Vincent Pius Donegan
22 January, 1955 – 30 March, 2021
Our beloved husband, father, brother and friend, Vincent Donegan, died suddenly on March 30, 2021. Vincent is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Anna, son Stephen (Andrea), daughters Jessica and Melissa, brothers John, Dan, Mike and Declan, brother-in-law Thomas, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family, neighbours and friends. Vincent was born in Knockane, Listowel, Co. Kerry, Ireland on January 22, 1955, where he spent his childhood before moving to Dublin to earn his masters degree attending both Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton Street and Trinity College.
He immigrated to Canada as a young adult together with Anna in 1979. They married in 1981 and raised their children in North Vancouver and Langley. Ingenious and hardworking, Vincent carved out a successful career as a structural engineer.
Vincent was devoted to his wife and children, always making new friends thanks to a sharp sense of humour and outgoing spirit. He could build or fix anything, and nothing could prevent him from completing a project he set his mind to. Vincent found joy in the outdoors and could often be found on the Grouse Grind. He and Anna spent their summers hiking with the family dogs and gardening in North Vancouver, and winters cycling and golfing in Phoenix, USA, amidst a community of cherished friends. Condolences can be viewed and shared at www.rip.ie
Friday, 9 April , 2021
Vincent Pius Donegan
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11 April 2021
Our sons share a friendship and Vincent and I shared a few hikes up the Grouse Grind. Not at the same pace mind you, Vincent was much faster, but we did share ideas about technology once we met up at the top or on the tram on the way down. While I had lots of technology ideas, Vincent was more eager to do something concrete and constructive rather than talk theoretically. His practical wisdom and can do problem-solving attitude made it clear to me why he was successful in his ventures and with his lovely family.
9 April 2021
My husband Warren and I are new friends of Vincent, Anna and the Donegan family. We were introduced by our daughter Andrea, who has been welcomed into the Donegan family as Stephen's partner. The first meeting of the parents was "chaperoned" by Stephen and Andrea. Warren and I very much enjoyed Vincent and Anna's company that evening and so our second meeting was arranged shortly thereafter, sans chaperones! We had a most enjoyable evening and I am afraid we tied up a table in the restaurant for quite some time. We later travelled to Phoenix for another round of relaxed Donegan hospitality. We are so happy we got to share time and laughter with Vincent.
8 April 2021
Most Sincere Condolences to Anna, Children of Anna and Vincent and all of Vincent's family in Canada and Ireland on the passing of Vincent R.I.P.
I remain forever grateful to both Vincent and Anna for their immence help, assistance and not least the hospitality each provided for me upon my arrival in Canada in 1981 and in particular helping me getting my first Engineering position with Jones Kwong Kishi in West Vancouver.
Ar Dheis Dé go raibh anam Vincent !
7 April 2021
I have great memories of Vincent as a kind man, skillful as a Gaelic Football player, from when I was a young Canadian trying to learn how to play the game in the early 80's. The Vancouver Irish Sporting and Social Club knew they had a fine County Kerry talent in Vince. He was noted as part of a starting line up on August 16, 1981 against the Tacoma Evergreen Irish that included Brendan & Pat Burns, John O'Connell, Colm O'Brien, Eugene Halferty, Ed Butler, Sean Rafferty, Don Cayer, Peter Ferguson, Seamus Storan, John Campbell, Jim Ryan and Joe Kenny. May Vincent rest in peace and my kindest regards to his loving family here in Canada and back home in Ireland.