It is with profound sadness that the family of the late John (Jack) Francis Kent announce his passing on September 22, 2023, at the age of 79 years.
Born on Bell Island, he was the eldest son of the late John and Kathleen. He married the love of his life Gloria in 1969. He was a devoted and loving father figure to not just his own children and grandchildren but to many other relatives and friends. Jack was incredibly kind, patient and generous. He was also deeply funny, with a dry, irreverent wit. He loved music and to play guitar and fiddle and share a few tunes with friends.
Jack leaves to mourn his loving wife of 54 years, Gloria; children Michaela (Fred), Susan, and Stephanie (Matthew); beloved grandchildren Ava, Eden, Dominic, Jack, Gweneth, and Emily; sisters Alana (Bob) and Jacintha (Bill); brothers Bill (Linda), Tony (Diane), Barry (Mona) and Mario (Donna); sisters-in-law Paula and Lorraine; brother-in-law Rick; and brother-in-law Patrick (Betty) Lahey, and many dear friends.
Jack was predeceased by his parents John and Kathleen; sisters Kathleen and Sheree; and brothers Gordon and Joseph.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Bowen and staff at the Bonne Bay Health Centre and to the staff at Western Memorial Regional Hospital for their outstanding care and compassion. Thank you to our loving friends and family for their kindness and support during this difficult time. Also thank you to Fillatre’s.
A Memorial Service for family and friends will be held at the Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd, Norris Point, NL on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, from the hours of 2:00 – 3:00 pm. Interment will follow at the Anglican Cemetery.