In Memory of




Obituary for Jean Mildred Dent

Jean Mildred Dent (née Smith) of Tiverton, passed away peacefully at south Bruce Grey Health Centre, Chesley, on Saturday, March 25th, 2023, at the age of 96.

Beloved wife of the late Alan Dent (2003).

Loving mother of Joan Dent, Bill Dent (Gwen), Janice Cockburn (Les) and Jim Dent (Kim).

Cherished grandmother of Brad Dent (Katie), Jason Dent (Gillian), Jayne Cockburn, John Cockburn, Heather Dent (Tobias) and Anthony Dent. Great-grandmother of Harper, Holden, Annabelle, Christian, Rosalie, Felicity and Sterling.

Fondly remembered by her friend and sister-in-law Alberta Smith and several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents, Hugh and Millie (née Shewfelt) Smith, brother John Smith and sisters Eunice Farrell (Murray) and Christena Scott (Bob).

Jean was born on March 18, 1927, in Sedalia, Alberta. In 1939 Hugh and Millie Smith moved their family to Kincardine Twp. Eventually moving to their farm on the boundary. Jean would become a teacher in Elderslie and Bruce Township Schools. In 1949, Jean married Alan Dent and she would dedicate her life to family and community. She was an active church member at Knox Presbyterian Church, Tiverton, participating in children’s group, Sunday School, church suppers, the W.M.S. and the Tiverton Rebekah Lodge, all while raising her family on the farm.

Jean’s family will receive friends at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine on Friday March 31, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Tiverton, Saturday April 1, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Richard Warne Officiant. Reception to follow.

Spring interment Tiverton Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Kincardine and Chesley hospitals for their compassionate care of Jean.

In lieu of flowers donations in Jean’s memory to Canadian Food Grains Bank or the Kincardine Food Bank would be appreciated.