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Born: Dec 02, 1930

Date of Passing: Jan 22, 2023

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December 2, 1930 - January 22, 2023

Dad, eldest of five children born to Henry and Mary King was raised in Elmwood. He attended the Anna Gibson School and Lord Selkirk School. In addition to his siblings, Bob (Millie), Cliff (Glennis), Art (Gertie), Carol, their house was also home for numerous foster children. Two of them spent a major part of their early life with the family, Shirley (Wayne) and Louise (Dave). Upon graduation he worked at various jobs and settled on a career in the insurance industry. He worked at New York Life, Merit Insurance, and eventually formed King Insurance Agency in 1970. The initial office was located in their home, serving their loyal clientele until relocating to premises on Henderson Highway. Retirement came in 1995 and winters were spent in Arizona for the next 20 years. Dad had many interests/talents. He was a history buff extraordinaire, he had the gift of music, playing the organ and piano at church for more than seven decades. He and his brothers Bob and Cliff would go to nursing homes to share their love of music until Cliff grew too weak in the last few years, well into their 80s! Dad had an interest in cars that he shared first with his dad and later with his sons and grandchildren!
Dad is survived by his wife of almost 70 years, Hazel, their sons, Ken (Sherry), Bruce (Liane), Grant (Karla), eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, many extended family members and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, brother Cliff, and foster sister Shirley.
Dad had a vibrant lifelong walk with Jesus, his Saviour. He took us to church and demonstrated a life of service, loyalty and hard work that makes us proud and set an example for us to emulate.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Rowandale Baptist Church on Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor David Kimball officiating. For family and friends unable to attend in person the service will be live-streamed. The link to join the service remotely will be on homepage.

2 Timothy 4:7-8 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award me on that day, and not only to me , but also to all who have longed for His appearing.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 28, 2023

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Sending our love and sympathy to Hazel and all the King Family. We are so lucky to call Dave our Cousin, he was a remarkable man! With much love, Fiona & Carl Witney - Posted by: Fiona Witney (Cousin) on: Feb 02, 2023

  • I have many fond memories of hanging out with my Uncle Dave and Aunt Hazel and my 3 cousins over the years. Uncle Dave was a warm and cheery uncle to me. One of my fondest memories was getting to ride in his turquoise blue “car with the backwards slanting rear window”. As a girl, I thought that was the coolest thing ever!! (I think it was a Chrysler? 🤔🤣) He was also the organist at my wedding in 1976, making our special day even more special with his amazing musical talent. Thinking of each one of you my dear cousins, Ken, Bruce, and Grant, and Auntie Hazel. Sorry I won’t be able to attend the service but you will be in my heart as you celebrate the amazing man he was! Sending hugs, Sheri - Posted by: Sheri (Niece ) on: Jan 29, 2023

  • My heartfelt condolences to Bruce and Liane, Ken and Sherry and the rest of the King family. I have many fond memories growing up at Kildonan Baptist Church and singing along with the congregation to Dave's enthusiastic organ playing. - Posted by: Cathryn Lennox (Friend) on: Jan 28, 2023

  • Our darling cousin Dave was the most loving, godly and hospitable person ever. It was difficult not to love him in return and we join with all our extended Canadian cousins across the pond to mourn, yet rejoice at his passing into Glory. We spent two precious weeks with Dave and Hazel during a wonderful holiday with them, when we were treated like royalty and felt like royalty when he took us for a spin in the longest and largest car we have ever seen!! (This was in Aug 2006) Since then he always kept in touch at Christmas with a beautifully handwritten card brimming with family news. He always reminded us of Granny Mary Coulby as his hands were identical to hers! Mary Coulby was sister to Mabel and thus these two sisters were the connecting pin to the two families - one in Canada the other in UK. Special love to Hazel, as well as to all our dear cousins - miles apart, but wrapped in the same spirit! Every Blessing in Christ - Colin and Kate Campbell - Posted by: Colin and Kate Campbell (Cousin) on: Jan 28, 2023

  • Sending Love and Heartfelt Condolences to Hazel and the King family. Dave will always be remembered for his special smile, his willingness to give a helping hand, his loving Christian service and his exceptional musical talent. Mark and Dave enjoyed many humorous reminiscences about their musical experiences. Dave will be greatly missed. - Posted by: Nancy Zeilstra (Friend) on: Jan 28, 2023

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