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KING, Brian

After a brave and heroic struggle with illness, Brian passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2013 in the Central Okanagan Hospice in Kelowna, BC. His mother, Blanche and father, Alex, predeceased him.


Brian had the comfort of the presence of his sister, Linda Savage of Paris, Ontario, as well as his younger brother, Michael (Mike) and Mike’s wife, Rose at his bedside both in Kelowna General Hospital and the Central Okanagan Hospice, during the last few weeks of his life.


Brian is survived by his daughter, Lisa and his two granddaughters, Haley and Sommer; son Brian Jr.; elder sister, Barbara (Bruce); Michael (Rose); Linda (Bob); Brenda (Norm) and John. Brian treasured his cousin, Shirley Watson, also of Ayre, Ontario and spent many hours on the phone with her and during his trips back to Ontario.


A celebration of Brian’s life will be held on Tuesday, December 17th at 10:30 am at Evangel Church, 3261 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC, with Pastor Don Richmond officiating. A reception for fellowship and sharing memories of Brian will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul of Central Okanagan (Ozanam House), Box 22114, Capri Post Office, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 9N9. Brian resided at Ozanam House for two years when he first came to Kelowna in 2007.


The family wishes to extend their deep appreciation to Dr. Paul Hart, Nancy Wells and the staff and volunteers of Kelowna Hospital Auxiliary, also to Reg and Marleen Humphries for their many kindnesses.


Brian’s cremated remains will be interred in the family plot in Ayre, Ontario at a later date.

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Tuesday, December 17th at 10:30 am

Evangel Church

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Society of Saint Vincent de Paul of Central Okanagan (Ozanam House), Box 22114, Capri Post Office, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 9N9


Service Information

Service Details

The service for KING, Brian is scheduled for Tuesday, December 17th at 10:30 am . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Evangel Church

3261 Gordon Drive Kelowna, BC


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  • Kim (Hartwick) Mitchell says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you on the passing of Smiley. I have so many wonderful thoughts and memories of his huge smile, and his mischievous eyes. You are gone, but never forgotten, love to all his family.

  • Hélène and Bill Hyde says:

    Sincere condolences to Linda and Mike and & the King family.Our thoughts are with you.
    Hélène and Bill Hyde

  • Donna Mogg says:

    Iam so sorry for you lost. I know Smiley is now without pain and I also know he passed away happy knowing he had made peace with his family. Smiley will be touring the roads of heaven on a harely for sure.

    Donna Mogg

  • Barb and Bruce cassel says:

    Sending our sincerest condolence to Sister Linda,brother Mike and sister in law Rose for comforting Brian in his last days and hours. Also to Nancy Wells andReg and Marlene Humphries for their caring and guidance over the years when family weren’t there for him. Also to Saint Vincent De Paul Church and there leader whom baptized and provided services for Brian.Sister Barbara and husband Bruce and Family

  • Shelly gracey says:

    It’s hard to put into words how I am feeling , but I know that you know how much I loved you, and how very proud I was of you. I struggled with not knowing if sending you the letter was the right thing to do, but I am thankful that I was able to say my final goodbye. I miss you already and will miss your texts phone calls and emails – always checking in to make sure I was ok. Brian I am glad that you are finally out of pain and I pray that you are at peace now with Grandma and Mike. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers, love forever

  • Cathy Gordon says:

    My deepest sympathy for the King family. Brian is now at peace.

  • aaron fears says:

    Brian[Smiley] was a good friend and brother in recovery . He will be missed
    . Smiley ! Pain free in the after life ! My condolences to his family. May fond memories fill your hearts.

  • aaron fears says:

    Smiley! What a good brother in recovery .He will surely be missed .I have fond memories of a true friend with a heart of gold. My condolences go to his family. His presences is truly missed.

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