OBITUARY

VINCENT Blanchard JENNEX

February 14, 1938July 1, 2019

We are sad to announce that our brother Vincent (Vince) Blanchard Jennex, age 81, died July 1, 2019, at Northwood Halifax Campus, where he was living since February 5, 2019. He had been in failing health over the past year.

Vince is survived by his siblings Murray Jennex, Iola Heisler, Doris Wells (Wayne); two nieces Sherida Mullins (Brian), Tara Morand (Patrick); two great nieces Shannon Mullins, Gillian Morand. He was predeceased by sister-in-law Lorraine Jennex and brother-in-law Bernard Heisler.

Vince was born in Dartmouth, NS, on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1938, second child and younger son of Lemuel and Margaret (Day) Jennex. He moved to North End Halifax, age 10, and lived in the family home for 70 years.

Vince retired from Maritime Telegraph & Telephone Company Limited (MT&T) with 30 years & 1 month of faithful service as Methods Analyst with Accounting Operations in Halifax. During his distinguished career, Vince held 14 positions with MT&T including Accounting Assistant, Supervisor Corporate Accounts and Paying Systems and Payroll Supervisor. He was the third employee with MT&T to acquire the Registered Industrial and Cost Accountant (RIA) designation via Dalhousie University. He and his brother Murray received their RIA’s at the same time. That’s not all. Vince’s “questioning manner and independent thinking led to significant changes and improvements in the company’s systems and procedures”. Vince was the Project Leader responsible for the successful implementation of MT&T’s payroll system. He was also responsible for developing the budgeting and forecasting function in General Accounting.

Many rewarding years were spent and lasting friendships formed coaching in little league baseball on Fort Needham and minor hockey (24 years) at the Civic Arena. Many young people benefited from Vince’s sincere interest in them. He loved treating kids to see hockey games in Montreal. In retirement, Vince travelled to numerous European destinations, spent winters in Florida, socialized with family/friends.

He was a lover of music and was known for his top-of-the-line sound systems. Vince will be remembered as someone who genuinely liked people and was generally liked by everyone in turn. He strived to treat others fairly. (What he didn’t like particularly were carrots! LOL) A favourite memory will be Vince’s hearty laugh.

His family sincerely thank long-time friends, Sonny Mills & wife and Richard Newman, for their many kindnesses to Vince. As in life, in death Vince will bequeath to the organizations closest to his heart: Salvation Army, Canada; IWK Foundation; Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority (for the visually impaired).

A private, family good-bye will take place with Vince’s ashes interred with his parents at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax. Rest in peace, dear brother.

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Colleen Barron

July 6, 2019

Murray, Iola, Doris and the Jennex family I am sorry for loss. Vince was such a wonderful man. We only knew each other for a few months but it was as if we were lifetime pals. I gather that's the effect he had on people. He made everyone feel special.
I will always remember watching his face light up as the Springer Spaniel pups paid him a visit. He was in his glory. He had his Bluejays ball cap on his head and was smiling from ear to ear. He was like a kid again. He held many of the pups and they cuddled in his arms. It was a beautiful moment.
Such a beautiful man. My condolences on your loss.

Mae Shelley

July 5, 2019

Murray
I was so very sorry to see your brothers death, however, I know your faith is with you at this time.
Mae Shelley

Kevin McNamara

July 4, 2019

I had the pleasure of coaching hockey at the same time as Vince in the Civic arena. I did not do it as many years as Vince but we both coached teams in different levels at the saME TIME. a GOOD MAN, A GREAT MENTOR FOR CHILDREN AND ALWAYS A GENTLEMAN. mY SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO HIS FAMILY

Ruth Weatherhead Power

July 4, 2019

To the family of Vince ,
I was sad to read of Vince’s death he was a great guy to work for. His laughter could be heard all over the 4th floor. Vince was always happy and it rubbed off on those around him . When I saw his picture I could hear his laugh. Thoughts and prayers go out to you all
Sincerely
Ruth

Larry Cullen

July 4, 2019

So sorry to hear of Vince’s death. He was a long time neighbour on Agricola Street.
Please know that others are remembering him at this difficult time.

Sherida Mullins (Jennex)

July 4, 2019

A have a lot of very special memories of Uncle Vince....his love of music..listening to music with him...sharing a peppermint (he always kept box under his bed) he introduced me to The Peanuts gang...he always made sure I was never without a good Charlie Brown paperback to read...I still love "The gang" to this day. His laugh was contagious ….so genuine like Uncle Vince....I will miss him dearly

Fred Morash

July 4, 2019

Murray and family,

I am saddened to read of Vince's passing in the paper this morning, and sorry too that I won't get the chance to personally express my condolences.
Of course, I have many memories of working with Vince. For each of my three different times in the Accounting Department at MT&T he was always there. I can still hear his laugh and remember his wry sense of humour. He made great contributions to the work of the department and left a legacy that persisted at least until the systems were replaced by Bell's own. I will remember him with respect for the rest of my days.
Please accept my deepest sympathy.

Sincerely, Fred Morash

Jean Wright

July 3, 2019

Condolences to the family. I remember the beautiful music and how proud he was to show off his sound system to his uncle Doug and family.

Sharon Boltz

July 3, 2019

My sincere sympathy to the family. It is very hard to have a brother pass away. Vince will be missed by many. What I remember most about my cousin was his laugh. Love Sharon

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY