Elsie Emily King

January 16, 1941 to January 5, 2020


Elsie Emily King (nee Blackwood) passed peacefully away on January 5th, 2020 at the Health Sciences Centre, in St. John’s. Elsie will be lovingly remembered by her husband Harold, her children; Diana, Elaine, Robert, Beverly and their families which include grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Sadly, missed by her siblings; Charles, Wayne, Sharon, Carol and their families. Predeceased by her parents Sidney and Leah, siblings; Verna, Frances, Donald and Ronald. She will also be remembered by a large circle of relatives and dear friends.

Elsie will forever be remembered as a caring, loyal, beautiful and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.

Elsie had a great sense of humour and a big heart. She brought a light so great to this world, that even after she has gone, the light remains in our hearts.

Thank you to the caring nurses and staff on 5SA at the HSC.

Visitation will take place at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, St. John’s on Tuesday, January 7th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held from The Carnell Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, January 8th at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Elsie’s memory can be made to Diabetes Canada.



2-4 p.m. on January 7, 2020

7-9 p.m. on January 7, 2020

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Wednesday January 8th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Thank you all for finding time to give the right heartfelt condolences . We deeply appreciate your kindness and are grateful for friends like you at this time of sorrow. It will always be remembered. ❤

To the King family , I was so sad to hear about Elsie. She was a beautiful person and a wonderful friend for a long time. I will truly miss her. Hugs and prayers to all of you. from Paulette and family.

Deepest sympathy to the family, remember her well from years ago when she played cards with my mom, Rita Rose and long time friend Joan Evans. She was such a fun loving woman. I would think heaven has a grand card game on right now with the 3 of them..

I remember Elsie as my first babysitting at evening job.The picture must be from around that time ,1968,as I was about 13 ,14. sincere condolences .
Patricia Murphy

Saw Elsie a few years ago. Still had that lovely smile. So sorry to hear of her passing. May the Lord comfort each of you at this difficult time.. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God bless. .

Ruby Barbour (Blackwood)

Bev – I didn’t meet your Mom but reading about her beautiful qualities, I can’t help but see that she raised you with many of the same lovely attributes. The memories of her love will truly help you at this very painful time <3

So sorry to hear of Elsie’s passing. May your many years of happy memories sustain you through this difficulty time.

my friend Bev and family, so sorry for the loss of your mom. Cherish your memories and the pain of your loss will ease.. mrs.king was like my second mom to me growing up. Lots of lovely memories with us Bev and the rest of the group . RIP in mrs king loves ya Jennifer and Gordon .

Diana and family, so sorry for the loss of your mom. Cherish your memories and the pain of your loss will ease.

deepest condolences to all the family she will be missed RIP elsie

So sorry for the loss of your mom our deepest condolences to you Diana and your family. Always know I am there for you on this journey of life that we are on which brought us together at a young age for a reason. The pain of your loss will never leave but it will ease and you will have beautiful memories of your mom which will never leave you..
With deepest love and blessings
Tina & Pat and family

Deepest condolences to all the families Thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless
Diana hugs ❤🙏❤

May you all take comfort knowing Elsie is now resting peacefully and in time, all the great memories will over ride the sorrow you now feel. The world lost a bright light but we are sure it will be carried on by the King family.

With great love
Randy & Christine Rose and family

Bev and family, so very sorry to hear of your mothers passing. May the memories you have, help you in this difficult time.