Joe Figueredo

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Vanier was very sad to learn of the death of retired Vanier teacher Joe Figueredo. Joe passed away on September 15, 2014 at the age of 83 after a recent illness.

Joe taught here for 27 years in the Business Administration Department starting in 1971, the year after the College's inception, right up until his retirement in 1998. We extend our deepest sympathies to his friends and family.

The full obituary is printed below.


At right you can see a photo that was taken of Joe Figueredo around two years after his retirement.

At that time he had returned to Vanier to serve as the head judge at a special Public Speaking Contest that was held here in 2000.

Joe also returned to Vanier to serve as a judge in several public debates, notably at one that was held here on April 19, 2000.

Joe Figueredo awards Pulic Speaking Trophy

OBITUARY:

FIGUEREDO, Joseph April 19, 1931 - September 15, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Joseph Figueredo on September 15, 2014. Joseph, who faced his recent illness with courage and grace, was predeceased by his wife, Sylvia, and his daughter Audrey. He leaves to mourn his children Richard (Felicia) and Michelle (Livio); and grandchildren Danielle, Clara, Eric and Kayleigh.

Joseph was a lawyer in India when he immigrated to Canada in 1962. He then qualified as a Chartered Accountant and taught at Vanier College for 27 years since its inception, in the Business Administration program. In addition to teaching, his passions included art, music, dancing, literature, his family, his many friends and his professional practice.

Family will receive condolences at Collins Clarke MacGillivray White Funeral Home. 222 Autoroute 20, Pte. Claire, QC H9S 3X6 on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St-Thomas Becket, 4320 Ste-Anne, Pierrefonds, QC. A private Burial will take place at a later date.

Published in the Gazette on September 16, 2014. See link.


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