William Edward King

March 23, 1920 to May 29, 2017


King, William Edward – Passed peacefully away on Monday, May 29th, 2017 in the presence of his loving family at the Veteran’s Pavilion, L.A. Miller Centre at the age of 97 years. Predeceased by parents Johannah and Michael King, brothers Jack and Michael, sisters Mary Reelis, Madeline Evans and Eileen Earle. Leaving to mourn his loving wife of 61 years, Ruby (Snow); sons: Robert (Sheryl), Billie, Barry (Patricia), Jeffrey; his loving granddaughter Lauren; nephew John Reelis (Joyce); brothers-in-law: Harry Snow and Kevin Snow (Peggy); also, a large number of nieces and nephews. William was a veteran of World War II as a member of the 166th Field Regiment Royal Artillery and a member of the Singing Legionnaires. He fought in the Battle of Britain, North Africa, Sicily and Italy. William was the last survivor of the first draft of the 166th Regiment. Upon returning from the War he became a very successful business man. A self taught player of musical instruments and provided entertainment to his comrades at Branch 56 for many of their functions. Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home 329 Freshwater Road from 2-4 p.m. & 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 31st, Thursday, June 1st and Friday, June 2nd.  Funeral service will take place on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. from the Carnell Memorial Chapel. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Last Post Fund of the Royal Canadian Legion. To send a message of condolence or sign the memorial guest book, please visit, www.carnells.com.


“Forever Loved”

“Rest in Peace”



7-9 p.m. on May 31, 2017

7-9 p.m. on June 1, 2017

7-9 p.m. on June 2, 2017

Carnell’s Funeral Home
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RIP Mr. King. Condolences to the family thoughts and prayers are with you. I am sure that his comrades from the First Draft will be there to welcome him home.

Dear Ruby and Family,
Bob and I wish to express our sincere sympathy to you and the boys on the passing of Bill. We found Bill to be a very friendly person. We always enjoyed his natural talent for music! Bill was lucky to be
blessed with 97 wonderful years.
With our sincere condolences,
Bob & Diane Colford

We send our condolences to all the King Clan. So sorry for your loss, Your Dad will be missed.
Love to all
Jamie, Della and the west coast Coyle Clan

Mrs King, Bob, Sheryl, Barry, Patricia, Lauren, Billy and Jeffrey,

My deepest condolences for your loss. He will be forever remembered for his courage and commitment to our Province and Country. Soldier on, Mr. King. You have served us proud. Lest we forget.

So sorry Bob to hear of your loss. I know how proud you were of your Father. Your stories of him actually made me proud as well. Tales of your dad made your eyes shine. Another proud Newfoundlander has left .

Dear Mrs. King, Bob, Sheryl, Barry, Patricia, Lauren, Billy and Jeffrey,

We’ve just heard of Mr. King’s passing. Samantha and I would like to express our sincere condolences and let you know that our thoughts are with you. We have many fond memories of meals and time spent at your family home.

Sending you love and prayers. May Mr. King’s soul rest in peace.

Jean (Walsh) & Samantha Kilgore

Mrs. King (Ruby) & Family,

Please accept our deepest condolences on Mr. King’s (Bill’s) passing.

Being such great friends of mom and dad my thoughts immediately went back to the after party’s following sibling weddings when Mr. King would break out the accordion while mom put on the kettle and kept his cup filled with tea. Oh! What wonderful times.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you bid him farewell.

God’s Blessing!
Paul & Therese Kelly

Barry and family…so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all and sending prayers.

Ruby and family thinking of you at this sad time, may you find comfort in the love of your family and friends

Dear Ruby and family: we are so sorry for your loss. Bill was such aa good friend to mom and dad through the years. And of course we girls always so enjoyed his music! I know we have all three been remiss in not being in touch with you since we lost our oh so special mother! Will continue to try to get in touch with you by phone. Our love and hugs to you!

So sorry to get this news he was a great friend Brian and Florence Edwards we will miss him

Ruby (Mrs King) & Family : Our sincerest condolences on the passing of Bill ( Mr King) ..there are many good memories of listening to his great musical talents and of your great hospitality in my College years.
Our thoughts are with you all on this sad occasion.

George/Barbara Bartlett & Family

Ruby and Family: Sincere sympathy to all of you at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Thinking of you at this time. I remember Bill when we would visit when I was just a child with mom and dad. I sure he will be missed by all… chin up, God speed…

Love Chad & Kim Haggett

Ruby and Family: Sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Our deepest condolences to Robert and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

We are very sorry to hear of your loss. May you find peace with the many warm memories that you have all created together. You’re all in our prayers. xox

My deepest condolences to Ruby and her family. May you rest in peace Bill. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

My Sister Ruby and Family, We are very sorry to here of Bill’s passing. Peg and I extend our deepest sympathy. We regret that we are unable to be with you at this time. Thoughts and prayers are with you all on this sad occasion.

Our condolences to the family prayers & hugs on the way!

My dear Ruby and family
I am so saddened to read of Bills passing.
Please accept my heartfelt sincere sympathies.
I’m sorry I can’t come visit in person but just been released from hospital today
I had a severe heart problem over the weekend and had to have a pacemaker .
Hope loving memories sustain and support you and your family at this sad time.