Obituary of Ford Leonard Vincent
It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that the family of Ford Leonard Vincent, announce his passing at the Carmelite House in GFW on May 15, 2021. He was 89 years of age. He was predeceased by his parents Arthur and Elsie Vincent, as well as sisters Audrey, Aveline and Jean. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his Wife, Madeline Vincent, Sons Boyd (Patricia) Vincent, Corey (Donna) Vincent, Daughters Dianne (Glen) Winsor, Joanne (Keith) Roberts, Grandchildren Charlotte Winsor, Stephanie (Brad) Schildroth, Melissa (Tyler) Vincent, Jason Vincent, as well as great-grandchildren Liam and Brielle. Also leaving to mourn are a large circle of family and friends.
Ford had many professions throughout his lifetime and put his heart in everything he did, including his days as a Heavy Equipment Operator where he helped build the TCH in NL. He eventually went on to retire from Newfoundland and Labrador Housing. He was an avid Carpenter and was known as Jack-OfAll-Trades, as there was nothing he wasn’t good at. His love for taking things and making them new again was a joy he shared with his family over the years. Between remodeling Campers to refinishing houses, he put his Carpentry skills to work and did it with pride and perfection. If anyone needed anything done, he was the one to call. Throughout the years, Ford shared his love for Camping with his family. They have many precious childhood memories of all the places they would visit, including many summers in Triton. Between hunting and fishing trips, to berry picking and barbeques, if it involved the great outdoors, he was there to take advantage of all life had to offer. Hospitality was one of his greatest qualities. He loved to have a house full of family and friends where he would share a great meal and hours of laughter. He was a great cook who made sure everyone that came by, never left without a good meal. Ford was a kind, gentle, humble man who was well liked by all. He was always there for those who needed him and never said no to anyone. He adored his family and always made sure they had everything they needed. He was special to so many people and will not only be greatly missed but has left an imprint on the hearts of all who knew him.
Following COVID restrictions, visitation will be held on Monday from 2-5 p.m at Hoskins Funeral Home in Grand Falls-Windsor. Please call 1-709-489-5100 to book an appointment for the visitation. The funeral service will be conducted by Pastor Geoffrey Ryan at the Windsor Pentecostal Church on Tuesday, May 18 at 2 p.m. by invitation only. Burial will take place at the Pentecostal Cemetery on Caribou Road. Funeral arrangements entrusted by Hoskins Funeral Homes, GFW. Pallbearers are Boyd Vincent, Jason Vincent, Corey Vincent, Keith Roberts, Glen Winsor, Leonard Strickland. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Hollett Park Retirement Home for always taking such great care of Ford, as well as the C.N.R.H.C. and Carmelite House during his final days before his passing. Flowers and donations will be accepted.
Please call 1-709-489-5100 to book a visitation time.
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