August 2, 1949 - February 27, 2018
Don Vincent passed away unexpectedly at Foothills Hospital where he was carried by Stars Air Ambulance on February 27 at 3:15 AM at 68 years of age. Predeceased by his father, Donald Vincent was born to Donald & Dolores Vincent, Aug 2, 1949. Don will be missed terribly by his beloved best friend, Sherry Titheridge. Don’s example always made Sherry want to be a better person. Loving father of Christie Leath (Cole) and Shawn Vincent (Lisa Wilder) and Courtland Titheridge (Meg Kloepfer). Fondly remembered as a kind and generous grandfather by Megan Vincent-Fox (Jonathan Fox), Taylor Smith & Jessica Wilder. Missed by his sister Jan Vincent (Don Wiebe) and their daughter Naomi Wiebe. Deeply missed by his beloved dogs Amos, Carleton, and Keats. Don will be missed by countless friends and family whose lives he enriched. Don was born and raised in South Dakota and immigrated to Canada in 1970 with pennies to his name. He settled in Winnipeg, got a job as a forklift driver at Dominion Lumber. An entrepreneur from the start, he and his first wife Judy made and sold quality leather handcrafts at local markets on the side as Vincent Leathercraft. With the proceeds, he built a hobby farm in Sarto, Manitoba where he raised a family and quarter horses. His career in the lumber industry flourished due to his hard work and drive. He rose to run shipping and receiving at Dominion Lumber, before he moved to Star Building Materials as the manager of operations. In this role he grew Star to one of the biggest lumber yards in Western Canada, opening a branch office in Calgary, before he retired. Retirement did not suit Don, who proceeded to build a farm in Longview Alberta, invest heavily in hay production, and founded Longview Leather. Longview Leather grew very rapidly to become one of the largest leatherworking supply companies in Canada, carrying leatherworking tools, supplies, leather, machines, and finished goods. His leadership inspires Longview Leather’s employees Morgan Munro and Daniel Orchard. Don lived by the adage that if you could read it, you could do it. An inspiration to those around him, he mastered countless trades and skills. He was a beloved community leader, a friend to hundreds, a caring family man, and will be terribly missed. A Memorial Service was held at the Foothills Community Hall (107 Morrison Road/Hwy 22, Longview Alberta) on Sunday March 4, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. All are welcome to this celebration of Don’s life and legacy. It will be a casual event: cowboy hats and boots are welcome. In lieu of flowers, we would welcome donations to the Stars Air Ambulance www.stars.ca charity to help support this very important and underfunded service. To send condolences and view Don’s Tribute Page please visit www.lylereeves.com . Caring for the family is Lyle Reeves Funerals of High River (Craig Snodgrass) 403.652.4242.
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