It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Diana Catherine Binks-Proulx on Monday, June 13, 2022 at the age of 71.
Beloved daughter of the late John Stuart Binks and the late Nancy Elizabeth Binks (nee Hughson). Cherished mum of Jason Proulx (Jennifer) and Granny to her ‘baby girl’ Maryn. Predeceased by her sister Janie and survived by her brothers Harry and Geoffrey. Auntie Di to Samantha (Adam), John (Raphaelle), Geoffrey (Heather), Erin, Lauren (Jordan), and Allison, and great aunt to her many grand nieces and nephews.
Diana’s early career was with the University of Ottawa, she then worked for many years with Binks Insurance, and was awarded the designation of Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker. Diana was strong and independent, with a sharp wit. She was known for her deep knowledge of her family history and she lovingly maintained incredible photos and artifacts of past beloved generations. She loved to talk politics, enjoyed Agatha Christie mysteries, knitting, and old black and white films. Diana was a loyal friend with deep connections from coast to coast and across the border. She treasured her time at Danford Lake, and always looked forward to heading North and seeing dear cottage friends. Diana spent many years skiing at Mont Ste Marie, a love that she passed on to Jason and Maryn.
A Memorial Reception for family and friends will be held on Friday, July 15th from 2:30p.m. to 4:30p.m. at Beechwood Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services.
In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Cheryl and Gord Lafoley
Our sincere condolences, Jay ..... and Jen.
Wonderful memories of growing up across the street from the Binks homestead. Kind and generous girl.
Words are not adequate to express my deepest condolences and sadness at Diana's passing . I was just going over to make her tea. Diana had a heart of gold, we both watched over and cared deeply for one-another. Another sister I never had. Di, I will miss our many genealogy and political chats and our laughter. I can still and will for ever hear your laugh and feel your loving hugs.
Love you always and into our next life ❤️
My deepest sympathy to the Binks/Proulx family.
Pet Sitters International
We send our sincerest condolences to Geoffrey, the family, and the Binks Insurance team.
Miriam Sutorius and David Lavoie
We are sad to hear about the passing of Diana. We were neighbours for many years. Our condolences to Diana’s family on their loss.
My heartfelt condolences to the entire Binks family. Diana was a wonderful person, so compassionate and loyal to her family. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. Heartfelt sympathies to her Jason and his family. Thinking of you all.
Deepest condolences to the family
I am sad to hear of Diana passing. Heartfelt sympathies to Jason and his family, and to the Binks family.
Jason, My deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved mom. I will always cherish my beautiful memories of her. May your fond memories comfort you during this difficult time. My thoughts are with you, Jen, Maryn and the Binks family. ❤️💕