Sept 4, 1923 – April 19, 2009
There is a new recruit in Heaven on April 19th Bill passed away peacefully. He will be greatly missed by all of his Family and Friends.
Predeceased By: Son Martin Raymond Kent Grandson Martin William Kent Father William Martin Kent Mother Louise Mary Ann Kent Brothers Dick and Davey Sister Elaine Smith Nephew Rick Kent
Survived By: Loving Wife Betty Ellen Kent, Children Lucy Kent/Dan Gordon Allan Kent/Jill Grandchildren Dan Sasseville Angie McMullen/Rick Joseph Kent Kim Zoladec Great-Grandchildren Hayden Kaylen Brian Kyle Sister Louise Hinthorne/Dutch Other Relatives Marg Fran Laurie Gail Judy Caroline Barbara Edward Michael Russell David Steven Bob Linda David and Douglas. Special Friends: Bill Barb Don Pat Harry Joanne Gail Nancy Joe Doug Larry
Bill served his country during WWII from 1944 – 1947 first in the Army and then in the Merchant Marines, he fought tirelessly in the pursuit of recognition for the men of the Merchant Marines to be treated equally with their comrades in the Armed forces. A long distance truck driver for most of his life he put on many miles in the big rigs. Bill then moved to Vancouver Island and established his own backhoe business in Nanoose Bay. Bill was very community minded and he was responsible for the building of the Nanoose Bay Community Centre it was said that “Bill’s stubborn determination kept things moving to a successful conclusion. Other communities could learn from this marvelous effort.”
Bill was happiest out on the water in his boat he loved to go fishing and would stay out for hours he very rarely came home empty handed.
Thanks to the staff of the Eagle Park Care Home. No service by request.
In lieu of flowers please consider donations to the Alzheimer’s Society or the Canadian Cancer Society.