OBITUARY

Kent Michael Pilip

June 25, 1976December 29, 2020
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Kent Michael Pilip, age 44, of Southlake, Texas, passed away peacefully at home on December 29, 2020, after a 14 month long battle with cancer.

The family will have a private service. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Kent was born on June 25, 1976 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada to Ken & Vickie Pilip, and spent his childhood in Edmonton, Alberta. He graduated from the University of Alberta in 1998 with a Bachelor of Commerce and spent his entire career proudly working at Lehigh Hanson. Kent and his wife, Andrea, got married in 2002 and were blessed with two beautiful children, Maxwell, age 14, and Aurora, age 11.

Kent was preceded in death by his grandparents, Fred & Lily Pilip and Mike & Frances Onufruw, and his uncle, John Onufruw.

Kent is survived by his wife, Andrea, their children, Maxwell & Aurora, his parents, Ken & Vickie Pilip of Edmonton, Alberta, his parents-in-law, Mike & Elaine O’Brien of Roanoke, TX, his brother-in-law, Allan (Wendy) O’Brien of Edmonton, brother-in-law Corey O’Brien of Edmonton, sister-in-law Colleen (Vince) Danielsen of North Vancouver, BC, and his nephews and niece, Brandon, Bradley, Michael, Cole & Mya.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society. If you would prefer to donate towards college funds for Maxwell and Aurora, please visit https://www.ugift529.com/ and plug in the code P24-J2Y for Maxwell and 33J-21T for Aurora.

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Eric Boeck

January 16, 2021

My deepest condolences to Kent's family. I worked alongside Kent for almost 4 years, and never was there time I didn't enjoy his presence or his company. Rest in peace, my friend.

Thorsten Rotter

January 10, 2021

Rest in peace Kent. You will be greatly missed.
My deepest condolences to your family.

Michael Tempelman

January 7, 2021

Over the years at LHI, Kent and I found common ground outside the workplace with our passion for cars. So much so that he invited me to join him for a special invite to an Audi owner appreciation event on 09/2012 held at the Motorsport Ranch in Cresson, TX. We had such a great time and pictures/videos to boot! That led to several other car events including a chance to drive an Indy car around the TMS speedway. Sadly, rain spoiled that particular event but we did manage to appear together on NBC Sports Live TV at the checkered line.

I prayed for Kent relentlessly once he shared his diagnosis with me. Much to my surprise in 02/2020 I overheard his voice in the office. I was so elated to the point that I jumped from my office seat and ran to him to give him a hug. I'll never forget. God had answered.

For more than 11 years Kent was more than a colleague. He was my closest team member and over time became my manager and one of my few closest friends. He looked out for me, guided me and helped me in many ways both personally and professionally.

Eternally peace my dear friend…you're home now. Cars & Coffee/Southlake won’t be the same without you. I miss you.

Erb Na Chiangmai

January 7, 2021

I met Kent in 2006 when I started with Lehigh Inland in Edmonton. He was very welcoming and I learnt a lot from him. My journey with HeidelbergCement took me to a few different stops over the years, but our works were always connected whether I was in Canada, US or Germany. We shared many laughs throughout the years and no matter how long we have not seen each other, it will always be like we were back in 2006.

I am deeply saddened by the news. Kent, a dear friend, will be deeply missed. My most sincere condolences.

Jeff Farrand

January 6, 2021

I always enjoyed seeing Kent’s diligence and dedication in Tae Kwon Do classes. He became very talented at it quickly. Was also impressed by his unobstructed attentiveness to his son Maxwell. I’m sure he pursued this same excellence, while maintaining a soft heart, in all aspects of his life. A life that was just simply too short. May God’s peace and love be with the Pilip family.

Brent Korobanik

January 6, 2021

So sorry to hear of this. Kent and i started about the same time with Inland (Lehigh) and remember several great times with him . He was a great guy and will be missed; Rest in Peace Kent.

Chad Stone

January 6, 2021

I can't find the words to express the sorrow in my heart. Rest in peace my friend.

Patrick Stockreisser

January 6, 2021

I had the pleasure of working with Kent over the last few years and hosted him for a visit of the Hanson UK operations back in the summer of 2018. He was a true gentlemen with great experience and knowledge. My thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues at this sad and difficult time.

Rob Downing

January 5, 2021

Andrea, Max and Aurora
Our thoughts are with you from Hanson Australia.
Kent and I have bounced ideas off each other for the past dozen years.
Our most recent interaction was on his visit to Australia in August 2018, where I remember him talking fondly at the evening dinners of his children.
His knowledge was both wide and deep, and points of view always respectfully well-argued. He always had the company’s best interests at heart and fought hard for what he believed in.
Kent’s planning and execution of business systems touched the working lives of thousands of people.
He will be forever remembered.

Rob Downing
IT Director Australia

Elizabeth Klar

January 5, 2021

I am incredibly saddened to hear about Kent’s passing. I didn’t work with him a lot but when I did he was always professional, friendly and reliable. I knew I could trust him 100% to help when I was stuck. My sincere condolences to his wife, children and family.

FROM THE FAMILY