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King JohnKING, John Charles - It is with a deep sense of personal loss that we announce the passing of John Charles King at his home in North Kawartha, Ontario, on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the age of 68.

Born August 18, 1948, he was the eldest child of Allan “Russell” King and his wife Mary Catharine (nee Finley).
John is survived by his wife and partner in ministry, Laura (nee Luther), and was the proud father of two sons, Vaughan, (Vahen), Lance (Jillian), and one daughter Tamara Prosser (Jonathan).

He enjoyed telling people that he had one and half dozen grandchildren—(that’s seven!)—Griffin and Reilley King, and Josiah, Noah, Levi, Joshua and Tianna Prosser. Tianna is the ’one’ and the six boys are the “half dozen”.

He is predeceased by his mother, Mary but survived by his father, Russell King (Ruth), and his five sisters: Marilyn Gray (Rick) of Corberrie, NS; Elaine Fisher (Jon) of Lakefield; Cathy Van Essen (Gerrit) of North Kawartha; Rose Rosborough (Dave) of Roseneath; and Elizabeth Horlings (John) of Wolfville, NS. John will be remembered by many nieces and nephews and friends all over the world.

He put his trust in God as a young child and has followed Him wholeheartedly throughout his life. He served with Wycliffe Bible Translators for nearly 40 years, mainly in the areas of Government and Public relations roles.

For about the past 15 years, though still a member of Wycliffe, he was seconded to International Training Alliance and travelled the globe focused on developing basic leadership skills for Christian workers around the world. The training focused on participation and practice with the goal of developing skills. The objective was for the participants to remember the principles after the course and to put them into practise immediately in their life and ministry contexts.

Some of the leaders he met, were so special to him that he unofficially adopted them into his family, such as Lydia Teera from Uganda who became his “chocolate daughter” and Yan Koh, who he fondly called his Chinese sister. 

He was a man of many talents, and enjoyed playing his musical handsaw as a ministry tool, often doing concerts. He enjoyed sharing of some of his experiences between the songs he played.

He also wanted to write a book and he did accomplish that, but didn’t live to see it published. His wife and children plan to finish getting that done for him and expect it to be available in a few months. 

His motto was to “Live vibrantly (realistically); Learn continuously; Love deeply and Leave a godly Legacy (blessing)

His favourite quote: "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body. I intend to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and with just enough breath to proclaim: WOW — What a Ride!!!"

Arrangements entrusted with Fallis & Shields funeral home, Millbrook.

PeterboroughObituaries.com

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King JohnKING, John Charles - It is with a deep sense of personal loss that we announce the passing of John Charles King at his home in North Kawartha, Ontario, on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the age of 68.

Born August 18, 1948, he was the eldest child of Allan “Russell” King and his wife Mary Catharine (nee Finley).
John is survived by his wife and partner in ministry, Laura (nee Luther), and was the proud father of two sons, Vaughan, (Vahen), Lance (Jillian), and one daughter Tamara Prosser (Jonathan).

He enjoyed telling people that he had one and half dozen grandchildren—(that’s seven!)—Griffin and Reilley King, and Josiah, Noah, Levi, Joshua and Tianna Prosser. Tianna is the ’one’ and the six boys are the “half dozen”.

He is predeceased by his mother, Mary but survived by his father, Russell King (Ruth), and his five sisters: Marilyn Gray (Rick) of Corberrie, NS; Elaine Fisher (Jon) of Lakefield; Cathy Van Essen (Gerrit) of North Kawartha; Rose Rosborough (Dave) of Roseneath; and Elizabeth Horlings (John) of Wolfville, NS. John will be remembered by many nieces and nephews and friends all over the world.

He put his trust in God as a young child and has followed Him wholeheartedly throughout his life. He served with Wycliffe Bible Translators for nearly 40 years, mainly in the areas of Government and Public relations roles.

For about the past 15 years, though still a member of Wycliffe, he was seconded to International Training Alliance and travelled the globe focused on developing basic leadership skills for Christian workers around the world. The training focused on participation and practice with the goal of developing skills. The objective was for the participants to remember the principles after the course and to put them into practise immediately in their life and ministry contexts.

Some of the leaders he met, were so special to him that he unofficially adopted them into his family, such as Lydia Teera from Uganda who became his “chocolate daughter” and Yan Koh, who he fondly called his Chinese sister. 

He was a man of many talents, and enjoyed playing his musical handsaw as a ministry tool, often doing concerts. He enjoyed sharing of some of his experiences between the songs he played.

He also wanted to write a book and he did accomplish that, but didn’t live to see it published. His wife and children plan to finish getting that done for him and expect it to be available in a few months. 

His motto was to “Live vibrantly (realistically); Learn continuously; Love deeply and Leave a godly Legacy (blessing)

His favourite quote: "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body. I intend to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and with just enough breath to proclaim: WOW — What a Ride!!!"

Arrangements entrusted with Fallis & Shields funeral home, Millbrook.

PeterboroughObituaries.com

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It is with a deep sense of personal loss that we announce the passing of John Charles King at his home in North Kawartha, Ontario, on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the age of 68. Born August 18, 1948, he was the eldest child of Allan “Russell” King and his wife Mary Catharine (nee Finley).

John is survived by his wife and partner in ministry, Laura (nee Luther), and was the proud father of two sons, Vaughan, (Vahen), Lance (Jillian), and one daughter Tamara Prosser (Jonathan). He enjoyed telling people that he had one and half dozen grandchildren—(that’s seven!)—Griffin and Reilley King, and Josiah, Noah, Levi, Joshua and Tianna Prosser. Tianna is the ’one’ and the six boys are the “half dozen”.

He is predeceased by his mother, Mary but survived by his father, Russell King (Ruth), and his five sisters: Marilyn Gray (Rick) of Corberrie, NS; Elaine Fisher (Jon) of Lakefield; Cathy Van Essen (Gerrit) of North Kawartha; Rose Rosborough (Dave) of Roseneath; and Elizabeth Horlings (John) of Wolfville, NS. John will be remembered by many nieces and nephews and friends all over the world.

He put his trust in God as a young child and has followed Him wholeheartedly throughout his life. He served with Wycliffe Bible Translators for nearly 40 years, mainly in the areas of Government and Public relations roles. For about the past 15 years, though still a member of Wycliffe, he was seconded to International Training Alliance and travelled the globe focused on developing basic leadership skills for Christian workers around the world. The training focused on participation and practice with the goal of developing skills. The objective was for the participants to remember the principles after the course and to put them into practise immediately in their life and ministry contexts.

Some of the leaders he met, were so special to him that he unofficially adopted them into his family, such as Lydia Teera from Uganda who became his “chocolate daughter” and Yan Koh, who he fondly called his Chinese sister.

He was a man of many talents, and enjoyed playing his musical handsaw as a ministry tool, often doing concerts. He enjoyed sharing of some of his experiences between the songs he played.

He also wanted to write a book and he did accomplish that, but didn’t live to see it published. His wife and children plan to finish getting that done for him and expect it to be available in a few months.

His motto was to “Live vibrantly (realistically); Learn continuously; Love deeply and Leave a godly Legacy (blessing)

His favourite quote: "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body. I intend to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and with just enough breath to proclaim: WOW — What a Ride!!!"