Winifred (Winnie) Carew (nee Bindon)

June 16, 1932 to January 29, 2023


Surrounded by the love of her family, Winifred (Winnie) Carew (nee Bindon), aged 90 years, passed peacefully away, on January 29th, 2023 in palliative care at Tiffany Village.

Predeceased by her loving husband of 50 years James (Jim) Carew; parents James and Teresa Bindon; sister Marie Power; brothers Andrew, Jimmy, Tom and John Bindon; sisters-in law Winnie Bindon, Margaret Carew, Beatrice Carew, Marjorie Carew and Mary Bulley-Sampson; brothers-in-law Joseph Doyle, Cyril Power, Stanley Carew, Charles Carew, Gordon (Bud) Bulley, and Gerard Sampson; niece Dorothy-Ann Matthews; and nephews Tom Doyle, Bob Carew and Doug Carew.

Leaving to mourn treasured children and grandchildren whom she adored: son Jim (Caroline and children James, Jennifer and Samantha), daughter Maria (Dan and children Claire and Christian Reynolds); and her loving sister Louise Doyle.

Also leaving to mourn her very special nieces and nephews, the Sextons, Powers, Bindons, Doyles, McCarthys, Carews and Bulleys. Tremendous gratitude and appreciation to all her dear lifelong friends including her bridge groups and neighbors for their many kindnesses. Special thanks to Maureen, Herb and Kate Sexton for everything they have done.

The family is very grateful for the exceptional care and kindness Winnie received from the compassionate staff at Tiffany Village.

Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road. Visitation on Wednesday, February 1st, 2023 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Funeral mass will be held at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist on Thursday, February 2nd, 2023 at 11am. Interment to follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Winnie’s memory can be made to Team Broken Earth, The Gathering Place, or a charity of your choice.



2-4 p.m. on February 1, 2023

7-9 p.m. on February 1, 2023

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:00am, Thursday February 2nd

The Basilica of St. John the Baptist


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Winnie was such a beautiful soul. You instantly felt welcome into her home. She was always offering a sandwich, cup of tea, a place to stay if the weather was stormy. She loved her family fiercely. I heard so many beautiful stories about you all. I loved to hear of her adventures when she went to visit her kids and grandkids. And her sister Louise was her best friend.

The world has lost a gem. We instantly became friends. It was never like work when I went to visit. It was just a visit to catch up. She will be sorely missed. And always fondly remembered. I hope they have a good game of bridge and delightful tea and cookies in Heaven. I know you are safely reunited with Jim, the love of your life. Godspeed my friend ♥️ I will miss your smile and laughter.

Jim and Maria,

So sorry to hear of Winnie’s passing! Your Mom was a class act all the way! Her smile was so unique and sincere, some people have that enthusiastic smile and it’s disingenuous but Winnie’s was all from the heart!

My Mom would always say to me “Winnie Carew is one of the nicest ladies around!”

Loved talking to Winnie when our paths crossed! Great lady!

God Bless Winnie!✝️🙏

Brian, Mabel, and O’Grady Family
Barrie, ON.

So sorry to hear about Mrs. Caress passing. I was there paper boy on Whiteway St about 50plus years ago. Jim and Winnie were always so nice even when I was late with the paper..

Winnie’s family

Sincerest condolences from members of the Hickman family , on the loss of your Mom/ grandmother. Winnie worked with our Dad many years ago , and we remember her well , from occasional visits to the office, and during the annual Christmas visit when she was still “ Miss Bindon”,. She was always so nice to us, and Dad always spoke so highly of her . Condolences from my mother Nancy as well.

Heather Hickman

Jim and Maria,
So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. May the memories and the love she had for you, bring you comfort. She will always be with you.
Gina Connolly

To Winnie’s family,
We are so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. We always enjoyed seeing her at parties, catching up on the news of what you and the grandchildren were doing. She was always dressed so lovely, and she was a joy to see! We shall all miss her.

To: Jim, Maria, & Louise
So sorry to hear of your dear mom and sister .Winnie loved life and running into her while shopping was a joy and a chance to catch up on the latest in her family .
My thoughts are with you all .

Jean Cooke

Jim, Maria, Goog and all the family:

We are thinking of you all during this sad time. Winnie was a great friend to our Mom (Carmel Walsh), and our aunt (Marie Brennan). We have many fond memories of card games, bridge, birthday parties and special events where all the ladies were dressed in high fashion. Winnie was so kind and caring to all of us Walsh’s and our families.

Anne, Sharon, Bill, Patti, Dorothy, David, Mary and Carmel Walsh and families.

Dear Louise and Winne’s children, grandchildren and many nieces and nephews -on behalf of our family we extend our heartfelt sympathy to you all. Winnie was such a special person and a part of a wonderful group of lifelong friends that included our parents. I recall an afternoon tea at our mom, Maureen’s place in St Philip’s when ‘all the women ‘ came dressed to the nines looking so lovely and festive. When I commented on their stylist dressing up —Winnie’s response to me was “ It’s a lost art!” Wonderful memories

Dear Jim,, Maria, and family,j

So sorry to hear of you great Mother’s passing. She was always a wonderful lady and super neighbour. Our children all went to Pius Tenth School together and were all good friends..

Such lovely memories of your whole family will never be forgotten..

Sincere sympathy,
Cathy O’Dea (Quinlan)

Dear Louise,
Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you in this most difficult time. We hope that reflecting on the very loving memories that you and your sister shared will help you find peace and happiness again.. God bless you!

Sincere sympathy to you Louise and all the family, she was such a wonderful lady and a very special presence in all our gatherings. We will miss her and truly appreciate your loss. Love to all

Jim, Maria and family,
Sending my sincere condolences and love to you. My memories of your mom are full of all things good. She gave me my first job, trusting me to babysit her 2 adorable kids! She was always so welcoming and fun to chat with, from my teen years right on up to any visit I had back to Whiteway Street. I will always cherish these memories. The best neighbor. A very special lady.

Maria and Jim,
My condolences on the passing of your dear mother. I admired her in so many ways. She always had a big smile on her beautiful face, she looked fabulous and was kind to all. She was a genuine friend to my mom since they were young children. Winnie was an amazing lady and we will all miss her.

God bless your heart Mrs. Carew. It’s with great pleasure in meeting you and your family. You will be forever in my heart

Maria, Jim and families.,
Sending my sincere condolences to you all.. Growing up as a Pius X girl you always knew at the Carew house you would be greeted with a beautiful smile from your mom and some sort of treat! She was such a lovely woman and I am sure she will be deeply missed..

Our hearts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Sending our sincere condolences and much love.❤️

Doug and Peggy(Byrne) Sheppard
Cormack, NL

My condolences to the family, I wish you healing and peace as I remember Winnie and her kindness.,
Ida Lebel

Sending sincere condolences to the family. Winnie (or as we called her Mrs Carew) was the newcomer to our special neighbourhood of Whiteway St. And Bonaventure Avé. This young family was welcomed and was loved immediately. I took “little Jimmy” as my MUN project when studying early childhood education. He was a delight !! Jim and Winnie we special neighbours. May they RIP together again

Jim and Maria
Sending my condolences to you both. Your mother has been a fixture in my life since my earliest memories. Always “Auntie Winnie” to me, and always a kind presence in my life. She was one of my mother’s dearest friends and has been a huge support to my mother these past several years. A true friend to the end. That old school gang of friends have now mostly passed.
We can celebrate your mom, for a life well lived in every way possible.

Louise and family

My sincerest condolences to you .

Gennie Murphy( Fitzpatrick)

My dearest and most sincere condolences to Jim and the Carew family. Your mom will always be remembered as a kindred spirit that Steve and I were fortunate to share a New Years Eve with. Her smile and gentle heart will carry on through the beautiful memories that she created.


Natalie, Steve, Dylan and Joshua Jung

Jim, Maria and family,
I know it has been a difficult time for you and my deepest sympathies to you in your loss. As sometimes surrogate mother to me, your mom meant so much to me and will always be remembered fondly by our family and many more from the Whiteway Street neighborhood.

Dear Maria & Family,
My deepest condolences! Your Mom was such a great lady! I only ever saw a smile on her face. She was always so kind. Big hugs to you at this sad time.

Maria, Jim, Louise, and family – my heartfelt condolences to you all for the loss of such a special lady. Big hugs to you all.

Dear Winifred
You were a great friend. You always had a smile on your face. You spend so much time with your family. You will be greatly missed. I am glad I got to know you.
Your best friend Sandra

Jimmy, Maria, ” Auntie” Louise, Maureen and family, my deepest sympathy to you on the passing of
“Auntie” Bibby, she was a lovely and gracious person. May your treasured memories bring extra comfort at this time.

Our sincere condolences to all her family, she was a so personable and a genuinely lovely person. Jim and Maria ,you and your families meant so much to her .Take comfort in your memories of the wonderful times you shared.

Losing a parent is hard…
My deepest sympathy for your loss.

To the family and relatives of “Aunt Bibby”, sincere condolences to everyone. She was such a sweet and pleasant person. Thinking of you all at this time.