It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Vincent Read Sr. Vince passed on December 25th, 2021,with his family by his side. He was a devoted husband to Jeannine Read for 59 years, a loving father to Monique Read (Alain), Denise Pellerin (Ron), Anita Gratton (Danny) and Vincent Read Jr. (Sarah). Sadly, missed and lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Ron Jr., Marcel, Danielle, Michel, Chantal, DJ (predeceased) Mathieu and Jacob. He also had 7 great-grandchildren. Vince was born April 26th,1938(83 years old) to Herbert and Florence Read (predeceased), a loving brother to Joe Read, Barbara Carriere, Theresa Sabourin, Lawrence Read, Margaret Tymkin and Gail Read, all pre-deceased. Vince was a heavy-duty mechanic at Falconbridge Nickel mine, he retired in 1998 after 31 years of service, he was a man with a heart of gold, and he truly couldn't do enough to help you out. He loved his classic cars, he loved hunting, he enjoyed working in his garage, and when he wasn't working, he loved to ride his side by side and his snow machine. His favorite ride was to Wolf Mountain, he just loved the view. He worked hard and he played hard, he truly loved life. The family would like to express a very heartfelt thank-you to Dr. St-Martin and the staff at Pioneer Manor for the care they provided him. In keeping with his wishes, there is no service however a celebration of life and a ride to Wolf Mountain in his honor will be planned for this Spring.
I was so proud to call him my dad. I remember our trips just me and my dad to Flamborough from Larose’s camp, our ski doo trips. When I would work with him driving and picking up cars from and to the states. All my memories bring a smile to my face and how lucky I was to have such a wonderfull father. He really enjoyed doing things with his kids when he was not working at the mine or not working in the garage, he was doing things with his kids. I will miss you dad and know I will have another angel watching over me, I will continue to make you proud.
January 28, 2022
I am so sorry for your loss. Vince was always a breath of fresh air… he told it to you straight, no sugar coating with him. I loved his smile… it was truly warm and kind. Treasure the memories.. he will always live in our hearts…. hugs…
January 27, 2022
My sincere consolances to the family.. May God wrap his loving arms around each and every one of you during this difficult time. I remember when I was little Mr. Read wanted to tie a string on to my tooth when it was loose and the other side of the string to a door so that he could pull it that way lol fond memories for sure❤🙏
January 27, 2022
My sincere condolences to the family, may you rest in peace Vincent.
From a previous psw Joanne
January 26, 2022