In Memory of


Don King

Visitation

Wednesday January 16th, 2019 from 11:00 am until time of Memorial Service in the chapel at 1:00 pm.

Service

Wednesday January 16th, 2019 at 1:00 pm.

King: Donald Elvyn.
Peacefully, after a short battle with cancer, at Royal Victoria Health Centre, Barrie on Thursday January 10th, 2019. Don King, in his 76th year, beloved husband of Gail (Patterson). Loving father of Sherry King (John), Cathy (Jason) Alderson and Shawn (Angela). Sadly missed by his 5 grandchildren, Cody, Robert, Gabrielle, Hannah, and Kyla. Pre-deceased by his brother Alan (Verna) Smart.
The family will receive friends at Rod Abrams Funeral Home, 1666 Tottenham Road, Tottenham, 905-936-3477 on Wednesday January 16th, 2019 from 11:00 am until time of Memorial Service in the chapel at 1:00 pm. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. www.RodAbramsFuneralHome.com

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Memorial Tribute

“Don King”
  1. Jane & Stoney Plets wrote:

    Gail& Family: Our thoughts with you. Don’s passing is such a shock. Your life together will present a treasure of grand memories.

    From our childhood times together, Bill & I cherish many great memories. So pleased to know that Bill & Don had time together at the RVH. There brief time including reminiscing and laughs eases the sorrow.

    Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.

    Sincerely,
    Jane & Stoney

  2. Nancy Horsburgh wrote:

    So sorry and shocked to hear of Don’s sudden passing. You and your family are in my thoughts as you cope with this loss of a wonderful husband, dad and grandpa.
    Hugs , Nancy

  3. Daisie Gregory wrote:

    Gail and family. Thoughts and prayers with you and your family at this time. Cherish the memories that you and Don made over the last 47 years to help you through this difficult time.
    Hugs.

  4. Valerie Fitzgerald wrote:

    Gail and family
    So sorry to hear of your loss.
    Our thoughts are with you.
    Betty Dermott and family

  5. Sheila Patton wrote:

    So very sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Many good memories of Don. You and the family will miss him but he will always be in your heart.

  6. Cathy Cook wrote:

    Gail,
    So sorry to hear about Don. Praying God’s comfort and care for you and your family.

  7. Ray and Christine Martin-Elsass wrote:

    Ray and I are so very sorry to hear of the loss of Don. We send all of our love and support to the King family during this very sad time. Please accept our sincerest candilances

  8. Jane and Chad Horan wrote:

    So sorry to hear about Don May he Rest In Peace. I spent many hours on the farm with Don he was an outstanding person. Gail my prayers are with you and your family ❤️

  9. Debbie & Dann Rivers wrote:

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you

  10. Louise Guérin wrote:

    Gail
    Please accept my most heartfelt condoleances for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. Knowing how dedicated and caring you are, these dark days are surely most difficult. Take care.

  11. Ray Lisk wrote:

    So sorry to hear of Don’s passing. I was a great fan growing up watching his spectacular hip-checks.
    He was always a great supporter of the community of Beeton, and will be missed by all who knew him.

  12. Marie McKillican wrote:

    To you Gail and the family so sorry for your loss. My sympathies to all

  13. Marie McKillican wrote:

    To you Gail and the family so sorry for your loss.

  14. Linda Armstrong wrote:

    Gail and family, I’m saddened to hear of Don’s passing. You have the memories that you made together to keep you going. Your children and grandchildren will be the best way to remember him.

  15. George Merrett wrote:

    Gail
    So sorry to hear this sad news. My thoughts are with you and your family as you go through this very difficult time.

  16. John & Jane Beattie wrote:

    We are so saddened at the loss of Don, his sudden passing was such a shock. Our thoughts are with Gail and her family at this time, Don was an outstanding person and very appreciated over the years, he will be missed here by everyone at the farm

  17. Lee & Tim Doyle wrote:

    I was shocked & saddened to hear the news of Don’s passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you especially you, Gail, Shawn & Angela and Sherry & John.

  18. Sam and Kenzy wrote:

    To Uncle Shawn, Aunty Ange and family

    So very sorry for your loss of a wonderful soul.

    Love Kenzy and Sam

  19. Donna and Tom Somers wrote:

    Gail and Family, we are so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

  20. Marg Holroyd wrote:

    Gail and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this extremely sad time. May your many wonderful memories of Don and the closeness of your family bring you comfort at this time and in the future.
    Heartfelt sympathy, Marg

  21. Cathy Eichhorn wrote:

    Dear Gail and Family,
    I was very saddened to hear the news of Don’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

  22. Kent Broome ..wrote wrote:

    Dear Gail & Family Sorry for your loss,Don was a great guy,& friend. I have fond memorys of Don

  23. Tom and Cindy Keith and family wrote:

    We were very saddened to hear of Uncle Don’s recent passing. Our deepest sympathies go out to you, Aunt Gail, Sherry, Cathy and Shawn and your families at this difficult time.

  24. Wayne,Liz Carleton wrote:

    Gail and family,
    So sorry to hear the sudden passing of Don.
    We are thinking of you in such sad times.

  25. Bob McCarthy wrote:

    To Gail and family
    So sorry to hear of Don’s passing!Have good memories of him as a coach and watching him play at the old rink.Nice man.

    Bob and Donna Mccarthy

  26. Mike and Shelley Horan wrote:

    Gail and family, Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time. Don has been a mentor and a friend for many years. He is missed greatly.

  27. Dawn Westcott wrote:

    Gail I was so sorry to hear of Don’s illness and sudden passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of sadness.

  28. Murray and Valorie Chantler wrote:

    Dear Gail and family thinking of you all at this very sad time, Don was a very special guy that will be missed by many. Cherish all your special memories.

  29. Kevin Holmes wrote:

    Mrs. King and Family: I was very saddened to hear of Don’s passing. It was always enjoyable to see Don when he would come into the store (Premier). He was always good for a laugh and a story, which always brightened our day! My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

  30. Randy, Donna,Mark, Ashley, Sarah & Heather Horan wrote:

    Gail and Family, we are all so saddened by the news of Don’s passing. He was such a kind man and he would do anything for you! Our kids grew up with him on the farm and car wash. They always loved to see him. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. You are all in our thoughts and prayers!

  31. Bonnie and Allan Hall wrote:

    Gail and family.So sorry to hear of the passing of Don. We will miss his smiling face. Such a kind man. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

  32. Susan Thompson wrote:

    My sincere sympathy Gail. So sorry to hear of your loss!
    Sincerely
    Susan Thompson

  33. Jen Guest wrote:

    Gail, my heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. I am truly sorry for your loss. May the cherished memories created over a lifetime with Don bring you some comfort at this difficult time.

  34. Don & Rosemary Nicholson wrote:

    Gail so sorry to hear about Don passing. While it has been a while since we lived in Alliston over 30 years, we have always remebered the good times and laughs that we shared with you & Don, Don & Shirley MacNeil, the Sheffields and George, it was a good neighbourhood to live in.

  35. Cheryl and Silvia wrote:

    The King family has been an extra family to Silvia and I and Don was a big part in that. We will miss his steady presence and the support he provided our family when my Dad was ill. It has been an honour to know Don. Sending all of you my love and support.

  36. Leah Emms wrote:

    Gail and family, So sorry to hear of Don’s passing. You and Don were great neighbours. Don was always interested in what was happening with my flock of sheep. He was always smiling. My deepest sympathy.

  37. James and Linda Sheffield wrote:

    Gail, Sherry, Cathy, Shawn and Grandchildren,
    We are saddened to hear of Don’s passing. Our memories of Don’s helpfulness in the Alliston neighborhood where we lived and first met will always be remembered. Thru the years that generous neighborly help continued. We will never forget the good times. God bless you all,
    Jim and Linda Sheffield

  38. Elizabeth Guccino wrote:

    Only just learned of Don’s passing, but wanted to add my condolences to Gail and the family. Don’s smile and good nature meant a lot to many kids (and the parents) back in the days at the Alliston Arena. He supported and encouraged those young lads, and it was great to have been a part of that with my son, John Cochrane. Gail, too, always had a warm smile and a caring concern for the boys.
    Thank you both, and may you find comfort in those wonderful memories you created together.
    Liz Guccino

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