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Anthony William "Bill" Binfet

September 15, 1941 - September 11, 2021


Anthony William (Bill) Binfet passed into the Lord’s care on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at the age of 79 in Penticton, British Columbia. Born on September 15th, 1941, in Regina, Saskatchewan, Bill was a larger-than-life personality who was defined by his compassion, enthusiasm, and irrepressible humour. His laughter and selfless energy will continue to resonate and comfort us as we learn to accept the loss of this truly incomparable husband, father, and brother. Bill leaves behind his wife and true love, Beverley (nee Carnation), his daughter, Paula Knetsch (Warren), and his son James (Faye). One of six children, Bill is predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Mae Binfet, his son, John, his daughter, Nicole, and his brother, Gordon. He will be missed by his sisters, Eileen (Greg), Jo, and Gina and his brother, Bob (Mae).

Bill grew up in Saskatchewan and Jasper, Alberta. He graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Science Degree.  In 1965, he and Beverley were married in Regina, and through the years lived in Montreal, Winnipeg, Penticton, Victoria, St. Albert and Kelowna; ultimately settling and retiring from his notary practice back in Penticton. Throughout his life, Bill has been an ardent supporter of education, having served on the Penticton School Board and the board of Okanagan College. He was always guided by his faith and enjoyed the community of his church and serving on the Parish Council. He was a peerless Notary Public, a dedicated volunteer with the RCMP Auxiliary and a proud Rotarian.

But most of all, Bill was a genuinely loving and kind person who never failed to faithfully support his family and friends and serve his community with passion and dedication. A remembrance ceremony will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at 11:00 am.  It will be held at St. Ann’s Church, 1296 Main Street, Penticton, B.C. In lieu of flowers, we ask that a donation in Bill’s name be made to the B.C. Cancer Foundation.

For those unable to attend the service, please join us via zoom. 

Topic: Memorial Mass for Anthony William Binfet
Time: Sep 18, 2021 11:00 AM Vancouver
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From: Debbie Desgagne

My condolences to the Binet family, Bill will be missed. Bill would always make sure that you knew he saw you and that he would comment something positive or say something to make you laugh.

From: Kim Kirkham

My thought and prayers to the Binfet family. I remember Bill from my BMO days as a new lender in 1989 -he did his best to train us up quickly. I will always remember Bill as a kind confident soul, who knew how to laugh.
I hadn’t seen Bill in years, and then found him outside of Save on foods a few months back (waiting for his wife) we exchanged a few words, we both laughed and we were both on our way again. Good bye Bill it was a pleasure knowing you.

From: Colin Luscombe

Beverley, my deepest condolences to you and your family. Will never forget yours and Bill’s kindness in providing a home for our dog Frisky when we moved away from the Okanagan. May the Lord strengthen and comfort you as you remember Bill’s life.

From: Linda Caisley

I was fortunate to be able to work with Bill as a fellow notary. He was a force to be reckoned with, and never met a stranger he couldnt find something to chat about with. He had such a love for Bev, and that was always a joy to behold. It was an honour to work with him.

Condolences from our firm, and from me. He will be very missed by his work colleagues.

From: Rudy Enzmann

Anyone who ever served in Rotary with Bill will shed a tear when they hear of this news. The Rotary motto is “service above self” and Bill embodied what this meant. Sincere condolences to his family as Bill was indeed “larger than life” and always burned brightly. RIP Bill.

From: doug robertson

My Uncle Bill has a bigger than life kind of persona.

I remember one story I heard from him that has always caused a chuckle.

So Uncle Bill was bird hunting with his favorite dog. The dog runs off, and is gone for a long time, one hour, two hours. What to do?? Finally as he was about to give up, here comes the dog, with a half cooked chicken in his mouth, fresh off the grill!!

You had to hear the big man laugh!

doug robertson

From: Jennifer Hunter Usher

My sincere condolences, I have fond memories of Bill coming to my Monday night meetings. He always brought such joy and support to them. I loved his big handshakes and his wonderful voice. Sending love and prayers to all of his family.

From: Tim Wood

Fran and I would like to send our condolences to Beverley and the extended Binfet family on the loss of Bill. I had the privilege of rubbing elbows with Bill in Rotary for twelve years and he was always one of the first to volunteer as well as the most informed and entertaining Sheriff in the history of the Club. Heart of a lion and a heart of gold.

From: Wayne Braid

I knew Bill for over 30 years he was a fixture at our Notary conferences. He was always willing to be the 50/50 ticket seller and he helped us raise funds for local food banks whatever community we were in.

His hearty laugh and humour was always in fine form

Wayne Braid

From: Joan Sheppard

Im so sorry to hear of Bills passing. We worked together at Block Bros in the early 80s. To walk downtown Penticton with Bill was an experience! He knew everyone and stopped to say hello to them all. Such a nice man. My condolences to the family.

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