Vincent Wayne Schofield was born in Vancouver, BC on April 27, 1969, and grew up in Burnaby, BC. Vince graduated High school from Burnaby central in 1987. He attended Kingsway Foursquare Church for many years, where he met his wife Leah also in 1987 while attending homegroup and young adults together. They were best friends and decided to get married without ever officially dating. They were married on August 18th 1990 and spent the next 3 decades building their life together. To Vince, his family was his entire world.
Vince was an avid musician, fisherman, and genuinely hard-working family man who loved basketball (Lakers), hockey (Montreal), football (Raiders), Disneyland, and Prince. He always offered his time and efforts to anyone in need. Vince worked tirelessly for all of his years providing for his family, setting up for Church, always happily supporting all of Leah's volunteering by providing any behind-the-scenes muscle, happily filling any need he could see. Vince strived to live his life showing grace and love to everyone!
Vince leaves behind his wife of almost 32 years Leah whom he adored, his six children, and three (+) grandchildren: Rebecca 30 (Jason) Alexander 3, Isaac 2, Baby Boy (Due in June), Victoria 28 (Connor), Emily 26 (Graeme) Thora 2, Paul 23 (Angie), Tyson 23 (Nicole), Joel 21 (Calista), and countless additional children (Andy Lin) who considered him like a father, family, and friends who loved him dearly. Vince is survived by his brother Daron (Kyra), his surrogate Mom Auntie Nola Harbut, and much loved cousins. Vince was predeceased by his Mom and hero Sharon in 2006 and Uncle David Harbut in 2018.
Vince was diagnosed with Stage 4 Gastric Adenocarcinoma in March of 2021. Vince dug his heels in and decided to fight hard as he felt he had more life to live. In December of 2021, the doctor felt that chemo was no longer working and the cancer was progressing. He decided to try second-line chemo and after only one and a half rounds Vince took a turn for the worse. After a five-week stay at Royal Columbian Hospital where Leah was allowed to stay with him. He was finally able to come home to be with his family where he desperately wanted to be. He had one final ride in his Mustang before he declined, passing a week later with his children and wife by his side, his brother Daron and Kyra on facetime serenading him with worship songs and Prince as he was gently passed into Jesus' arms.
A life well lived - a life cut short
Vince’s Celebration of Life will be held at 2pm on April 23rd at Ridge Church - 22155 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge, BC. To view via Livestream, please click the link below:
The boys have requested: if you have a sports jersey, please wear it in honor of Vince.