In Memory of

Vicente

Medeiros

Obituary for Vicente Medeiros

December 20, 1966 – December 29, 2023

Medeiros, Vicente (Vincent, Vince)

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our beautiful brother Vincent in his 58th year.
He was surrounded by his daughter and siblings when he passed away peacefully at Cambridge Memorial Hospital.

He is survived by his only child, his daughter Brigette of Paris, his mother Maria Da Conceicao of Cambridge, his brothers John (Patricia), Henry (Stacy), Bill, his sisters Connie Boomer (Paul), Linda Bradley (Stephen), Jessie Gowing (Bill) and his special uncle Guilherme Medeiros of Hamilton.

He leaves behind his nieces and nephews, Stephanie (Mike), Lindsey (Ryan), Jocelyn, Victoria (Brad), Alex, Ava, Jack, Mason and Madison. He will be missed by his great- nieces and nephews Lucas, Leah, Lola, Halle, Rohen, Ayla, Leighton and Mac.

He is predeceased by his late father Henrique Medeiros of Cambridge and his niece Jolie Amber Medeiros of Kitchener.

He will be greatly missed by his life long best friend Larry Botelho of St. Catherines, as well as many aunts, cousins and many friends.

Vince was the fifth child born to our parents and was their first born in Canada. He was also one of the first babies to be baptized at Our Lady of Fatima church in 1966.

As a young boy, Vincent served as an altar boy at Our Lady of Fatima. Our parents were especially proud that he, along with his sisters portrayed the children of Fatima in the Holy Spirit parade held by Our Lady of Fatima church.

As a teenager, Vince was spunky, spirited, fearless and loved AC/DC, Triumph, Nazareth, motorcycles and girls.
In 1996, he welcomed his beautiful daughter Brigette. He always referred to her as his greatest joy and his biggest accomplishment. He loved her dearly and only wanted the best for her.
For many years in his adult life, Vincent worked as a welder. He held many jobs in this role but he spoke most fondly about his time at MacDonald Steele.

They say it takes a village to raise a child but it also takes a village to care for your loved one with dementia. Special thanks to his community care coordinator, Stephanie Vince, the exceptional staff at Freeport hospital and the brilliant team of personal care workers, nurses, doctors and specialists at Cambridge Memorial Hospital where Vincent was cared for, for eight months until he passed. Our family is forever grateful for the level of care CMH provided to him.

Family was everything to Vince. He had our backs and we had his. It was always his daughter , our parents, Uncle Bill and the 7 of us. We enjoyed many laughs, vacations, trips to restaurants, concerts, Christmas and birthday celebrations, great ice cream, sadness and pure joy. We often heard by many in the community that Vincent was really lucky to have us because we were looking after him during his illness. But, it was actually us that were lucky to have him.

Everyone knew Vince. Even when dementia robbed him of his memory, he still knew us. He knew our faces and our voices. He felt our love, right to the end.

“I could of told you Vincent that this world was never meant for someone as beautiful as you.”
Rest Easy
But, turn it up loud
Our Prince, Vincent.

Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas St., Cambridge, where family and friends will be received on Tuesday January 2, 2024, from 6-9p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, Elgin St., S., Cambridge, on Wednesday January 3, 2024, at 10a.m. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations made to the Alzheimer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family.