Obituary of Robert Wesley King
Mr Christie’s chocolate chip cookie stock is about to plummet after the loss of their biggest and most loyal customer on August 11th, 2021 – Robert King, born February 27, 1945.
Bob is predeceased by loving parents John and Annie, and siblings Florence, Fanny, Philip, Eric, James, Ivy, Kitty, Marjorie, Otto, Doris, Noble, Emma, Lucy, Mary, Elsie, Edmund, and Olive.
Already missing him dearly are his wife Emily, best friend and daughter Amy, favourite son-in-law Chris, brothers Jack (Rosie), Sam (Patsy), Arthur (Shirley), Maynard (Minnie), Calvin (Marion), Frank (Linda), Dale (Gloria), sisters Ina (Don), Leah, sister-in-law Jean, special companion Windsor, and a very large radius of family and friends.
One of twenty-seven kids, Bob grew up at the old homestead on Thirteenth Avenue in Grand Falls – Windsor surrounded by a large crew of other blue-eyed Kings and a rotating door of friends and family; which of course, he loved every minute of.
He was a thoughtful child who loved helping around the house and spending time catching trout with his brothers. One could argue that he was still a child up until his death as he was always the first to play dollies or dinkies with his nieces and nephews, the first to barrel down a waterslide or the first in line for a gut-wrenching rollercoaster!
Bob enjoyed his job with Newfoundland Telephone as an industrial electrician which took him all over the beautiful province of Newfoundland and Labrador before his retirement in 2002. He was so fortunate to experience some of the most remote and beautiful areas of the country whilst doing his job – what could be better!
Even after his retirement from Newfoundland Telephone, Bob was an avid community volunteer with the Newtel pioneers for many years, doing what he loved best – helping others.
Bob was always the first call to lend a hand and help anyone - regardless of their situation or status. He never judged. He was an expert at making conversation, making one feel important, and he always brought laughter.
There wasn’t anything Bob couldn’t fix, including but certainly not limited to, washers, dryers, scraped knees, kitchen sinks, diesel generators, and broken hearts. He made friends with everyone he came in to contact with and never spoke a bad word about anyone. As his friends say “If anyone ever had a problem with Bob King, the problem was not Bob King!”
Bob loved to laugh, he loved listening to music, and he loved going in the woods to have his favourite meal – tea from Tony’s kettle and chocolate chip cookies!
Bob and Emily loved to be involved with the church and the community as well as making great memories traveling with friends in later years.
The most precious commodity one could give is their time – and all of Bob’s time was given to others; especially to daughter Amy - each one the apple of the others eye, they were inseparable.
The family would like to express a huge thanks to homecare workers Mildred Cox, and Cynthia Cull who helped immensely in the final months of Bob’s life, the entire palliative staff in the 3A ward at the Grand Falls Hospital and Doctors, Al-Badoosh, Ajiboye, and Boodhun.
In lieu of flowers, as per Bob’s wishes, donations can be made to Cystic Fibrosis Canada in honour of nephew Myron King and in memory of nephew Michael King.
Cystic Fibrosis Canada
109 Iisiey Ave. Unit #1
Following COVID-19 restrictions, visitation will take place on Sunday, August 15, 2021 from 2-4 and 7-9 at Hoskins Funeral Home in Grand Falls-Windsor.
The funeral service will take place at the Windsor Pentecostal Church on Monday, August 16th at 2pm. Due to COVID-19 regulations, the funeral service will be by invitation only. For those that are unable to attend, the service will be live-streamed via WPC Facebook Page via the following link: www.facebook.com/wpcnl
Interment will follow the service at Windsor Pentecostal Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Tony Nicholas, Gary Nicholas, Roy Green, Leon King, Chris White, and Amy King-White.
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