King, Avalon « Graham »
It is with heavy hearts the family of Avalon Graham King announce his peaceful passing at home on January 10, 2019, age 90.
Born in Millertown, Newfoundland on March 8, 1928, he was the son of Laura (Winter) and Willie King. Graham is survived by his loving wife of 66 years Beth (Pike); son David (Susan); daughters Kathy (Jerry) and Wanda (Ted); sister Shirley Melvin, 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Graham was predeceased by his son Winston (Nancy) and Graham’s brother Mervyn (Ethel).
As a teenager, Graham began work in the logging camps near Millertown. He left Newfoundland in 1949 and moved to Saint John NB where he found work as a mechanic. While in Saint John, Graham had a life changing conversion and came to faith in Christ. He married the love of his life, Beth, and raised their 4 children in a Christian home. After retirement in 1991, Graham and Beth began their ministry with the Salvation Army which took them to churches all over Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. They were pleased to share God’s love through this ministry until Graham was 88 years old. He also served with The Gideons International in Canada for nearly 50 years.
His family will remember a life filled with much love, laughter, faith and music. His grandchildren will remember adventures with Grampy in the canoe or on the snowmobile. His great grandchildren will hear stories of their banjo-playing Grampy for many years to come. Friends will remember tunes on the banjo and fiddle, good conversations with a cup of tea, adventures in his VW camper and many, many laughs.
A vibrant spark has gone out here on earth, but burns brighter than ever in the presence of the Lord Graham loved and served.
In accordance with Graham’s wishes, cremation has taken place.
Visitation Friday Jan. 18, 2019, 6:00 – 8:30 pm at Salvation Army Fairview Citadel, Gesner Ave.,Halifax,NS.
Celebration of Life Saturday Jan. 19, 2019, 11:00 am at Salvation Army Fairview Citadel, Gesner Ave.,Halifax,NS.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Salvation Army Fairview Citadel or The Gideons International in Canada.
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Avalon Graham King 2019..
Décès pour la Ville: Cole Harbour, Province: Nova Scotia