WOII Jack E. Kent, CD (Ret’d)

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    We regret to advise of the death of Squadron Sergeant Major Jack E. Kent, CD (Ret’d) in Ottawa, ON on 26 September 2007 in his 97th year. 

    Jack was born at Godalming, Surrey, England and immigrated to Canada in 1927.  He went to work for Earle E. Hooker, Upper Concession, Ormstown, QC for ten years before moving to the Ottawa-based Doran Construction Group for a period of some 57 years in various capacities, including owner.  Jack was a Professional Quantity Surveyor (PQS) and a member of the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors since 1960.  He was a former Squadron Sergeant Major of 3rd Field Squadron (Militia), Royal Canadian Engineers, in Ottawa. He was a recipient of the Coronation Medal 1953 and Centennial Medal in 1967. 

    Jack was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion Montgomery Branch #351 in Ottawa and was awarded the Legion Meritorious Service Medal and Palm Leaf.  He was past president and life member of the Ottawa District Garrison Sergeants Association.

    Visitation will be held at Kelly Funeral Home, 585 Somerset Street West on 30 September from 2 to 4 and 6:30 to 9 p.m., with a Legion Service at 7 p.m.  A funeral service will be held on 1October in the Chapel at 11 a.m.  Donations may be made to the CanWest Raise a Reader campaign to reflect Jack's life-long love of books and commitment to education.{gdNov2016kh}