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Bruce King

March 8, 1942 - July 5, 2022


The family of Bruce King is sad to announce his passing on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital with his family by his side.  Bruce was born on March 8, 1942 in Buchans, Newfoundland to Phil and Clara King and was one of two sons born to them.

Bruce met the love of his life, Maureen Lye and they were married on February 27, 1964 and were blessed with two daughters, Chanin and Deanna.

Bruce was a part of the Kimberley Fire Service for over 30 years.  He worked his way up until he became the Fire Chief.  He retired from his profession in 2000.  Bruce also loved to go fishing and camping with family and his group of friends.  He had become part of about 15 guys who would fish and camp together enjoying the beautiful areas in the Kootenays.  If you know much of Bruce, you know he loved to banter with his friends.  He looked serious but his nature was to be a tease to whoever he could be.  Bruce will be missed dearly.

Bruce leaves behind to mourn him, his beloved wife of 57 years, Maureen and his daughters; Chanin (Shane) Murray and Deanna (Chris) Platt.  He also leaves behind four grandchildren; Ally, Abby, Chelsea and Chase.  Bruce was predeceased by his parents, Phil and  Clara and his brother Art King.

At Bruce’s request, there will be no funeral service.  Memorial donations may be made in Bruce’s memory to The Pines Memorial and Development Society, 660 Knighton Road, Kimberley, BC  V1A 1E2.

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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Vicki Waite
Relation: Friend

I am so sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. I laugh as I remember how we all use to scramble at McKim School if we saw him coming to make sure everything would satisfy his critical eye. I’m sure he was laughing behind that stern face.

Condolences to his community, his wife and family. Rest now Bruce.

From: Val Migneault and family

Maureen and families, I’m so very sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences.
May he RIP.

From: Alan and Kathy Young
Relation: We knew Bruce for years in Kimberley and Alan worked with Bruce with Cominco.

Our hearts are with the King family at this difficult time.

From: Debbie Munro
Relation: Acquaintance

Sorry to here about Bruce’s passing. May he rest in peace.

From: Tom Lightburn
Relation: Friend

We are sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing..We with his many friends will remember him from our times spent with Bruce and Maureen at the lake. Take care Maureen and family our thoughts and prayers are with you.Rest in peace Bruce and leave some fish for us. Carole &Tom

From: Terry Leal
Relation: Friend

I am so sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. I have known him for most of my life. I real nice guy and I always enjoyed interacting with him. My condolences to Maureen and her family at this sad time.

From: Gale Ellis
Relation: Friend

I send my sincere condolences to you and to your family. The Bible gives a reliable promise that your loved one will soon live again in a peaceful paradise on the earth where death will be no more. (John 5:28, 29; Acts 24:15; Revelation 21:4)

From: Gene Semenzin
Relation: Friend

Maureen and family Condolances ,so sorry for your loss. May he be at peace now.

From: Ed & Joan Brown
Relation: Friend

Grew up with Bruce as one of the Blarchmont boys. Played little league together.
A good friend…

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The Pines Memorial and Development Society, 660 Knighton Road, Kimberley, BC  V1A 1E2

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