In Memoriam: Vincent

Vincent, a regular lake-goer for most of his life, passed away on November 20, 2017 at the age of 88. He exemplified the naturist philosophy of having a strong spiritual connection with the natural surroundings, which he expressed skillfully through his insightful poems about the lake and dock. These poems have enhanced the Prior Lake The Bare Facts newsletter, and more recently, this PLNPC website. Vincent was known for his reassuring baritone voice, gentlemanly demeanour, and his big green Cadillac convertible. He always set up a lawn chair on the same corner of the dock and treasured deeply-satisfying extended swims in the lake. He was the great-grandson of J.D. Pemberton, surveyor-general of the Colony of Vancouver Island, and became an astute real estate investor. Business success did not change Vincent’s approach to others. He stayed humble and down to earth, and regarded everyone as an equal, consistently treating all he met with respect and dignity. There will be a graveside service for Vincent on Friday, December 1 at 1:00 pm at Ross Bay Cemetery.

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