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September 16, 1940 - January 27, 2024

It is with great sadness that we announce that Vincent Anthony Hohn passed away in the early morning of January 27, 2024 while in hospital in Abbotsford, BC.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters (Marlene and Marjorie), and two half-brothers (Stanley and Richard).

He is survived by his children and their spouses, Vincent Hohn (Karen Hohn), Jaclyn Rea (Andrew Seabrook), and David Hohn (Marlene Hohn), his grandsons Gordon Rea, Levi Hohn, and Logan Hohn, and his great grandson, Landon.

His final weeks were made more comfortable with the presence of his children and their mother, his ex-wife and friend, Charmaine McWhirter.

Vince was born on September 16, 1940 in Alva, St. Ann's Parish, Jamaica to Maurice Talbot Hohn and Agnes Elsada Whorms. When he was 11 years old, he and his father emigrated to Toronto, Canada.

He joined the Canadian Armed Forces as a Sapper's Apprentice at the age of 16. He retired from the Royal Canadian Engineers after 24 years of service and multiple postings, including to Werl, Germany; Valcartier, Quebec; Petawawa, Ontario; and Chilliwack, BC.

In his early 40s, Vince earned a Criminology diploma from Fraser Valley College, then later co-owned and operated Jackson-Murray Consultants, an addiction counselling and rehabilitation centre in Surrey, BC.

After Vince retired, he turned his attention to what would become his two great passions: casual ballroom dancing, which he was able to do until the final years of his life, and genealogy, which led him to his beloved extended family.

He will be missed by his immediate family, including his surviving half-sisters (Jeannette and Lisa), his nieces, nephews, and his many, many cousins. He will also be missed by all the friends he made along the way.

His children would like to thank the staff of Chartwell Birchwood (Chilliwack, BC) for their father's wonderful care and support.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the months to come. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his honour to either the BC Cancer Foundation or to Diabetes Canada.



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