Kent Bilton

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Kent Norman Bilton
December 9, 1942 – January 23, 2023

 

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Kent Norman Bilton at the age of 80. Much loved father of Natasha (Chris), beloved brother of Glen (Joanne), Dale (Kellie) and Lynn. Predeceased by his wife Patricia and his parents Lloyd and Jessie.

Kent graduated from Hagersville High School, received his BA from McMaster University and taught high school in Almonte. He continued his studies and received his LLB from Osgood Hall, after which he practised law in Toronto and London. He continued his legal career with CMHC in Toronto, Ottawa and Saskatoon, retiring from the position of Senior Solicitor. Kent then returned to teaching ESL. He continued to teach and was an active volunteer driver for seniors up until the pandemic. His passion for sports and politics and his love of learning continued throughout his life.

Cremation has been entrusted to Hyde & Mott Chapel of R.H.B. Anderson Funeral Homes in Hagersville. A gathering will be held at a later date to honour and celebrate his life. www.rhbanderson.com

Condolences

Posted by L DIANE SCHWEYER on
So sorry for the grief that your family is experiencing.
Condolences to all, Diane
Posted by Carmen Laplante on
Rest in peace Kent! What an accomplished man you were. All my sympathies to the Bilton family.
Posted by Carmen Laplante on
Rest in peace Kent! What an accomplished man you were. All my sympathies to the Bilton family.
Posted by Casey Callahan on
A man I truly admired, Kent was wonderful to spend time with. He has been so blessed with a marvellous family who Sood by him. His many interests kept me "on my toes" and truly inspired me-- always a good teacher. A good man, a good life!
Posted by Judith Wilson Atkinson on
From bucolic beginnings on beautiful Alborough Farms to Senior Solicitor with CMHC, and an active “retirement” as an educator and volunteer! Well done Kent, a life well lived. RIP Kent
Posted by Gayle Hagan on
Our sincere condolences to the Bilton family in the loss of a loving father and big brother. My husband just recently got to know the Bilton clan but I regret that he never met Kent. I've been filling him in on tales of us being neighboring farm kids and attending SS#19 together. Kent was the "big kid" that showed us the way. Good memories of a good guy. Rest in peace Kent.
Posted by Linda Trouten-Rsdford on
Dear Natasha, Glen, Dale , Lynn and families: We are so sorry to hear of Kent’s passing. Lynn just notified us. There are no words, adequate. Hold the memories close and hold each other closer. In our thoughts and prayers. Cousins Linda and Don
Posted by Katalin Futo on
Dear Lynn,Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your brother, Kent! May he Rest In Peace!
Love, Katalin.
Posted by Bruce Peart on
My condolences to Glenn, Dale, Lynn and families. A sad time for all who knew Kent. May your hearts only be full of happy memories. R.I.P. Kent
Posted by Heather Caldwell on
Condolences on the loss of your brother, Lynn. Keep the good memories close.
Posted by Mandy Robinson on
My deepest sympathies for your family’s precious loss
Posted by Jan McArdle on
Such sad news. It's been my honour to have known Kent since 1966. I'm so glad that we talked on his birthday and just before Christmas from Victoria BC. The years that I had the most frequent contact with Kent and his family were the ones when we all lived in London, ON. Natasha was just little (and so cute at Christmas in her traditional Ukrainian costume.) My condolences to her and the rest of Kent's family and friends. The world has lost a good man. I will miss him.
Posted by Marie-Lynn Hammond on
I am so sorry to hear of Kent's passing, Lynn, and I send my deepest sympathies to your family. It's always painful to lose a beloved sibling; cherish the good memories and remember the love.
Posted by Serryn Stephenson on
I am so sorry to hear about Kent's passing, Lynn, Dale & Glen. My heartfelt condolences to the whole family. This is such a sad time, remember the good times and cherish the happy memories.
Posted by Ronald and Viviana Mackay on
We send you, Lynn, and the entire Bilton family, our sincere condolences on the passing of Kent.
Clearly, his was a life well lived.
Ron and Viviana
Posted by Shirley Coughlan on
My heartfelt sympathies, Lynn, to you and your family. Kent's achievements were truly inspiring and I can only imagine how much he will be missed. May your happy memories of him bring you peace.
Posted by Frank Clayton on
My sincere condolences to Natasha and all the Bolton clan on the passing of Kent, father, brother and uncle, he was indeed a special man.
Posted by Marie Graham on
My sincere condolences to the Bilton Family.
Posted by Suzanne Clement on
To Natasha and family, I had the opportunity to know Kent during my career at CMHC. I’m so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and to everyone who knew him. God bless.
Posted by Mary Elgersma on
To the Bilton Family,
So sorry to hear the sad news about Kent. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
The Elgersma Family
Posted by Sonia Metzlaff on
Sincere condolences to the Bilton family from Patricia's family. The many times we had together with Patricia or without Patricia was or just Natasha was much appreciated in the family in MB. Now they are both together in a peaceful place. The Joe Bereziuk family by Sonia
Posted by Reem Hindieh on
Natasha, Glen, Dale, Lynn and family, please accept my sincere condolences. Also, please know that Kent is fondly remembered by his former CMHC Legal Division colleagues and CMHC clients who worked closely with him. We miss you Kent!
Posted by Rhonda Sharon Crooks on
Natasha and Chris: Our sincere condolences to you and your family on the passing of your Dad Natasha. We hope you have lots of happy memories of him.
Posted by Doug Tyler on
My sincere condolences to Natasha and other Bilton family members on Kent's passing.

I was a colleague of Kent's during his many years with Legal services. As the former Director of Legal services and General Counsel at CMHC, I am very familiar with Kent's contribution to the Corporation. He was a very competent versatile lawyer who served his clients well. Equally important, he was a good friend/colleague to all. I always enjoyed our many discussions/debates. His personality and good humour added to any encounter with him.

Several of my colleagues - Sharen Rosenzveig and Reem Hindieh - have asked that I extend their condolences i am certain that all of us who worked with Kent are of the views which I have expressed.

Kent will be missed.
Posted by Doug Tyler on
My sincere condolences to Natasha and other Bilton family members on Kent's passing.

I was a colleague of Kent's during his many years with Legal services. As the former Director of Legal services and General Counsel at CMHC, I am very familiar with Kent's contribution to the Corporation. He was a very competent versatile lawyer who served his clients well. Equally important, he was a good friend/colleague to all. I always enjoyed our many discussions/debates. His personality and good humour added to any encounter with him.

Several of my colleagues - Sharen Rosenzveig and Reem Hindieh - have asked that I extend their condolences i am certain that all of us who worked with Kent are of the views which I have expressed.

Kent will be missed.
Posted by Harold & Nadia on
I, Nadia, was a nursing school classmate and friend of Kent's late wife Patricia. My husband Harold and I made a point of meeting Kent and Natasha after her passing. He was an engaging, nice person. Rest in peace. Our deepest condolences to his family.

Harold & Nadia Trafananko
Prince Albert, SK
Posted by Bill and Elaine Meehan on
Our condolences Dale, to the Bilton family.
Posted by Troon Harrison on
Deepest sympathy to all as you miss your dear brother and father.
Posted by Janet and Bill Bullen on
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family Lynn.
Posted by Linda Evans on
My deepest sympathy goes out to the whole Bilton family on the loss of a great father, brother and uncle.
Posted by Adam Bainbridge and Crystal Boyd on
Lynn and family, our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss.
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