December 17, 1962 – April 11, 2022
In loving memory ~
We are “Driven to Tears” to announce the passing of Kent Schroeder. Kent was taken by the sea he loved on April 11, 2022. He was a brother, uncle and a best friend to us all. He will be lovingly remembered as kind-hearted, with boisterous charm and an adventurous spirit. Kent’s life was without a dull moment and always provided family and friends with a good chuckle always.
Kent’s true love was music. He started with his first band “Antix” , at age 19. Many will remember Kent’s frequent Sunday night jam sessions from his boat, where all nearby, could hear songs from his favourite band, The Police. He was a “Rock and Roller” always and a consummate drummer”.
Kent’s love of the ocean covered all aspects of his life. Making use of his one-of-a-kind resourcefulness, he considered himself “Lucky” to both live and work on the water.
Kent Schroeder was born Jeffrey Kent Schroeder on December 17, 1962 in Port Alberni and since the age of 13 lived in Nanaimo. He is predeceased by his parents, Ralph and Seidi ,and brother Rodney. He is survived by siblings, Adrienne Falk (Jerry Cook), Kerm, Paula Gray (Johnny) and by nephew , Lane Falk (Amy) and their children, Alya and Chloe.
Kent’s family wish to express their gratitude to the Nanaimo RCMP and all that helped with their tireless search and rescue.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date for his family and friends to “Sea” Kent off.
For those wishing to donate in memory of Kent, please give to the Nanaimo Conservatory of Music or Nanaimo Search and Rescue, thank you.
We so very much love you Kent. “Dream On” and “anyhoodle”
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