April 10, 1955 – December 8, 2016
Cizikas, Vincas (Vince) Albertas – 61, of Lynden, Ontario, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on the morning of December 8, 2016. Vince was a big guy with a big heart. A devoted husband to his beloved wife, Irene, of 27 years, he worked tirelessly to provide for his family; a family he loved and would do anything for. Quick with a joke and quick to tease, he could brighten a room with his larger than life personality. A straight talker who always told you what he thought and told it like it was. If you didn’t like it, well… Vince spent nearly his entire career as a driver. From TTC buses to transport trucks, he could drive pretty much anything. One of his proudest accomplishments was being recognized for 10 years of service as a volunteer firefighter with the Burlington Fire Department. Living out a childhood dream, he drove a fire truck on numerous calls, fighting fires with his colleagues at Fire Station #2. When work was done he was a master of relaxing. With beer in hand and a beloved dog close by, he could while away the hours telling stories and shooting the breeze. Life was to be enjoyed. A favourite motto was “Why do today, what you can put off till tomorrow?” He loved fishing with his dad, playing darts, watching the Jays and making fun of the Leafs. When will they be good? “Neeeext Yeeeear!” Vince was a large man who had an even larger impact in the lives of many people. He will be dearly missed. Vince is predeceased by his parents Barbara and Albertas Cizikas, and is survived by his wife Irene, daughter Sonya (Gary) Mackin and their children Alec and Josh; his son Trevor (Christine) and step-son David (Jayne) Whyte; his sister Vanda (Bobby) Slaney and their family, and his brother Peter and his family. A remembrance will be held on Saturday, December 17th at 2 p.m. at the Lynden Legion Hall, 206 Lynden Rd., Lynden, ON. L0R 1T0. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Vince can be made to the Ontario SPCA.
I was very sad to hear of Vince’s passing. He was fun to be around we had some great times being on the fire dept. together.and all the fishing and snowmobile trips we use to take. It was with great pleasure to too have known Vince.
Rip Vince I will never forget you had lots of fun when you were home here in new waterford May God keep you close and take care of your family God bless you all ?
Vince will be missed, though it’s be years since I’ve seen him, he was always one of the good guys know and be around, like I said he will be missed.
So sorry to hear of Vince passing. Thinking of you and sending our sincere condolences
to you and the family.
Vince, I had a lot of fun working with you in the BFD. The snowmobile and fishing trips were unforgettable. It has been an honour and pleasure to have known you. They broke the mould when you came along.
I’m so sorry to hear of Vince’s passing. He was fun to work with at Clean Harbors. He loved to get his co-workers wound up. All this was done with good humor. My deepest condolences .
So sorry to hear of Vince’s sudden passing, my sincere condolences to his dear wife, Irene. and his family. Thinking of you.
I wery sad when I herd about Vince he was great man he will be mist great man two work with so sorry for your loss
I’m very sorry to hear about Vince’s passing. My sincere condolences to his family during this sad time.
I was sad to hear of Vince’s passing. I enjoyed the years I work together. Always a joke or a smile to brighten someone’s day. He will be missed. My condolences to the family.
I was shocked to hear that Vince had passed and left us so soon. I will miss Vince’s larger than life and direct sense of humour. I enjoyed many days that Vince and I worked together sharing stories about our lives in and out of the work environment.
Vince has left us too soon, he still had many stories share!!!
Rest in peace my friend.
I was saddened to hear that my cousin died.
I am truly sorry for your loss.
God bless you all.