Bogdanski, Vincent Stanley

Bogdanski, Vincent Stanley

December 24th, 2019

Peacefully on Tuesday, December 24th, 2019, surrounded by the love of his wife and brother at Victoria Hospital in London, Vincent Bogdanski of London at the age of 76.  

Loving and devoted husband of Patty (nee King) Bogdanski. Cherished brother of Helen Tripp, Edward & Brenda Bogdanski and brother-in-law of Terry Koehler, Mary & Rick Kennedy, Julie & Pete Deans and Helen & Ron Cook. Vince will be missed by his many nieces, nephews and extended family. Predeceased by his parents John & Sophia (nee Ukleja) Bogdanski, sister Kristine Koehler, brother-in-law John Tripp, parents-in-law George & Frances King and sister-in-law Ann King. 

Vince was born on January 4th, 1943 in Poland.  After WWII, Vince, along with his mother Sophia, grandmother and older sisters Helen & Kristine immigrated to Canada where his father had previously immigrated. Vince married Patty on June 19th, 1976 and was a devoted husband for 43 years. He was very civic minded as shown by his membership with the Jaycees of Kitchener, Hamilton and then London. Vince became a licensed real estate agent in 1975 and a broker in 1981. He was also a residential appraiser and a member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada. He was affiliated with the London and St. Thomas Real Estate Board, holding many positions within the board, including director from 1991-1994 and president in 1997. He was well respected in his profession and loved to catch up with his real estate buddies following his retirement in 2012. Vince loved any and all sports but especially loved football and travelling the world with his wife Patty. Vince and Patty spent several winters in Florida where Vince enjoyed golfing and socializing. Vince was also able to travel back to his country of birth, Poland several times and enjoyed visiting many family members who still reside there. Vince was also a fantastic cook, and was well known for his rib recipes among countless others. Vince was a dedicated member of St. Justin’s Parish in London and was a 4th Degree Knight within the Knights of Columbus, Council 8339 as well as an active member of the Optimist Club for many years. He cherished time spent with family and his friends and will be forever missed by all who knew him. 

Patty and family would like to express their gratitude for the expertise from many doctors over the years and we would like to thank them all. Thank you especially to Drs. Hamilton, Tai, Feldman, Blake and his secretary Julie, and Izawa for their many years of excellent care of Vince. Thank you to Drs. Slessarer and Deller, the nurses Karen, Diane, Georgie, Tracey, Becky, Lindsay, Glen and the rest of the team at CCTU LHSC for their compassion and expert care during his final illness. To the EMS response team, my sincerest thanks.  To Sanal, our community nurse who was so helpful to us over the last few months, my deepest thanks. 

Visitation will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL709 Wonderland Road North, London on Sunday from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at ST. JUSTIN’S PARISH855 Jalna Boulevard, London on Monday, December 30, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Final resting place, Sacred Heart Cemetery, Teeswater, Ontario.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to London Health Sciences would be gratefully accepted as expressions of sympathy.


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Mark KornVince was the kindest man I knew. He would give you the shirt off his back to help you in any way possible. The world is a lesser place without him in it. I fortunately was able to see him on the day of his passing. My condolences to Patty and his family. May his memory be eternal. Love Mark, Tina, Alexandra and Zoe.
Judith HimesMy deepest condolences to Patty and Vince's family. He was a forever dear friend.
Betty DoreI send my condolences to Patty and family, I worked for many years with Vince at the Real Estate Association and he was a wonderful man and volunteer.
Heather Locking-Cusolito Dearest Patty So very saddened to learn of Vince’s passing. You two were “joined at the hip”. I remember your “Route 66” odyssey and meeting up for dinner with you and Vince in New Mexico. Such a fond memory. He was a wonderful man. Be strong my friend. 🙏Heather Locking-Cusolito
Connie GrantPatty.....yesterday was spent looking at pictures of many of our trips together. Vince always enjoyed a good time with friends and a hearty meal. He will be missed. To you and your family my sincere sympathy.
David and Ruth Anne FrainPatty please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Vince. He was a good guy and will be missed by many.
Brad SullivanMy dearest friend, I miss you so very much already. I am so very saddened at your passing. It's like a piece of me went with you. I love you and Patty. I will think of you always. We sure had some great times and many stories could (and have) been told. Until we meet again my old buddy.
Bill, Linda and Jesse DeansPatty, so sorry to hear about Vince. Gramma Jean always looked forward to seeing and talking to Vince whenever we got together at Pete and Julies. He will be sadly missed.
Joan DawsonDonald & Joan Dawson Dec 28, 2019 Dear friend, “We were so deeply saddened to learn of Vince's passing. He was a wonderful man. You have our deepest sympathy.” God bless.
Aga Ukleja (cousin from Poland)Dear Patty, I am terribly sorry to hear about Vince. Remembering his wonderful and gentle soul will forever remain in my heart. I will never forget the wonderful time we have spent together either in Canada or in Poland. May God bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences. Aga Ukleja with the family from Poland
Bill FehrPatty I just had no words to express my sadness when you told me of Vince's passing. I can only offer my heartfelt condolences and prayers for you in this time of loss. Vince and I met in 1982 and almost immediately became friends. Vince had such a great and caring heart. Over the years I witnessed how he quietly helped so many people. I always looked forward to our lunches together, where we shared memories and had heart to heart talks. Vince was a dear friend, who I will sorely miss.
Jane and Dennis Gutcher Dear Patty, we are so sorry to hear of Vince's passing. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. May your memories help you through this difficult time. Hugs, Clancy!
Len MetcalfePatty, So sorry to here of Vince's passing. We had some good times with you and Vince, which I never have forgot. he sure did like to cook and entertain his friends and family. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers
Jo-Ann KirklandDear Patty My deepest sorrow on the passing of your beloved husband Vince. My memories of him are of a kind and gentle man. Unfortunately we have not seen either of you for several years. This is going to be such a difficult loss but you can console yourself by the great love and care that you shared. We will keep you and Vince in our thoughts always. Jo-Ann
Joanne SuttonIt is with regret that I am sending this note of condolence to you at this time, Patty. Vince came into Hugh’s & my family’s life many years ago & our children were always happy to see him - not to discount that he was bringing donuts. My thoughts are with you as you face the days ahead. Joanne
Melissa Grant & Damian Van DoorenPatty, Our hearts and sympathies go out to you at your loss.. Vince was a wonderful man, big heart and very caring. I will always remember his strong hugs, they were especially cherished after I lost my father.
Maribeth Vath DixonPatty-My condolences on the loss of Vince. Words might seem trite at this time, but I hope you find comfort and strength in the love of your family and friends.
Dolly AndersonDear Patty, I am thinking of you at this sorrowful time, remembering times gone by and the kindness both you and Vince have shown me. Big Hugs to All !!
Patrick W. O'Brien To Patty and the family, I was very sorry to learn of Vince's death. He was a good man who I always enjoyed talking with, and I appreciated his support and good humor. Evelyn and I will keep Vince and you, Patty, in our prayers. May he rest in peace! Sincere sympathies, Pat O'Brien,M.P.[Ret.]
Gwen MoorePatty, It was with sadness that I read of my friend Vincent’s passing. I knew my friend for 38 years when we both sold Real Estate. I could always count on Vince to be happy and a good conversationalist. He will be missed by many friends. Gwen
Mike & Cathy WhitePatty, our hearts are broken for you. Sorry we couldn’t be there. Much love Mike & Cathy
Frank CattafiEd, My deepest heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Although I never had the privilege to meet your brother I can see from his obituary that he was a remarkable man. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief.
Karen and Terry PanchyshynThinking of Vince, long time friend and joint (with Rose) preparer of the best Salsa on the planet!! Our whole family wanted you to know they were sad to learn of Vince’s passing, Patty. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. Sincerely, with love, Karen and Terry
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