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Born: Jul 01, 1934

Date of Passing: Nov 28, 2021

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(nee SCHARF)
BPaed, MEd
1934 - 2021

Beryl Lorraine Bingham passed away peacefully in Winnipeg, MB on November 28, 2021.
Beryl was born in Morden, MB on July 1, 1934, one of five children of Elmer and Elva (Hamilton) Scharf; sister of Ronald, Melvin, Thelma and Donald. Beryl grew up on her parents' farm in the Pembina Valley, two miles from La Riviere, MB. Beryl and her siblings rode to school on a bike or on horseback, but when the snow came, they rode in a sleigh pulled by two Shetland ponies.
Beryl trained as a secretary and worked in law offices in Vancouver, BC and Winnipeg, MB. In 1958 she married Gordon Bingham and they had two boys. After they divorced, Beryl raised the two boys by herself. She was an exceptionally wonderful mother. In 1971, she graduated as a high school teacher. She taught Business Education and was Department Head at Elmwood High School in Winnipeg, MB until retiring in 1993. Beryl also taught Continuing Education classes in Microsoft Word for the University of Manitoba and for the Winnipeg School Division both in Winnipeg, MB. She served as President of the Business Education Teachers Association for Manitoba for two terms.
In 2005 Beryl moved from the home where she raised her boys into the Sterling House assisted living facility, where she spent 15 wonderful years. During that time, she stayed physically and mentally active by attending the Reh-Fit Centre and by writing four comprehensive family history books (Scharf, Hamilton, Bingham and Anderson).
Beryl was predeceased by her parents, Elmer and Elva Scharf, her brother Melvin Scharf, and her nephew Myles Scharf. She will be lovingly remembered by her sons, Phillip and Randy Bingham; her grandchildren, Morgan and Reed Bingham; her brothers and sister, Ronald Scharf, Donald Scharf and Thelma Fishbrook; her nieces and nephews, Melacyn Leiding, Karmen Sigfusson, Bradly Scharf, Douglas Scharf, Loretta Fishbrook, Perry Fishbrook, Rodney Fishbrook, Paul Scharf, Paula Scharf; and her many cousins (all of them her favourite), co-workers and relatives she met when writing her history books.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Beryl's memory may be made to the Reh-Fit Centre, 1390 Taylor Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3M 3V8, or a charity of one's choice.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 04, 2021

Condolences & Memories (15 entries)

  • BEST TEACHER EVER. Sorry to hear about her passing. - Posted by: jeff muise (student) on: Jan 04, 2022

  • Mrs. Bingam was one of a kind, she truly cared. Had her for Buisness and typing. My condolences. ( former student Elmwood) - Posted by: David Jasper (Former student) on: Jan 04, 2022

  • My condolences to the entire Bingham/Scharf families. I have nothing but wonderful memories of Mrs Bingham as a fabulous teacher, stern yet patient, with a funny side (if you were lucky enough to make her laugh). When we moved my Mother into Sterling House 18 months ago imagine my surprise seeing her name. We planned on having a "catch up" once it became safe to do so (how I looked forward to hearing her & my Mom exchange my stupidity from years back) but unfortunately that never happened. I always saw your name on the registry Phillip but never got the chance to meet you in person. Please know she influenced the lives of so many of her students and she will truly be missed. - Posted by: Carol Kowaliuk (Former EHS Studen) on: Dec 08, 2021

  • My sincere Condolences to the Bingham’s Family. She was the best computer teacher. Taught me how to put essays together. Was able to help out with Chris’. She had a great sense of humour and interest in people. Lovely lady. RIP Beryl. - Posted by: Murielle Sabourin (Was my daughters mother-in-law, grandmother to two grandchildren Morgan and Reed Bingham.) on: Dec 06, 2021

  • I met Beryl many years ago through my mother-in-law Marjorie who was her 2nd cousin. Beryl and I shared our genealogy research for many years and had many great conversations. I admired her determination in spending all her waking moments writing her family history books and am grateful to have two of her books. My husband and I attended her 80th birthday party in 2014 witnessing her joy in having family and friends surrounding her. We send our sincere condolences to Phillip and Randy, her grandchildren and family. Beryl was a kind and thoughtful woman and will not be forgotten. - Posted by: Judy (Friend) on: Dec 05, 2021

  • I remember Ms Bingham as our typing teacher on the old IBM daisy wheel typewriters, with correction (she didn’t like that feature). Timing and accuracy were of utmost importance. Came in very handy throughout my adult life working in an office. Thank you Ms. Bingham (RIP). - Posted by: Christina Davey (Elmwood High School Student) on: Dec 04, 2021

  • Awesome teacher! She will be missed and remembered by many. Condolences to the family! - Posted by: Mark Champagne (Student) on: Dec 04, 2021

  • Awesome teacher! She will be missed and remembered by many. Condolences to the family! - Posted by: Mark Champagne (Student) on: Dec 04, 2021

  • Mrs. Bingham was a wonderful teacher. I was a horrible student and she was patient and kind and I have a great deal of respect for her. She was one of the good ones. - Posted by: Bruce Clark (Student) on: Dec 04, 2021

  • Mrs. Bingham was one of the best. I will fondly remember her and working for her in EHS store, whilst enrolled and taking Marketing… she was a pleasant lady and great teacher! - Posted by: Shannon charbonneau ((Former ELMWOOD high student)) on: Dec 04, 2021

  • I met Beryl on the first day of school in Grade 1 in 1940. Very small class of only 4 kids and Beryl and I were the only girls. We have been friends for this very long time and kept in touch and visited when we could although we were many miles apart. Beryl flew to Calgary to attend my 70th birthday party in Drumheller. She won the prize for “longest distance travelled”. Just kidding. She was a great lady and accomplished all her goals. And there were many. Rest In Peace Beryl. - Posted by: Mary Coe (Lifelong friend) on: Dec 04, 2021

  • I worked with Beryl at Elmwood. She was a strong, vibrant lady. - Posted by: Jim Patterson (Fellow teacher) on: Dec 04, 2021

  • My Deepest Condolences to Ms. Bingham’s Family; I have often thought of her over the years, and I will continue to remember her. She was a lovely person. - Posted by: Shelley Orvis (Former Student Elmwood High School) on: Dec 04, 2021

  • Mrs Bingham was the best teacher I ever had. She always had our best interests at heart. She had the best sense of humour and a glint in her eyes. I will miss seeing her at our school reunions. Rest In Peace 🙏💔 - Posted by: Heather Mathieson (Former student from Elmwood High) on: Dec 04, 2021

  • My condolences to the family. I remember her as a wonderful, compassionate, soft spoken teacher. She was a beautiful soul & will be sadly missed. - Posted by: Sandy Muise (Student at Elmwood High School) on: Dec 04, 2021

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