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.


Friday, August 10, 2018

Our brother Gerald Francis Fagan, St. Catherine of Siena Conference, Mississauga
Born February 5, 1925 in Pambroke Ontario, Canada died peacefully at the Trillium Health Partners-Mississauga Hospital on August 10, 2018. For many years a dedicated Vincentian caring for the poor of Mississauga.
Friday, August 10, 2018

Our sister Mary Therese Hutchinson, St Raphael Conference in Burlington
Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, August 10, 2018 in her 71st year. Beloved wife, mother and grandmother. Mary will be missed by her extended family in Ireland, the U.K. and the United States. Mary was a longtime Vincentian.
Saturday, June 9, 2018

Our brother Stephen Charles Ward, St. Mary Star of the Sea Conference, Mississauga
Stephen was part of our team, yet lived a full and inspirational life on his own. He worked within Southern Ontario’s manufacturing community. He was an active member of his community participating fully within the St Vincent de Paul Society. He enthusiastically hosted a weekly Friday night dinner to those less fortunate and encouraged young people to participate as well, and with great pride brought his young nieces to help out on occasion. Steve loved his Church community and had fostered some great friendships through his service.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Our sister Leomay Dewling, St Pius X conference, Brantford
Leomay was born on October 20, 1927. She enjoyed her many years of volunteering at the St. Vincent de Paul Society, and will be dearly missed by family and her Vincentian friends.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Our brother Robert Peel, St. Mary`s Conference, London
Bob was a longtime member of St. Mary`s R. C. Church and served the community for many years as a dedicated member of the St. Vincent De Paul Society.
Saturday, May 5, 2018

Our sister Lyola Routliffe, St John of the Cross, Mississauga
Lyola was one of the finest Vincentians I have Known. I called Lyola many times (maybe 100 - 150) to go on a call with me. She never refused. She might be in the middle of doing something but would always say ``I`ll go with you now and do that later``. Serving others was her greatest joy. She will be missed.
Thursday, April 5, 2018

Our sister Agnes Gilmore, St. Martin`s Conference in London
Please remember in your prayers a long time Vincentian and dedicated volunteer in the sorting room of the SSVP Store. Agnes Gilmore was a very quiet, hard working and unassuming volunteer for over 10 years. She was also a member of St. Martin`s Parish, an active Vincentian and member of the SSVP Conference for many years.
Monday, April 2, 2018

Our sister Gloria Gandour, Basilica Of Our Lady Immaculate in Guelph
Gloria was a beloved fixture at the Basilica Of Our Lady Immaculate and a loyal supporter of the many clergy members that she came into contact with through her life. She had a deep devotion to Our Blessed Mother and she prayed fervently for the many intentions of her family and friends. She was a long time member of the Basilica Catholic Women`s League and she willingly offered her time as a reliable and faithful volunteer with numerous Guelph organizations. Ultimately though, Gloria was happiest in a kitchen. Much of her employment through her life revolved around food and food preparation. She served many years as a cook and housekeeper at a variety of locations in Guelph.
Sunday, February 18, 2018

Our brother John McMahon, St Francis Xavier Conference in Tilbury
John will be sorely missed by his family and his community family where he exemplified the Vincentian spirit
Friday, February 16, 2018

Our brother Clive O`Neill, St. Pius X conference, Brantford
It is with saddened hearts, that Brant Particular Council informs you of the death of Clive O`Neill. Clive is the husband of Agnes O`Neill. Both have been dedicated volunteers with SSVP for many years.
Monday, January 15, 2018

Our brother John Nordholt, St Michaels Conference, Cobourg
Our conference was deeply saddened by the sudden passing of John Nordholt a member of St. Michael`s Conference, Cobourg, Ontario on January 15/18. Patricia Gash
Saturday, October 14, 2017

Our sister Florence Homeniuk, Past president of St. Mary`s Conference, Brantford
She was also a long time member of the CWL and teacher with the Catholic school board. She also served as a trustee on the board. She was an active parishioner at St. Mary`s Parish for over 40 years. During that time she was a member of the C.W.L. , St. Vincent de Paul Society and a regular participant in teaching of Catechism for children making their first communion. She was also involved in alter serving in the parish.
Friday, October 13, 2017

Our sister Margaret Harrison, St. Theresa conference, Sault Ste. Marie
Margaret was 68 when she passed away. She was a long time volunteer at our food bank at St. Vincent Place in the Soo
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Our brother Nick Volk, Past National Vice-president, Past Ontario Regional President
Born in Teaneck, NJ, graduate of Harvard University, employed by the US Consulate in Toronto, retired as Director of Communications at the CBC. Nick was a tireless advocate for affordable housing and social justice. His involvements included Habitat for Humanity Canada (Chair), St. Vincent de Paul (Provincial Chair), Gower Park Place (founder), Toronto Community Housing Corporation (Chair), Harvard Club Toronto (President), member of the Ontario Non- Profit Housing Association, Habitat International Coalition, Roof Tops Canada- Abri International Board, Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition and Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH) Parish.
Saturday, August 5, 2017

Our sister Jane Major, Saint Andrew the Apostle Conference, London
Jane has touched so many lives, and I know her children have been consoled already by messages from those who had Jane`s influence in their life. Jane was a remarkable, extremely humble woman, who has left huge positive footprints on many lives. She also had many special creative talents and the family plan a display of some of her beautiful artistic creations following the funeral mass at the church.
Friday, August 4, 2017

Our brother Fr. Edward Joseph Hughes, Prison ministry in the Prairies and Ontario
..As a priest, his heart was always on the outlook for, and sensitive to, the most needy which found a ready reception during 10 years of prison ministry in the Prairies and Ontario. Fr. Ted`s ready smile and quick wit allowed him to minister effectively outside the parish walls to all. All these relationships of love and care were the centre of his own personal encounter with Jesus. Fr. Ted`s priestly ministry and desire to serve was recognized by Bishop Crosby and Pope Francis when he was chosen and mandated as a `Missionary of Mercy`, capping a life of mercy received and generously given..
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Our brother Conrad Viau, St Mary Conference, Brant
Conrad worked for over 32 years at Ford Motor Company. He was a very active member of Le Club Canadien Français as well as being a faithful volunteer for St Vincent de Paul. Conrad was also active in St Mary`s church for a number of years. His love of music was pleasantly heard and shared from his fiddle every chance he could and also loved gardening. He always kept active but most times he was helping out anyone who was in need.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Our sister Denise Orton, Past Particular Council president
After a long battle with ALS, Denise passed away peacefully, with family by her side at St. Joseph`s Continuing Care Centre on Tuesday, March 21, 2017; age 84 years.
Denise was past Particular Council President

Monday, March 20, 2017

Our sister Dorothy Auclair, St. Basil Conference, Brant
AUCLAIR, Dorothy - It is with great sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of Dorothy on Monday, March 20, 2017 at Park Lane Terrace, Paris in her 89th year. Beloved wife of 63 years to Marcel.
Sunday, March 19, 2017

Our sister Jean Marie Smith CSJ, Past Spiritual Advisor, Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Sister Jean entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peterborough in February, 1949. During her religious life she had a varied life of ministry. She began teaching in Ottawa and for 28 years taught in numerous schools in Ontario (Almonte, Port Hope, Lindsay, Campbellford and Peterborough as Principal at St. Pius).
From 2005 onward she was a volunteer on the Board with Saint Vincent de Paul Society.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Our sister Soeur Lucille Nantel C.S.C, Saint-Laurent parish, Montreal
We are sorry to announce the passing of Sister Lucille Nantel, from the Holy Cross Congregation, in Montreal, on February 2, 2017, at the age of 97. Sister Lucille worked for near 50 years at the SSVP outlet of the Saint-Laurent parish. Sister Lucille came to many of our National AGAs and was well appreciated by Vincentians across Canada, who lovingly nicknamed her ``Little Sister Yahoo``.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Our brother William `Bill` John Nolden, St Pius X Conference, Brant
NOLDEN, William John - It is with deep sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Bill Nolden at the Brantford General Hospital on January 25, 2017 at the age of 76.
He was surrounded by those who love him and took his last breath with the hands of his wife, children and grandchildren upon him.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Our sister Gail French, President of Simcoe County Particular Council
Gail was the President of Simcoe County Particular Council the last 2 years, and before that she was President of St. John Vianney Conference in Barrie.
Thursday, December 8, 2016

Our brother Mike Matteis, President of St. Joseph - St. Ursula Conference in Chatham
Mike was a teacher with St. Clair Catholic District School Board and was a principal from 1982 until his retirement. He was actively involved in the community as President of St. Vincent de Paul Society, Junior Achievement, 4th Degree Knights of Columbus and as a Lay Reader at St. Joseph`s and St. Ursula`s Churches.