In Memory of

Kent Broome


Thursday October 3, 2019 from 2-4pm and 6-8 pm, and Friday October 4, 2019 from 12-2pm.


Friday October 4, 2019 at 2pm.

Broome: Kent Willard John,
Surrounded by music and his entire family, Kent passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Matthews House Hospice in Alliston. Kent, in his 77th year, loving husband of Rita (nee Donnelly) for 53 years. Dear father of Anita (Dave), Corina (Dave), Jacinda (Chad) and Quentin (Tina). Proud and doting Poppa to Brooklyn (Nate), Victoria (Mark), Katelyn, Ben, Lily, Bridget, Ronan, Aidan, and Quinn. Sadly missed by his sister Grace. Predeceased by his brother Grant, his sister Glenda, and his granddaughter Maggie. Missed and always remembered by his extended family and friends. Kent had a great love of music and lived in the area his entire life. The family will receive friends at Rod Abrams Funeral Home on Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 2-4pm and 6-8 pm, and Friday, October 4, 2019 from 12pm until time of Service in the chapel at 2pm. Interment to follow at St. James Cemetery, Colgan. Memorial donations in Kent’s memory may be made to Matthews House Hospice or Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Program.

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Memorial Tribute

“Kent Broome”
  1. George & Ruth Stamper wrote:

    To the Broome Family.Please accept our condolences on your loss. Kent was a family man,country music lover,a classic car guy, a friend of many, a fighter who never gave up the battle, but most of all just a great guy to know.

  2. Michel Bullock wrote:

    My deepest condolences to your family. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

  3. Joan Hammond wrote:

    The Broome Family so sad for all the family such a great loss Remember going to the legion and listening to him ..he was great loved his music so sad for his girls missing there DAD

  4. Eliza Alderdice (Ruffolo) wrote:

    So sad to hear this news, the Broome family has always been a loving part of my life growing up. Kent will be deeply missed by everyone he touched. Thinking of everyone with much love.

  5. John Genova wrote:

    Rip kent. Pleasure getting to know you over many coffees.

  6. Sheri Sallows wrote:

    I’m sad to say goodbye for now to this kind & lovely gentleman that I have known most of my life. Always a smile, a kind word and twinkle in those blue eyes! He always made time to say hello to everyone!
    His devotion and love for Rita & his family has been a beautiful thing to witness. I will remember him always!
    Thinking of all of you that loved him so much. Keeping you in my thoughts & prayers .

  7. Tom & Cathy O’Reilly wrote:

    Our deepest condolences to the Broome family.

  8. Bill and Adele Hager wrote:

    To Broome family
    Please accept our condolences on this sad occasion
    Our loving thoughts are with the family.

  9. Betty Decaire wrote:

    To the Broome family: So sorry to hear this sad news.I knew him all my life ,he was always such a kind, gentle soul. RIP Kent, after such a long battle Sincerely from Betty(Robinson)& Bob Decaire

  10. George Scott wrote:

    I came to know Kent through our love of music. No one I ever met could sing a country song better. A warm and personable guy who left his mark. We’ll miss him.

    George Scott

  11. Sharon Wadel (Lisk) wrote:

    My deepest sympathy Rita and family..He is well remembered from growing up and going to school with him and when you and Kent lived in the same apt building as I did so many years ago..God bless your family..

  12. Shelley Horan(nee Bolton) wrote:

    I have the fondest memories of often sitting in the basement listening to Kent and Corina sing. It was amazing. Keep your memories very close, they will bring comfort during this difficult time. My thoughts are with you all.

  13. Bob and Sue w wrote:

    To the Broome family
    Our deepest condolences

  14. Ginny & Ivor Cathcart wrote:

    We are so very sorry for the loss of such a lovely man.We are away and want you all to know that we are holding you close to our hearts and in our prayers at this very sad time.

  15. Ben and Val Carr wrote:

    We are truly sorry Anita.. the few times we got to meet him, it was a pleasure… Wish we had got to know him in yrs past. I know your family will hold many special memories of your growing up together…Hugs to all the Broome family…

  16. Robert (Bob) and Linda Boak wrote:

    Our Condolences and Prayers go out to the Broome Family. I’m so sorry to hear about Kent.

  17. Guye & Marcia Breedon wrote:

    Our sincere condolences to the Broome family. Kent was a true gentleman with a great smile & a kind heart.

  18. Tim & Jo-Ann Bieman wrote:

    To the Broome Family We Are very truly sorry for your loss. Kent was a very loving family man. He will be missed by so many people. Our thoughts & prayers are with each of you at this time.

  19. Bruce Proudfoot wrote:

    As we all make our individual journey through our lives, we regularly meet fellow travelers. There are those few who will leave a welcome cheerful indelible mark on you. Kent was one of those very special people. He is and will be missed.

  20. Shirley Ross wrote:

    Our sincere condolences to Rita and family at this very sad time. Kent, a truly wonderful, kind, talented gentle man, always a smile, taking time to speak to all, forever proud when talking of his beautiful family.Thoughts, prayers, hugs and much love to the Broome family.
    RIP Kent, you will be remembered by all you touched.

  21. Jim and Cathy Milbury wrote:

    Our deepest sympathy to Rita, family and extended family. Kent was a lovely person and will be missed.

  22. Ron & Norma wrote:

    Rita,Anita,Corina,Jacinda & Quentin
    Our Thoughts Are With You All,In Your Many,Many Hours ,Of Grief And Sorrow.You Will Be So Missed,RIP Kent.

  23. Kerry/Betty Worrod wrote:

    We are so very saddened to hear of the passing of Kent. Sending prayers and our condolences. May he R.I.P.

  24. Rosella Deveau wrote:

    My prayers are with the family. Kent will be missed by many . Kent is safe in God house.

  25. Joy Duffy wrote:

    I wilk miss that beautiful voice of yours. The many times I herd you sing and play bought back many old memories. So happy I got to know you. I will miss you your friend. Joy.

  26. Evelyn Wadden wrote:

    My sincere condolences to the Broom family,Kent was a loving person and will be missed,RIP my friend

  27. Jeannette & Jim Ferrie wrote:

    Rita & The Broome family, Jim & I were so very sorry to hear about Kent’s passing. Kent was always such a lovely friendly man. He will be sorely missed in & around Tottenham.

  28. April Stacey wrote:

    My deepest condolences to the Broome family at this difficult time.

    April and family

  29. ALLEN MACNEIL/karen wrote:

    OUR deepest condolences go out to the broom family your’e dad was a great friend,going back to 1962 and over the years we shared many visits together from ONTARIO to Nova Scotia, and out twice a week phone calls will be missed. rest in peace and GOD BLESS you my friend till we meet again .

  30. bonnie robinson wrote:

    sending my condolence out to the BROOM FAMILY

  31. Bob & Julie wrote:

    Sincerest condolences to Rita, the entire family and friends. This fine gentleman will be missed. Godspeed Kent!!

  32. Liz and Ed wrote:

    Kent was a good person. We will miss his wicked smile. Please accept our deepest sympathies.

  33. Gary Coleman wrote:

    Rita and Family—my deepest and sincerest condolences to you all. Kent was a wonderful and talented man who always had a smile and great disposition.

  34. Glen Schlueter wrote:

    My condolences Rita and the Broom family. Enjoyed his playing and singing at the Monday night Jam’s. He has been missed in recent past and will be missed going forward, particularly my favorite song that he wrote. I think it was called Down That Road.

  35. Reg & Mary Menchenton wrote:

    Our deepest condolences are with you at your time of sorrow Kent will be missed our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  36. steve coburn wrote:

    so sorry to hear this he was like a big brother when I was young never forgotten may u R.I.P

  37. Mac & Mary Hetherington wrote:

    Rest easy Kent knowing you left a wonderful legacy in your children and who they are. Your smiley, caring manner will be remembered always.

  38. Mary and William Richard wrote:

    Our deepest condolences go out to Rita and family. They were the greatest neighbours you could wish for. Kent will be greatly missed by all.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family at this time.

  39. Roxann and Pat Clarke wrote:

    Our sincerest condolences to Rita and family. Kent’s wonderful smile and amazing country voice will be greatly missed. Many years of great times with the Broome family. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

  40. Mike and Jan Kirley wrote:

    Kent was a class act. He always had a smile for you, even when he was suffering from chemo. He came to our weekly Bluegrass jams as much as he could right to the end. A true friend. We are really going to miss you Kent. Finally it is “Chiselled in Stone”, as you used to sing.

  41. Janet Gardiner wrote:

    Tina & Quentin …so sorry to hear about your Dad Quentin…my condolences go out to you and your family.
    Aunt Janet

  42. Maureen Biegel wrote:

    Deepest sympathies to you, Rita and your family. RIP Kent

  43. Murray & Debbie Foerter wrote:

    Deepest sympathies RIP Kent.

  44. Eric McClinchey wrote:

    Condolences from the family out west.

  45. Bob & Pat Jackson wrote:

    Rita & Family
    Our sincere condolences for your loss. We were always happy to have a chat with Kent. He was one of the nicest fellows & will certainly be missed.

  46. Joan Ronan wrote:

    Kent was a wonderful man and he was always very positive through out his illness. Pat and I always enjoyed his sense of humour and his warm smile. He supported & comforted others even though he was sick himself. He will be truly missed. He will have left his family many happy memories. Sympathy to all his family from the Ronan Family.

  47. Lorna Simpson wrote:

    The Broome Family my sincere condolence of the passing of your husband, Father &Grandfather. So saddened to learn of Kent’S death he was a great friend to many & always a smile. He will be missed but always remembered .

  48. Janie/WILLIE Gregg wrote:

    To Kent’s family and especially the girls, your dad was a true gentleman. He loved his family and it showed whenever we met (many times in Casinos). We would always joke about losing but hoping for the big one. He loved his home and it showed, a proud neighbour. We are sorry for your loss, he will be missed

  49. Nancy Hawke wrote:

    My sincere condolences to the Broome family,my thoughts and prayers are with the entire family at this difficult time.

  50. Sharon Palmer wrote:

    I met Kent through the Tottenham bluegrass jam about 3 year and a half years ago. You knew it would be an extra special night if Kent was there – and he was there often! He was funny, a wonderful singer, always had a good story to tell, and a twinkle in his eyes. I loved the songs he sang and in particular the songs he wrote. I will miss him dearly!

  51. Debbie and Gord Muirhead wrote:

    Our sincere condolences at this sad time.

  52. Bonita Girard wrote:

    My condolences to the family…RIP Kent you will truly be missed.

  53. Bob & Margaret Milligan wrote:

    Our deepest sympathy to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  54. Jeanna & Al Brodie wrote:

    To my dear friend. We will certainly miss you and our conversations and visits. Thankyou for our wonderful friendship during our years at Labatt Breweries and lots of laughs and fond memories. To your family our deepest condolences.Until we meet again.

  55. Helen and Mike Jolly wrote:

    Rita, Jacinda, Anita, Corina and Quentin,

    Our sincere condolences on the loss of your husband and dad. We hope the many wonderful memories you have together will bring you comfort in your time of sorrow. He is singing with the angels now while watching over all of you.

    Sending you love and strength.

    Helen, Mike and the girls

  56. Jim and Shirley Hanrahan wrote:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Kent’s family at this time. It was always a pleasure meeting and chatting with Kent.

  57. Lee & Tim Doyle wrote:

    Another great cousin has said goodbye to this world and gone on to the next one. It is with great sadness that I learned this news. I enjoyed his sense of humour, his great talent for singing not only other songs, but the ones he wrote himself especially my favourite “When I Go” that he would sing every time he saw me in the crowd. RIP Kent

  58. Raymond Lisk wrote:

    Kent always brightened the room. He will be missed.

  59. Tim Skelly wrote:

    We’re so very sorry for your loss and our prayers are with you. Kent was always smiling and one of the nicest guys one could ever meet. Our deepest condolences.
    Tim Skelly and family

  60. robert jim rundle wrote:

    you have my sincere condolences my thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time of loss kent was a great guy meeting him at our work at labatts tho I worked out of London we had a lot of great times

  61. Sharon Lance-Murphy wrote:

    A voice, a smile, a man with an extra large personality …. Kent will always be remembered!
    I can imagine the greetings he will receive, when the Labatts’ Boys meet him at the Pearly Gates.
    Hugs to all of you!

  62. John & Eileen Kearney wrote:

    Dear Rita &Family
    Our sincere condolences to all of you. We know you will miss Kent but will always have wonderful memories of a father who loved his family dearly. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.

  63. Paulette Hatch wrote:

    From all the Hatches our deepest condolences Kent was a great guy and will be missed by so many

  64. Joan and Jack Colwell wrote:

    There are certain people who touch the lives of those they know in a unique way. Kent was one of those people. He shall be sorely missed by his family, his many friends and anyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. Jack and I have many fond memories of him both through his music and his old cars. Our thoughts are with his family at this very sad time.

  65. Rob Bussey wrote:

    Kent was a great guy. I met him when I was dating my wife Melany Bayley. Kent had a deeply rooted love of music and I always enjoyed talking to him about music. At one family gathering Kent and some friends were playing guitar and singing. His smile was ever present and he was a wonderful man. I really liked him. Kent will be missed by family and friends. My condolences to the family.

  66. Walter and Krista Urbanski wrote:

    Rita, Anita, Corina, Jacinda, Quentin and families.
    Our sincere condolences for your loss.

    Walt and Krista

  67. Vernon Burnie wrote:

    Our condolences, always had a smile, a good word, and a real gentleman

  68. Drew and Sheila Wallace wrote:

    Our sincerest condolences to the entire Broome family for their loss. Kent was very friendly and would always to say hi to me as I passed by on my way to work at the IGA. I never saw him without a smile on his face!

    Warmest regards,
    Drew, Sheila and family.

  69. Karen LeBlanc wrote:

    I loved Kent. He was such a kind and good man. Always a smile and asking how everyone was doing. Each and every time. Such a kind giving man. I am so sorry for your loss. He will be missed.
    All my Love,

  70. Tom and Gaille Musgrove wrote:

    Kent was the best coach a boy ever had. We will always remember his compassion for all the boys and the joy he instilled in them for the game of hockey. Thank you Kent.

  71. Joseph & Sharon Duggan wrote:

    Dear Rita,
    Our sincere condolences to you and your family. Kent was a wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  72. Sarah Templeman wrote:

    Jacinda .. I am so sorry to hear about your father’s passing. I am sure he will be deeply missed by his wonderful family ❤️

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