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.


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.