Richard Garfield King

June 15, 1943 to December 19, 2021


It is with great sadness, we announce the loss of a beloved Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle and Friend. Richard Garfield King passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones, at the age of 78, after a long and brave battle with cancer.

Richard was predeceased by his father George King, and mother Hazel King.

Mourning his loss are his son Trevor King, daughter Tracy Saly (Jason), granddaughter Jenna, brother Lloyd King (Phyllis), and extended family and friends. Special thanks expressed to his dear friend Denny Cohen, who provided care and support throughout his illness.

Richard was born in St. Philips and lived in the St. Philips-Portugal Cove area for his whole life. He had a long and fulfilling career as a Land Surveyor. Richard enjoyed the outdoors, in his early years running and cycling, and later in life he could often be found hiking the local trails.  His children and grandchild will remember his special pancakes, cheesecake, love of dark chocolate, fine dining, and wine.

Thank you to his oncologist Dr. Jacqueline Costello and the numerous medical staff who provided great care and treatment.

As per Richard’s request, cremation has taken place. A private family gathering has been held with closest loved ones. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. To send a message of condolence, please visit







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Very sad to hear about Dick. He was a good guy which I respected very much. Our condolences to his family.

Craig and Pat Nightingale

Tracy, we were both saddened to hear of the loss of your father. May your happy memories of him ease your grief in the coming months and years.

With our sincere condolences,
Jody and Rick Nisbet

My condolences to Dick’s family at this difficult time.

In the spring of 1965, Dick and I started work with the province. Dick was a gentleman when we met, and he continued his pleasant manner throughout his life.

My wife joins with me to say farewell.

Noel Gover

The King Family, Sincere condolences on the passing of a precious family member. I met Richard years ago through social interaction. I was always impressed with his pleasant demeanour, and was always a gentleman. May a lifetime of pleasant memories sustain you at this difficult time and in the future. Claude Bishop

My condolences to the family. I worked for Dick way way back. That’s how we met and became lifelong friends. Some people you just click with and no matter that years went by after I moved away when we’d meet again it’ was still the same.. I will always be happy I had a friendship and a lot of good laughs and times with Dick. RIP.

Condolences to all Dick’s family………when ever we ran into each other we’d always have a laugh about something. He told me that he had been sick but it’s still sad to hear of his passing.

Morgan Hinchey

My sincere sympathy to Dick’s family and friends..
It was always my pleasure to be in Dick’s company …such a caring and genuinely nice man.
Rest peacefully, Dick
Gloria Stewart

Sorry for your loss

Keep strong

My heart is heavy as I learn of Richard‘s passing. I met Richard on many occasions along with his children. He loved his family dearly and I know he will be missed by so many. My father was George Yarn, brother to Hazel, Richard’s mother. My deepest sympathy to all the family.
Marjorie (Yarn) Rodgers

I remember Dick from my running days. He enjoyed running in The Tely 10 and our local marathon. Condolences to his family. Randy Churchill

I was very saddened to hear that Richard has passed away. He played a major role in my teenage years in Newfoundland and was a good friend to my parents. I look back on those times with much fondness . I will miss visiting with him on my trips “home”. My condolences to his family and friends.

Sorry to hear of Richard’s passing
Condolences to the family from Evelyn and myself.

My condolences to Dick’s family. I knew Dick as a fellow surveyor, biker and friend. I always enjoyed his company. Remember the good times.

Sorry to hear of Richard’s passing.
My deepest condolences to his family.

So saddened to hear about Dick’s passing.. Please accept my deepest condolences.. My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you go through this difficult time.

I am so sorry to hear of Richard ( Dick) passing my deepest condolences to his family may his soul Rest In Peace.

To Dick’s family. So sad to hear this news. A lifelong friend has left us to mourn. So many memories over the years. RIP.

My condolences to Richard’s family on his passing. I worked in the same Department as Richard in the ‘80’s, at the Howley Building..

I was very saddened to hear of Richard’s passing. My deepest regrets and condolences to his family. I have known Richard for many years and a group of us would meet at our favourite eating place to have a coffee, a conversation a laugh. Richard was a nice guy and he will be missed!

Hello King Family,

We’re sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. May we pass on our sincere sympathies and deepest condolences.

I met Dick in 1963 when we studied Land Surveying together. I also did a bit of Motorcycling with him awhile back.

Sandi and Les Winsor, Mount Pearl

Condolences to the family

So sorry to hear . My sympathy to all his family. Rest In Peace my friend.

Trevor, Tracy, and Lloyd,

We are deeply saddened to hear of Richard’s passing.
Vera Mitchell, Dean, and Jill.

I so sorry to learn of Richards passing , my sincere condolences to all the family , may he Rest In Peace .Fred and Carol Penney .

Oh so sorry to hear this to Day About Richard King WE was all Good ffriends growing up may he Rest in peace

I send my sincere sympathy to all Richard’s family. I am deeply sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. May his soul rest in peace.
Violet Squires Ruelokke

With deepest sorrow I learn of Richard’s death. He was a cherished friend for many years. My thoughts and prayers are with Trevor and Tracy at this difficult time.

To Richard’s daughter and son, his granddaughter, brother and all extended family and friends, my heartfelt condolences on your sad loss. I knew Richard from the Tely Ten and I always loved chatting with him whenever I saw him. A kind gentleman, he will be missed by all who knew him. May Richard rest in peace.

Our hearts are broken to hear this sad news today. Richard(Dick) was a great friend and we will never forget him. Rest In Peace Richard!!! Our Deepest Sympathy to all his family!!