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Evelyn Ruth King

Cobourg Union Cemetery
Elgin Street West, Cobourg

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Evelyn Ruth King

January 1, 1926 - January 2, 2022

Evelyn passed away peacefully at Northumberland Hills Hospital (NHH) on January 2, 2022, the day after her 96th birthday. She had a good, long, healthy life full of fun and adventure. Aside from her recent short stay in the hospital she was able to live in her own home right up till the end. She is predeceased by her loving husband of almost 50 years, David L King. She was the mother of four sons Paul (deceased), Mark (Kathie), Denys, Daniel (deceased) (Susan). Predeceased by her parents Ivan Denike and Helen (nee Arkles), her brothers Harold and James and sister Helen Edgar. Evelyn was grandmother to Daniel, Claire (Aidan Opazo), Rachel (Kevin Dunbrack), Amy (Nathan Menard), Joana (Greg Harnett) and David (Marissa Hart). Affectionately known as Gigi to her six great-grandchildren Ella, Nora, Levi, Joanie, Mabel and Margaret. Evelyn was lovingly assisted in her home for the last 4 years by a team of caregivers led by Grace Tan. Special thanks to the wonderful team of the Palliative Care unit at NHH. Donations to the NHH or a local food bank would be appreciated.

Please join us in a Celebration of Life to remember and honour the life of Evelyn on Sunday June 5th from 1 - 3pm in the MacCoubrey Funeral Home Reception Centre, 30 King Street East, Cobourg.
Hope to see you there.

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David Ashcroft - January 23, 2022

To Mark and Kathie and all the family, my sincere sympathies.

Stan and Carolyn Lytle - January 23, 2022

It was our pleasure to have known the King family for the whole time we lived and worked in the Cobourg area. Evelyn was truly a "lady". Carolyn enjoyed many good days of skiing in the Bethany area with Evelyn and friends. To you Mark and Kathie and your families with send out sincere thoughts and sympathy. Stan and Carolyn Lytle

Sara Thomssen - January 14, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

marcia atkinson - January 13, 2022

To the Family, I just saw this and wanted to say , Your Mother was one of the most Gracious Ladies We ever knew, My mother thought so highly of Her We are sorry for Your loss Marcia Atkinson, (the Atkinson family)

Heather and Gary Shill - January 12, 2022

Was so sorry to hear about the passing of Aunt Evelyn. She will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. A beautiful person inside and out. Always took the time for a chat when we met shopping. Sending our love to your family.

Paul and Joan Macklin - January 11, 2022

To the whole King Clan We are so sorry that you have a big hole in your lives with the passing of Evelyn, mother,grandmother and Gigi. I remember her as a gentle, kind, caring and warm lady. I last had a short visit with her at the CCC vaccine clinic. She was a beautiful person.

Mavis Butler - January 11, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Jayne Fisher - January 10, 2022

My thoughts and prayers to all of you. Many memories on many a ski trip. So much fun. Barb (my mom) loved the time they all had together. It was quite a “gang” Of skiers up to mischief and fun. Many happy hours were had by Take care Jayne

Elaine and Walter Senack - January 10, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank

Heather Edgar - January 10, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Ivan Denike - January 9, 2022

My condolences to the King family. The memories and kindness of my aunt will be with me forever. Ivan Denike

Susan Spicer - January 9, 2022

I am so sad to hear of Evelyn’s passing. She was a kind and gentle soul and a true lady. I enjoyed our chats whenever we met- she was always interested to hear about family and mutual friends. My sincere condolences to the King Family.

Paul Sherwin - January 8, 2022

Mark and family, so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. My condolences to you and your family.

Keri Howard - January 7, 2022

Sincere condolences to the whole King family.

Joanne Drury - January 6, 2022

Mark, Kathie, Denys and Susan. Our sincere condolences. We are thinking of you at this most difficult time. Clayton, Joanne, Jeanette and Wayne.

Fay Farmer - January 6, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank

Fay Farmer - January 6, 2022

My condolences to the King family. May your treasured memories provide comfort at this sad time. Evelyn was a special friend. I have fond memories of the amazing travels and interesting times we had together. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Therese & Barry May - January 6, 2022

Dear Mark, Kathie and the King family. Our deepest sympathy on the passing of a dear lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time.

Carol Robinson - January 6, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank

Tish and Frank Godfrey - January 6, 2022

What a beautiful, kind and gracious lady she was.

Jim and Jamie West - January 5, 2022

Mark,Kathie, Sue and the rest of the King family. Sorry to hear of Evelyn's passing . Remember her as a nice classy lady.

Vicki Kimmett - January 5, 2022

Dear Mark and family... my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your mother. I did not know your mother but do have memories of her from our shared years at Merwin Greer School. I remember her as a very kind woman, and always with a welcoming smile. May your memories be a blessing.

Hallie Gibson - January 5, 2022

Ahhhhhh....Mrs. King....I have known this family since we moved to Cobourg in 1960....I grew up with Mark and my sister with Denys...over the years any time I ever ran into Mrs. King, we would have great long chats about many many things - often ski trips, our families, and many wonderful things...the last time I saw her before leaving Cobourg was down in the area where her home is and it was so nice to see her before I left to move to Collingwood, which was about 8 years ago. My thoughts are with you all - your mom was a real treasure, and will be missed, but she had a wonderful life and family, Big big hugs, Hallie

Linda and Jim Wong - January 5, 2022

I'm so sorry for your loss, condolences to the family. Evelyn was such a wonderful person, many will miss her. Hugs and prayers Linda Wong

Ed and Elizabeth Pursey - January 5, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank

Linda Cable Marr - January 5, 2022

The King Family; Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Our memories of Evelyn's dedication to family and Trinity United Church in past days, will always be with us. With Deepest Sympathy, The Cable Family

Mary Jean & Bill Van Dorp - January 5, 2022

The King family Our condolences to you on the loss of your mother. What a wonderful, full life she has had. Cherish your memories Mary Jean and Bill

Amy Quinn - January 4, 2022

I am saddened to read this news. My condolences to the King family and their children. I remember Mrs. King as a very kind woman who always had a smile. She will live on in many memories.

Elizabeth King - January 4, 2022

Mark, Kathie, Denys, Susan and families. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I have many fond memories of Evelyn, I admired her compassion for others, her joyful smile, sense of humour, graciousness and unwavering strength, a true role model. Hugs, Liz

Gladys Morris - January 4, 2022

Denys please know my thoughts and prayers are with you on the loss of your mother.

Robin Dines - January 4, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank

Robin Dines - January 4, 2022

We have lots of great memories of Aunt Evelyn. She always took such a genuine interest in everyone she met and enjoyed the time she spent with family and friends. She laughed easily and had a great sense of humor. I know she’ll be missed and our sympathy goes to our cousins and their families. Hugs. Robin and Al

Frank Quinn - January 4, 2022

I am so sorry for the King family, your mom was always so kind, she always took the time to say hello and converse. I always thought of her as a Queen amongst the Kings. A real lady! Rest In Peace.

Peter and Sharon Van Essen - January 4, 2022

Mark, Kathie, Rachel, Kevin and Family, Our condolences in the passing of your mom. We will remember her as being a very kind, caring lady. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Don Quinn - January 4, 2022

My condolences to her family. Evelyn was a special person, always so gracious everytime I saw her, she will be missed.

Kim Harvey - January 4, 2022

My heartfelt condolences to you all. Evelyn was a beautiful, kind lady. She always made me feel welcome in her home and family. I will always have fond memories, Rest In Peace , love Kim

Jan Rosamond & Tony Pulla - January 4, 2022

Mark, Kathy and family so sorry to hear about Evelyn's passing. I will miss her walking around the neighbourhood and her lovely smile. hugs to you Jan and Tony

Anne Margles - January 4, 2022

Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I have very fond memories of Evelyn

Anne & Andre Reyns - January 4, 2022

Mark and Family; We are saddened by hearing of your Mom's passing, she was such a lovely, kind lady. May the love of Family and friends guide you through this sad and difficult time.

Janet Holmes - January 4, 2022

Mark, Kathie, King cousins, Susan and all who are grieving: I am sorry to hear that Evelyn has continued on to the next phase of her journey. I have liked and admired her for the last 40+ years. She had a terrific sense of humor and a wonderful smile and I am glad the last time I saw her was a few years ago at Christmas when she was shining with joy. What has always impressed me most about Evelyn, however, has been the sense of quiet strength and resolve that you could tell lurked just under the surface, wrapped in dignity and grace. Her legacy is in the people over which she will be watching. The parts of her family that I have privilege to know and share are some of the strongest, most compassionate and kind people I have ever met. I don't think there can be a higher tribute to Evelyn. May she enjoy the peace that she has well earned.

John Stillwell - January 4, 2022

Evelyn will be missed. She always had a smile and made the time for a chat whenever our paths crossed. Condolences to her family. RIP Evelyn

Bob and Irene Singer - January 4, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank

Linda and Ron Flindall - January 4, 2022

To Evelyn’s family, we were so sorry to hear of the loss of Evelyn. We have so many good memories of glasses of wine, coffees and wonderful conversations. Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time. Sincerely Linda and Ron Flindall

Bonnie Sheridan - January 4, 2022

Our deepest sympathy to you Mark, Kathie, Denys and Susan. Evelyn was such a lovely person. I have many fond memories of shopping, skiing and just having a coffee and reminiscing about days gone by. Ray & Bonnie

Ethel Hansen Davey - January 4, 2022

Evelyn was one of the most graceful, caring, and amazing women it has been my pleasure to meet. She and Dave were so very good to me at the time when my husband worked for Harnden and King. An incredible person who will be sorely missed.

Pia and George Connell Sillem - January 4, 2022

Our heartfelt condolences to the King family. May the many memories, images and pictures sustain you through this time of grieve. Evelyn was funny and enjoyed a good giggle. We look back with fondness to her visits to Vancouver and the Sunshine Coast.

Haly Holmes - January 4, 2022

Mrs. King was an incredibly funny, kind, loving woman. She will be sorely missed. My sincere condolences to my brother-in-law Mark and my good friend Denys at the loss of their Mom. Rest in Glory Evelyn ♥️

wendy bowman - January 4, 2022

Our hearts were saddened to hear of your Mom's passing. She was a very kind sweet person, always willing to have a conversation with you. Cherish all the good memories and hold them close to your heart. Wendy and Rick Bowman

Nancy Ferguson - January 4, 2022

Sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Evelyn. She was a wonderful woman who will be missed by many. I admired her grace and elegance and how welcoming she was. May all the wonderful memories of the time spent with such a remarkable Lady help you through this difficult time. Deepest sympathy to my cousins and their families

Naomi Harper - January 4, 2022

Im sorry for the loss of your mother. It was blessing to meet Evelyn and work with her in her home. Condolences to all family and friends grieving. What determined woman she is and witty. She always put a smile on my face.

Bruce Rutherford - January 3, 2022

Dan, Claire, Sue, Denys, Mark and families sorry to hear of Evelyns passing. I was fortunate to spend quite a bit of time at the old homestead on King St and then Pebble Beach. Evelyn "Mrs. King" always had a calm demeanor and made us feel at home. Rest in Peace

Faye & Pat Gaudet - January 3, 2022

Condolences to The King Family at this time of sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with. Your Mom was always so friendly and spoke every time as she walked by the house. Rest In Peace Evelyn as you join Dave, and my Dad and Mom.

Bernadette Gatien - January 3, 2022

I am so deeply saddened to read that we have lost such a gracious, kind, loving and beautiful friend. Evelyn was my neighbour and I a young girl, but she was also my idol, perfect in every way. I am really lost for words! Know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time. The world was a much better place with Evelyn in it. Sincerely Bernadette Gatien xoxoxo

Debra Williams - January 3, 2022

I have many good memories of Evelyn - she was a frequent visitor to Vancouver and I enjoyed many dinners and walks with her over the years. What I remember best was her sense of humour and quick wit - we had many laughs over a glass of wine. Cheers, Evelyn, you enriched a lot of lives and we'll miss you.

Carol Currelly-Burnham - January 3, 2022

Dear Denys, Mark, Kathie, Susan and family - Although I was aware that your mom was struggling over the last few years, I was deeply saddened to read of her passing. Evelyn was such a gracious and elegant woman whom I admired my entire life. Not only was she kind when we would visit your home as children, as an adult, she always took time to ask about our lives with a genuine interest. I hope that you are comforted by the loving memories that you shared with her. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers, Carol Currelly-Burnham

Fred Ball - January 3, 2022

Mark, Kathie, Denys, Susan and families. So sorry to about the passing of Evelyn. The ski trips second to none, seeing your mom walking around Cobourg, and my dad and your mom on the board walk reminiscing about the past. The Ball family and the Kings go way back. So many good times, had by all. Your mom will be sadly missed by all of us.

Carol Milne - January 3, 2022

Rest in peace Evelyn..The few times I met you I could see you were an amazing woman.. I don't know Mark but I know Denys and I know how much you cared and looked after your mom, helping her stay in her own home till the end. A true blessing and gift.

Doug & Susan Broomfield - January 3, 2022

To the King family we are very sorry for the loss of your beautiful and elegant Evelyn. We have many wonderful memories of both Evelyn and Dave.

Anita Gutteridge - January 3, 2022

My sincere condolences on the passing of your mother Mark and family.

Karen and Michael Parker - January 3, 2022

To the entire King family, we are so sad to hear of Evelyn’s passing, but at the same time, know it is a blessing. She is now reunited with her Dave. There are just so many wonderful memories that come to mind of both Dave and Evelyn from many years past. She had a sense of humour, charm and grace, and was the most beautiful woman that ever came from Norham. Rest well my friend.

Maggie and Jaime Opazo - January 3, 2022

"A long, healthy life full of fun and adventure" is a beautiful tribute. Sending special sympathies to Evelyn King's wonderful granddaughter, Claire, girlfriend of our son, Aidan. Our family is also thinking of Evelyn's daughter-in-law and our friend, Susan King, and grandson Daniel. May you all find solace in Evelyn's passing, and always hold dear your special memories of her long, full life. Peace and love from the Opazo Baer's in Ottawa.

Christine Potts - January 3, 2022

Susan, Claire, Dan, we are thinking about you all. What an amazing woman Evelyn was! Sending much love to all of you!

Bill and Susan Harris - January 3, 2022

So very sorry to hear of your Moms passing..our thoughts are with you at this time

Mike & Sharon Gutteridge - January 3, 2022

Denys, Mark & families. We were so very sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. Mike & Sharon

Jane Harren Colbary - January 3, 2022

The King Family I am very sorry to hear Your Mom had passed away Sincerely

Brad Halls - January 3, 2022

To the entire King family. My wife Heather and I were saddened today to learn of Mrs. King's passing. During our 35+ years living and working in Cobourg, we of course came to know Evelyn and Dave and son Mark, and were privileged to enjoy any opportunity to spend any time at all with them. I would describe Evelyn as having an "elegant" air about her, but not an elegance that would include any sense of superiority or elite status. The absolute contrary would be true, as I found her to be a person who was so very easy to talk with and who made everyone she met feel welcomed and comfortable. She and David were so well known for their support of so many community activities and truly were "pillars of the town" in the best sense of that expression. She truly lived a long and full life and so I trust she has left you with a lifetime of happy memories to comfort you in difficult days such as this. Brad Halls, Fergus, Ontario (formerly of Cobourg)

Mark & Kathy Gordon - January 3, 2022

Mark, Kathie, Denys, Susan, Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren We are sorry to hear of the loss of your dear Evelyn. She was always an elegant, gracious and kind lady who was genuinely interested in others. She will be greatly missed by those who knew her. Evelyn had a lively smile, and a good sense of humour, memories of which I will keep. God Bless