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"WUR" 2008 Obituary


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WURDEMANN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-18 published
MANCINELLI, Vincent
Husband, father, professor, mentor, friend, world traveller. Born March 17, 1939, in Crecchio, Italy. Died October 7, 2007, in Barrie, Ontario, of cancer, aged 68.
By Luciana MARINI- WURDEMANN, Page L6
If there were one word to describe Vincent, it would be passion. He liberally infused his life with passion for family, Friends, teaching and world travels.
Vincent instilled his philosophy of passion for one's work, integrity and fun into all of his endeavours, inspiring many to follow his example.
For more than 30 years, he inspired students with his passionate discussions on Italian literature and culture as an assistant professor in the modern languages department at Algoma University College in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario He often told Friends and students that the best compliment he had ever received was that he was a teacher, not a professor.
Vincent advised students and colleagues that "without passion there is no teacher," that sharing one's knowledge is as important as the method of delivery and that one should "keep it fun."
He was not fond of the word lecture, preferring to use the word conversation. He aimed to transport students to the time and place of the work and author being discussed.
In one conversation, he compared Dante's devotion for Beatrice - the unattainable love of his life - with his own devotion for his wife, Franca, who was always at his side.
Vincent often spoke of his wife and children, Anita, Michael and Natalie, as his inspiration for life and happiness. The arrival of his grandchildren prompted his retirement and relocation to Barrie, where he could be a full-time nonno.
To many Friends, Vincent was better known as the world traveller and group leader who inspired his fellow travellers with tales about the countries they were exploring. Many memorable excursions to Italy were peppered with Vincent's colourful commentary.
His passion for all things Italian became even more pronounced when he accepted the appointment of honorary vice-consul of Italy. He saw this as the perfect opportunity not only to improve consular services to the Italian community in Sault Ste. Marie but to help disseminate the Italian culture and language to the "new Italians" - the younger generations of Italian-Canadians.
Although Vincent faced bureaucratic challenges, he was determined to make a difference. Resigning his post was the most difficult decision of his professional life, especially since he was aware that the Italian community would have to travel out of town for consular services.
Vincent will be remembered as a man of integrity who was passionate about life, family and all things Italian. His passion will always be alive in our hearts.
Luciana MARINI- WURDEMANN is a former student, colleague and friend of Vincent's.

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WURSTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-23 published
PINCHES, Russell " Russ" John
Of London in his 80th year, passed away at London Health Sciences Centre - University Hospital on Thursday February 21, 2008. Dear husband of the late Pauline PINCHES (2004.) Loving father of Melodie LUMLEY and her husband Shawn of London and Arthur PINCHES and his wife Linda of Toronto. Also survived by his sisters Francis Grace MEINZINGER of Toronto, Helen Mary WURSTER of Winnipeg and Jean Ruth MEINZINGER of Grand Rapids, Michigan and Brothers Charles Robert PINCHES and his wife Mona of Exeter and Tom Samuel PINCHES and his wife Joyce of Belmont. Predeceased by his brother Arthur William PINCHES, The family will receive Friends from 6: 00 p.m. to 7: 00 p.m. on Tuesday February 26, 2008 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where a Legion Service will be conducted in the chapel under the auspices of the Royal Canadian Legion, Duchess of Kent, Branch 263, Colour Guard, followed by a Funeral Service officiated by Archdeacon Ken ANDERSON. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Society, 400 York Street, Suite 204, London, N6B 3N2. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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WURSTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-25 published
PINCHES, Russell " Russ" John
Of London in his 80th year, passed away at London Health Sciences Centre - University Hospital on Thursday February 21, 2008. Dear husband of the late Pauline PINCHES (2004.) Loving father of Melodie LUMLEY and her husband Shawn of London and Arthur PINCHES and his wife Linda of Toronto. Also survived by his sisters Francis Grace MEINZINGER of Toronto, Helen Mary WURSTER of Winnipeg and Jean Ruth MEINZINGER of Grand Rapids, Michigan and Brothers Charles Robert PINCHES and his wife Mona of Exeter and Tom Samuel PINCHES and his wife Joyce of Belmont. Predeceased by his brother Arthur William PINCHES, The family will receive Friends from 6: 00 p.m. to 7: 00 p.m. on Tuesday February 26, 2008 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where a Legion Service, under the auspices of the Royal Canadian Legion, Duchess of Kent, Branch 263, Colour Guard, will be held in the chapel, at 7: 00 p.m. followed by a complete Funeral Service at 7: 15 p.m. officiated by Archdeacon Ken ANDERSON. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Society, 400 York Street, Suite 204, London, N6B 3N2. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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