Obituary of Cora Vincent
It is with broken hearts, the family of Cora Vincent (Adamson) announce her passing on Saturday, June 10th, 2023, at the Saint John Regional Hospital, after suffering a significant stroke a few weeks earlier.
Cora was born on April 20th, 1929, in Waterborough, NB. She moved to Saint John to finish her education at Saint John High School and Saint John Business College. After completing her schooling, she held various jobs before pausing to raise her family. She later returned to work to be the Church Secretary at Main Street Baptist Church for several years before leaving to work at Dykeman’s Hardware for the Shaw family, who she was very fond of. She was predeceased by her parents, Henry and Mildred (Hamm) Adamson, her husband, Harold Vincent, her brothers, Harry Adamson and Ted Adamson, her sister, Millie (Dolly) Wiggins, her son, Barry Vincent, daughter in law, Kathy Vincent and son in law, Norman Engalls.
She is survived by her daughter, Janice Engalls (Vincent) her sons, Peter Vincent and Rodney Vincent, and daughter in law, Ruth Vincent. She is also survived by her 6 grandchildren: Stacy Hilden (Hal), Andrew Engalls (Sara), Mark Engalls (Kari), Tim Vincent (April), Sarah McManus (Justin), and Bradley Vincent (Kristy), and her 11 great grandchildren: Hayley, Morgan, Leah, Avery, Katie, Taliya, Cameron, Rhys, Sophie, Gabriel and Samuel. She was also very excited that another great grand-baby is on the way. In addition, she is survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews, and her special friend, Joan Gallop.
Cora was a member of Main Street Baptist Church (now RiverCross Church), where she was a dedicated member of the Harambee Women’s Missionary Group, as well as the Friendly Fellowship Group. Over the years, she also taught Sunday School and regularly attended Prayer Group. Cora’s Church was very special to her. She really missed attending the services in person during the pandemic and as her health declined, but she was grateful for the online services, which she watched faithfully every Sunday.
She always enjoyed her time “up home” at the lake, and treasured memories in her beautiful gardens, both at home and in the country. She was very passionate about flowers and she took great pride in producing some very beautiful gardens.
Many heartfelt thanks to the staff (and students) of 4B South for the exceptional care that Cora received while in hospital. It was nothing short of amazing.
Visitation will be held at RiverCross Church, 61 Forbes Drive, Saint John, from 10am to 12:30pm on Wednesday, June 14th, 2023, followed by a Funeral Service at 1pm. A reception will take place following the service, as well as a private family interment.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to RiverCross Church, Alzheimer Society of NB, Heart and Stroke Foundation of NB, NB Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Brenan’s Funeral Home (506-634-7424). Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.BrenansFH.com.
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