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Born: Jan 02, 1933

Date of Passing: Jan 24, 2021

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(nee PARKER)

Elaine passed away peacefully on January 24, 2021 in Whakatane New Zealand; Bernie, her soulmate of 63 years, was at her side.
She was an adored sister of Hazel Fisk and Rosalind Atkinson; mother of Helen, Kathryn and Patrick; a loving grandmother of five; and a great-grandmother of seven. Elaine is remembered by many friends in New Zealand, Canada, and England.
Elaine was born in London, England on January 2, 1933. She grew up in The Wirrall, near Chester England. She moved to London for medical school in 1954 where she met Bernie. They were married in 1957. Moving around as doctors they eventually settled in Canada and New Zealand. Elaine had a successful career as an anesthesiologist.
Elaine was an adventurer with an inquiring mind. She was happy to pick-up and explore the world.
In her youth Elaine was a talented athlete playing field hockey and lacrosse for her school and university teams. She enjoyed golf, tramping, drawing, and painting. She was a wonderful cook who enjoyed providing hospitality for friends and family.
Elaine was a humble person; she would influence others indirectly through example. At the same time, she has impacted thousands of people throughout her career as a physician and as a leader within many communities.
As per Elaine's wishes a private service has been held.

Please visit the Book of Memories at:

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army in your region can be made.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 30, 2021

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • My condolences to Dr Binns family. I worked with her for Years in ICU at Grace. We always had a good shift when she was on. She loved to paint our hallowe’en pumpkin kin’s we made to decorate our unit and did a lot of painting very well. Se was a lovely woman. - Posted by: Cindy Sruyt (Ron from ICU at Grace in wpg ) on: Feb 22, 2021

  • My sincerest condolences to you, Bernie, and your family. John - Posted by: John Taylor (Old friend) on: Feb 15, 2021

  • As an orthopaedic surgeon, Elaine and I did many cases together. She was a superb anethetist and a fine person! I was always happy to hear she was going to be at the head of my table!! It was a privilage to work with her and to have known her! Condolences to her family. She was a wonderful lady! Merv Letts MD FRCSC - Posted by: R Merv Letts (Friend and Colleague) on: Feb 15, 2021

  • Elaine was a special person. Jean was thankful for tender care from Elaine in ICU at the Grace. Golf, Bridge and friendship are special memories of Elaine and Bernie. - Posted by: Michael and Jean Evans (Friend) on: Feb 08, 2021

  • As a former Anaesthesiologist at Misericordia Hospital I did not know Elaine well but she seemed a very nice lady and I commiserate with her family on her loss. Dr Martin Davis - Posted by: Martin Davis (Former colleague of Dr Binns) on: Feb 01, 2021

  • Deepest sympathy to my MBA Manitoba classmate Patrick, his wife Colleen and family. I wish I had met your mum, Pat. What a life she had! I hope your memories bring you comfort. - Posted by: Colleen Munro (friend to Patrick) on: Jan 31, 2021

  • Our sincere sympathy to All the family. We were so saddened to hear about Elaine’s passing. Elaine was a very kind, a very talented and hard working person and a wonderful friend. Your memories are yours forever. She will be dearly missed. With our sincere condolences, Chris Hashimoto and Terry Hashimoto and family. - Posted by: Chris Hashimoto (Terry & family) (Friend) on: Jan 30, 2021

  • Elaine was such a wonderful person. I will treasure the memories I have. Condolences to Bernie and the Binns family. She will be greatly missed. - Posted by: Christine Spencer (Friend) on: Jan 30, 2021

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