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Submitted by justine on Fri, 11/17/2023 - 11:33:AM

On the morning of Tuesday, the 14th of November 2023 at the University of Ottawa’s Heart Institute, at the age of 55, we lost a remarkable soul and the world’s most devoted dad following a remarkably sudden illness.

Vincent leaves his loving daughter and best friend, Danika, his son-in-law and -in-love, Pietro (Giampa), his adored granddaughters, Rose and Freyja, his aunt Gabrielle (Roberge-Nault), his aunt Henriette (Adam-Hatem of Beirut, Lebanon), numerous cousins including his favourite one, Joanne, whom he loved as a sister, and his beloved newfoundland dog, Cash. He is predeceased by his treasured parents, Huguette (née Roberge) and Raymond.

Vincent ran a successful business in the hospitality industry alongside his father for 25 years before selling the company and retiring ten years ago. Following his retirement, he found joy and accomplishment in cooking and in combining his two greatest passions, guitars, and woodworking, and began building stunning custom guitars. He did, however, love nothing more than spending time with “his girls” and was looking forward to moving to the West Coast to be with them.

The privileged few who knew him well knew him to be a deeply compassionate and generous man of unimpeachable integrity, a principled man through thick and thin, and - to his daughter - the most devoted and loving father.

He leaves an infinite void.

Friends and family are invited to the Beechwood National Memorial Centre, 280 Beechwood Avenue, on Thursday, November 23rd, 2023 at 9:00AM, followed by a Service at 10:00AM.

For those unable to attend in person, a live stream link will be available on the Beechwood website. In lieu of flowers, Vincent would have preferred a donation made in his honour to a charity benefiting our homeless community. 

Le matin du mardi 14 novembre 2023, à l’Institut de cardiologie de l’Université d’Ottawa, à l’âge de 55 ans, nous avons perdu une âme remarquable et le père le plus dévoué au monde à la suite d’une maladie soudaine.

Vincent laisse dans le deuil sa fille bien-aimée et meilleure amie, Danika, son beau-fils aimé, Pietro (Giampa), ses petites-filles adorées, Rose et Freyja, sa tante Gabrielle (Roberge-Nault), sa tante Henriette (Adam-Hatem de Beyrouth, Liban), de nombreux cousins dont sa préférée, Joanne, qu'il aimait comme une sœur, et son chien terre-neuvien bien-aimé, Cash. Il repose désormais auprès de ses chers parents, Huguette (née Roberge) et Raymond.

Vincent a dirigé une entreprise prospère dans le secteur hôtelier aux côtés de son père pendant 25 ans avant de vendre l'entreprise et de prendre sa retraite il y a dix ans. Après sa retraite, il a trouvé joie et accomplissement dans la cuisine et dans la combinaison de ses deux plus grandes passions, les guitares et le travail du bois, et a commencé à construire de superbes guitares personnalisées. Cependant, il n’aimait rien de plus que passer du temps avec « ses filles » et avait hâte de déménager sur la côte ouest pour être avec elles.

Les quelques privilégiés qui le connaissaient bien savaient qu'il était un homme profondément compatissant et généreux, d'une intégrité irréprochable, un homme de principes contre vents et marées et, pour sa fille, le père le plus dévoué et le plus aimant.

Il laisse un vide infini.

Parents et amis sont invités au Centre commémoratif national Beechwood, 280 avenue Beechwood, Ottawa, le jeudi 23 novembre 2023 à compter de 9h et un service funéraire suivra à 10h. Pour ceux qui ne peuvent pas y assister en personne, un lien vers la diffusion en direct sera disponible sur le site Web de Beechwood. Au lieu de fleurs, Vincent aurait préféré un don fait en son honneur à une association caritative au profit de notre communauté des sans-abris.

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 11/17/2023 - 10:39:PM


Leona Archambault

Vince you will forever be in my heart and my thoughts. Thank you for being a good listener and a good friend. I always enjoyed talking with you. You will be dearly missed.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 11/18/2023 - 10:13:AM


Denise roy-larose

Our sympathies Danika and family will keep you in our heart ♥️

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 11/19/2023 - 12:35:PM


Richard Roy

Rest in place.
Meeting your father and mother is a wonderfull expérience in an another world.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 11/19/2023 - 01:31:PM


Claudette St-Jean

Chère Danika et famille
My deepest condolences. Your grand-mother Huguette was my deceased husband’s cousin and she would visit Iroquois Falls with your dad . He was such an interesting child with so much talent. You have surely brought him so much joy. May your all remember him for the special person that he was. Xxxx

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 11/20/2023 - 10:33:AM


Leon Adam and Family

Our sincere and deepest condolences Danika. The world has lost but Heaven has gained. Rest in peace Vincent.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 11/20/2023 - 07:23:PM


Chris Cullen

Was so shocked to hear this news and very sad I’ll never get to joke with him again. Known him since I was 4 and his mom babysat me. He was Always a nice and funny guy and he will certainly be missed.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 11/22/2023 - 07:59:PM


Alba Muñoz Hernandez

My condolences to you Danika, Joanne and family. May he rest in peace.

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