Vincent, Jacqueline (Jackie)
July 11, 2019

Miss. Jacqueline (Jackie) Vincent


It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Jacqueline (Jackie) Vincent, age 44, who passed away unexpectedly at the Lakeshore General Hospital on July 11, 2019 surrounded by her loved ones.

She was born on the 4th of July 1975. The daughter of John and Diane Vincent. She loved her life, her family and friends and overcame every challenge in life with steely determination and a positive outlook. She was inclusive, generous and brave. Jackie was so happy, easy to please and grateful for the smallest things that we all take for granted. Her smile and laugh were infectious and everyone loved being around her. Words cannot express how much she was loved by those who were close to her and how much she will be missed. Jackie will be remembered as strong, independent, fun-loving, kindhearted, and a true and caring friend.

Jackie was always active and loved participating in Special Olympics swimming and bowling. Her work at Renaissance brought a constant sense of fulfilment and joy to her life. We are very grateful to Sandra and Nabiha’s dedication in helping Jackie develop her self-confidence, foster a sense of belonging and always bringing out the best in her.

We will always remember her for her sense of humour, generous spirit, love of food, a good cup of coffee and her appreciation of all animals.

Jackie was preceded in death by her beloved grandmothers Doris Comrie and Cécile Vincent. She leaves behind her parents, John and Diane, sister Judy (Chris), as well as Pierre Brisebois, Rina Terrasi, their children, Alexandra, Luca, Mikaela, Isabella and Jackie’s roommates Kristy Lee Fisher, Stephen Held and François-Martin Léger.

Jackie’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Rina and Pierre for opening their home to her and giving her a chance to live with the independence she craved. We would also like to thank WIAIH, the Special Olympics, Camp Kinkora and all the amazing volunteers over the years who so generously gave their time which allowed Jackie to participate in many wonderful activities that brought her so much joy and happiness.

The family will receive condolences at St-Thomas-a-Becket Church (4320 Ste-Anne, Pierrefonds QC H9H 4Y7) on Saturday July 20, 2019 at 1:00 p.m, followed by a funeral mass at 2:00 p.m. and a reception at 3:00 pm at the same location.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in her memory be made to the West Island Association for the Intellectually Handicapped (WIAIH).


Arrangements entrusted to Voluntas ( | (514) 695-7979).



St-Thomas-a-Becket Church

4320 Ste-Anne, Pierrefonds QC H9H 4Y7

Saturday July 20, 2019 at 1:00 p.m

Funeral Mass

St-Thomas-a-Becket Church

4320 Ste-Anne, Pierrefonds QC H9H 4Y7

Saturday July 20, 2019 at 2:00 p.m

29 responses

  1. Tracy Wrench

    July 14, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    My deepest condolences, I will forever cherish my memories with Jackie! I am very fortunate to have known her for so many years. One of the best smiles ever! XO

    • Shaheen & Hamed Haeri

      July 15, 2019 at 11:50 pm

      Our deepest sympathy , we feel your pain , much love to you and your family!

      • Mafalda da Costa

        July 20, 2019 at 7:24 am

        My sincerest condolences to the Vincent family. Jackie was one of kind, her courage and determination in overcoming all of the challenges she faced was unsurpassed. She always had a smile on her face and never complained ! She took life in her hands and lived it to the fullest, spreading joy and love to those around her along the way.
        My heart goes out to you, her wonderful family, to Pierre, Rina and the rest of the gang at the house, especially Kristy who lost her longtime friend and roommate. May she Rest In Peace. Thank you Jackie for touching our lives and reminding us to live in the present always with a smile!

  2. Fay Brydon

    July 14, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    Our sincere condolences to you, Diane and John, and the family. Sonia always enjoyed seeing Jackie at drop-in and camp. She will really miss her. She certainly
    was fun-loving, with a great smile. She will be greatly missed by all. Rest in Peace dear Jackie.

  3. Susan Anderson, Joanne and Sara Jane Daigle

    July 14, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    Our sincere condolences to you , Diane and John, and family. We have known Jackie since Sara Jane was a baby and have many fond memories through the years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. XO

  4. Ricky held

    July 14, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    On behalf of Stephen and myself, we are sad to hear about Jackie’s passing. She was a great housemate to Stephen. May she rest in peace.

  5. Terrie Bélanger Ardron

    July 14, 2019 at 10:14 pm

    My sincere condolences to the family , Sandra, Jackies co-workers and roommates , Rina & Pierre and all her numerous friends. Jackie touched the lives of many and will always be remembered as a woman who had an infectious smile and who was so very appreciative .
    I’m so very saddened by her passing , but am confident that she will continue to grace us from above !

  6. Catherine Duguay

    July 15, 2019 at 11:43 am

    Although I only worked with Jackie for a short time after Mafalda left, I will never forget her. She was always so spunky and funny during my visits. She’ll certainly be very missed by everyone who knew her! RIP dear Jackie xx

  7. Beth Lee

    July 15, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    Our sincere condolences to Jackie’s parents [Diane & John] & sister [Judy {Chris}] & all her extended family [Rina, Pierre, Alex, Luca, Mikaela, and Isabella, along with Stephen, and F.M,] .. Kristy and Jackie were just like sisters, sharing accommodations for so many years, and loved each other dearly .. they were true friends. I came to know her well through Special Olympics and her living with Kristy .. loved her infectious laugh and smile. REST IN PEACE, dear Jackie, you will be missed by all who knew you.

  8. Sophie Lahaise

    July 15, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    Mes plus sincères condoléances à toutes les familles de Jackie car elle en avait plusieurs. Ton sourire et ta bonhumeur va nous manqué. Je pense à toi

  9. Sandra MacDougall

    July 15, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    Diane , my heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

  10. Gwen Hodgins

    July 15, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    my warmest thoughts and condolences go out to you and your family Diane.

  11. Wendy van Blokland

    July 16, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family, Diane, upon the loss of your precious Jackie.

  12. James Lapierre

    July 16, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    My deep and sincere condoleances to all of Jackies’ family. I have so many fond memories of coaching Jackie, and all of the West Island Special Olympics swim team athletes back in the 80’s.

  13. Barbara Brady

    July 16, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    Dear, sweet Jackie. Your infectious smile I will never forget.
    My deepest sympathy to John, Diane, Judy and Chris.

  14. Hazel Breen

    July 16, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    Our sincere condolences to Jackie’s family on her untimely passing. Jackie was a friend that our son Trevor got to know through Special Olympics bowling and Friday night drop in. She was always fun to be around and had an infectious smile. She will be missed.

  15. Barbara Campbell, Brockviile

    July 17, 2019 at 11:06 am

    Diane and John, so sorry to hear from Anne M. this morning about Jackie’s passing. My hugs and prayers are with you. I know hard and tirelessly you worked as an advocate to ensure Jackie had the lifestyle she wanted. Hugs

  16. Sandra Holland

    July 17, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    Have just returned from vacation and was deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your dear daughter Jackie. I am sure there are many bright lights in your treasure book of memories which will give you much comfort in the days ahead.
    God bless.

  17. Joyce Merka

    July 17, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    Diane, my heart goes out to you and your family. How tragic to lose a child. May you treasure your memories.

  18. Louise Matulis

    July 17, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    Diane,and all of your family .. Sincere sympathy ,upon the passing of Jackie .. Love and prayers. Louise Matulis.

  19. Barbara Francis

    July 17, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    Diane My sincere sympathies on the unexpected passing of your sweet daughter, Jackie.

  20. Rose Marie de Verteuil

    July 18, 2019 at 7:18 am

    Diane, what beautiful words written of your daughter’s life. She was truly loved. My sympathy to you and your family.

  21. Sylvie Leclair

    July 18, 2019 at 9:28 am

    I am a colleague of Chris, and on behalf of the team, I would like to send our deepest condolence to Chris, Judy, Jackie’s family and friends. By reading the commemoration, we do have a very good sense of who Jackie was. How she touched the heart of everyone that crossed her path. A loving family surrounded her as well as friends that helped here live life at her fullest.
    Take care through this difficult time.

  22. Cathy Comrie

    July 18, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    Diane,John ,Judy and Chris so very sorry to hear of Jackie’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  23. Louise Riel

    July 20, 2019 at 1:21 am

    For Francois-Martin, not knowing where loved ones go when they pass away is very disturbing. But knowing that his dear friend Jackie is now – dans le ciel – with his father helps ease the pain of her unexpected loss. I hope the thought also brings you comfort in these very sad moments. Jackie will live in our hearts for ever.
    With my most sincere condolences,

  24. Pascale Leduc

    July 20, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Dear Judy(Chris), Diane and John
    My very sincere and deepest condolences to you all.
    My thoughts are with you all this afternoon from France.
    My prayers are with you and may our little angel continue to make us smile as I will always remember my neighbor and dear friend Jackie.
    Tender hugs and kisses xoxo

  25. June Cooper and Loretta Troyer

    July 20, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    Diane, We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your dear daughter. Our heartfelt sympathy goes to you and your family.

  26. Judith Woodsworth

    July 26, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Diane, Sincere sympathy on the loss of your beloved daughter, Judith and Lindsay

  27. Hannah Lusthaus

    September 6, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    We are friends of Jackie and we are so sad to learn that she died. We will miss her very much. Our names are Hannah Lysthaus and Lydia Waddell (and Hannah’s mom Evelyn). Our hearts are with you.


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