Jim Vincent

Obituary of Jim Vincent

On March 29th, as a spectacular sunset lit the sky, Jim gazed out his window for the final time.

James Maxwell Vincent was raised in Yakima, Washington by parents Max and Lenore Vincent along with sister, Carol Brahmst and brother, Mike Vincent. His mother still resides at the home Jim’s father was raised in. Jim graduated from Eisenhower High School in 1972 and went on to attend University of Puget Sound.  From there he was accepted into Emory University School of Medicine. Along the way he gathered many great friends that he remained in touch with throughout his life.

He returned to the Pacific Northwest where he began his residency in Internal Medicine followed by a fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care at the University of Washington. In 1987 he joined the Minor & James clinic and also worked in Critical Care at Swedish Hospital where he practiced until 2005.  His final years were spent at MD2 as he continued his association with Swedish. He was a compassionate, thorough and dedicated physician to the very end of his life. He loved what he did and his patients expressed a warm fondness for him, as did his colleagues. Many in the Seattle medical community will long remember his contributions.

Jim had many passions; chief among them were bicycling, tinkering in his workshop, spectating sporting events and listening to Bruce Springsteen. His favorite place was his beloved Lake Chelan where taking the boat for a spin, a dip in the lake or enjoying a beer while barbecuing were favorite pastimes.

Most of all, he is survived by his three amazing children; Maxwell, Thomas and Karianna, who were the light of his life, and their mother, Rita. He became a grandfather to Charlotte Rae, Maxwell and Danielle’s first child, just a month before and delighted in that moment.

Jim was so full of life and will be missed by all who knew him. To honor his life, a donation may be made in his name to northwestharvest.org in lieu of flowers. Everyone has a story about Jim. If you have one or two that you would like to share, it would be appreciated by his family. Please send your memory to carolebrahmst@gmail.com.

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