Kent, Donald (Don)
Passed away peacefully at Northumberland Hills Hospital on Saturday, April 9, 2022 with his family by his side. Loving husband of the late Shirley Kent (Swales) and much loved father of Susan (David) and Sharon (Kevin). Poppa will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Kyle (Meghan), Dan, Rebecca (Ben), Colin, Katharene and Alexandra and his great grandchildren Damien, Grace, Liam and Zachary. Don was born in Toronto and raised in Millbrook, moving to Port Hope in his early 20's where he started his 35 year career with the Ministry of Transportation in the Engineering department. He and Shirley raised their two daughters in Port Hope and developed many longstanding friendships. After his retirement, Don liked nothing better than spending time with his good friend Vern Johnson, playing golf at Penryn Park Golf & Country Club. He spoke of these years fondly. Don was also a dedicated Blue Jays baseball fan, making it an annual father daughter tradition to attend a home game with his girls which created so many wonderful memories. When not golfing or watching the game, Don could be found enjoying his flower gardens, woodworking or reading a good book. Don loved to travel, taking his family on many road trips and in his later years travelling to many parts of Canada and the US. Don found a lot of comfort in his faith and was a long-standing member of St. John's Anglican Church as a Sidesman, a member of the Men's Club and often volunteering with church events. He and Shirley developed many supportive friendships within the congregation and we would like to thank those from St. John's who visited Don at his home to provide communion and fellowship when he was no longer able to attend. It meant so much to him. We would like to thank Dr. Mule and the wonderful Nursing staff in Palliative care at Northumberland Hills Hospital. Your compassion and caring approach brought so much comfort and will not be forgotten. Don's life will be celebrated in a private family service. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Anglican Church, Port Hope or the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.