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Westmount Memorial Celebration Centre

1001 Ottawa Street South, Kitchener, ON

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David Walter King

May 4, 1965July 27, 2019
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Passed away peacefully at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, on Saturday, July 27, 2019, at the age of 54 years.

Beloved husband of Linda King (nee Kirkpatrick). Dear son of Tom and Marilyn (nee Caldwell) King. Loved father of Breanna and Brittany of Barrie. Dear brother of Cindy King-Peach (Greg) of Barrie and loved uncle of their son Adam. Loved brother-in-law of Stephen Kirkpatrick of Mount Forest and David Kirkpatrick (Gail) of Atlanta, GA and loved uncle of their sons Calen and Aidan. Dear nephew of Carol Caldwell (late Garry) of Timmins. Loved cousin of Kevin (Kate) of Cobourg and Heather Timm (Dave) of Toronto, and their families. Also remembered by Lisa King of Barrie. David will be missed by his neighbours for his backyard fires, his enjoyment of the Blue Jays and the Maple Leafs, and his daily walks with his little furry buddy Jasper.

Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of David's life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #50, 524 Belmont Ave., Kitchener, on Sunday, August 18, 2019, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Another Celebration of David's life will also be held at Collier Street United Church, 112 Collier St., Barrie, on Saturday, September 7, 2019, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations would be appreciated to the Canadian Liver Foundation, 801 - 3100 Steeles Ave. E., Markham, ON L3R 8T3, or to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 130 Weber St. W., Kitchener, ON N2H 4A2. Arrangements entrusted to Westmount Memorial Celebration Centre, 1001 Ottawa St. S., Kitchener, (519-743-8900). Online condolences at www.westmountfuneralchapel.com

Forever Remembered In Our Hearts

Services

7 September

Celebration of Life

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Collier Street United Church

Church Hall

112 Collier Street
Barrie, Ontario

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Celebration of Life Sunday, August 18, 2019

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David Walter King

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David Wiest

August 8, 2019

First we are so sorry for your loss.
It's hard to believe, we have both always enjoyed reading his Facebook posts and the love he had for his wife Linda, his family and life in general was impossible to miss. He was inspiring, he will be missed by many.
We heard about it from a friend and we've both been at a loss for what to say, so here's a story that goes back to the happy day when David and Linda got married. It was a beautiful day, full of fun and many happy memories were made. After the wedding reception my wife Linda & I left just before the newly married couple. We checked into our motel room and settled in for a good night's sleep. A bit later we were woken up by someone trying to break into our room, but the security chain was stopping them. Worried I went to the door prepared to fend off whoever was trying to get in. The person WAS very persistent - they REALLY wanted to get into the room. When I challenged them they said "but I have a key!" to which I replied "Sorry this one is taken, front desk must have messed up!" Then I woke up a bit more and thought I recognized the voices outside the door so I asked - "David is that you?" a few seconds later the same question is repeated back to me. At that point I knew what happened - I unlatched the door and there was David and Linda just back from the reception - no wonder they wanted into the room so bad! We were all staying at the same small motel and they had not checked in yet, so when they woke up the sleepy front desk agent who heard 'David and Linda' they simply found the first room with guests with that name and handed over the key. After all in a 10 room motel what are the odd that 2 rooms would have the exact same first names of the guests?
We laughed it off and it was quickly resolved.
Yes David and Linda did get their room and I think talking to them the next day, they might have even gotten a bit a sleep.
It was a truly memorable day.

Bill Dineen

August 5, 2019

Last night we had a bonfire and our thoughts were of Dave. He loved his bonfires. We will miss him and the pictures and chats on Facebook. Our thought and prayers are with Linda and Dave's family during the rough days ahead.
Treasure your Memories and those Memories will become the Greatest Treasures of all

Tracy Evans

August 4, 2019

My deepest sympathies to the King family during this very difficult time.

Melody Bennison

July 31, 2019

I met David and Linda 3 weeks after they were married. I had started work at a daycare Linda worked at. Both of them ran our social committee for a few years and always had lots of fun activities for us to partake in(the poker run was my fav) for a few years they even planned our Xmas parties as well. Dave will be missed greatly, my sincere condolences to you Linda and the family left behind.💜

Marilyn & Barry Brookes

July 31, 2019

Sending our sincere condolences, very sad, Marilyn and Tom.

Dawn Stroud

July 31, 2019

My fondest memory of David King is the “Shepard’s pie incident”. One never really knew what David might say or do. He always had a smile and this quirky sense of humor. The day his mother was rushed off to hospital was no exception. We watched the ambulance leave his parent’s house, rushed over to find out what happened. David and Linda were visiting his parents that day. As they often did when the girls were younger. We anxiously asked what was going on. David said that Mom had a heart attack. Words of concern were expressed. And then.....the realization.....set in.....”who was going to finish making the shepherds pie for dinner?” Asked David. I looked at David and said “are you kidding me...this is what you are worried about?” Well we all started to laugh. This story has been retold over the years with much laughter. It was a moment in time captured that will never be forgotten. There was even a poem penned to commemorate that day. David was one of a kind. He will be dearly missed.

Kelly Sutton

July 30, 2019

Oh Linda, I am so sorry! I can’t believe it. He was always so supportive through Facebook and I loved his photos of food and his backyard set ups with the TV. My mom taught him how to dance. He always was a cheerleader for others. Please except my condolences for you and your family and especially Jasper. Big hugs from California.

Tim Ingold

July 30, 2019

Linda and family I am sadden to hear of the passing of Dave, we shared some good years together when he was practising real estate. My heartfelt condolences to you and his extended family, especially his children Breanna and Brittany

Ruta Muhlberger

July 30, 2019

I was saddened to hear of the loss of someone so young from the family of my dear friends Marilyn and Tom.

SADIE Price

July 30, 2019

So sorry to hear of your loss you are in my thoughts and prayers hugs to all the family

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