Jim King

Jim King

1934 - 2024

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Obituary of Jim King

James "Jim" Charles King

(August 3, 1934 - February 24, 2024)


Jim was born in Camrose, Alberta on August 3rd, 1934 to Olive and Kenneth King; he was the youngest of two boys. 


Jim began working for the City of Camrose, staying there for 16 years. While working for the City, he graduated from SAIT as a heavy-duty mechanic and became a Captain for the Camrose Fire Department for the latter decade. This kickstarted a long and passionate career, ranging from owning his own business to working across Alberta for Richardson Bros. He finally retired at the age of 73. Throughout his many years, Jim was known for his great sense of humour and quick wit, his strong work ethic, and his propensity for injury (which never slowed him down).


In the little leisure time he took from work, Jim loved golf, the outdoors, and vacations with his family—and sweets.


At the age of 23, Jim met Vera and they were married on April 18th, 1959. Over the next five years, they welcomed two daughters, Shelley and Bev. 


Jim passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at the age of 89 after a wonderful 64 years of marriage. They created a loving family together, all of which will greatly miss Jim.


Jim is survived by his loving wife, Vera King; his daughters Shelley Florian (Rick Kneller) and Bev (Jim) Andrechek; and his grandchildren Anna (Zach), Jennica, Lucas (Missy), and Jesse.


Jim was predeceased by his parents Kenneth and Olive; and brother Dennis.


The family held a Celebration of Life (open house) from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., on Sunday, March 3, 2024 at the Days Inn (formerly the Norsemen Inn), 6505 - 48 Ave, Camrose, Alberta.


If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in James's memory may be made to the St. Mary's Hospital Foundation or a charity of one's choice