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David Lloyd King

January 4, 1943 ~ March 12, 2021 (age 78)


KING, David Lloyd (January 4,1943) – Passed away peacefully on Friday, March 12, 2021 at Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital at the age of 78. Beloved son of the late Bess and Llyod King. Cherished husband of Kathleen (Simpson) King for 58 years. Loving father of sons, Tony of Gravenhurst, Kris (Paula) of Bracebridge, Greg (Tracey) of Whitby, and daughter Koreen (Rod) of Maple Ridge, B.C. Adored grandfather of Danielle (Mike), Eric, Kyle, Rachael, Maddie, Hannah, Makenna, Jacob, Dalaney, and Kaden. Great-grandfather of Peyton and was anxiously awaiting his second great-granddaughter Nora. Dear brother of the late Bill of Alliston, Jim (Beth) of Atlin, B.C., Roger (Sandi) of Orillia, and Marilyn of Florida. Much loved by his sister-in-law Jenifer Bartlett of Vancouver. Predeceased by his mother-in-law Gertrude Simpson. Loved by many nieces and nephews and extended family members.

David was a “gentle” man full of love, which he instilled in his family, but “strong” of character and principles. David served in the Royal Canadian Airforce and was a proud 55-year member of the Royal Canadian Legion. He led by example and was respected by all. A proud CNR man, he loved his Northern Hornepayne roots and family. He served his community as Councillor, Deputy Reeve, volunteer fire department, and held hockey and recreational executive positions. After moving back to his home in Muskoka, he was recognized for his contributions for numerous community and charity causes. His life-long love for hockey was displayed throughout his career as a player and the captain of Don’s Clippers. He was a former president of the Gravenhurst Minor Hockey Association and was the founder of the Kris King Muskoka Summer Hockey School.

David was a true outdoorsman, who loved nature, fishing, and hunting. He loved their home on the Muskoka River with his dogs. During his life, he was fortunate to have so many special friendships, especially his drop in visits at Kahshe Boat Works. David will be missed and remembered by all who knew him.

In keeping with David’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Due to Covid-19, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital Foundation and may be arranged through Cavill Funeral Home. Please share personal condolences and memories to

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