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Born: Aug 22, 1935

Date of Passing: Jan 31, 2019

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REV. DR. HAROLD JAMES KING It is with profound grief and sadness that we announce the passing of the Rev. Dr. Harold James King in the early morning of January 31, 2019, at the age of 83. He will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by his wife of 61 years, Doreen (nee Delmage); five children, Bruce (Louise), Susan, Allan (Lori), Brenda (Brad), Doug (Becky); eight grandchildren, Lucas, Myles, Kyle, Noah, Jacob, Tia, Emma, and Lauren; his brother Marvin (Eileen); sister Doris (Jim); sister-in-law Shirley; brother-in-law Barry (Carol); as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. He was predeceased by his parents, Benjamin Reuben King and Marjorie Myrtle King (née Lundy); as well as siblings, Jennie, Myrtle, Annie, Ron, and Elsie. Harold was born August 22, 1935 on the family farm in Warren, MB, where he completed grade 12 while involved in various sports, as well as creating his first entrepreneurial venture raising a flock of turkeys. Harold found his spiritual home at Warren United Church which encouraged his pursuit of a calling in the ministry. He attended United College for Arts (BA), and Theology (BD) and was ordained in 1960 to serve for pastoral charges while in McCreary, MB. Harold's strong interest in further education led him to Minneapolis, Chicago, and Denver to pursue studies in spiritual care and counseling. Now qualified as a Chaplain he took advantage of new opportunities in Ontario. He became executive director of the Interfaith Pastoral Counselling Centre in Kitchener. In 1972 he was hired as a professor in Pastoral Theology at the University of Winnipeg, as well as the Director and Coordinator of Professional Training at the Interfaith Pastoral Institute. In 1983 he obtained his Doctorate of Ministry Degree from the San Francisco Theological Seminary. In 1986 he was appointed Dean, Faculty of Theology at the University of Winnipeg. Throughout his career and retirement, Harold enjoyed giving back to the community through the church and working with many committees. Some of Harold's passions include traveling and gardening. Harold and Doreen traveled extensively in Europe, New Zealand, Australia, North and South America, Vietnam and Cambodia. In recent years he spent summers gardening alongside the Assiniboine River providing fresh vegetables to neighbours, friends and family. He especially loved spending time with his children and grandchildren throughout the holidays, time at the lake, family vacations and fishing. Harold was a proud father and grandfather, constantly talking about the academic, athletic, and artistic talents of his grandchildren. The family would like to thank the staff and caregivers of Seven Oaks General Hospital for all their support and hard work. We would also like to thank our friends, family and kind neighbours who have visited and supported through this time. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to The University of Winnipeg Foundation "Doreen and Harold King Bursary in Theology" and the Interlake Community Foundation in memory of "Ben and Marjorie King Memorial Bursary Fund" or a charity of your choice. Funeral service will be held February 7, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Charleswood United Church, 4820 Roblin Blvd., Winnipeg, MB R3R 0G6. NEIL BARDAL FUNERAL CENTRE 204-949-2200

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 02, 2019

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • My sincere condolences to the entire King family, please accept my heartfelt sympathies on your loss. - Posted by: Darell Claeys (Former Advisor) on: Mar 22, 2019

  • Very grateful for the pioneering work Rev. King laid out that led to people such as myself to have received trailblazing and bursary for study when I was a struggling Master's student. Thanks to Mrs. King and her husband for their generosity and ability to see value in someone else's future. - Posted by: Steve (student) on: Feb 26, 2019

  • I was saddened to learn of Harold's passing away. He was a fine man and a wonderful colleague at UW. My deep sympathies to his family. Neil Besner - Posted by: Neil Besner (University of Winnipeg colleagiue) on: Feb 09, 2019

  • Dear Bruce and family, My condolences to you and your family on the passing of your father. He is a great loss to all the people he inspired to live a life of community service. I hope that the support of family and friends will comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. - Posted by: Joanne Kamins and your Balmoral Hall School Family (Balmoral Hall -- School for Girls) on: Feb 06, 2019

  • Doreen & family - am sorry thay I will not be able to join you to celebrate Harold’s life (doing 3 month contract in AB). always had great fondness for Harold - his quiet voice and oddish humour...long ago when I was in hospital for a month or so there were only 2 outside visitors I enjoyed - Harold was one (others i pretended to be asleep for - advantages of morphine) - he didn’t impose just kinda was there in a nice way... says a lot about the guy... prayers surrounding you as you celebrate his life. - Posted by: Bill Millar (friend) on: Feb 04, 2019

  • It is hard to find words to describe how critically important Harold's contributions have been to the standards, the culture and the well-being of the spiritual care profession, not only in Manitoba but throughout the country. He was a hard worker, an intellectual and a visionary but most of all he was a man whose joy was infectious. He will be deeply missed by many of us in the spiritual care profession for generations to come. I am so deeply grateful for his work and his ability to notice people on the margins and invite them into the dance of our professional community. - Posted by: Elaine Nagy (President, Canadian Association for Spiritual Care) on: Feb 04, 2019

  • I am saddened to learn of Harold's death. He was cousin to my mom, Margaret (King) Punton, whose parents were Ernie and Catherine "Cassie" King. Harold was quite enthused when I went to seminary at St. Andrew's College in Saskatoon and was then ordained in 1993. I always appreciated that support offered and his wonderful work on the family tree. Harold's was truly a life well lived and one to be celebrated. I am blessed to have known him and call him family. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. - Posted by: Lois Punton (2nd (?) cousin) on: Feb 03, 2019

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