KENT David Mark “Dave”

Truro Daily News - - COLCHESTER COUNTY -

50, Truro, passed away Sat­ur­day, Novem­ber 24, 2018. Born in Truro and raised in Pleas­ant Val­ley, Dave was the son of the late Vic­tor Ray­mond and Linda R. (Glaze­brook) Kent. Dave worked for a taxi com­pany and dif­fer­ent la­bor jobs through­out his life but the most im­por­tant job he had that he was pas­sion­ate about was his ad­vo­cacy work with Peo­ple First Nova Sco­tia and the Truro chap­ter. He is sur­vived by his step daugh­ter, Jo­lene Marie Macken­zie, Truro; broth­ers and sis­ters, Steven (Mar­cie) Kent, Green­field; Jimmy Kent, Green­field; Dar­lene (Danny) Boyd, Truro; Patty (Ivan) Col­bourne, Antigo­nish; Wayne Roode, Truro; Howard Roode, Truro; bi­o­log­i­cal mother, Sharon Ann Holt Roode, Great Vil­lage; neph­ews and nieces, Jonathon, Katie and Chris Boyd, Truro; Michael Kent, Al­berta; Ash­ley Rose Kent, Shube­nacadie; Heather Lynn Kent, Antigo­nish; Amanda Dean, Antigo­nish; Joshua Roode, Truro; long-time friend and fel­low ad­vo­cate, Cindy Car­ruthers. Dave was an ac­tive mem­ber of CMHA Colch­ester East Hants Branch. He en­joyed many of their ac­tiv­i­ties such as swim­ming, so­cial events and help­ing with the of­fice. Dave was a char­ter mem­ber of Peo­ple First of Truro and served as their pres­i­dent for six years. He joined the pro­vin­cial Peo­ple First board in 2008 and served as Trea­surer, Vice Pres­i­dent, Pres­i­dent and was Past Pres­i­dent at the time of his pass­ing. He rep­re­sented Nova Sco­tia at Na­tional meet­ings in Man­i­toba and com­mit­tee meet­ings and con­fer­ences in many other prov­inces. Dave was pas­sion­ate about ad­vo­cat­ing for per­sons la­belled with an in­tel­lec­tual dis­abil­ity and Hu­man Rights. A “Cel­e­bra­tion of Life” will be hosted by his fam­ily and Peo­ple First Nova Sco­tia from 1-5 p.m., Fri­day, Novem­ber 30, 2018, at Truro Lion’s Club, 1100 Prince Street, Truro. If so de­sired, dona­tions in Dave’s mem­ory to Peo­ple First Nova Sco­tia or Cana­dian Men­tal Health As­so­ci­a­tion, Colch­ester East Hants Branch are wel­comed. Ar­range­ments have been en­trusted to Mat­tatall - Varner Fu­neral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Pri­vate mes­sages of con­do­lence may be sent to the fam­ily by view­ing Dave’s obit­u­ary on line and se­lect­ing “Send a Con­do­lence” at: www.mat­tatal­l­varn­erfh.com

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