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Graeme Henderson King

September 20, 1937July 21, 2019

Age 81, of Dartmouth, passed peacefully with family by his side on July 21, 2019. Survived by wife of 56 years, Elaine Marie; children, Daniel (Carolyn) and Deborah (Todd); grandchildren, Max and Evangeline; siblings, Fred (Barb) of Winnipeg and Winnie of Wolfville. Predeceased by parents, Rebecca and Henderson; brother, David. Graeme went to Survey School and worked for Bedford Institute of Oceanography as a Hydrographer all his working years. He loved nature, woods, the north, wildlife, reading, maps, ships, hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge Wentworth 108 and the Philae Shriners. Memorial Service will be held on Monday, July 29th at 11am in Stairs Memorial United Church, 44 Hester St., Dartmouth. Family flowers only, donations may be made to the Philae Shriners or charity of choice. Online condolences may be viewed or sent to: www.mattatallfuneralhome.com


  • In Lieu of Flowers
  • Philae Shriners
  • Charity of Choice


  • Memorial Service Monday, July 29, 2019


Graeme Henderson King

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Fred Hutchinson

August 1, 2019

It is with sadness that the Association of Nova Scotia Land Surveyors lost one of our own. Graeme become a land surveyor in November of 1959 and like all surveyors enjoyed and loved the environment is which he worked. On behalf of our membership, I offer our collective sympathy to Elaine Marie and family on their loss.
F. C. Hutchinson, Exec-Dir.

Ronald,Julie,Taylor and Raquel Bachman

July 31, 2019

Aunt Elaine, Deb, Dan and families. So sorry to hear of Uncle Graeme's passing. Lots of great memories of Graeme when he came to Lunenburg and the families got together. It was always special that he shared the same birthday with Raquel. Graeme will be greatly missed and you're in our thoughts and prayers always.

Ronald, Julie,Taylor and Raquel

Gwendolyn Geddes

July 30, 2019

Dear Deb, Todd, Max and Evangeline.

Sending heartfelt condolences to you and your extended family.

Take good care ~ Gwendolyn

Gordon Sweet

July 29, 2019

Dearest Elaine, Danny, and Debbie (and families),
I just learned of Graeme's passing this afternoon. I am so sorry to hear of his loss. He was such a kind and caring man. I remember looking forward to the family visits we would have, whether in Collingwood/River Phillip, Ponhook Lake, or in Dartmouth. It was always something to look forward to. Many fond memories of time spent between our families. Sorry to have missed the opportunity to bid farewell to an outstanding human being. Much love and support to all of you during this very sad time.
Gordon Sweet.

Cheryl and Ian Fraser

July 27, 2019

Ian and I (Cheryl Sutherland) saw the obituary tonight and wanted to pass on our sincere condolences to the family. It has been almost 10 years since we have attended Stairs with my mom however we remember you fondly. Please know that our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Cheryl and Ian

Shirley Robertson

July 27, 2019

Dear King Family,
I was sorry to read of Graeme's passing.
We were friends and neighbours decades ago in River Philip .
I saw Graeme last at the Oxford High School reunion , where we had a nice chat.
My sincere sympathy to the King Family.
Shirley Robertson.

Winnie Horton

July 25, 2019

Dear Elaine, Dan and Deb:

I am sure you all know how devastated I am with Graeme's passing. It was very difficult when I saw him on July 10.

Graeme was the one who knew where everyone was and what they were doing--he had a terrific memory and we (Fred, David, Graeme) and I shared wonderful times growing up in River Philip).

Don & Jean Wood

July 25, 2019

To Elaine & Family,
So sorry to hear of Greame's passing. We have fond memories of the 1960's when you rented our basement apartment. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Don & Jean

Rachel Bailey

July 25, 2019

It’s been said that there is no higher compliment than to be known by others as “a good person”. My Uncle Graeme was a very good man. His large grin, ready laughter and kind spirit will be lovingly remembered.
Sincere condolences to Aunt Elaine, Dan, Deb and all those who were closest to him.
Rachel & Michael

Fred and Barb King

July 24, 2019

To Elaine, Daniel, Debbie, Evangeline and Max;

We remember the good times.

Graeme could always be counted on to remember all the people he met, especially the Oxford Regional High classmates from 1954 -1957.

Love from Fred and Barbara