VINCENT, Jack Stanley

March 12, 1941 – August 26, 2019

Jack passed away peacefully on August 26, 2019 at the Foothills Hospital after a courageous battle with leukemia.  Jack leaves behind his wife of 55 years, Lindy; 4 children – Michael (Velma); Stephen; Christa (Paul); Jason (Sue); 11 grandchildren – Nicole, Erica, Silana, Sabre, Joy, Amy, Joshua, Curtis, Simon, Logan, Sam.

Jack was born to Francis (nee Gray) and Stanley Vincent and grew up on a dairy farm in the Bearspaw area.  He attended three different one room school houses in Westminster, Bearspaw and Glendale Districts to the end of Grade 9.  He attended High School at Mount Royal.  He remained in the Bearspaw area for 78 years.

Jack graduated from University of Alberta in 1966 with a Bachelor of Commerce and worked in the oil and gas industry in finance and accounting and eventually set up his own accounting and tax business.  Some of his work and business took him overseas to Russia and Bangladesh where his wife joined him.  They travelled together to many different places while overseas.

Jack loved trains, old cars, travelling, history, reading, eating out with his beloved wife, and being amongst his busy family.  He was a man who lived quietly, but did not live a quiet life; he listened well, complained little and lived an optimistic life even to his last breath.  He will be fondly remembered by his family and many friends.

A private family graveside service will be held at St. Andrew’s Cemetery in Cochrane. A Celebration of Jack’s Life will be held in his honor at Cochrane Alliance Church (902 Glenbow Drive, Cochrane, AB) on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 2:00 pm.  Reception to follow in church foyer.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Cochrane Humane Society  

View here the Photo Tribute played at Jack’s Memorial Service

Arrangements entrusted to Cochrane Country Funeral Home, Florence (Flo) Simpson, Funeral Director. Ph: 403-932-1039.

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  1. On 30/08/2019 at 4:13 pm Dave and Patricia Buckler Said:

    So sorry to hear about Jack my you find comfort with the many memories The Buckler family

  2. On 30/08/2019 at 7:08 pm Donald & Carol Gray Said:

    Lindy and family, We were so sorry to learn about our cousin Jack. He was the kindest person one could ever have the pleasure to know. I am so glad that I got to spend an evening with you and Jack at you home last year. Jack will be sorely missed by all who knew him. please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of sorrow.
    Don & Carol Gray

  3. On 30/08/2019 at 9:48 pm Rob Gray Said:

    Lindy and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at the loss of Jack. The world is a better place for the time that we had Jack with us. He was a kind and gentle man, it was such an honor to have Jack as a cousin. When Dad passes away Jack honored his Uncle Jack with a kind and considered eulogy, for which the family was so grateful. May God grant him eternal rest.
    Most sincerely,
    Rob and Linda Gray

  4. On 31/08/2019 at 11:55 am Cobbe Family Said:

    Lindy & Family.
    Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. With fond memories of our time spent with Jack (& family) at Delta Beach, Manitoba. Hugs to you All
    The Cobbe Family

  5. On 31/08/2019 at 2:49 pm Wayne Fuller Said:

    Lindy and Family

    We were so sorry to see that Jack had passed away… this will be a huge blow for the family, but it is good that you have each other. We remember the many good times we had together and of course I have may memories of Jack at work. Our thoughts and prays are with you now.
    Old friends – Jette & Wayne Fuller

  6. On 01/09/2019 at 8:24 am Grant Richards Said:

    I am very sad to learn of Jack’s passing and extend sincere sympathies to Lindy and Family.

    From our times at university to our quarterly Alumni luncheons, Jack was a friendship I enjoyed.

    He will be missed at our luncheons. It was a pleasure to call him a friend.

    I am sure that time will become a family friend leaving you with many fond and warm memories of your time with Jack.

    Grant and Helga Richards

  7. On 01/09/2019 at 12:25 pm Allan&Carole Hall Said:

    Sending our deepest sympathies to your family during this difficult time.

  8. On 01/09/2019 at 5:14 pm Evelene Newsome Said:

    Our deepest sympathies to Lindy and family.
    Bearspaaw Historical will never be the same without our “treasured” Treasurer. Even through his illness Jack still came through with his reports.
    I was fortunate to attend school with Jack beginning in Grade 2 and he remained the same person throughout those 70+ years – a quiet gentle friend. You will be sorely missed Jack. May you rest in peace.
    Evelene Newsome and Neil Lots

  9. On 02/09/2019 at 2:13 pm heinz mueller Said:

    sorry to here of jacks passing ,we saw you both on july 19 at the foothills
    jack was gentle and optomistic of the future
    my thought are with you


  10. On 05/09/2019 at 11:17 am Don and Ruth Nelson Said:

    To Paul and Christa Barnett, Your Mom and the rest of the family
    We were sorry to hear that your Father passed away, Christa. Our condolences to the whole family. I know you are remembering the good times you had with your dad. Our prayers and love are with you all.
    Hugs. Don and Ruth Nelson.

  11. On 10/09/2019 at 11:06 pm Don & Angela Swenson Said:

    Christa & Paul and all your family members.
    Our prayers are with you all at this sad time. We thank God that you were able to spend quality time with your Dad Christa , before his passing, treasured memories.
    Love, Don & Angela.

  12. On 24/09/2019 at 5:39 pm Steve & Audrey Zub Said:

    Dear Lindy – Michael & Velma, Stephen, Christa & Paul, Jason & Sue: It’s been many years since we fellowshipped together at Cochrane Alliance Church and our hearts go out to you all in the passing of Jack. He was a quiet but a deep and thoughtful man with whom I personally enjoyed our visits together whenever we made the time. Our thoughts & prayers are with you as you grieve your husband’s and your father’s passing. With much love: Steve & Audrey Zub