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KING, John Raymond

1949 — 2018

John Raymond King (“Kinger”) died peacefully with his family by his side at Kelowna General Hospital on September 17, 2018 at the age of 69. Johnny is survived by his wife Linda, children Darby (Jared) and Jamie (Shauna), grandchildren Kalia, Griffin, Aiven and Rylan, sister Jeanne Henry (Gary), nieces and nephews, and many friends that became family.
John was born in Saskatoon, SK on March 3, 1949, and throughout his life also lived in England, Calgary, Vancouver, Kelowna, El Mirage Arizona, and his true home of Castlegar, BC. John had a gift for making friends wherever he went and was always the life of the party. John married Linda in 1975 and together they raised their kids in Castlegar. John’s resiliency after losing his arm in 1996 showed his determination and competitiveness and was an inspiration for all those that knew him. John enjoyed camping, pickleball, hockey, golf and spending time with his many friends. Everyone will remember him for his quick wit, sarcasm and one-liners. Grumpa, as he was known to his grandkids, will be dearly missed for his kind heart and playful spirit. To his golf buddies, if he owes you money, he told us to tell you that you are not that good, he’s not that bad and he’s not paying.
The family would like to thank everyone for the overwhelming support they have received and would like to send a special thank you to the wonderful ICU team at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail. The care and compassion that John received will never be forgotten.
A gathering for friends and family in celebration of Johnny will be held on October 27, 2018 at 3:00 pm at his beloved Castlegar Golf Club, 1602 Aaron Rd, Castlegar, BC. Should family and friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to either the Castlegar Golf Club Junior’s program or the KBRH Foundation for the ICU.
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Service: October 27, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Location: Castlegar Golf Club

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Should family and friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to either the Castlegar Golf Club Junior’s program or the KBRH Foundation for the ICU. Link: www.kbrhhealthfoundation.ca

 


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The service for KING, John Raymond is scheduled for October 27, 2018 at 3:00 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Castlegar Golf Club

1602 Aaron Rd Castlegar, BC

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Condolences

  • Amanda "five Hole" says:

    He was one of a kind!! I am so sorry for the loss!

  • Suzanne Stansbury says:

    Dear Linda, Jaimie, Darby & family. This is heart wrenching news, please know you are in my thoughts & prayers. John leaves such a big hole in so many hearts and will be missed by all who had the pleasure of his friendship and company.
    My sincere regards

  • Sarah & Marc Pascoli says:

    Thinking of your beautiful family….so sorry for your loss….

  • Irene Short says:

    Many great memories of a wonderful man. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you.

  • Jean & Tim Swanson says:

    Our deepest and most sincere condolences for the family. Kinger’s presence among us will be dearly missed, but he left us with memories that will keep him with us forever.

  • Charles Shupe says:

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of John. He will be missed by all who knew him…..

  • Jocelyn Parker (De Biasio) says:

    We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with your family at this difficult time

  • Sue and Chris Runions says:

    Linda and family. We are so sorry to hear about Johns passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of loss.

  • Barbara and Gregg Boddy says:

    Linda and family
    We were so shocked and heartbroken when we heard of Johnny’s passing. Words cannot express how sad we are and how much we will miss the big guy. We wanted to come to his celebration of life but unfortunately we leave for Arizona on the 27th as we have to be in Algodones on the 30th, but we will raise a glass to our wonderful friend .
    Hugs and thoughts to you all 💕💕

  • Colleen Taylor says:

    Linda and family,we are so very sorry for your loss. Johnny was truly “ one of a kind” and we will miss him dearly. His quick wit was always entertaining and looked forward to. Hugs Linda. Colleen and Robert

  • Colleen Taylor says:

    Linda, I let Jamey and staff at SCCC know of Johns passing and he asked me to send their deepest condolences to you. Colleen

  • Karen English says:

    Linda and Family. So sorry to hear of Johns passing! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We will miss him at PEM💕.

  • Sherry Frank McIntosh says:

    Linda. So sorry for your loss. We are in shock. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all may the memories you made give you comfort in your time of need. Such a tragedy. God bless you all

  • Harry Rooksby says:

    Such an unexpected and sad loss. John was a truly unique individual and was loved and respected by all who knew him and golfed with him. Sincerely will be greatly missed. Our deepest condolences to Linda and all their family. Harry and Bernie

  • Vic & Cindy Parr says:

    We are so sorry for your loss Linda. Our condolences to you and your family. He will be missed by all.

  • Diane Buker says:

    Our condolences to you, Linda and your family for the loss of John, he was such a great guy. So sorry. Diane and Dreke❤️❤️❤️

  • Doug and Brenda Moore says:

    Linda, we are so sorry to learn about John’s passing. He will truly be missed by all who knew him. Please except our deepest condolences and know that you and your family in our prayers.

  • Karen Isaacs says:

    Dearest Linda. , We are so sorry to hear of John’s passing.
    . Prayers for you and your family.
    Karen and Duffer Isaacs (PEM)

  • Barry and Donna Dutchak says:

    Deepest sympathy Linda and family John will missed greatly by all who knew him.

  • Kitty and Raja Hadawi says:

    Linda, and family. Our deepest condolences. We were in shock to hear the news, he was so healthy in the spring. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • Suzanne and Fred Basson says:

    Linda and family..We are so saddened to hear of John’s passing.. a vibrant life gone too soon. He had a unique spirit and brought smiles to all he came in contact with. He will be missed by many. Sending love and condolences to the family 💜

  • PEGGY L BRADLEY says:

    Oh Linda, I am so so sorry to hear this. I am certainly sending my sincere sympathies to you and your family, and I will pray for peace and comfort to come into your hearts.

  • Charleen Hutton says:

    Linda, so sorry to hear about John. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. With love. Craig and Charleen Hutton.

  • Tom and Diane Murphy says:

    It is with great sadness that we read of John;s passing. He was so much a fixture at the pool at El Mirage and on the golf course.. Our condolences to you all, such a shock.

  • Ann ghezzi says:

    Dear Linda, I’m so sorry for your loss😢 he was a great guy , I know the pain you must be feeling,as I’m going thru it too, my heart breaks for you💔 no words can say how you hurt. You and your family are in my prayers 🙏🏻 Love Ann

  • Doug & Becky Gibbs says:

    PEM pickleball won’t be the same without John. We are so sad and heartbroken and express our condolences for Linda and family. John, if I had known, I would have let you and Becky win the last pickleball tournament we played in. Becky and I both loved John’s quick wit and humor. Thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. Doug & Becky Gibbs

  • Donna Baumann says:

    Linda & family, sending you hugs from AZ. My heart aches for you. Sincerest condolences and love.

  • Linda and Rich Roberts says:

    Dear Linda and family…..Our hearts are heavy and saddened with your loss. John was a very special man and brightened up every room he entered. He will be greatly missed by all who knew Johnny. May you rest in peace dear friend….

  • Don and Marlene Blackburn says:

    Linda and family
    We are so sorry for your loss. John will be truly missed by his El Mirage friends.

  • Wayne & Kay Carley says:

    Dear Linda & Family, We were shocked and saddened to hear of John’s passing. The pool conversation will not be the same without him. Our deepest sympathy to your family. Sincerely, Wayne & Kay

  • Susan says:

    My heart aches for your loss. John was so smart and quick witted, he was quick to laugh and had a special spark in his eyes for anyone who took the time to look. I miss him and send my heartfelt condolences to all who have felt his loss.

  • Bob and Gladys Burrows says:

    Linda, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this time

  • Bob Jones and Fran Heyming says:

    We are so very sorry to hear of John’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Will miss that familiar face around the pool side.

  • Faye and Wayne Meek says:

    We are ever so saddened to hear of John’s passing. May you find comfort with your family and close friends as you celebrate his life on October 27th. Sorry we cannot attend as we will be heading south before then. Sincerely hope to see you in El Mirage.

  • Barry and Gwen says:

    So very sad with you Linda. . Sending hugs and condolences.

  • Bob tyler says:

    We are so sorry for your loss of JOHN his quick wit will be missed by all. Let us know what we can do here in Arizona

  • Sandy and Dick Arnason says:

    We met John this year when we were fortunate to rent a place next to him at PEM. His friendliness and welcome were so real. We liked him immediately and enjoyed our daily greetings.

  • Janet Folk says:

    Dear Linda and family. All and I are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Janet Folk says:

    Dear Linda and family. Al and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

  • Al and Barb Fraser says:

    Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts are with you, He will be missed by all.

  • Maurice & Valli Beauregard says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Wally aand Joan Thiessen says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Linda and family. What a wonderful man he was. Always had smile for everyone. He will be sadly missed by everyone.

  • Donna Swanson says:

    Linda, I couldn’t believe the update from Marti. I have always admired John’s positive attitude.
    Wishing now that I knew how to carry some of your pain for you.

  • The Redekop Family says:

    We are deeply saddened to hear about Johns passing. May all your wonderful memories be with you forever. Sincer condolences Redekop family.

  • Margie & Tim Kessler says:

    Dear Linda & Family,
    We are deeply saddened to hear of John’s passing. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones.
    Margie and Tim

  • Margie & Tim Kessler says:

    Dear Linda & Family,
    We are deeply saddened to hear of John’s passing. He was a wonderful person who enriched all of our lives, and will be missed greatly .
    Our Thoughts and Prayers are with You and Your Loved Ones.
    Margie and Tim

  • Jim & Shari Maki says:

    We just heard about John’s passing, our hearts are saddened. Sending love and prayers to Linda and her family. Pickle ball will never be the same.

  • Randy says:

    Sorry to hear about Johns passing, I worked with John when He was manager at Loomis in the early 90s RIP my friend

  • Susanne Bell says:

    I was so saddened to hear of John’s illness and his passing. He was always kind to me and I will miss his crazy sense of humour and those good stories he told ! Shared many good times together. My heart goes out to you, Linda, and your family. Please know I am thinking of you and sending my love. Hope to see you at PEM again.

  • Jane McKesson says:

    Linda, I think of you so often since I heard this sad news. Words are inadequate but I hope you can feel the love coming from afar and know that you and all your family are in my prayers and thoughts.

  • Barbara Tieskoetter says:

    Dear Linda Your loss of John’s passing must be more than words can express. My deepest sympathies to you and your family. I hope the heartfelt words expressed by so many will comfort and ease some of your heartache.

  • Maureen Anderson says:

    Linda, my sincere condolences. It’ hard to your loved one. I am always there if you need me. John was such a ray of sunshine and Geoff really enjoyed him!

  • Joel & Gerd Carbone says:

    Dear Linda, We were so shocked to hear of John’s passing! Our thoughts and prayers are going out to you and your family during this time of grieving! Will miss seeing John playing pickle ball and golfing here at PEM. Love from Joel and Gerd

  • Ada Sawchuk says:

    Dear Linda & family: There are no words that describes how my heart aches for your family: I have been thru it too!! My deepest condolences for your loss, John will be missed at home and at PEM. Your family is in my prayer, may your faith, and strength guide your family thru this difficult time. Hope to see you at PEM. Hugs Ada

  • Mary and Eric Eklove says:

    Dear Linda and family, it is with sincere sorrow that we send this message to you and your family. John was a special guy and will be missed by all of us. We have lost so many of those who were wonderful friends this summer and we are sadden to return to Arizona with so many losses. Our prayers are with you and your family and may you reflect on the many good memories you have shared together. Our love, Mary and Eric

  • Mick & Barb Meldrum says:

    Linda and family please accept our sincere condolences in your loss of Johnhe is going to be greatly missed.

  • Gerry and Jane Thiell says:

    Linda, we are saddened to learn of the passing of John. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. And your family. He will be greatly miss by all who had the good fortune to know him. 🙏❤️ Gerry and Jane

  • Karen. & Gerry Gleiss says:

    Linda, words can’t possibly express our shock and sorrow at hearing about John’s death. We are so, so sorry. Hugs . . . Karen and Gerry Gleiss

  • Pat and Jim Weaver says:

    Linda so sorry to hear of your loss. Such a shock. Our love and condolence to you and your family.

  • Cal and Deb Patterson says:

    Dear Linda. We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts during what must be a very difficult time.

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