King, Dr. Michael Francis

King, Dr. Michael Francis

April 1st, 2018

On a beautiful Easter morning, when heaven was rejoicing the risen Christ, a beloved soul was called to join the celebrations with our Lord. Dr. Michael King passed away on Easter Sunday, April 1st, 2018, in his 82nd year.  Loving and devoted husband of Patricia King (née Fisher) for 55 years. Loving father of Scott King (Kathy) of Port Coquitlam, BC and Jennifer Horton (Darren) of Vineland, Ontario. Cherished grandfather of Isabella King and Sarah, Michael and Jessica Horton. Brother of Peter King (Terry), David King (deceased 2006), Raina King and Patricia King Moffatt (George). Son of the late Dr. Ralph and Frances King. Michael will be missed by many family members and friends. Michael was born in St. Michael, Barbados, and came to Canada in 1954 to attend McGill University to study medicine. He graduated in 1960 and did his internship at St. Joseph’s Hospital in London, where he met the love of his life. Michael began his practice in 1962 as a family physician. He provided comprehensive and compassionate care to all his patients and visited them in their homes until the day he retired. Michael also served as Chief of Staff at Marian Villa and St. Mary’s Hospital for several years. In their retirement, Michael and Patricia spent many years returning to their beloved island in the sun where they enjoyed the company of many cherished friends. Special thanks to Dr. Dale Wilson, Dr. Daniel Kreuzer, Dr. Marco Mura, Dr. Kirk Hamilton, and members of the EDITH team. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London where the memorial service will be conducted on Friday, April 6, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. In honour of Dr. Michael King, donations to St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation, London or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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Bruce and Mary MeckbachWe are saddened to read of Dr. King's death. We became patients of his in 1966 when we moved to London. We were referred by his colleague, Dr. Jack Walters, who said,"Dr. King is a recent graduate, who has all the makings of a fine physician." And that was so true. Our family remained with him where we received excellent care, until his retirement. To Patricia and family, our sincere sympathy. Bruce, Mary ,Lisa and Greg Meckbach
Doris BarrettDear Pat; With deep sadness I am sending my heartfelt condolences to you and everyone in your family. I will always call the day BLESSED when Sr. Benedicta (at St. Andrew's Parish at the time) recommended Dr. King to us. He was more than a doctor to us, we saw in him a friend who was always there to help with his love and patience. The Lord could not have taken him on a better day into His Kingdom than on the Day of Our Lord's Resurrection. God bless you and your family. Greetings, Doris, Mark, Stephan and David.
Irene Kozak on behalf of Joesphine and the rest of the Olech familyPatricia and family, Dr. King was our doctor for many years until he retired. As a child I remember climbing the steep staircase to the second floor to see him. He was always so kind and gentle and will be remembered as a doctor who truly cared about our well-being. Our deepest condolences on your loss. Sincerely, Josephine Olech, Irene, Anne and Joe
GEOFFREY FOSTERDr Michael and I (Geoffrey) were at school together at Harrison College in Barbados,and his family were very kind in offering me assistance with my immigration to Vancouver in 1953.A kindness I will never forget. To Patricia and family we wish to express our deepest sympathy at Dr Michael’s passing and may God bless and keep him in his eternal life .Geoffrey and Marisa Foster.
John & Cécile SchuurmansDr King was our family physician , since our arrival in London in 1962, until his retirement . The BEST TEAM : Dr & Wife , in our times of health issues . Our sincere condolences Mrs King and Family . From John , Cécile , Hendrik and Pierre Schuurmans
Teresa Arnsby-WeaverDr. King was our family physician for many years. He provided excellent care to our family. My sincere condolence. Teresa Arnsby-Weaver
Mary Chapman Dearest Patricia. How sad I was when I heard Michael was gone so soon after having just seen you both a week ago. I pray for you and your family to know God'a peace and comfort. I loved visiting with you. Bless you. Sending you much live. - Mary
Yvonne Koves Dear Patricia and family, I am so glad to have seen you last week, even though I am shocked and saddened that we have lost Michael just a few days later. I am so glad to have seen him and chatted with him. He was always a true gentleman, and he will be so missed. My heart goes out to you and Scott and all your family at this difficult time. May he rest in peace. With love for rom:Yvonne, Freya, Danielle and our families.
Linda SadlowskiDear Mrs. King. I join the many others in offering my condolences in the passing of Dr. King. He was my mother's physician for a number of years and after her examination he would always call me in to discuss his findings. I always appreciated that. May he rest in peace. Lind Sadlowski
Barbara Vallee Bulgarelli Dear Pat I am so sad to hear of Mike's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Pat ( McGill ) GleasonDear Pat Cherish your precious memories and surround yourself with love of family and friends. So very sorry for your loss. Pat
Steve, Shelly and familyDear Patricia, Scott and Kathy, Jennifer and Darren and families. We were so very sorry to hear of Michael's passing. We fondly remember his visits to Barbados at our family gatherings and send our condolences to all of you at this time. May you experience God's peace and comfort that only He is able to provide as your grieve your deep loss. Thanking God's for Michael's life and remembering all of you in our prayers. Steve, Shelly and family
Doris BarrettDear Pat; I just heard from David, who is living in Germany for some years now. Dr. King was his doctor from the moment I found myself pregnant. And this is what David would like to say to you: He truly was a King! I have very fond memories of Dr. King. And I do not think many children can say that about their GPs...;) says a lot!! Travel well Michael! God bless you, Doris
Brenda AustinDear Pat &Family: I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Kings passing. I remember your visits to the trailer to see Marg & are in my thoughts and prayers
Tony SonderupPat, I am very sorry to hear of the death of Mike, I know he has gone to a better place. I will always remember his services rendered to me many years ago. May he Rest In Peace.
Becky Bulsza (nee Beninger)To the King Family: My condolences to you all. My family appreciated the great care we received from Dr. King over many years and Pat's warm and accommodating help in the office. God bless.
Bonnie Spencer-BeerDear Pat: I am so very sorry to read about your loss. I really like this passage [author is unknown' "Hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about". Keep this in your mind as you deal with your new life and I hope that peace of mind and soul surrounds you. Sending blessings from your friend from high school.
Janice McNorganMrs. King and family - Deepest sympathies on behalf of the McNorgans. He was our family physician from the time I was about four, seeing me through six pregnancies and the loss of both parents. I was very happy when you joined his office and could administer my monthly allergy shots. He once forgot about me waiting for hours in his back room in the old building! Extremely fond memories of you both, always cherished! xo
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