Donald Frederick King

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Donald Frederick King

March 6, 1943 - October 4, 2020

Peacefully at Ed’s House on Sunday October 4th in his 77th year, beloved husband of Elizabeth. Loving father to Craig and Susan (Rick Gendron) grandfather (Bompa) to Sarah Baird (Andrew) Aaron (deceased) Nicholas and Richard. Great grandfather (Bompa) to Oscar, Eddie and Isaac. Beloved Brother of Bevan (Sandi), sister Wendy Welsh (Ron) brothers-in-law Bev (Lillian), Trevor (deceased) Charlotte and Richard (Gloria deceased).
Don was a firefighter for 37 years, RCAF for 4 years, Oakville, Cobourg Fire Department for 32 years. At Don’s request a private family service will be held at Cobourg Union Cemetery. A heartfelt thank you to the VON, The St. Elizabeth Society, the caring staff at Ed’s House and Dr. Carson Kwok. In memoriam donations may be made to Ed’s House or to the Northumberland Hills Hospital.

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Karen Terrio-Birney - October 27, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Patricia Partridge - October 20, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Joan Leigh - October 18, 2020

You were the kindest, thoughtful person, someone I was proud to call a friend. You were always there to help no matter what. Rest in Peace dear Don.

Annette Meadows (Bondy) - October 16, 2020

Dear Elizabeth, Craig and Susan I am saddened to hear of Don’s passing. He was such an inspiration and support as ‘Dad King’ ( along with Mom King) during my teenage years with COR. You are fondly remembered. May you Rest In Peace.

Pat Proulx - October 14, 2020

So very sorry to hear of Don's passing. Dad and I always enjoyed working with Don at Red Cross. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Michael Falle - October 13, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Katherine Hart - October 12, 2020

A donation has been made to Ed’s House in memory of Don King. Cobourg has lost a “good” man!

Kevin and Lori Schroeder - October 10, 2020

We were sorry to hear of Don's passing. I have a lot of fond memories when I worked with Don at the Firehall. Don had a great sense of humour that I enjoyed while at work and a sense of calmness on the fireground that was nice to observe.Our deepest sympathy.

Terry De Maeyer - October 10, 2020

We are all thinking of you during this difficult time, Liz, Craig and Susan. He was an incredible man and we were all very fond of him. Sending love to all of you. Extra hugs for Sarah and grandchildren/great grandchildren who called him, affectionately, “Bompa.”

Judy pollard smith - October 9, 2020

Dearest Liz, Craig, Susan, Wendy, Bevan and family, So sad to hear this news late on Friday evening. My heart goes out to all of you on the passing of your sweet gentle Don. I have rich memories of early days with you all. In my heart and in my prayers, Love, Judy

Veronica Marriott - October 9, 2020

So very sorry for the loss of your father ~ my condolences to your family.

Fire Chief Harry Greer (retired) - October 8, 2020

To Elizabeth and your family, Joan and I are so saddened to hear of Don’s passing. I spent many years in the Fire Service with Don at the Second Street Fire Hall and at the new Elgin Street facility we built in 1975. Don was a good man and a good captain who was very committed to his work. It was a privilege to serve with him. Our sincerest condolences to you all.

Barry & Therese ( Guiry) May - October 8, 2020

Dear Liz & family. Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Don. He will be remembered by a lot of people for his compassion and smile for all. Love & prayers for you all.

Blaine & Lynda Darling - October 8, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Don was a very nice man. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this most difficult time.

stephen Redmond - October 8, 2020

Dear Liz, Craig and Susan: I was so very sorry to hear of Don's death. What a wonderful Husband, Father, Grandfather and Friend he was, I remember with fondness the times I spent with The Harnden and King families at the Cornell home on Queen Street in Cobourg many years ago, Thank you for your friendship through the years may Don rest in peace. With Love and Sympathy, Steve Redmond

Craig King - October 8, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Joan kemp - October 8, 2020

Liz, sorry to learn of Don’s passing. He will be missed by many. Always had a smile and a joke. Prayers are with you and family. Joan & Jim

Judy (Bevan) Elliott - October 8, 2020

Dear Liz & family I was saddened to read of Don’s passing, please accept my sincere condolences. I met Don about 55 years ago at your Mom & Dads home, he was always kind, happy and a real gentleman. Always a smile & a hello whenever we met. Keep your memories close to your heart and he’ll always be close.

Jane Goody - October 7, 2020

I'm sorry to hear of Don's passing Elizabeth. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time. Jane Goody

Don and Elizabeth Cannon - October 7, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Ed & Marg Godawa - October 7, 2020

Liz and Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Don was a wonderful kind person always thinking of ours. Marg and Ed

Mary Jane Mitchell - October 7, 2020

Dear Craig and Family, So sorry to hear of the passing of your father. What an amazing career your father had, you must be very proud. Our prayers are with you and your family during this time of sorrow. Rick and Mary Jane

Bernadette Gatien - October 7, 2020

Dear Elizabeth & Family. I am so sorry to hear of Don’s recent passing. Please accept my deepest sympathy & know that you are all in my thoughts & prayers. There are many happy memories of the great times & fun we had together. Treasure your wonderful memories! Bernadette

Leon Bourque & Cathy Law - October 7, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Connie and Steven Milks - October 7, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Steven & Connie Milks - October 7, 2020

May family and friends comfort you, faith uphold you, and loving memories heal your heart. Our sincere condolences for the loss of someone so special.

Joan and Don Diminie and family - October 7, 2020

Elizabeth and family: So sorry to hear of Don passing on, always a cheerful friend, he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time.

Susan Dudley - October 7, 2020

Dear. Susan & family Our sincere condolences at this very difficult time. Ross & Susan Dudley

Ann Raymond - October 6, 2020

Elizabeth and Family. So sorry to hear of Don's passing. Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers. Ann & Dick

Laurie Seale Vandewater - October 6, 2020

My sincere condolences to all, on behalf of the Cross and Seale families. A great loss.

Patricia Perkin - October 6, 2020

You all have my deepest sympathy. I remember Don a a great dad, wonderful husband, a dedicated firefighter, and a very nice person. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Nick, I hope you are still working towards your dream.

Marsha Jones - October 6, 2020

Dear Liz, I am so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Though it has been a long time since I have seen you, I always enjoyed our chats. We have lost a great man.

Paul Sweet - October 6, 2020

Deepest condolences to Don’s family. He was a great colleague and always welcomed his smile when things were stressed. Don was always at the front of the line when things got tough. He will be missed. Paul Sweet

Jane McIvor - October 6, 2020

Our deepest condolences to Don's family. He was such a friendly man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jane and Bill McIvor and family

Susan Giddings - October 6, 2020

Dear Liz and family. I am so very sorry to hear of Don's passing. I always enjoyed our talks whenever we would meet while out doing our errands. He could always put a smile on your face and tell you a great story. He certainly will be missed. Sending prayers and love your way. Susan

Jane McIvor - October 6, 2020

Our deepest condolences to Don's family. He was such a friendly man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jane and Bill McIvor and family

Susan King - October 6, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Sarah Baird - October 6, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Pat Tyson - October 6, 2020

Dear Liz and family I am so sorry to hear of Don’s death. He was such a great man and I never saw him without a smile on his face. You are in my thoughts and prayers Pat

From Enjay Converters - October 6, 2020

Craig - our deepest condolences on the loss of your father. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time = from everyone at Enjay Converters

Enjay Converters - October 6, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Rodger Harp - October 6, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Amy McCracken - October 6, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Lois Maddigan Auger - October 6, 2020

Dear Liz& Family, there are no words big enough to express the gratitude I have for you all for the loving & generous support you have given me over the years. Don shared his gifts & talents unselfishly. My memories of him are huge & everlasting. Rest easy my friend

Lois Auger - October 6, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Allan Elder - October 6, 2020

Liz Craig Susan and families. I had a great many visits with Don at the Cougar's games and will miss him greatly. Our sincere condolences. Allan and Debbie Elder

Rodger and Bonnie Harp - October 6, 2020

Bonnie and I are shocked to hear that we have lost such a great friend. We have so many wonderful memories of our times with you (Liz) and Don. A donation will be made to Ed's house. We look forward to seeing you when covid19 allows us.

Anna Ielo - October 6, 2020

Dear Rick So sorry to hear of the passing of your Grandfather. I send heartfelt message of condolence to the whole family from Anna Ielo and Steve Pearce

Anne Jones - October 6, 2020

Liz I am so sorry to hear of Don's death. He was a great guy. I know what it is like to loose a husband. God bless you and your family.

Dispense Pak Inc. (Mark Harnden, Nancy Hompus, Ben Harnden) - October 6, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Melissa & Darryl Levesque - October 6, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Pat & Norm Toyne - October 6, 2020

Dear Craig & family -Please know that we are thinking of you at this difficult time. Our sincere condolences on the loss of your Dad Pat and Norm

Cyndy & Rob Harper - October 6, 2020

Dear Liz, Craig, Susan and family Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. We were so saddened to hear of your loss Don was such a wonderful and kind man. I will never forget how he stepped in and drove my mom up North when her mother was dying and my dad was very ill and hospitalized here in Cobourg. Such an amazing person. Our hearts ache for you all please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this sad and difficult time.

Ann Tozak - October 6, 2020

My sincere condolences to your family on the loss of your husband, dad and grandfather.

Bryan Marjoram - October 6, 2020

Dear Elizabeth and Family, I met Don through Haly and Ted Bevan. We would always have a great chat when our paths crossed. I would also see Don periodically around the Cobourg fire hall. What a friendly man with a terrific sense of humour. He knew so many people who will all miss him dearly. I was pleased he spent his last moments at Ed's House. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Sincere condolences, Bryan Marjoram Donald Frederick King March 6, 1943 - October 4, 2020 ~ Rest In Peace ~

Mae Leguard - October 6, 2020

Dear family of Don So sorry to hear of Dons passing He was certainly a wonderful guy He will be missed in the community and in your family MayGod bless you all and help you get through your sadness and grief My prayers Mae and families xx

Louise Baxter - October 6, 2020

My sincere sympathy. There's a rough road ahead, but stay strong Elizabeth.

Cec Henry, C.F.D. Retired - October 6, 2020

To Liz and the King Family, Mary and I would like to extend our thoughts of grief at this time of your sudden loss of your dear husband and father. Don was a true friend of myself and my family and his fellow firefighters and citizens of the Town of Cobourg he protected on a full time basis.

Douglas Mann - October 6, 2020

Liz and Family: Condolences on your loss, I will continue to think about our visits. I was amazed by the strength and composure. Cobourg has lost A First Class First Responder and the country has lost a first class citizen.

Cobourg Fire Department - October 6, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Bevan & Sandi King - October 6, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre