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.


Monday, April 1, 2019

Our brother Joe McCabe, Marie Immaculate Conference, London
May Joe rest in peace.... a dedicated Vincentian, a president and founding member of SSVP at Mary Immaculate Parish.
Thursday, March 28, 2019

Our brother Father Joe Quinn, Windsor Essex Central Council
He was a National Spiritual Advisor along with Msgr Andre Drouin in the past. He was quite active in the Windsor Essex Central Council, acting as Spiritual Advisor for many years. He ran the Marie Rose Retreat Centre with Sister Janine Rochleau, conducting SSVP Lenten and Advent retreats for our Vincentians.
As we all know, he always had `dancing feet` and the youth loved his presence at our National AGA`s. He could out-dance everyone!

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Our brother Herb Mc Intyre, St Mary`s Conference, London
Peacefully at his residence in London on Saturday, February 2, 2019, Herbert ``Herb`` Thomas McIntyre, in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Margaret McIntyre of 54 years.
Many of you will remember Herb most recently at meetings in the Board Room, faithfully representing his conference. We can celebrate together a memorable Vincentian with years of service to the Society and the poor and marginalized in his parish community.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Our brother James Richard Strate, former Executive Director of the Ottawa Saint Vincent de Paul stores
James died suddenly on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 in his 57th year. James was committed to helping the poor.
Saturday, January 5, 2019

Our brother Joe Gibb, St. John the Baptist Conference, Amherstburg
Joe was devoted to SSVP.  During the two years, as illness prevented him from continuing to make home visits, Joe became the full time dispatcher for St. John the Baptist Conference, a job he continued until just a month ago.
Sunday, November 25, 2018

Our brother Dick Hudson, St Maurice Conference, Ottawa
Dick was a member of the St Maurice St. Vincent de Paul Conference and a board member and former chairperson of the St. Vincent de Paul Stores Ottawa. He was a dedicated Vincentian who devoted his time to helping those in need
Friday, November 2, 2018

Our brother Roger Hachey, Store manager at the Elliot Lake SSVP Store
It is with great sadness that the family of J. Roger Hachey (51) announces his passing, Friday November 2, 2018 at S.J.G.H., after a courageous battle with cancer.
Roger will be greatly missed by our community of Elliot Lake for his volunteer service at St Vincent and also the Knights of Columbus.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Our brother Burt Clapperton, Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate Conference in Guelph

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 Ontarioís 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.