Howard Leon Bent passed away in the Orchard Court Shannex in Kentville, on December 22, 2022, at the age of 89. He was the son of the late Roy and Annie (Dominey) Bent.
Howard was a hardworking man, always providing for his family. He was employed in his younger years at Camp Aldershot, ABS Poultry, and the Department of Highways, from which he retired. In the later years, Howard could be found at the Valley Drive-In on Sunday mornings volunteering for the Coldbrook Lion’s Club Fleamarket and doing whatever he could to help.
Dad always grew a large garden which he loved to share with his family and friends; and enjoyed his hobby farm where he raised his cattle.
Howard and his wife, Kathleen, lived their lives in Waterville, raising their children Donna (Carl) Lee, of Windermere, and Raymond (Christine) Bent, of Nicholsville. He was very proud of his children and his grandchildren, Nicole, Matthew, Gregory, Trevor, Nathan, and Katelynn; and great-grandchildren Makayla, Cassidy, Brayden, Ryan, Leanne, Rayna, Lena, Lawrence, Arthur, and Christine.
In addition to his parents, Howard was predeceased by his loving wife, Kathleen (Burns); sisters, Edith and Dora; and brothers, Reginald, Laurie, and Herman.
As per request there will be no visitation. A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, December 30, 2022 at 11:00 am in the Serenity Funeral Home Chapel in Coldbrook. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia. Arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, 34 Coldbrook Village Park Dr., Coldbrook, NS, B4R 1B9 (902-679-2822).