VERNON L. KENT

passed away December 20, 2008 at the age of 85.  Survived by his loving wife, bestfriend, soulmate Elizabeth and two sons: David (Jeanne) of Victoria, Robert (Colleen) of Edmonton; four grandchildren.  Vern served as a Chief Petty Officer in Royal Canadian Navy in WWII.  After the war Vern began a 40 year career in photography and cinematography.  He was known for his pioneering work in slow-motion photography during the 1960’s.  His work during the Calgary Stampede was viewed around the world.  After moving to Kelowna in 1970, he spent several years as a photographer for CHBC – TV and continued his hobby of photography well into his retirement.  No service by request.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to B.C. Heart and Stroke Foundation, #4 – 1551 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9 or Cancer Center of the Southern Interior, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5L3. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.