Vinkle, Clare Joseph

August 20, 1962 – January 29, 2022 

With heavy hearts the family announces the passing of Clare Joseph Vinkle at Health Sciences North in Sudbury with family by his side. Loving father to Catherine (Andre) Brunet, Lorrie-Claire Vinkle and Cory (predeceased). The Best Gramps ever to Bhaic MacLeod, Alexandre, Danika, and Justin Brunet.  

Dear son to Lloyd (predeceased) and Florence Vinkle. He will be deeply missed by his siblings Valerie (Stan) Fox, Jody Semple, Kevin Vinkle and his Nephews Travis Semple, Brandon Schukan-Vinkle, Bryce and Dru (Amber) Semple. Cherished by many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and lifelong friends.   

Clare had a passion for fishing, the moment he started planning a new trip you knew that you were in for some fun. From memories of getting lost, to getting wet or having to paddle your way home he made sure to make it memorable. 

There was rarely a week he missed his 2 & 1 ticket for Lotto 649. His daughters will continue the weekly donation in his honor. 

Gramps leaves behind his boys Bhaic and Alex, they are so fortunate to have had a grandpa as special as him. Not one to ever say no Gramps made sure his boys would have many special memories of all the time they spent together. Epic partners in crime he made sure they knew how much he loved them, and that love was returned in full measure. His daily good morning calls and bad jokes will be irreplaceable. 

Dad, thank you for your everlasting love, no matter what you have always been there for us. We love you and miss you so much – your girls. 

A Celebration of Clare’s life will be held in the spring. 


11 Condolences

  1. My sincere condolences to the Vinkle family. I have fond memories of Clare growing up . I had the opportunity of catching up with Clare a couple of years back and when he talked about his grandkids, his eyes lit up.. I can imagine what a fantastic grandpa he must have been!

    By: Jodi Doonan
    February 7, 2022
  2. Heartfelt condolences to all Clare’s loved ones, Flo, Val & Stan, Jody, Kevin, Catherine, Laurie & his grandsons, also all of his friends. He will certainly be missed, especially by ” his Boys “. Rest in Peace Clare. Your suffering is ended.
    The Dorsey Family.

    February 6, 2022
  3. Our deepest sympathies to Lorrie, Bhaic, Vinkle family and all those who were touched by this great loss. Our hearts go out to you.

    By: CC and Dustin
    February 6, 2022
  4. Our deepest sympathies to Florence and family. Please know we’re thinking about you and sending hugs.

    By: Leslie Ann & Normand
    February 5, 2022
  5. My condolences to the Vinkle family and all of Clare’s friends. Clare was a fun and funny guy, just a really good person. One of the best that has been part of my life!

    By: Philip Dangerfield
    February 5, 2022
  6. My Sincerest condolences to Clare’s family and friends. Thinking of you all and praying for your comfort and peace.

    By: Kim Beaudoin
    February 5, 2022
  7. My deepest sympathies to Florence, Val, Jody and your families.
    Sending hugs…

    By: Debbie McCrank
    February 5, 2022
  8. Our sincere condolence to Clare’s mom Flo, his girls Catherine and Lorrie and siblings Kevin, Val and Jody. He will be missed by all his family and friends from near and far. Our hearts go out to each and everyone of you as we know how much you are hurting. Stay strong and we are a call away. Rest easy Clare, no more pain and suffering.
    Gloria and Willie.

    By: Gloria nd Willie Semple
    February 5, 2022
  9. Our condolences to everyone during this time. I am so glad I got to meet Clare and have a chance to chat with him when we were in Kirkland Lake.

    By: Tammy & Craig Vdovjak
    February 5, 2022
  10. My deepest condolences,
    Remember growing up in Federal with all the Vinkles.
    My thoughts and prayers 🙏 sent to his family and friends.

    By: Rose Hannah
    February 5, 2022
  11. Condlolences to Val and the Vinkle Family….so sorry for your loss…way to young.

    By: Judy (Cale) Gervais
    February 5, 2022

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