Notice of Passing

We would like to recognize and remember the following Vincentians who have passed on during the past twelve months.
They blessed so many with their lives.


Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Our sister Marian Priamo, St. George Conference, London
Surrounded by loving family, Marian left this world peacefully on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, in her 63rd year, to be embraced by her Lord, Jesus, and by His Blessed Mother, Mary.
She loved her profession as a nutrition assistant at London Health Sciences Centre and managed with enthusiasm the salad bar at Remark Fresh Markets.
Marian will be missed by her Vincentian brothers and sisters at St. George.

Friday, June 4, 2021

Our brother Tom Critelli, St.Julia Conference, St. Catharines
Tom died peacefully in his 95th year. He will be remembered as a generous man whose faith and family were most important in his life. He was always in good spirits and quick to smile, even during this last year of isolation imposed by the pandemic.
Friday, June 4, 2021

Our sister Elsa Doucette, St.Mary of the Assumption Conference, St. Catharines
Elsa passed away unexpectedly. For 25 years she was Finance Administrator at Denis Morris Catholic High School. Elsa was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption, CWL and the Saint Vincent de Paul Society in St. Catharines.
Thursday, May 20, 2021

Our sister Jean Taylor, founding member of Our Lady of the Scapular Conference, Niagara Falls
Jean passed away in her 91st year. She was an active member of Our Lady of the Scapular Church, Out of the Cold, St. Vincent dePaul Society and a member of the CWL.
Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Our brother David Jewell, St. Ambrose Conference, Cambridge
David passed in his 96th year..
When the war started he joined the Canadian Navy and proudly went overseas to help serve his country.
He worked for 56 years at Taylor Tool
David was a life long member of St. Ambose Church. Delivering for the St. Vincent De Paul until he was ninety. He was a proud member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 121

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Our brother Edmond Sickles, Saint Vincent de Paul Store, London
Edmond ``Ed`` Sickles of Oneida Nation of the Thames in his 58th year. Eddy was a most gentle soul who was ready to help anywhere he was needed. He will be missed.
Sunday, May 2, 2021

Our sister Jessie Kozachenko, St Denis Conference - St Catharines
Jessie (1927-2021) loved walking, especially with her grand-dog Brodie. She enjoyed volunteering for Saint Vincent de Paul Society at St. Denis Church. She walked in the 5km Rankin Cancer Run and raised thousands of dollars for them over the years, completing the full 5km until her 90th year. She was proud of her faith in God and spent much of her time praying for those in need who crossed her path.
Friday, March 5, 2021

Our brother Joseph Jean Bernard Dumas, Most Precious Blood Conference, Windsor
Bernard Passed away peacefully on Friday, March 5th at the age of 86 surrounded by his loving family. Jean Bernard was a proud and faithful member of the Knights of Columbus 3rd degree Council 4924 and 4th degree Rt. Reverend Wilfrid J. Langlois Assembly serving as Past Navigator. He was a member of the Canadian Forces PPCLI - Air Born Division and member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 255. Jean was an usher at both Holy Rosary Church and Most Precious Blood Church.
Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Our sister Mary Sutton, Sacred Heart Conference in LaSalle, ON
Passed peacefully into eternal life at the age of 95, surrounded by her family. Mary was a registered nurse for 54 years and a longtime member of Sacred Heart Church in LaSalle. She was one of the founding members of the Sacred Heart CWL and longtime member. She also volunteered her time and talents for many years with the Canadian Cancer Society, the Red Cross blood donation clinic, and the Hotel Dieu Hospital Volunteer’s Association
Friday, January 29, 2021

Our brother Steve Chappo, Holy Name of Jesus Conference, Essex
He passed away peacefully at the age of 87. Steve served on the Planning Board for Colchester North, the Ontario Soybean and Wheat Producers` Marketing Boards, was an usher at St. Clement Parish and a member of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and McGregor Knights of Columbus Branch 2844.
Saturday, January 16, 2021

Our sister Lynda Cote, St. John the Baptist Conference, Amherstburg, ON
Passed away peacefully at the age of 71. Lynda was a member of the Amherstburg Rotary Club for 16 years. She was a long time parishioner of St. John the Baptist Parish, where she was also a member of the Catholic Women`s League as well as the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Our brother Roger Garant, Sacred Heart Conference, LaSalle, ON
He passed away peacefully at age 89. Roger retired from FORD Motor Company after 42 years. He was a past President of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and enjoyed singing for the choir with his wife, Jacqueline.
Saturday, December 19, 2020

Our brother Jack Springstead, St. John the Baptist Conference, Hamilton
Jack was a long-time member of St. John the Baptist Parish in Hamilton where he served as Eucharistic minister and layperson in service to the Church. Jack was also on the committee that worked on the annual Christmas Angel tree giving program. He worked tirelessly on the project to bring a Syrian family to Hamilton. His most passionate work was for the Saint Vincent De Paul Society, at the local church level and the Hamilton Particular Council, where served as treasurer.
Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Our brother John Staley, St Anne Conference, Tecumseh
John passed away at the age of 87. He was Past President of ONRC, Past President of Windsor Essex Central Council and Spiritual Advisor with St. Anne Conference, Tecumseh.
Monday, November 16, 2020

Our sister Rita Barrette, St. John the Baptist Conference, Amherstburg
Passed away peacefully at 89 years of age. Rita was a member of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society, her St. John the Baptist church choir group, her line dance group and she will be missed by all the special people she met during her many years of volunteering and living in Amherstburg.
Monday, October 12, 2020

Our brother Tim Brennan, St. Justin`s Conference in London ON
Peacefully, in London at the Dearness home on October 12, 2020 in his 88th year. Tim loved to walk and could be found on the Golf Course or the Ball Diamond well into his 80’s. He loved to sing whether it be with the church group or when he volunteered with the Hamilton Road Seniors Centre. Tim was always the life of the party and was known to just start singing or dancing no matter the venue. After a long career of 43 years on the railway with CN and Via Rail as a Conductor, Tim volunteered with numerous groups including Meals on Wheels and various seniors groups. He always helped us at St Justin`s with our Christmas hamper and for several years, he would sponsor families- anonymously.
Friday, October 9, 2020

Our brother David Schneider,, Vincentian and volunteer with Brantford SSVP Store
Passed away peacefully at the age of 76, with his family by his side. He will be missed by his Vincentian colleagues and friends
Monday, October 5, 2020

Our brother Oliver Turley, Holy Rosary Conference, Milton
Oliver passed unexpectedly at the age of 83. He was a longtime member of the Holy Rosary parish and a member of the Holy Rosary Conference.
Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Our brother Michael Downing, St. Patrick conference, London
Suddenly at his home on Tuesday September 22, 2020, Michael `Mike` Downing passed away in his 70th year. Mike was an active member of St. Patrick`s Parish. He was a charter member and past Grand Knight of St. Mary`s Knights of Columbus Council #15116. Mike was a member of the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Hon. Henry Edward Dormer Assembly #0861. He returned to be an active member of St. Vincent de Paul in the last few years and was very active in the past.
Saturday, September 5, 2020

Our brother John Gilbert, St. Catharines Central Council
Passed away on Saturday, September 5th, 2020 at the St. Catharines Hospital in his 72nd year. John was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus and active member of St Mary`s of the Assumption Church. He was also an active member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Mary`s Church for many years.
Thursday, August 20, 2020

Our sister Lillian Balazs, St. Basil Conference, Brantford
Lillian was a cherished and loved member of the St. John`s College community, St. Basil RC Church, CWL, St. Vincent de Paul, and PROBUS Canada. She was a driving force behind the explosion in Brantford Minor Lacrosse in the late sixties and early seventies. A familiar face in arenas and sports facilities across Brantford, she will be sadly missed and remembered by many, many people whose lives she touched.
Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Our sister Sheridan Beaton, St. Joseph’s Conference in Bowmanville
Passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at the age of 75 years. She was a longtime member of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society.
Saturday, July 11, 2020

Our sister Bonnie South, St. Michael Conference, Dunnville
Bonnie passed away peacefully in the hospital shortly after receiving the last rights. Please remember her husband Mike and daughter Jennifer in your prayers. May she rest in peace.
Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Our brother Larry Mungham, St. Columbkille Conference, Pembroke
Lawrence Charles `Larry` Mungham passed away peacefully at the Pembroke Regional Hospital on Tuesday July 7, 2020 at the age of 88 years. He was a founding member of the Pembroke St. Columbkille Conference of the Saint Vincent de Paul and a member of the Knights of Columbus Fr. McElligott Council.
Monday, July 6, 2020

Our brother Rene Sabourin, St. Joseph Conference, Bracebridge, ON
Peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Monday July 6, 2020 at his home in Georgetown. Rene, in his 80th year
Sunday, July 5, 2020

Our brother Patricia Rowe, St. Joseph’s Conference in Bowmanville
Pat passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Sunday July 5th, 2020 in her 90th year. She was a longtime member of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society.
Saturday, May 9, 2020

Our brother Richard Clarence Kropf, Holy Family SSVP, London
Richard Clarence Kropf of Ingersoll on Saturday, May 9, 2020 surrounded by family at home in his 79th year made his journey home to Our Lord.
Richard was a longtime member of Holy Family in London and served as store chair and store manager for the two London thrift stores.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Our brother Gerald `Gerry` Chartrand, Most Precious Blood Conference Windsor
Loving husband of Marjorie Chartrand (nee Spoel) of 65 years Gerald was admired for his contagious smile. He worked with the St. Vincent de Paul Society and was a member of the Knights of Columbus (Grand Knight).
Sunday, April 5, 2020

Our brother Lambert, `Bert` VanBerlo, Sts. Simon & Jude Conference Belle River
Peacefully, due to a failing heart, a new life begins for Bert, loving husband now with his loving wife Lillian (nee Bernard, 2008).
Bert was born in Gemert, Netherlands and immigrated to Canada with his family as a teenager. Starting as a draftsman and later project manager for various construction companies and member of the Engineering Society of Detroit, Bert managed large construction projects in Ontario, Michigan, Boston and Trinidad (bridges, hospitals, commercial buildings, water treatment plants, recreation centres, the Toronto Sky Dome (now Rogers Centre) among many others). Bert later volunteered his civil engineering advisory skills, to the Roman Catholic Church, was a member of the Secular Franciscan Order (SFO), St. Anne`s Fraternity, Tecumseh and volunteered as a Vincentian in the Saint Vincent de Paul Society, Belle River Conference, where he served many years as President.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Our brother Robert Trudell, St. Vincent de Paul Conference, Windsor Ontario
Robert Clarence Trudell passed away peacefully at the age of 82 years. Robert was an active member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 9528 for over 55 years. His support and dedication to the Hospice of Windsor spans many years.
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Our sister Sister Mary Walter, Spiritual Advisor to Particular Council of Brant
Sister Mary, of the Sisters of St Joseph, was a member of St. Mary`s Conference in Brantford. She was a caring and creative teacher for 35 years. During that time, she taught in schools and served as a Principal in Hamilton, Burlington, Cape Croker, Brantford, Dawson Creek BC and Red Lake. After retiring she worked as a Pastoral Minister at St. Pius X Parish in Brantford and volunteered at St Vincent de Paul in Brantford. Sister Mary was very gifted in arts and craft and her caring nature kept her knitting needles at work as she organized Bazaars for a variety of charitable organizations.
Monday, February 3, 2020

Our brother Eugene Mailloux, Good Shepherd Conference, Tecumseh Ontario
At the age of 89, beloved husband of the late Marilyn (nee St. Louis 2006), with whom he celebrated 52 years of a blessed marriage
Eugene was a member of the St. Vincent DePaul Society and a Eucharist Minister at St Gregory the Great Church

Friday, January 24, 2020

Our sister Mary Kormendy, St. Marys Conference in Blenheim (part of the Kent Deanery PC)
Being a wonderful mother and an awesome cook were just two of the things that made Mary loved in life. She was a long time member of St. Mary’s Church and Saint Vincent de Paul. She and Cyril worked hard on the farm while they raised their children. Mary was the St. Mary’s Hall caterer for over 25 years and eventually started her own business “Mary’s Catering” which made her well known in the area.
Friday, January 24, 2020

Our brother Tom Kelly, St. Joseph’s Conference in Bowmanville
Surrounded by his loving family, Tom passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Friday January 24th, 2020 in his 80th year. Tom had a 30 year career with the Ontario Government in Human Resources. He was also the Past-President and treasurer of the St. Vincent de Paul Society as well as a member of the Knights of Columbus. His love of his beloved Glasgow Celtic football club could only be outmatched by his love for his family, they were his everything.
Monday, January 13, 2020

Our brother Jude Malone, St. Patrick conference, Burlington
Jude was a proud member of several organizations, including The Irish Canadian Club of Hamilton and The Hamilton G.A.A. Club. He was also a 4th degree Knight of Columbus (chapter 5073). Jude spent a great deal of time volunteering for The Good Shepherd, Dr. Simoni and St. Vincent de Paul at St. Patrick’s Church.
Thursday, December 26, 2019

Our brother Declan Whelan, St. Anthony of Padua Conference, Kincardine
Declan was an outstanding engineer who was passionate about his field of nuclear safety and was recognised by his peers for outstanding contributions. He was a gifted raconteur with a nearly endless supply of stories about his childhood in Ireland and his many adventures from his storied career. His interests were wide-ranging including etymology, history, literature and the Irish language. With Pauline he co-authored a novel featuring Viking Dublin, which combined many of these interests. Above all, he will be remembered for his loving wit, tempered with a sly smile and a mischievous sparkle in his eyes.
Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Our brother Robert Gay, Most Precious Blood Conference in Windsor
Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family at the age of 72. Robert was a proud employee of GM Canada/Securita Security for over 36 years, and was a member of the Most Precious Blood Conference in Windsor. He will be missed.
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Our brother John Leyzer, Store Volunteer, Particular Council of Brant
Johannes (John) Leyzer passed away on December 12, 2019, at the age of 92. John was a long time member of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul giving many years of volunteer time as a store volunteer. John`s son, Ted, was the former Particular Council accountant.
Sunday, December 8, 2019

Our brother Lynn Patrick ``Tokey`` Ryan, St Anthony of Padua Conference, Harrow
Tokey was in his 83rd year, passing away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. He retired from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada after 32 years in the Federal Public Service. He was a member of the St Anthony of Padua Conference in Harrow.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Our brother James Francis McAlpine (Frank), St. George’s Conference, Ottawa
Frank was our longest serving member. He passed away at the age of 97, after more than 50 years of service to the needy. The funeral mass was held at our Lady of Fatima Church and he is burried at the Pinecrest Cemetery.
May he rest in peace.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Our sister Margaret Mary Bertrand, St. Columbkille, Pembroke
Margaret Bertrand was one of the original founders of (Group of ten folks) of the St Columbkille Conference. She was a true blessing to us all. Her positive and always-ready-to-get-things-done attitude helped us in so many positive ways. The family has mentioned that `Their Mother’s whole life was centred around helping the poor`. Margaret was 82 years old.
Sunday, September 29, 2019

Our brother Paul LaFontaine, St. Raphael Conference, Burlington
Paul is a former president of Halton PC. He will be missed by his family and Vincentian friends.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Our brother Ross MacKlyn Hotchkiss, St. Michael Conference, Oakville
Ross lived a full life, filled with many accomplish-ments. A graduate of the University of Western Ontario, he had a successful and fulfilling career with IBM. After retirement, he pursued many interests, including volunteering, travel, genealogy, birding, investing and reading. He served for over 25 years with the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul in Oakville. Ross` faith was best reflected in his commitment to service of others. He will be remembered for his integrity, strong work ethic, analytical mind and love of family and friends.
Saturday, September 7, 2019

Our sister Joan Galloway, St. Alphonsus Liguori Conference in Peterborough

Friday, July 19, 2019

Our brother Peter McDonald, St Basil Conference in Brampton
Peter passed away in his 93th year. Husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Peter was a longtime member of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society and as such was a member of the St. Basil conference. He will be missed. May he rest in peace.