Obituary of Herbert King
Herbert (Bert) King passed away peacefully on Friday, October 28, 2005 in his 94th year. Bert was born and raised in Cardiff, Wales before emigrating to Canada at age 17. An adventurer, trapper and avid fisherman, Bert resided in northern Ontario for many years where he founded O-Pee-Chee Lake Lodge at Marten River (near Temagami). Bert lived at Red Oak Park near Aylmer from 1984 until May of 2004. He wintered in Florida for 26 years and never missed his annual spring fishing trip up north. Bert was a Canadian Legion member for 56 years and a founding member of the �Whats About You� fishing club. Most recently Bert resided at Terrace Lodge Home for Seniors where he was cared for by the most wonderful staff. Bert lived a long, healthy, interesting and varied life but one that was not without its challenges. His secret? A positive attitude, lots of hot tea and NO mayonnaise ever! Bert will be sadly missed by daughters Julie King of Calgary and Jo Anne Mitchell and husband Jim of Woodstock and by his grandchildren Karen, Bruce and Heather; great grandchildren Blake and Emma and his brothers/sisters-in-law and their families. He is survived by sisters Patty and Sheila and brother Mickey all of Cardiff, Wales and by many nieces and nephews. Bert is pre-deceased by his wife Simone (nee Larocque); and by sisters Betty and Sally and brothers Alec and Patrick. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Bert�s life will be held at Hillside Funeral Home, 362 Airport Rd., North Bay on Saturday, November 5, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. Interment of ashes will follow at the St. Mary�s Cemetery beside his beloved wife Simone.