On March 9, 2014, our family lost a truly wonderful husband, Dad, Pepere, brother, uncle and friend- Bert Vincent. He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 54 years, Anita, son-in-law Marvyn Fitzpatrick of Kamloops, B.C., daughter Brigitte (Dave) DeAngelis and son Ken (Colette) Vincent of 100 Mile House, B.C., daughters Lou-Anne (Dan) Marshall and Anissa (Richard) Pelland of Kamloops, B.C. His treasured grandchildren: Alyse and Keenan Fitzpatrick, Natasha & Mallory DeAngelis, Kalen (Terlyn) and Dakota Vincent, Danny (Nicole) Furer, Maria Thompson, Nathan, Jackson, and Liam Marshall, Hannah and Deklan Pelland; beautiful great-granddaughters Aiyana and Nova as well as numerous extended family members. He was pre-deceased by his daughter, Connie Fitzpatrick; infant grand-daughter, Morgan Fitzpatrick, as well as parents and six siblings.
Dad was born on October 4, 1937 in St. Georges, MB to Alphonse and Eugenie Vincent; he was the eldest of ten children. In 1953, he met the love of his life, Anita Guimond. They were married on September 12, 1959. In July, 1973, Dad left his farm and job at Pine Falls Abitibi Pulp and Paper Mill and courageously moved his family across the prairies to 100 Mile House, B.C. in search of a better life that would allow him more time to spend with his family. This wish was fulfilled and we are all so thankful for our shared memories of outdoor activities, watching and listening to sports, laughing and just enjoying the company of family. Dad was also a very skilled woodworker and our homes display much of his handiwork.
Dad was employed at Weldwood Sawmill in 100 Mile House for 24 Years and retired in 1998. In 2003, Mom and Dad moved to Kamloops, B.C. for milder winters and to be closer to their younger grandchildren. Dad had an incredible work ethic and was patient, kind and very devoted to mom and his family. He was a man of few words and when he did choose to provide input, it was generally humorous and profound. Our family would like to thank Fr. Paul and Fr. Peter for their visits during Dad’s final days; the great care and compassion of the wonderful staff at Overlander Extended Care; Dr. Mahmood for his care and attention, and numerous friends and family for their support, love and prayers through this difficult time. A funeral service was held on Saturday, March 15 in Kamloops. Service arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Services; condolences and memories can be sent to www.schoeningfuneralservice.com