Passed peacefully away on July 9, 2021, Gerald Sidney King at the Central NL Regional Health Center, Grand Falls-Windsor at the age of 84 years. Mr. King retired from owner of King’s Transport Co. Ltd. And was a member of The Salvation Army Men’s Fellowship. He was predeceased by his wife Capatol; daughter, Cathy; son Dennis; his parents: Sidney & Laura (Parsons) King; parents-in-law: Nelson & Madeline (Kennedy) Wiseman; brothers: Pearce, Bill and Rex. He leaves to mourn his wife Beatrice (Bridger) King; son, Jerry (Debbie (Lister) King; daughter, Fern (Randy) Hayter; daughter-in-law Beverly Kelly; Step-sons: Perry (Debbie) Bridger, Lloyd (Claudra) Bridger and Ivan (Lana) Bridger; step-daughters: Sharon (Stephen) Bernard and Rose (Levi) Froud. He also leaves his three grandchildren: Nichole (Matthew) Janes, Ian (Hillary Warford) Hayter and Kala (Richard) Chauvin; five great-grandchildren: Ben, Blake, Kinsley, Beau, Sadie; also his sisters: Ann Blackwood, Shirley (Don) Stuckless, Marion (Gord) Reese, Margaret (Jack Yetman) King, Elizabeth (Garry) Pritchett, Bernice (Irvin) Verge; brothers: Harold and Ross; sister-in-law, Myrtle King and a circle of other relatives and friends.
Gerald was a man who loved to be surrounded by his family and friends. A man who could have a conversation with anyone he would meet no matter if they were two or 102.
He earned his living along side his brother Rex doing what he dearly loved, trucking. There weren’t many places in Newfoundland that you could go or speak of that he didn’t have a story to tell about a job he had done there or someone he had met. Even after his retirement in 1997, he got up every morning and went out to ‘the garage’ to see what the boys were at. When he wasn’t out to ‘the garage’ keeping an eye on Steve and Craig, he loved to take his chainsaw into the woods looking for a tree to take down. He lived to spend his summer evening on the Exploits River salmon fishing and his weekends down to the cabin in Cottrell’s Cove where he loved to drop his line during the cod fishing season.
He was always concerned about his children, grandchildren, and most recently his great-grandchildren. Calling every day to see what they were up to and he always looked forward to their calls asking for his advice. Something he loved to give.
He left us all with a legacy that will be hard to match.
Pallbearers will be Jerry King (son), Randy Hayter (son-in-law), Ian Hayter (grandson), Matthew Janes (grandson), Ross King (brother) and Don Stuckless (brother-in-law).
Following Covid restrictions public visitation will take place on Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9 with the funeral service taking place on Monday at 2 p.m. from the Salvation Army Citadel, Bishop's Falls.
The funeral service will be live stream on the Bishop's Falls Salvation Army Facebook