Vincent DeGrande

December 31, 1925 ~ December 23, 2013

Vincent DeGrande, 87, of Vancouver, WA, passed away on Dec. 23, 2013. He was born in Vancouver on Dec. 31, 1925 to Luis and Carmela Julia DeGrande. He graduated from Vancouver High School in 1944 and served in the Army.
Vince, a farmer, bus driver, and shop foreman, retired from the Evergreen School District in 1986. He built cabinets, china closets, cedar chests, pellet hoppers, and sheds for friends and neighbors. An avid fisherman, Vince gave his fish away to others, particularly one neighbor in a wheelchair who couldn't go out himself.
Vince is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary; sister, Mary Gladson; children, John (Theresa), Sheryl (Robby) Welch, Raymond, Dominic (Cheryl), Vic, and Robin (Jess) Bardon; nine cherished grandchildren; and seven great- grandchildren.
The memorial service will be at 3:00 p.m. on Mon., Dec. 30, 2013 at the Evergreen Memorial Gardens, 1101 NE 112th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98684.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Majesty Baptist Church or the Portland Rescue Mission.
Please sign Vince's Guest Book at

Funeral Home

Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel
1101 NE 112th Avenue Vancouver, WA 98684
(360) 892-6060

Published in The Columbian on Dec. 28, 2013