APEGGA Expresses Regret Over
Death of Patrick Kent

On behalf of the Association, APEGGA President Dan Motyka, P.Eng., has expressed condolences to the family of Patrick Kent, P.Eng., who died under tragic circumstances in the Olds area on Oct. 3.

Mr. Motyka joined many friends and associates of Mr. Kent who have voiced shock and sadness over the shooting death of the 42-year old vice-president of KB Resources Inc. of Calgary.

His death sent shockwaves though the oilpatch and professional circles in Calgary and throughout Alberta.

Noting that exact details surrounding Mr. Kent’s death have yet to be determined, Mr. Motyka stated: "We are saddened that the life of a young and energetic member of our Association has ended so abruptly and under such tragic circumstances. Our sympathies particularly go out to Mr. Kent’s wife, his four young children, and other members of his immediate family."

The death was followed by the arrest on first degree murder charges of Elfin Wen (Wayne) Roberts, 54, a Bowden-area rancher.

After starting to work on oil rigs as a teenager, Mr. Kent went on to obtain a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Alberta in 1986. He was a founding partner of KB Resources. He was reportedly working at an oilwell on land leased by his company in the Olds area when the tragedy occurred.

Mr. Kent is survived by his wife Linda, and four children, ranging in age from four to twelve.

An educational fund (account no 5049002– transit no. 01819-003) has been set up for the children c/o

The Royal Bank
Fairmont Branch
9919 Fairmont Drive SE
Calgary AB