Vincent Christopher Braud, beloved son of Clarence Braud, III, and MarySusan Braud, and cherished baby brother of Gabrielle Braud and Kathryn Braud, born in Denver on April 4, 1997.
In addition to his parents and sisters, he is survived by Kathryn’s fiance David Fincher, grandparents Clarence Braud Jr., and Regina and Duane Knight Sr., many aunts and uncles and cousins, extended family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandmother Lucy Braud and cousin Christopher Every. Having accomplished God’s plan for him, he left us much sooner than we wished as the result of a motorcycle accident in Ft. Collins on August 25.
Vincent was a graduate of Smoky Hill High School in Aurora and was just a few credits shy of earning his Bachelor’s degree in chemical and biological engineering at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins. Vincent was very loving and compassionate, sensitive to injustice, a steadfast friend, and he respected his elders. He was a deep thinker whose restless mind was always in action. He was known for his infectious smile, ready wit and sense of humor, his strong work ethic and perseverance, his love of animals, his athleticism, his skills in the fine arts, and his love of the outdoors, especially the mountains. He was mechanically gifted and a skilled “Mr. Fixit,” ready and willing to assist anyone who needed him. As Vincent himself said, he had “strong opinions about things.” He did not suffer fools or hypocrites gladly, although he approached each new person with a baseline of respect. From a young age Vincent loved riding dirt bikes, and then motorcycles.
For the past few years Vincent had several different jobs caring for animals, including at the CSU veterinary center, and he also worked in the chemical and biological engineering lab.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Vincent’s name can be made to the Denver Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center at www.ddfl.org/memorial-honor-giving/.
Services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 4, at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 13120 E Kentucky Ave, Aurora, 80012.