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.

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 Bill Murphy (William Francis), St John Fisher Conference, Brampton
He was a founding member of the St Vincent De Paul Conference at St John Fisher, and a long time member of our Parish.
Bill will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his family in Ireland and Canada and his friends.

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.
Friday, June 7, 2019

Our sister Jean Jenkins, Team leader at our Thrift Store, Brampton
Treasured wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, Jean Bernice Jenkins passed away peacefully in Brantford on June 7, 2019 in her 91st year.
Jean was a long time volunteer and team leader at our Thrift Store.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Our brother Gary Malloy, Divine Mercy food bank conference
It is with saddened hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Gary Malloy at the age of 58 on May 12, 2019 in Oregon on a coaching trip with the Track & Field team. Gary was a respected teacher and coach in the Windsor-Essex County area for over 30 years. He was a dedicated member of our society and worked tirelessly for the Divine Mercy Food Bank.
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 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.
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.
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 Ontarios 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