor (Lovegrove) Bingham
August 20, 1944 – May 29, 2018
Bingham- Wayne Victor (Lovegrove) Bingham of Holland Centre, passed at home with his loving wife of 55 years, Sharron (Weston) by his side, on May 29th, 2018, in his 74th year. He is survived by their children Vicki Brainard (Mike) of Strathaven and Tanya Betts (Scott) of Flesherton. Cherished grandpa to Heather, Cheryl, Laura, and Brittany Brainard, and Brooke and Kyle Betts. Also remembered by step-mother Doris (Cripps) Bingham, brother Clayton Lovegrove (Daphne), sister Nancy McLaughlin (Bob), and their families, and many nieces and nephews. Sadly missed by his beloved "therapy" manx cat Schnizzle. Predeceased by his parents Kyle and Freda Bingham and brothers-in-law Royce and Ken Weston.
Wayne was born in Weston and raised on a dairy farm in Glen Williams. He was a true country boy at heart and loved the rural life. When he met a girl named Weston, well he knew his stars were aligned; he and Sharron started their adventure together. Wayne studied Political Science at Guelph and became a political nut, and could talk your ear off on any political issue in his blunt debating style. He had a brilliant , analytical and creative mind and excelled in mathematics; he solved a problem before you could punch it into a calculator. He and Sharron first settled in Georgetown, where Wayne was a self employed carpenter and built homes. Two daughters,Vicki and Tanya , would soon join their family. The girls would describe their dad as loving and highly respected. Wayne was an avid reader and loved the ipad as it allowed him to scour 10 newspapers a day. There was really nothing that he couldn't fix; he had no fear in taking anything apart and putting it back together. Suggesting he couldn't do it or shouldn't do something was met with a “sure I can” or “yes I can”. This was his rebellious nature; a rebel with a cause. His woodworking talent extended to his passion of boat-building and restoration,- sailboats, trawlers, canoes- and their favourite “Brigitte” sailing about in Georgian Bay. When they moved to the farm in Holland Centre, they raised pigs, Arabian horses, and provided their own crops. Wayne loved the animals; dogs and cats were constant companions, one in particular named Schnizzle cat, was his favourite. In later years Sharron and Wayne enjoyed travelling to the Caribbean, visiting Jibacoa Cuba twelve times and also sailing in the British Virgin Islands with Wayne's friend Gord, where the two would stay up late “drink beer and tell lies”. Wayne was a man of few words, and it could be challenging to change his mind. Above all else he was a gentleman. His father proudly said “he turned out real good”, and perhaps his finest tribute are those of his friends who thought of him as the brother or father they never had.
Arrangements have been entrusted to GARAFRAXA HILL FUNERAL HOME, Chatsworth. Cremation has taken place. The family will welcome friends to a casual come and go remembrance of Wayne's life to be held at the Meaford Hall Arts Centre Meaford, Ontario, on Sunday July 8, 2018, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. If desired, donations in memory of Wayne to your local food bank, Canadian Blood Services or the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences may be expressed online at www.garafraxahillfuneral.com