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Kent Broome

Posted By RodAbrams On September 28, 2019 @ 9:44 am In Obituaries | 72 Comments

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.

Condolences for the family of “Kent Broome”

Condolence from George & Ruth Stamper on September 28th, 2019 10:30 am

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.

Condolence from Michel Bullock on September 28th, 2019 11:07 am

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

Condolence from Joan Hammond on September 28th, 2019 11:17 am

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

Condolence from Eliza Alderdice (Ruffolo) on September 28th, 2019 11:43 am

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.

Condolence from John Genova on September 28th, 2019 12:24 pm

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

Condolence from Sheri Sallows on September 28th, 2019 12:43 pm

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 .

Condolence from Tom & Cathy O’Reilly on September 28th, 2019 1:29 pm

Our deepest condolences to the Broome family.

Condolence from Bill and Adele Hager on September 28th, 2019 1:45 pm

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

Condolence from Betty Decaire on September 28th, 2019 2:05 pm

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

Condolence from George Scott on September 28th, 2019 2:10 pm

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

Condolence from Sharon Wadel (Lisk) on September 28th, 2019 2:21 pm

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..

Condolence from Shelley Horan(nee Bolton) on September 28th, 2019 2:25 pm

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.

Condolence from Bob and Sue w on September 28th, 2019 2:32 pm

To the Broome family
Our deepest condolences

Condolence from Ginny & Ivor Cathcart on September 28th, 2019 2:47 pm

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.

Condolence from Ben and Val Carr on September 28th, 2019 3:19 pm

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…

Condolence from Robert (Bob) and Linda Boak on September 28th, 2019 3:35 pm

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

Condolence from Guye & Marcia Breedon on September 28th, 2019 4:13 pm

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

Condolence from Tim & Jo-Ann Bieman on September 28th, 2019 4:35 pm

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.

Condolence from Bruce Proudfoot on September 28th, 2019 4:37 pm

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.

Condolence from Shirley Ross on September 28th, 2019 4:38 pm

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.

Condolence from Jim and Cathy Milbury on September 28th, 2019 4:51 pm

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

Condolence from Ron & Norma on September 28th, 2019 5:00 pm

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.

Condolence from Kerry/Betty Worrod on September 28th, 2019 5:26 pm

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

Condolence from Rosella Deveau on September 28th, 2019 7:55 pm

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

Condolence from Joy Duffy on September 28th, 2019 7:59 pm

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.

Condolence from Evelyn Wadden on September 28th, 2019 8:56 pm

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

Condolence from Jeannette & Jim Ferrie on September 28th, 2019 9:01 pm

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.

Condolence from April Stacey on September 29th, 2019 12:27 am

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

April and family

Condolence from ALLEN MACNEIL/karen on September 29th, 2019 7:39 am

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 .

Condolence from bonnie robinson on September 29th, 2019 8:17 am

sending my condolence out to the BROOM FAMILY

Condolence from Bob & Julie on September 29th, 2019 8:38 am

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

Condolence from Liz and Ed on September 29th, 2019 9:36 am

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

Condolence from Gary Coleman on September 29th, 2019 10:34 am

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.

Condolence from Glen Schlueter on September 29th, 2019 11:02 am

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.

Condolence from Reg & Mary Menchenton on September 29th, 2019 11:40 am

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.

Condolence from steve coburn on September 29th, 2019 1:57 pm

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

Condolence from Mac & Mary Hetherington on September 29th, 2019 2:30 pm

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

Condolence from Mary and William Richard on September 29th, 2019 3:19 pm

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.

Condolence from Roxann and Pat Clarke on September 29th, 2019 3:37 pm

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.

Condolence from Mike and Jan Kirley on September 29th, 2019 4:39 pm

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.

Condolence from Janet Gardiner on September 29th, 2019 8:32 pm

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

Condolence from Maureen Biegel on September 30th, 2019 11:23 am

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

Condolence from Murray & Debbie Foerter on September 30th, 2019 12:28 pm

Deepest sympathies RIP Kent.

Condolence from Eric McClinchey on September 30th, 2019 12:31 pm

Condolences from the family out west.

Condolence from Bob & Pat Jackson on September 30th, 2019 12:44 pm

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.

Condolence from Joan Ronan on October 1st, 2019 10:29 am

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.

Condolence from Lorna Simpson on October 1st, 2019 1:26 pm

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 .

Condolence from Janie/WILLIE Gregg on October 1st, 2019 2:38 pm

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

Condolence from Nancy Hawke on October 1st, 2019 2:49 pm

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

Condolence from Sharon Palmer on October 1st, 2019 3:32 pm

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!

Condolence from Debbie and Gord Muirhead on October 2nd, 2019 4:34 pm

Our sincere condolences at this sad time.

Condolence from Bonita Girard on October 2nd, 2019 5:33 pm

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

Condolence from Bob & Margaret Milligan on October 2nd, 2019 6:09 pm

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

Condolence from Jeanna & Al Brodie on October 2nd, 2019 6:32 pm

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.

Condolence from Helen and Mike Jolly on October 3rd, 2019 9:05 am

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

Condolence from Jim and Shirley Hanrahan on October 3rd, 2019 10:39 am

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

Condolence from Lee & Tim Doyle on October 3rd, 2019 12:10 pm

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

Condolence from Raymond Lisk on October 3rd, 2019 12:52 pm

Kent always brightened the room. He will be missed.

Condolence from Tim Skelly on October 3rd, 2019 1:40 pm

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

Condolence from robert jim rundle on October 3rd, 2019 3:24 pm

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

Condolence from Sharon Lance-Murphy on October 3rd, 2019 7:18 pm

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!

Condolence from John & Eileen Kearney on October 3rd, 2019 9:28 pm

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.

Condolence from Paulette Hatch on October 3rd, 2019 9:47 pm

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

Condolence from Joan and Jack Colwell on October 4th, 2019 10:20 am

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.

Condolence from Rob Bussey on October 5th, 2019 9:13 am

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.

Condolence from Walter and Krista Urbanski on October 5th, 2019 12:21 pm

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

Walt and Krista

Condolence from Vernon Burnie on October 6th, 2019 8:37 pm

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

Condolence from Drew and Sheila Wallace on October 6th, 2019 10:56 pm

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.

Condolence from Karen LeBlanc on October 11th, 2019 10:12 am

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,

Condolence from Tom and Gaille Musgrove on October 16th, 2019 3:17 pm

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.

Condolence from Joseph & Sharon Duggan on October 31st, 2019 8:40 am

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.

Condolence from Sarah Templeman on October 31st, 2019 3:48 pm

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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