Christine KENT RN, BSc.N, MBA

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KENT, Christine, RN, BSc.N, MBA - August 13, 1950 - July 13, 2014 After a seven-year battle with breast cancer, Christine passed away at Sunnybrook Hospital, with husband Walter and son Nicholas at her bedside, while son Gregory was en route from Korea. She will be missed by her sister Alix and brother-in-law Tony, daughters-in-law Elina and Hye, grandson Tyler, nephews Walter and Victor, their families and dear friend Marilyn. A beautiful woman with a passion for life, Christine was a devoted grandmother to Tyler, a wonderful and caring mother to Nick and Greg and a loving wife to Walter for 41 years. Born in New York City, Christine moved to Canada in 1972 to join her future husband Walter. In Ontario, Christine worked as the Director of the COPE program of Community Care in Durham, at the VON she was the Director of the Durham Mobile Crisis Service, she was the Director of Nursing at Toronto's Princess Margaret Hospital, Brockville Psychiatric Hospital and also Providence Hospital in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Her work experience in Arizona, Massachusetts, New York and Vermont made her a firm believer in the advantages of the Canadian health system. Christine taught nursing at Ryerson Polytechnic University, the University of Ottawa, Alberta's Grande Prairie Community College and Algonquin College in Ottawa. Christine's volunteer sector work included President of the Board of Directors of CMHA Durham and member of the Board of Directors of the Social Development Council. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. with visitation 1 hour prior on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, 1057 Brock Road, Pickering (, followed by interment at Duffin Meadows Cemetery. For those who may wish to make a donation in her honour, please consider the Odette Cancer Centre at Sunnybrook Hospital.

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Published in the Toronto Star on July 16, 2014
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