Thomas (Tom) Nelson King

March 25th, 1939 – January 29th, 2014

It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Tom King on January 29th, 2014 at Hospice House after a hard fought battle with cancer.

Tom was born in Alliston, Ontario on March 25th, 1939. He spent his childhood and his twenties in Tottenham, Ontario which is also where he met the “love of his life” Dianna and they were married on August 5th, 1960. They went on to have 4 children before moving to Canoe, B.C. in 1973. After four more moves between B.C. and Ontario they finally decided on Vernon as their place to stay in 1991.

Tom loved music and playing the guitar, but nothing came close to the love he had for his family and spending time with his 5 precious grandchildren.

Tom will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 53 years; Dianna, his children; April (Brian), Darrell (Carla), Darren and Alison (Dave), his grandchildren; Amanda (Nic), Jesse, Grant, Derek and Chantel, his sisters; Winnifred and Pearl, his brother; Alfred along with numerous extended family members and friends.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents; Daniel and Gladys King, his brothers; Dan, Don, Henry, Dave, Jim and John and by his sister; Peggy.

The King family would like to extend their appreciation for all the help received from the wonderful care aid workers with Interior Health, the compassion of the doctors and nurses at the Vernon Cancer Clinic and the Kelowna Cancer Clinic, the great service provided by London Drugs Pharmacy, the Handy Dart and for the care received during his brief stay at Hospice House. A special thank you to Dr. Mike Murphy for your regular visits, they meant so much.

Cremation preceded a Celebration of Tom’s Life which will be held at Bethel Funeral Chapel on Saturday, February 8th, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Colleen Rempel officiating. A Reception will follow in the Tea Room at Bethel Funeral Chapel.

As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Tom to the Canadian Cancer Society #104-3402 27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S1.

Funeral arrangements have been made with


5605 27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5

(250) 542-1187

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