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William Geoffrey King
Visitation

MacCoubrey Funeral Home
30 King St. E., Cobourg
Friday, November 25th, 2022 10:00 am


Service

MacCoubrey Funeral Home
30 King St. E., Cobourg
Friday, November 25th, 2022 11:30 am


Reception

MacCoubrey Funeral Home Reception Centre
30 King Street East, Cobourg

To follow service

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William Geoffrey 'Bill' King

August 31, 1944 - November 3, 2022

Peacefully on Thursday, November 3, 2022, at Golden Plough Lodge, Cobourg, in his 79th year. Beloved husband of 55 years of Daphne (nee Barnes). Loving father of Brian (Julie) and Helen (Ron Rusk). Cherished grandfather of Emma, William and Josh (Emilie) Fallis. Great-grandfather of Kohen and Rorie Fallis. Bill will be sadly missed by his sister Susan and his cousin Jane Bailey (Fred Hildebrandt), and his many friends.
Born in Oxfordshire and raised in Penzance, Cornwall, England. Longtime resident of Cobourg and formerly of Bolton, ON. Entrepreneur. Past president of Bolton and Port Hope Rotary Clubs. Parkinson’s Superwalk Star Fundraiser. Member of the St. Peter’s Anglican Church Community. Avid car, train and boat enthusiast and brass band fan. His family would like to thank everyone for their loving care, encouragement and support over the last few years.
A memorial service will be held in the MacCoubrey Funeral Home chapel on Friday, November 25, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. followed by a reception. Visitation from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Please wear a touch of Ferrari red if you choose.) A private interment will take place in the Heritage Cemetery of St. Peter later. In lieu of flowers, donations to Parkinson Canada, St. Peter’s Anglican Church or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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Lisa Rundle and Michelle Tabor - November 25, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada - Northumberland

Catherine Earl - November 25, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

St. Peter's Anglican Church

John and Dixie Winkworth - November 25, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

St. Peter's Anglican Church

Rosemary and Brian Donaldson - November 25, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

St. Peter's Anglican Church

Ivan and Eleanor Moore - November 25, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

St. Peter's Anglican Church

Anna Hackney - November 25, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada - Northumberland

Merna Zahn - November 25, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

St. Peter's Anglican Church

George and Jacqueline Kirtley - November 25, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

St. Peter's Anglican Church

Arthur and Velma Joynt - November 25, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada - Northumberland

Chester and Diane Fronz - November 25, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

St. Peter's Anglican Church

Joanne and Robert Rusk - November 25, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada - Northumberland

Wilma and John Van Dyk - November 25, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada - Northumberland

Bryan Blaind - November 25, 2022

My deepest condolences to Daphne, Brian, Helen and family. I will always have a great deal of respect and admiration for Bill. He will be missed by many.

Doug and Louise Weldon - November 25, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada - Northumberland

Bill and Patty Ito - November 25, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada - Northumberland

Fred Bate - November 25, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada - Northumberland

The Lewis Family - November 24, 2022

Our deepest condolences to you and your family for your loss. Mike, Judy, and Owen Lewis

Linda coffee - November 23, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada - Northumberland

Stefanie Buxton - November 22, 2022

All my love dearest loves. May Bill's light, warmth, wit, love and devotion be with you. He is in my heart and I shall be with you all in prayer and light. I am very grateful to have known Bill, his smile is forever with me. Bless his beautiful, magnificent and generous HEART. All my love, Stefanie xo

Chrissy and Barry Childs - November 20, 2022

Sending our love and condolences Daphne and Helen.

David & Jennifer Rogers - November 16, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada - Northumberland

Karen Peters - November 15, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada - Northumberland

Art and Nancy Dalgarno - November 15, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

St. Peter's Anglican Church

D Bruce Steel and Karen Elizabeth Steel - November 15, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada - Northumberland

Catherine Kourkounakis - November 14, 2022

Sending our sincerest and heartfelt condolences to the whole family. A donation has been made to Parkinson Canada. May his memory be eternal. Love, Catherine and Tracy

Barbara McCracken - November 14, 2022

I am so sorry of hear of Bill's passing. He was a gentle soul and a nice neighbour.

Lyne Gagnon - November 14, 2022

Tim et moi nous envoyons nos plus sincères condoléances. Nous avons de précieux souvenirs de Bill. Nous pensons à toi Daphne et à toute la famille. XX

Carol Lawrence - November 11, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

St. Peter's Anglican Church

Yvonne Miles Jackson - November 11, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

St. Peter's Anglican Church

Marion Buttars - November 10, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Johan MacLean - November 10, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada - Northumberland

Mary Jane Pocock - November 10, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada - Northumberland

Carol Robinson - November 10, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada - Northumberland

Richard Moore - November 10, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada - Northumberland

Beej McNamara - November 10, 2022

Daphne, our deepest condolences on Bill’s passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time. Beej & Gary McNamara

Linda Marr - November 10, 2022

To Bill's family, our sincerest sympathy. Bill was such a special man whom we got to know over the years through his visits to the café. We will miss him; his strength and perseverance were admired by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Linda Marr and Staff at The Buttermilk Café

lynne sine - November 10, 2022

So sorry to hear of Bill's passing Daphne and family. I know you all are missing him, but know he is in a better place. Lynne.

Jennifer Gillard, Stephen Della Casa and Sophia Della Casa - November 9, 2022

So very sorry to learn about Bill’s death. Sending our sympathy to you, Daphne, and your entire family.

Christine Thompson - November 9, 2022

Daphne, I am sorry to hear about Bill. Thinking of you at this difficult time. Chris

orlando polanco - November 9, 2022

Rest In Peace Bill. I will miss you.

Bob & Joan Skillen - November 9, 2022

Daphne &family , Bob & l are so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He was a great guy & we were blessed to have known him. Our thoughts & prayers are with you. Bob & Joan

Art and Nancy Dalgarno - November 9, 2022

Dear Daphne; We are sad for the loss of Bill both for you and your family. Watching the struggles of Bill was tough going while I was with my Aunt just across the hall at The Golden Plough Lodge. His earthly battle is over after fighting it bravely for so long. May he rest in eternal peace. And to you, Daphne, “Well done thou good and faithful servant.” Nancy & Art Dalgarno

Tierney Wiebe - November 9, 2022

I am so sorry for your loss Daphne. Sending much love to you

JILL RICHARDSON HICKS - November 8, 2022

While I have only known Bill and Daphne for a few years, my heart goes out to all that knew him. May your memories of Bill live on in your hearts and minds. RIP sweet man.

Sally Campbell - November 8, 2022

Daphne thinking of you during this difficult time. Sally& Doug Campbell

Bryan and Roberta Armstrong - November 7, 2022

Daphne and family- we were saddened to hear of Bill's passing, but thankful that he is now at peace after so many years of bravely fighting the good fight against Parkinson's. Our thoughts and our prayers are with you all. Bryan and Roberta

Bryan and Roberta Armstrong - November 7, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada - Northumberland

Barbara Bate - November 7, 2022

Donation. Has been made to the Parkinson’ s Foundation!

Brenda and Colin Turnpenney - November 7, 2022

Colin and I were very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. We so admired his courage as he lived with Parkinson’s. He always had a welcome smile for us when we met at St.Peter’s. Daphne you were inspiration to us as you so graciously cared for Bill. We send our deepest sympathy and prayers to you and your family . Brenda and Colin.

Barbara Bate - November 7, 2022

Lots of wonderful memories of Bill! Our sincerest condolences to Daphne & the family! RIP dear Bill❤️

Eileen Fletcher - November 7, 2022

We are so sorry to hear of Bill's passing and send sincere condolences to you and your family at this difficult time.

Chester and Diane Froncz - November 7, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

St. Peter's Anglican Church

Chester and Diane Froncz - November 7, 2022

We are saddened to hear of Bill's passing and extend our sincere condolences to Daphne, Brian, Helen and families. We were privileged to have known Bill through St. Peter's and the Parkinson's support group. You were both very active supporters of Parkinson's research through the yearly "SuperWalk". Chester and Bill also enjoyed Tai Chi together for several years. We have admired his courage and determination as he lived with PD, as well as your faithful care and support of him. May God bless you and give you strength at this sad time. Chester and Diane

Donna Sprague - November 7, 2022

Dear Daphne, It is with sadness that I send my sincere condolences to you and your family. Bill was a wonderful man. It was a privilege to have known him.

Christine and Frank Russell - November 7, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada - Northumberland

Christine and Frank Russell - November 7, 2022

Daphne we just wanted to let you know how sorry we are to hear of Bill’s passing. It has been a long journey for all of you and our thought are with you at this sad time. Sending hugs to you all. Christine and Frank

Suzanne Liptay - November 7, 2022

A life well lived. Hard to lose him. Suzanne

Marcy Whelan - November 7, 2022

Dear Daphne and family, we are saddened to hear of Bills passing. Sending you our sincere sympathy, Dennis and Marcy Whelan

Yvonne & Miles Jackson - November 7, 2022

Daphne, we are sad to hear about Bill. May he Rest In Peace now.

Jim and Joanne Stewart - November 7, 2022

Dear Daphne and family, it is with great sadness that we send our condolences on the passing of Bill. He will be sadly missed by so many in this community. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. It was a privilege to be part of Bill ‘s life, May he Rest In Peace. Jim and Joanne Stewart

Kap russell - November 6, 2022

Dear King Family members: I have no words. Only heart wrenching sadness. Thinking of you with love and affection. the Russell family

Alma Beston - November 6, 2022

Dear Daphne, Brian and Helen and family, We celebrate Bill for the vital person and family man that he was before Parkinson's. Even Parkinson's turned himself and you Daphne into great fundraisers for a cure and, made us all aware of the toll it takes. George and I send our heartfelt sympathy with your profound loss of a wonderful man would did his best to participate in life as a man of faith.

Ron and Gloria Iannarilli - November 6, 2022

Dear Daphne & family, Our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family at this sad time. Ron and Gloria

Donna Jacobs-McCourt - November 6, 2022

Awww Daphne, I’m sending sincere condolences to you and your family upon learning that your dear Bill has moved to his forever residence … his Heavenly Home. You and Bill were an admirable partnership, by giving a valiant effort together facing his illness with such strength, determination, and togetherness love.

Therese May - November 6, 2022

Dear Daphne & family. My deepest sympathy on the passing of dear Bill. My thoughts & prayers are with you all.

Peter and Wendy Southward - November 6, 2022

Dear Daphne, we are so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. It's been a long time but we have very fond memories of you and Bill during our Cobourg/St. Peter's days. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we are honoured to have known you both. Peter and Wendy Southward

Linda Flindall - November 6, 2022

Daphne, I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your Bill. He and Ron had many conversations at the church and other activities. He was admired and respected by so many. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Linda Flindall.

Peter Brotherhood - November 6, 2022

Both Donna and I are saddened to hear of Bill's death. It has been such a long struggle for both Daphne and Bill. Bill always seemed so enthusiastic about so many interests. We used to have great chats at the Men's Club at Church. He was such a great fundraiser for the Parkinson's Society for so many years. We will miss him. May he rest in peace and rise in Glory! Sincerely, Peter Brotherhood +

Bill & Marg Andrus - November 6, 2022

Daphne, so sad to hear about Bill's death. With you by his side he was an inspiration to many. It was a privilege to have known him. I met Bill over 10 years ago at a meeting for Parkinsons support and you shortly after. He was a strong supporter of the group and a pleasure to converse with him at the Monthly group meetings. He will be greatly missed. Bill and Marg Andrus

Alison Keenan - November 6, 2022

Sincere condolences. A wonderful man. I have many memories of hanging out with Bill……among them, yoga classes and community of song. A great sense of humour along with genuine love for people. He will be missed