December 26, 2018
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Melvin Owen King. Mel Passed away peacefully at the age of 76 with his family and longtime friend/care aid by his side on Wednesday, December 26 2018 at the Kimberley “Pines” Special Care Home.
Mel was a one of a kind person that touched the hearts of all who met him. He was very well known throughout the east Kootenays. When his name was mentioned in his hometown, Kimberley, most around would light up in delight and be quick to say they knew Mel King. Mel was known as “Unkie” to his family and was always looking out for those he loved. He fought hard his whole life and was a true inspiration admired by all. He will be remembered for his mischievous ways, his unique smile and fun wisdom. He will forever be missed and always remembered.
Mel was predeceased by siblings George, Bea, Roseanne, Bobby, and Lorraine. Mel is survived by his sisters Sylvia, Pat, Norma, Lou, lots of nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews. Mel has a HUGE family and is loved deeply by all.
The family wants to send a huge thanks to both Sherry and Paulette as well as the staff at the Pines for all the amazing care Mel received.
A celebration of Mel’s life will be held at McPherson Funeral Home in Kimberley on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of cards or flowers the family is asking to you make a donation to the BC Brain Injury Association.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service. Condolences for the family can be offered at: www.mcphersonfh.com.