MOREAU, Vincent "Vince" - WWII - March 24, 1924 - April 5, 2017.
Predeceased by his devoted and beloved wife Aileen.
Vince was a loving father to Richard (Rosemary), John (Lorraine) and Patricia, grandfather to Brian (Catie), Peter (Tammy) and Kyle, great grand-father to Abigayle, Ethan, Lauren, Cal, Ella, Lilly and Ally.
Born in Saskatchewan, Vince was one of twelve children. Predeceased by his parents Edgar and Evelyn, sisters Evodia (William) Parker, Lucille (Eldon) Hook, Toni (Ernest) Bogart, Nan (Don) Parker and his brother John (Loreen).
Lovingly remembered by his sisters, Teresa (Donald) Sweet and Anne (Ken) Gauthier and his brothers Paul (Shirley), Bill (Angela), Edhgar (Anita) and Peter (Barb).
Vince was an insurance broker from 1960 – 1987. Early retirement allowed him and Aileen to spend many years wintering in Florida.
Vince served his country in WWII and gave back to his community by sitting as a town councilor from 1966 – 69 and providing leadership to the Town of Penetanguishene as it’s mayor from 1970 – 1978. An avid sports enthusiast, Vince played baseball, hockey, curled and golfed. He was one of the Builders of the Penetanguishene Curling Club (Team Howard) Community Centre. He was an executive member of the Penetang Junior C hockey club from 1964-66. One of the driving forces behind the creation of the Penetanguishene Sports Hall of Fame. Vince sat as it’s chair for nine years, emceed many of the induction ceremonies and himself became a member in 1997.
In his later years, Vince suffered from Alzheimer which slowly but surely robbed him of his memories.
The family would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to the staff of the Special Care and Tamarack Units of the Georgian Manor for their support and taking such good care of Vince.
Visitation will be held at the Penetanguishene Funeral Home on Sunday April 9th from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Ann’s Church, Penetanguishene on Monday April 10th at 12 noon. Spring interment.
If desired, donations to the Georgian Manor or the Georgian Manor Day Care Program would be greatly appreciated.