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Vincent Stuart Lovenuk

Posted By Sobering Funeral Chapel On September 29, 2020 @ 3:36 pm In Obituaries | 27 Comments

Two months shy of his 50th birthday, it is with profound sadness and the heaviest of hearts we announce Vince’s passing; beloved son, brother, nephew, cousin, and friend. He is survived by his Dad, Wayne (Penny), siblings Shawn (Sheila) and Dawn (Chip), nephew Zack, and niece Emma. Uncle Harry and Aunt Marlene were second parents to him and treated him like their own son. Vince is also survived by a large extended family of aunts and uncle’s, cousins and dear friends, too numerous to mention. He was predeceased by his Mom, Beverly; nephew Aidan; Grandparents, Mary, Bill, Olga and Phillip. Mom’s loss especially impacted the rest of his life and we feel some peace knowing he will be welcomed by the loving embrace only a mother can give.
Vince was raised between Pickle Lake and Oxdrift, ON and later lived between Elma and Hadashville, MB. He graduated from Dryden High School and later received a hard-earned Certificate in Business Administration (Accounting) from Red River College in Winnipeg. He worked at Kurian Forest Products for a couple of years, then spent the last 25 years working between the Tree Nursery and the Fishery for the Province of Manitoba. He really enjoyed the past year at the Fishery and the crew that came with it, considering them a little extended family. He often said he wished he could have spent his entire career there.
Vince’s life can be defined by both his independent spirit and quiet vulnerability. He was never mean or unkind, and it would be an extremely rare occasion he engaged in any kind of anger. From birth, he was always a gentle soul who was quick to offer a smile that made him a fan favourite among family and friends. Vince just wanted to ‘be’ and experience life on his own terms. While his passiveness could infuriate us one moment, you couldn’t help but admire him for it the next.
Vince developed friendships quickly and easily with his chill style that was unique to him. He could remember insane amounts of details and was our walking phone book, address book and calendar. He cared for our Grandparents (and they cared for him) for years, and he enjoyed his time with them.
Vince surrounded himself with people who laughed frequently, and he loved a good story. You can’t remember him without conjuring up memories of his laugh. It usually involved not breathing for what seemed like an hour with his shoulders shaking, and then when he finally came up for air was followed by a squeal and another fit of laughter. The joke or story frequently was lost to the entertainment we would have by laughing along with him.
His ability to find a cozy corner of a couch and vacation there was legendary. He wanted nothing more than to just exist in the warmth of family and friends, like one would enjoy the embers of a fireplace. Then, like a feather in the wind he would be gone until the next time he blew in and softly landed for a few laughs, a few drinks, food and companionship. He enjoyed working, his home and his freedom. He found refuge in the cabin at Falcon Lake and loved being outdoors there.
Vince was intensely private about what he shared with the world because he did not want to be judged or have opinions forced upon him. Like the rest of us, Vince was human; he struggled. For his entire life, Vince overcame challenges on a daily basis than most of us can’t imagine, that would bring many of us to our knees with far less grace. Pain would be etched into his face as he endured it. So too will the loss of Vince be deeply etched on our hearts, forever.
Rest with peace, Vince. If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died.
Funeral Liturgy will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at Sobering Funeral Chapel, 1035 Park Ave. E., Beausejour, MB.  Due to the current restrictions attendance will be limited to 50 people indoors.  There will be room for 100 people to remain in their vehicles in the front parking lot as the service will be broadcast over our outdoor speaker system. A larger graveside service and reception will be held once we are able to gather again. Vince’s world was people…  We realize that not all can attend at this time.  We would like to thank you all for the outpouring of support.


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Condolence from Lesley Mardynalka on September 29th, 2020 6:50 pm

My sincere and deepest condolences to all the family and friends of Vince. ❤️

Condolence from Martin Skillen on September 29th, 2020 6:53 pm

So saddened to hear this ,to Wayne, Penny, Dawn and Shawn and Family . Vince will be sadly missed a very caring and compassionate soul our thoughts and Prayers our with you at this difficult time God Bless

Condolence from Richard McCalder and family on September 29th, 2020 7:00 pm

Condolences to Wayne and family. Nothing will replace your loss, but good thoughts and memories will keep Vince alive within all of you. A remote hug and handshake are on the way.

Condolence from Dan Ross on September 29th, 2020 7:05 pm

RIP Buddy. Till we meet again one day.

Condolence from Arleen on September 29th, 2020 7:07 pm

My co worker and friend, you will be missed. I can still hear your laugh that always came along with our conversations at work. Rest In Peace Vince, now pain free, soar high and keep laughing.

Condolence from Darryl thiessen on September 29th, 2020 8:01 pm

Well i guess this is it I didn’t want to say good bye like this we had some fun times and lots of laughs rest in peace bud gonna miss u

Condolence from Jill zodichi on September 29th, 2020 7:40 pm

Oh, my darling Dawn and family, my heart is heavy for you all. You are a great sister, and Vince is now in his mom’s loving arms. She needed him more right now. I love you and my prayers are with Vince and you ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Condolence from Alley on September 29th, 2020 7:55 pm

I’m so sorry for your loss.
Vince was a great man
Going to miss him dearly

Condolence from Ivan & Jacqueline Hudson on September 29th, 2020 7:58 pm

Dear Wayne and family
We were shocked to hear about Vincent’s passing. He was a person who never met a stranger as he became a friend instantly. May all your cherished memories bring you moments of comfort and peace in the days ahead.
He was very fortunate to have such great support from family and friends.
Grief never ends…but it changes. It’s a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith…It is the price of love. May the peace of God surround you all
With deepest sympathy,
Ivan & Jacqueline Hudson

Condolence from Marianne on September 29th, 2020 8:15 pm

Rest In Peace my beautiful cousin! Our deepest condolences to Wayne and family as he was a very amazing man. May the wonderful memories together help you through this difficult time. Prayers and thoughts to all the family. Marianne Evashuk

Condolence from Elizabeth Collins on September 29th, 2020 10:28 pm

Dear Penny and Wayne,
I am deeply saddened for you.
Warmest regards,
Elizabeth Collins

Condolence from Lori Albert on September 30th, 2020 7:12 am

I am a friend of Melannie’s and had the pleasure to have met Vince on a few occasions and he was a warm and caring man with a great sense of humor he will be surely be missed …RIP …..My concolences to the entire family

Condolence from Kathy Davis on September 30th, 2020 7:53 am

So sorry to hear of Vince’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Ralph Langelaar on September 30th, 2020 1:29 pm

I am deeply saddend by the news of Vincent’s passing. My condolences to Wayne and the rest of the family. May the passing time heal our thoughts and emotions. RIP Vincent.

Condolence from Susan on September 30th, 2020 4:07 pm

❤️ My Heartfelt Condolences to his Family & Friends . ❤️ He will never be forgotten .

Condolence from Ron and Carolyn O’Connell (Downey) on October 1st, 2020 6:49 am

Dear Wayne, Penny, Dawn and Shawn, we are so sorry to hear about Vince. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Thinking of you.
Ron, Carolyn, Kylie and Ryan O’Connell (Downey), Ottawa, Ontario

Condolence from John and KarenLycar on October 1st, 2020 2:22 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Wayne and family. Vince was the kind of person you met once and instantly loved. Those who knew him will truly miss him.

Condolence from Georgina Leschyshyn on October 2nd, 2020 2:59 pm

My deepest condolences to Wayne and family and friends.

Condolence from Bev and Wayne Kulczycki on October 2nd, 2020 3:19 pm

Wayne, Shawn, Dawn an extended family members, we send our deepest condolences, for we are deeply saddened on the news regarding Vince passing. He was an awesome individual, always greeted people with a big smile and delightful conversation. Vince had a Kindred Soul as he passed through this life time. We are grateful that we had the opportunity to be one of his acquaintances. May all the great times shared with Vince help make these hard times a little easier!

Bev & Wayne Kulczycki

Condolence from John MacIver on October 3rd, 2020 8:28 am

It was a very sad moment when I got the news of Vince’s passing. Out of the blue…and sadly…into the blue.
I feel privilidged that I got to know him and also the oppurtunity for 2 of my children to meet him and experience his gentle nature.
All I can say is that he was a good guy and myself, Jessica and Kurt will miss him.
We will miss him and would have liked to thank him for coming into our lives.

Condolence from Robert and Sheila Sutyla on October 3rd, 2020 8:31 am

Vince, Rest in peace, you will be missed.

Condolence from Jeff Long on October 3rd, 2020 9:30 am

Vince joined Manitoba Fisheries – fish culture (hatcheries) in a time of transition for the Pineland nursery where he had worked for many years. Despite that difficulty, Vince joined the hatchery team and fit in right away.

I did not interact regularly with Vince, since I am based out of head office (Winnipeg), but when I was on site, what struck me immediately and always whenever we met, was how gentle, kind and caring a person he was. This is what I saw: Vince cared about his work and that matters; Vince cared about people and that matters. Vince cared about his natural world around him and that matters.

Condolences on your loss to his family on behalf of all the staff at Manitoba Fisheries Branch.

Jeff Long

Condolence from Jackie Proceviat on October 3rd, 2020 11:26 am

My deepest condolences to Vince’s family. Vince was truly one of a kind and will be deeply missed by all. I will miss our text message conversations. He could also make me laugh when feeling down and always knew the right things to say. спочивай у мирі Vince

Condolence from melanie on October 4th, 2020 12:42 pm

Vince was not only my cousin, but my best friend and the big brother I never got to have. These last 12 years of having Vince in my life have been some of the best I’ve had. He was a person you could tell your deepest secrets to, and someone to laugh uncontrollably with, cry with, or find comfort on a couch with while watching a movie and eating gummy candies with. Which we did often……Vince I’m glad my son got to know you for the last 8 months…..I will always remind him of who his uncle Vinny was and what you did for him. Rest in paradise my brother, until we meet in the skies soar free and rest well. Love you forever Vince. I miss you so much and hope your hugging everyone tight. ❤

Condolence from Graham and Jan Vaughan on October 5th, 2020 9:59 am

How I smiled reading the description of Vince’s laugh since I remember that clearly! It helped relieve the heartbreak of the news. Graham and I send deep hugs and condolences. Vince is one of our special memories.

Condolence from Adelene & George Schultz on October 7th, 2020 1:39 pm

Our deepest condolences to all of Vince’s family. A gentle,kind and caring man. He will be missed by all who knew him. RIP Vince.

Condolence from Vince on December 22nd, 2020 11:19 am

Gone to soon Rest In Peace my friend You were really one of the greats✌

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