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Vincent (Boots) Paul LaPierre

Passed 06/06/2021

Obituary For Vincent (Boots) Paul LaPierre

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that the family of Vincent Paul LaPierre (Boots) announces his passing after a courageous battle with cancer on June 6 2021.

Vincent leaves behind his wife Suzanne, son Devin (Liana), Son in law Ricky Forgeron, his grandchildren Kaden, Emery, Vera LaPierre, Seth, Jaxon, Cameron Forgeron and all of his nieces and nephews.
Along with sister Lorraine (John), brothers Kevin (Jodi), Lawrence (Lucy) Paul (Roxann).

Vincent was predeceased by parents Gerald and Nancy LaPierre and his beautiful daughter Nicole.

Vincent went by many different names, Vinny, Vince, V, Boots and Captain Boots to name a few. However the two I think he enjoyed the most were Dad and Papa.
He worked many years as a bartender at various establishments. The Red Fox, The Rusty Anchor, The Derby and The Baylanding. In that industry you meet all kinds of different people, sometimes your their shoulder to lean on, you give people advice, fix problems and tell stories. Many different situations as you can imagine. He once told me “You like to see everyone, there is just some people you like to see leave”. I truly believe he gave everyone a chance and that is one reason why he will be missed by so many! His conversations usually started with “How yah now?” and ended with “I’ll see yah on the flip side!”
When Vincent wasn’t working he enjoyed to hunt, fish, play guitar and when He wasn’t doing those things he was spending time with his wife and family.

A celebration of Vincent’s life will take place later this year. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma society of Canada.

I love you, and will love you until I die
And in life after that I’ll love you then.
Suzanne

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  • So sorry to hear this news. My condolences to Boots' family. Tina Waters

  • Very sad news! Boots was a great guy, I enjoyed our last chat together at the Bay Landing. My condolences to the family. Patrick Mahar

  • So sorry to hear of Boots passing... Debbie Downey and Doug Webber

  • Suzanne, Devin, Kevin, Lawrence, Lorraine and Paul, my sincere condolences on the passing of your husband, father, and big brother. Good old Boots will be one Shad Bayer sorely missed. It was always a pleasure to see his smiling face. Thoughts and prayers from Sean and the rest of the O'Brien Clan.

  • Phil & I are very sad to have lost our dear Boots. He he made us laugh, told great stories and cried with us when we lost friends, neighbours and family So we are remembering our dear friend with fond memories, the laughter we shared and the kindness of a friend we will never forget ❤️ Sending love & prayers to Suzanne, Devin and family. The loss is great..... God Bless, Love Phil & Bev

  • Paul and Family Our deepest condolences on Vincent's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time Morgan and Paula Snook

  • Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the sudden passing of Vincent (Boots) LaPierre. We met Boots quite some time ago at the Red Fox, Rusty Anchor bar in Shad Bay and the latest bar was the Bay Landing. as many others have. Boots was a very personable and fun loving guy who loved everyone who crossed his path. We always had great conversations with him during our visits. He will be sadly missed by many. May the sorrow you feel in your hearts lighten by the love that surrounds you all during this difficult time. Know that you will always have the wonderful memories to cherish and comfort you. She is resting peacefully with loved ones that have gone before her. God's love and many prayers are all around you, now and for as long as it takes. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends. Sharon and Ron MacDonald

  • So sad. Sending prayers for Suzanne and family...

  • Suzanne and Family,We were very sad to hear of Boots passing.He was one hell of a person and will be greatly missed.We hope all the great memories you have will help you through this terrible time.Love and Hugs from Karl and Sherri Crowe RIP Boots !!!!

  • Suzanne and family, so sorry to hear of Boots passing. Jim thought highly of Boots, he may have been one of the ones at times he would like to see leave. But honestly I know Boots was of comfort for Jim when he was sick at times and I so appreciated his taking the time to talk with him. I did not know Boots that well but he seemed to me like a gentle giant. He will be missed by so many. So sorry you are going through this loss. Rest in Peace Boots. Cherish those memories.

  • Suzanne and family so sorry for your loss.....he was a very kind man Dianne & Frank Slaunwhite

  • So sorry to hear of Boots passing. Our condolences to all the family. Rick and Janice Bower

  • So sorry to hear of Boots passing and may memories bring some comfort during this difficult time. He was a staple of Shad Bay and will be greatly missed by many.

  • Suzanne, Devon and Family, My deepest sympathy to you and the Lapierre family. Boots was like a big brother to me and I was always greeted with a smile whenever we met. He was a beacon of light and a true gentleman. He was always there to help a friend in time of need and I will never forget his kindness. I always enjoyed his stories and loved his witty sense of humour. He was a very special charismatic person who touched the lives of many. He will always be fondly remembered by many. The community mourns the loss of a very great man. My prayers are with you to give you comfort and strength in this time of sorrow. Boots will be dearly missed.

  • Suzanne Devin and family, a man of kindness and giving has left us but never to be forgotten. Good times and good memories is all I have of Boots. Take care. Steve and Cindy Lipton

  • So sorry to hear that Boots passed away, I have many fond memories of him from the Bay Landing, he always had a smile and made me laugh. Blanche Dort

  • Suzanne and family,so very sorry to hear of Boots passing.He will be missed dearly by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.Our thoughts are with you. Susan and Ralph Babin

  • Suzanne and family, So sorry to hear about Boots. We just talked a couple weeks ago. Life isn't easy when you loose the love of your life. Keep the good memories close to your heart band hopefully this will get you through. Thinking of you at this very difficult time. Deepest sympathy. Cheryl Bouges

  • Suzanne, sometimes there is no words but please know that my heart goes out to you during this difficult time. May your memories of Boots bring you some comfort in the days to come. Thinking of you, hugs to you and Devon. Wanda Harnish

  • Suzanne and Family I'm so very sorry to hear of Vince's passing He was always such a great guy whether it was seeing him at the tavern or running into him fishing up the river and sitting having a gab. He was Real and always the same. He will be missed by all. You have my deepest condolences and You're in my thoughts

  • To Suzanne and family! So to hear of Boots passing! Our condolences to you and family! You are in our thoughts and heart! ❤️❤️❤️

  • We are so sorry for your loss ,Boots was always a great friend and real gentleman to Sandra and me, my family Keri Jack, Mom and the rest of the Kiley's. Thoughts, love, for you Susie, Devin and family. God Bless Stephen

  • So sad to hear of Boots passing. I send my condolences to Suzanne, Devan and Lawrence. Miss working with him. Boots will be deeply missed. -Eric Drew

  • Suzanne and family. We are so sorry to hear this sad news. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Barry & Lee Dickson

  • Suzanne and family, We were so sorry to hear of Boots' passing. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy for the loss of this wonderful man. May sweet memories offer you comfort and sustain you in the days ahead. Ron and Donna Pettipas

  • Suzanne and all Vincent's family we share in your grief Ron called me to let me know of Boots passing, the last 40 years we only saw Vince at the bars or boating but the first 25 years we were good friends and all ways life long friends he we be missed Roger Duggan

  • Always kind, wise, and a true gentleman. Enjoyed some great conversations, shared some good laughs, and played some great tunes with this fella. Condolences to Suzanne, family, and friends. — Larry Burke

  • I'm very sorry to hear of Boots passing. He and Suzanne were always so welcoming and hospitable. I will miss his quick remarks and warm smile. Take care Devin, Liana and family.

  • Suzanne and family, deeply sorry to hear of Boots passing , may love and and strength of family and friends carry you through this difficult time. Hugs Winnie and Scot Coffin

  • Very saddened to see this,Boots was a genuinely nice guy,sincere sympathies to Suzanne,Lawrence and families. Jeff & Cathy Myra

  • So very sorry for your loss, sincere condolences to the Family.

  • I am so saddened to hear that Boots has passed away. He certainly brought joy to many people and I feel so honoured to have known him. My sincere sympathy to all the family. Dianne Gaudet

  • Suzanne, I am so sorry to hear of (Boots) Vince's passing. Known and loved by all, he was one of those people you just assumed would be around forever. He certainly will live on forever in the hearts of those whose lives he touch, but his presence so greatly missed. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

  • Our Prayers, Our Thoughts and Our Hearts are with you all. Love Tom and Glenys

  • I knew Vince mainly moons ago. Great person inside and put. Many find memories. So sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to his family

  • So many memories of "Boots" over so many years; he will be greatly missed but always remembered. Our deepest sympathy.

  • Sorry to here this awful news. I had the pleasure of meeting and working with this fine human being. Suzanne and Vince lighted up my life whenever we met. Truly will be missed by all.

  • So sorry to hear of Boots' passing - he was a welcoming man behind the bar to a couple of new from away residents. Our condolences to all of you. Graeme and Lucija

  • So sorry to hear this sad news of Boots,oh Suzanne there's no comforting words I can find, but I am sure you know you are surrounded by love. My prayers are extended. Hugs and love to the Family Linda Deveau

  • Very Deepest Condolences to Suzanne, Devin, Lawrence and all Boots Family at this sad time. We knew Boots for a number of years from the Rusty Anchor, buying lobsters for Mother's Day for Suzanne and bringing me some very tasty trout. He was a great guy with always a big smile and always there to help a friend. He will always be remembered with admiration and love by George & I. Rest Easy Dear Boots. xxxxoooo Mary & George Zinck

  • So sorry Suzanne to hear of Boots passing. He was a wonderful, fun loving guy, and will be sadly missed by many. My deepest sympathies. Cathy Miles

  • Boots was the first person Scott and I met here, on an impromptu date where we stopped at The Bay Landing. From that point on seeing Boots behind the bar always made us smile. I will miss being called Mrs. SMyers, and hearing his laugh. There was a cloud shaped like a bird over Shad Bay a few evenings ago, and I like to think it was Boots looking down over his family, his community, his home. - Sheila MacKenzie

  • So sorry Suzanne to hear of Boot's passing. Thinking of you and your family at this sad time. Hugs to you. Greg and Ellen Lynch

  • So sorry for you loss , Boots will be fondly remembered. Condolences to the whole family.

  • Although I haven't seen Boots in years, I remember him well and am truly sorry to hear this sad news. Fran Cumming

  • Saddened to hear of Boots passing ...our thoughts are with you Suzanne and family Hugs and prayers Don and Deb Slaunwhite

  • So sorry for your loss I remember all the great time we all had at the Rusty anchor and the Bay Landing Boots will always be remembered for his smiles and laughter

  • Words cannot express how sorry I am to hear of Boots passing. Although I never met him, I feel as though I knew him through you. I know he was the love of your life and life will never be the same. May the love of your friends and family bring you comfort at this difficult time. Thinking of you and your family. Love Sharon Kirker

  • We are so sorry to hear of his passing..truly a great person....Louie and sherill comeau

  • We were so sorry to hear of Boots passing. Our condolences to you Susan and your family. He was a great guy. John and Anne chapman.

  • We are so sad to hear of Boot's passing. He was such a kind and generous guy and will be greatly missed.

  • We are so very sorry to hear of Boots passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Dave and Rosie Francis

  • Very sorry to hear of Vince's passing.....Steve and Julie Hardiman.

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