My wife Ellen and I have owned the Paul F. Kent Funeral Home since November 1978. Located in the quaint village of Cookstown, this funeral home has been serving the area of Simcoe County for over 90 years.
I have been a licensed funeral director for over 47 years. I started in my early teens gained experience working part time at Funeral Homes while in high school. While completing my education at Humber College, I apprentice at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home in Toronto, Ontario. I continued my career there after graduating eventually becoming assistant manager. In 1978 we purchased the Hughes Funeral in Cookstown, fulfilling a life long dream of owning our own Funeral Home.
Having settled into the community, we welcomed three children, Lisa, David and Michael. Now, having all been an integral part of the family business. We enjoy contributing to the community having been involved with many charities and organizations. I most notably enjoyed the times I spent as a member of the Cookstown Loins club and my involvement with minor hockey.
Sadly, our son David passed away of cancer in 2007, although this time was very difficult for the family, it brought an even greater sense of importance to our family run business. We have been on the other side of the desk. We know how difficult this time is. We truly understand.
Along with our family the Paul F. Kent Funeral Home has a dedicated staff to serve you. We are always available 24 hours a day.