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Obituary for Edward "Ted" Ernest Kent

Kent, Edward (Ted) Ernest July 13, 1952-April 11, 2024

Loving son of Ernest and Sylvia Kent (deceased). Cherished partner of Annette Dutil (deceased). Devoted brother of Jefferson (Pam), Mary Lem-Storey (Dave), John (Donna), Geoff (Chris), Pat Worth (sister-in-law). Adored uncle of Leah (Jason), Lauren, Anthony, Peter (deceased), Dave (Ashley), Brandon (Heidi), Ryan, Josh, Sharna and Andrea. Great Uncle to Lexi, Logan, Alyxianna, Kataleyah, Haze and Rhys. Fondly remembered by aunts Shirley Kennedy and Marlene Dray, uncle Donny and cousins.

Ted bravely and suddenly lost his battle to cancer on Thursday April 11th, 2024 at the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital. Ted was a great inspiration to all his family, and all who knew him for his incredible strength and bravery through so many years of very difficult challenges with cancer.

Ted was a very talented writer of novels, poems and vignettes, a gifted musician and owner of his own business in Toronto. He loved his family dearly and he is our hero. Ted will always be loved and missed so much, and his wonderful memories will live on in all of us. Ted's Family are very grateful for all the dedication and care provided to him over the years at P.M.H., Toronto General, Toronto Western and Mt Sinai. We are especially thankful to all the wonderful staff; doctors, nurses, with special mention of Dr. Brown, Dr. Lipton, and Dr. Chan.

In Ted's final days he was provided with compassionate and dedicated care by Simcoe Muskoka Home & Community Care; nurses, psws, staff, and Hospice. Special thanks for the compassion and care of Dr. Alyssa Boyd and the nurses at CGMH ER Department.

A family celebration of Ted’s life will be held in late Spring, and he will be interred in Barrie Union Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the Chatterson Funeral Home, Collingwood. To sign Ted’s Book of Memories, please visit

Indian Summer by Ted Kent

Serene, warm
A playful breeze
Leaves seared with colours aglow
With the last breath of life
A cloudless sky
As if nature has paused
To reflect on the passing of summer.