Vincent Viele

26-Nov-1938 - 14-May-2022

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Posted by Reuben Maria | 08-Sep-2022

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Posted by Peter Raymond | 20-May-2022

I have trained under Master Vincent for ten plus years in Taekwondo and for six years in jiujitsu. Whenever I saw him in the dojang it was rare to see a frown on his face. He loved what he did, and he especially loved his students. I was lucky to have him as a mentor and I will miss him dearly. I send my condolences to his family.

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Posted by Carolee Krause | 19-May-2022

Words cannot express how much I will miss Master Vincent. I am so heartbroken by his sudden passing. My heart goes out to his family. He was a gold standard of how we ought to live and he taught us just as much about how to be a decent human as he did in martial arts. I will miss him and his classes so much. For some reason he loved using me as the "uki" and it was my honour to comply. I will miss his story telling, his coaching, his personality, his presence. He always encouraged "excellence, not perfection" and staying mentally focused. I will forever be grateful for the opportunity to learn from him and to go to as many of his noon classes as I could. He was one of my favourite humans. He will always be "My Master Vincent". Condolences to all his family members - I can't begin to imagine how much you all will miss him.

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Posted by Jason Dwyer | 19-May-2022

When I was a teenager I would attend Sensei Viele's Friday night jiu jitsu classes in Niagara Falls, and see him at inter-school events. I always admired the technical nature of his approach. But what sticks out to me as I reflect more on his legacy is that I still remember, decades later, moments when he stood forth as a force for doing the right thing. I am truly grateful. I offer my sincere condolences to the family.

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Posted by Ted Maude | 19-May-2022

I was so sad to hear of your sudden passing. You were my friend and mentor and I learned so much from you. I will always remember the time and patience you had in guiding me in my martial arts. You will be missed.

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Posted by Ian Westgarth | 18-May-2022

Master Vincent will be missed. Master Vincent trained me and my daughter. I'll never forget the first time i met him when doing afternoon class at the secord TKD studio. He was always smiling and ready to teach with the grip of a bear.

I'll never forget the lessons of a proper chokehold and how to break fall. It was an honor to have him there for my first and second degree belts pushing me and the other students to do our very best.

You will be missed



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Posted by Tim Krause | 18-May-2022

Training and learning under Master Vincent was a privilege and honour that my wife, son, and I will always cherish. He was a wonderful teacher and a kind master. He always shook his head and laughed at me as he told me "you're working too hard". And then he would proceed to flip me on my back while barely moving.
We will miss him deeply. Our hearts and thoughts are with the family at this time.

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Posted by Warren Rogers | 18-May-2022

Met and trained with Vince many years ago in St. Catharine's, a wonderful man, friendly and passionate about his art and the arts in general. Will be missed but also celebrated I'm sure. R.I.P Vince , OSS Sensei

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Posted by robert walther | 17-May-2022

A long time Director and senior instructor in the Canadian Jiu Jitsu Council, Sensei Viele was a direct student of Shihan Ron Forrester, the Father of Canadian Jiu Jitsu and the founder of the Canadian Jiu Jitsu Council.

During his time as an instructor, Sensei Viele changed the lives of many people, teaching not only skills that apply in the Dojo but skills that enriched the lives of his students in general.

Sensei Viele will be deeply missed.

On behalf of the Canadian Jiu Jitsu Council, I offer my condolences to Sensei Viele's family.

Robert Walther
President
Canadian Jiu Jitsu Council

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Posted by Shawna Mcdonald | 17-May-2022

I was a teenager spending alot of time at his house and was always welcome.He was an amazing Father and was always happy ,funny and came to pick me up one day to go to hang out with Cindy my Mom thought I was dating a man that was 30 ish I told her that,s Cindy,s Dad lol .

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