Bernice Vincent

6 March, 193425 March, 2016
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VINCENT, Bernice

It is with great sadness that we announce that our lovely mom and artist, Mary “Bernice” Vincent (nee Goodsell), passed away last March 25, 2016 just before 11pm, at the age of 82. We are grieving, of course, but also immensely relieved, and we suspect, so is she. Her passing was graceful, calm and comfortable. The people she loved most were by her side throughout. She will be sadly missed by her daughter Esther Vincent (Michael Fazackerley)‎, son Charles Vincent ( Andrea Thompson), and Bernice’s partner Don Muller, who were all there with her. It is sad, but it was also beautiful. And now she is on to her next adventure, no longer trapped in the world of dementia. Bernice was predeceased by her husband Donald Vincent in 1993. Visitation will be held in the Needham Funeral Home on Tuesday March 29th from 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held in the same location on Wednesday March 30, 2016 at 1 pm. Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In memory of Bernice donations to the Alzheimer’s Society or the Canadian Wildlife Federation would be appreciated. Tributes may be made at


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, 29 March , 2016

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, 30 March , 2016


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Paul Vandeborne

31 March 2016

My thoughts go out to your family during this time with the passing of your mom. I will always remember Bernice for her great support of other London artists. She seemed to attend every artist opening or performance event reguardless of time of day. In my early days with performance art I could always count on Bernice to be my biggest fan!

31 March 2016

Rest in Peace, Bernice

Penn Kemp

30 March 2016

Bernice and Don Vincent were dear and delightful family friends for decades. And then these last years, what a joy to be with Bernice and Don Muller. Bernice was such a brilliant artist and a generous supporter of the arts (even when she could no longer hear the words!) Christmas Eves will never be the same! Peace be with you. Love and hugs.

Ben Benedict

30 March 2016

My condolences to Don, Esther, and Charles. I first met Bernice as a student in the late 1980s and was able to interview her in the 2000s. Her work over that time, like many of London's Regionalist Artist became a major influence in my art and life. I remember Charles's first exhibit, how he wanted not to be a "Vincent" and to strike out on his own, and how like all good families how they were able to reconcile as a family and as artists. As a person, Bernice was focus and dedicated to her craft and community. Well loved and deeply respected and for that she will be missed. I will remember her not in these final years of but as that strong visionary who found her path and stuck to it. Bernice, enjoy your next 'adventure' till we can all be there to do it together. Ben Benedict, friend and admirer. :(

Maureen Riley

30 March 2016

Bernice and Don Vincent were kind and generous supporters of my work when I first started painting in the early eighties and remained so over the decades. Bernice's beautiful work was inspiring and moving always. My deepest sympathies to her children, their partners and her own partner. My heart goes out to all of you,

Robyn Shannon

29 March 2016

Chaz, thinking of you and your family.

Roberta Feica

29 March 2016

My deepest condolences Charles and to your family . May your mom find peace and be in your heart and soul till you meet with her again.Hugs.

Leith Peterson

28 March 2016

So sorry to hear of Bernice's passing. Very much enjoyed my two visits to her home in 2008. She was a very talented artist. My condolences.

Art Thompson

28 March 2016

Remembering the fun we had as teenagers in art class at Beal.

Vern Shepherd

28 March 2016

Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead.

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