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Kent Walton

Kent Walton

Monday, June 3rd, 1940 - Saturday, November 7th, 2020
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WALTON, Kent Arthur Leighton Walton
June 3, 1940 – November 7. 2020

Kent Walton passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by family, after a long and bravely fought battle with prostate cancer.

Kent was the beloved husband of Judy Walton (nee Lawson) and father of Laura and Mark Walton. Kent was father-in-law to Michelle, Keith and Bill and a cherished grandpa to Michaela, Matthew, Elise, Parker, Isaac, Bennett, Conner, Melina, Liam, Megan and Kara. Kent was also adored by his fur-babies, Molly and Shila.

Born at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Toronto, Kent grew up in New Toronto, Ontario with his parents, William (Bill) and Ethel Walton (nee Hogg). Kent is survived by his younger brother Kerry Walton and his wife and son Nancy and Christopher. Kent will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and many cousins.

Kent was a graduate of McMaster University (BA, 1971) and the University of Toronto (MA Ed., 1976) and spent his entire career as an educator with the Etobicoke Board of Education. Kent worked in a variety of elementary schools early in his career and then moved to the secondary school system where he worked at Humber Grove Secondary School, Kingsmill Secondary School, Lakeshore Collegiate and Silverthorne Collegiate. Kent retired from a long, successful career as a Vice-Principal in 1993.

Strongly committed to community involvement, Kent’s life was marked by volunteerism. Kent was an avid supporter of his children’s sports activities and served as a baseball and softball coach throughout their young lives. Kent also was a lay reader at St. Jude’s Anglican Church in Brampton, Ontario and contributed to local, municipal politics in Brampton as part of the Community Advisory Council. In 1993, Kent and Judy permanently moved north residing for a few years in Duntroon, Ontario, eventually settling in the Town of Blue Mountains. Kent was a regular and prolific contributor to local newspapers where he would reflect on local happenings and on his life with friends and family. Kent was also an active leader in the redevelopment of the Harborlands in Collingwood and was recognized in 2011 by the Town of Collingwood with the Order of Collingwood for his outstanding contributions to the community. Over the past few years, Kent continued to volunteer at Hospice Georgian Triangle (Campbell House).

Kent was a cherished friend of many, an enthusiastic and chatty golfer and a fairly accomplished bowler. Kent had a love of theatre which he shared with his bride, Judy, and they loved to travel and seek out new destinations. They travelled extensively around the world and made friends wherever they would go. Kent was renowned for always stopping to talk to people, making a quick joke and his ability to make people laugh and feel good about themselves.

A private family service will be held at the Church of Holy Trinity, Clearview at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 21, 2020. The service will be available through livestream. (link under the Photos & Videos tab). A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Georgian Triangle (Campbell House).
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A private funeral service will be held. You may join us to celebrate his life by livestream on Saturday November 21st at 11:00 a.m. The link can be found under the Photos & Videos tab.

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Donations are being accepted for: HOSPICE GEORGIAN TRIANGLE.

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Glendene English

Posted at 04:19pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Fondly,

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Gisela Kuhrt

Posted at 07:48pm
To the Reverend Judy Walton - I was saddened to hear about Kent's Passing and wish to express my most heartfelt Sympathy to you and your Family. I was so fortunate to meet Kent when he volunteered at the Campbell House and remember his wonderful Smile and kind Manner. May the Memories of the happy Times you shared comfort you and give you Peace.
Thinking of you and wishing you God's Blessings. Love and Hugs from Gisela Kuhrt
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Corry Brockwell

Posted at 11:13pm
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I always enjoyed Kent’s quick wit, his compassionate heart and his many stories. May your treasured memories bring comfort during this time
Corry Brockwell
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Joanne and Glenn Bennett

Posted at 12:14pm
Our heartfelt condolences. Sent with fond remembrance, a fine tribute in honour of a fine man.
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