T. Little Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

223 Main Street, Cambridge, ON


Esther Marie Kent

February 22, 1926June 28, 2020

Esther Marie Kent passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at the age of 94.

Born February 22, 1926 in Kitchener, Ontario, daughter of Nick and Lucy Toleff. Moving to Galt in 1939, she was employed at Bell Canada for 10 years, and in 1966 moved to Allen-Bradley, retiring in 1992 after 25 years. Esther loved gardening and cooking. She will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by her son James Kent, daughter Janet Heikoop, and granddaughter Kary Heikoop, all residing in Calgary, Alberta. She is also survived by many extended family members and friends. Esther was predeceased by her sister Eleanor Zinger, and brothers Dennis Toleff and Bill Toleff. The family would like to extend a special thank-you to Esther’s neighbours for their support, and the Medical B2 Ward Staff at Cambridge Memorial Hospital for their compassionate care.

Due to Covid-19, there will not be a visitation prior to the funeral. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, July 3, 2020 at St. Ambrose Church. Please call the T. Little Funeral Home at (519) 623-1290 to reserve your spot at church, as space is limited. If guests are unable to bring their own face masks, one will be provided. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish to make a memorial donation may do so to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.


  • Funeral Mass of Christian Buial

    Friday, July 3, 2020


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Peter Neufeld

July 4, 2020

So sorry to hear of Esther's passing. Thinking of her brings back fond memories of many years past as neighbors on Chisholm St.
Take care.

Kellie Scharbach

July 1, 2020

I will always fondly remember Esther. She was a deeply loved cousin to my Mother Margaret Scharbach.
Mom and Esther shared many wonderful visits together.

My sincere condolences to Jim, Janet and Kary
Love Kellie & family

Vera Palinski

June 30, 2020

I was so saddened to hear that Esther had passed on. She was a valued co worker, a dear friend, and such a classy lady. I last spoke with Esther in late March and she told me she was feeling fine, staying home, and that her wonderful neighbours were checking in/taking good care of her.
My sincerest condolences to Janet, Jim and Kari.
Vera Palinski

Linda Albright-Thiel

June 30, 2020

So sorry to hear about the passing of Esther. She was a legacy at Allen-Bradley as she was known for her excellent receptionist skills. She trained me on switchboard and I have very many fond memories of her. Great lady and I am sure she will be missed by all that knew her. RIP.