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Vincent Proctor

Vincent Edmund Proctor

Tuesday, January 21st, 1930 - Saturday, October 5th, 2019
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Vincent Edmund Proctor passed away peacefully at the age of 89. Predeceased by his loving wife Ellen. Beloved father to Martin and Kevin. Loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. Vincent was a long time and faithful parishioner at St John The Evangelist Catholic Church. He had a great love for music and old movies.

Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Road (North of Lawrence Ave. W.) Weston, on Wednesday, October 9 from 2-4 and 6-9pm.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church, 49 George Street on Thursday, October 10 at 10am.

Interment to follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Ward Funeral Home "Weston Room"
    Address
    2035 Weston Road
    WESTON, ON M9N 1X7
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  • Second Visitation

    Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    Ward Funeral Home "Weston Room"
    Address
    2035 Weston Road
    WESTON, ON M9N 1X7
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  • Service

    Thursday, October 10th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Thursday, October 10th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church (Weston)
    Address
    49 George Street
    WESTON, ON M9N 2B6
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  • Interment

    Location
    Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
    Address
    8361 Yonge Street
    THORNHILL, ON
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  • Reception

    Location
    Ward Funeral Home "Weston Room"
    Address
    2035 Weston Road
    WESTON, ON M9N 1X7
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Martin Proctor

Posted at 01:53pm
It's still not quite settled in, but a week has gone by since our dad's sudden passing. Thoughts go through your head, making you wonder if perhaps things were done differently perhaps the results would have been different, but had we not gone to Mississauga my dad could have simply passed away at home, or down in Weston, or regardless of where we happened to be. If it was to be my dad's time to be called from this life, I'm happier that we were trying to be there to support someone else going through a period of their own grief.

If you had mentioned to my dad years ago that he was going to live to be just a few month's shy of reaching his 90th birthday he would have either laughed or thought it exceedingly unlikely. While his sisters lived to reach good ages, none of his brothers had long lives. One brother died tragically in a motorcycle accident with one of my dad's nephews, and another died from complications after a car crash, and one died of a heart attack at an early age, so my dad used to be convinced at one time that he was not going to be around for long.

My brother and I have been very lucky to have had our parents with us for as long as we have done. My dad lost his dad when my dad was 18 and my mom lost her dad when she was only 16. By contrast Kevin is 56 and I'll be 58 in a little over a week from now, so we've been very blessed to have both our mom and dad with us for this long.

I'm trying to upload some older snapshots of my dad both here and on Facebook and these images bring back many memories. I've definitely got something of a quirky memory in that I will sometimes forget major events, or what happened last week, but I can tell recall bits of our time in London before moving to Canada, and I still have one or two memories of Verdun in Montreal.

My scant memories of Sumach Street in Toronto near the Riverdale Zoo include memories of my dad seeing us off to bed, as he was on a late shift at that time... Memories of the squeaker in my rubber elephant ceasing to work because of joining me for one too many baths, and then there was the fire in the building.

As for Cameron Avenue, I can recall my dad trying not to wake us too much when we had to go to have our tonsils out. He used to sing/hum a nonsense ditty that I wish I could recall now. That's something my dad would do more-so when we were very very young. I have blurred memories of my parents wearing hospital masks, and then getting ice cream and a slinky caterpillar for me and a slinky train for my brother (a foreshadowing of his mechanical interests even then).

As I look back at these photos, memories of the old Kodak Instamatic spring to mind, with those flash cubes that didn't always work as intended, and you had to be careful not to burn your fingers when removing the blue-ish swollen bulbs when they were done with. The view finder was also not through the lens resulting at times in photos that were decidedly off-centre. I rarely was entrusted with the camera in those days. My dad took most of the pictures back then, resulting in it being harder to find photos of him during certain phases of our youth. These days it's me who's usually behind the lens.

When I look back, I wish I had taken the time to talk more to my dad. No matter how much you did talk, it's at times like this that no amount of talking ever seems quite enough. Maybe it was because I was the only 'eldest person' in a household of the youngest in the respective families (my parents were the babies of their families and Kevin was my little brother) but my dad and I seemed to have a number of battles of wills over the years, going back to the days when one ended up with a 'tanned bottom' now and then for trying to challenge the rule of law at home. Every so often there were big flare-ups between us, but ultimately love would prevail. We didn't always say it, but we did say 'I love you' more than just at Christmas or during birthdays. Perhaps more-so in fact since my dad had his strokes.

That was a major challenge for my dad to overcome. Despite the occasional grounding, or warming up of the 'seat of learning', I wish I could have back my dad as I remember him in his youth. There was a bit of James Cagney about my dad in the way he used to hoist up himself, that perhaps comes with being a bit less than average height, but as kids he seemed to be more than tall-enough, and more than dad enough to make us always feel safe and loved. The strokes were hard on all of us, but most especially my dad, who felt somewhat robbed of his independence. Nonetheless his presence and my mom's presence made me feel safe and loved. I know they are still with me, though not readily perceivable, but it's going to take a lot of getting used to, this change of the roster at home, with just my brother and me.

Love you dad, love you mom. Give us a nudge now and then to remind us that you're watching over us. Cherish the times you have together now, because you never know when time is going to run out. Thank you to everyone for the support that you've given us. It means a great deal to us.
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Robin wilshaw

Posted at 09:59am
Vincent has been my neighbor for many years. He was friendly and kind. Lovely to talk too. I believe he had a wonderful life surrounded by a loving and devoted family. I will miss seeing him out for his walks. I hope that Kevin and Martin find comfort in the fact that they were always there for him and there Mother as well. He must of been very proud of them.
Rest In Peace you will be missed.
Robin Wilshaw and Tom Henderson
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Anne Murray

Posted at 03:39pm
Sorry to hear the sad news of Vincent may he rest peace thinking of Martin and Kevin in my prayers
From Aileen & Family in Dublin
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Anne Murray

Posted at 10:51am
Deepest sympathy to Martin and Kevin thinking of you both my thoughts and prayers are with you may Vincent rest in peace with Ellen they have both left us great memories to treasure forever
Love Anne Murray xx
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