CATAMINDA “KATIE” JAO KING, M.D.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Cataminda (Katie) Jao
King on June 10, 2008 at the age of 74 years.
Katie is survived by her loving family: husband Harbin, sons Lee (Sandi) and
Jason (Laura), daughter Joyce (Vernon) Wong, grandchildren Leandra, Evan,
Michael, Isabel, Alexa, and Kate, sister Teri (Leo) Lee and brother Charles (Emily)
Uy in the U. S., sisters Amelia, Tata, and Linda, and brothers John and Joseph in
the Philippines, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Katie was born in Cotabato City, Philippines to Chinese parents. She received
her medical degree at the University of Santo Tomas, completed her internship
in Ohio and residency in Internal Medicine in Buffalo, N. Y. She immigrated to
Canada in 1966 and spent one year in Nuclear Medicine residency in Halifax,
N. S. After moving to Vernon with her husband and family in 1968, she spent
one year in Edmonton doing research in cancer treatment.
Upon returning to Vernon she dedicated her time to raising her young family
and assisting her husband in his medical practice. During her 40 years in
Vernon she was involved in the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Auxiliary, Okanagan
Symphony Society, North Okanagan Community Concert Association, Vernon
Multicultural Society, and served as a court interpreter.
A celebration of life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, offifi ciated by Rev.
Dr. Ed Millin, at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, June 16. In lieu of flfl owers, donations in
memory of Katie may be made to Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation, North
Okanagan Hospice Society, or the Peter Baerg-Tom McMurtry Cancer Clinic.
Arrangements are in the care of
Vernon Funeral Home