Gwen King, 83, of RR#1, Devlin, Ont. passed away Monday, Jan. 10, 2000 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. She was born June 6, 1916 in Winchester, England to the late Arthur and Daisy Miller.
Mrs. King came to Canada in June, 1926 with her parents and settled in Whitewood, Sask. She lived there for four years before moving to Rainy River District. She settled in Stratton, Ont., where she had lived most of her life.
She had farmed in the area and also had cooked at tourist camps, including the Rod and Reel in Sioux Narrows for several years.
She had been a 4-H leader for many years, a member of the Women’s Institute, and a member of the Stratton United Church. She enjoyed playing Bingo, going to casinos, cooking, quilting, and doing craftwork.
Most of all, though, she loved life and was very dedicated to her family.
Gwen was united in marriage to Allan King, who predeceased her Sept. 6, 1957. She also was predeceased by her daughter, Marlene Gouliquer on Dec. 31, 1998; and brother, William Miller on Oct. 19, 1993.
She is survived by her daughters, Beverley (George) Hyatt of Devlin, Ont., and Elaine (Garry) Desserre, June (Ron) Desserre, Carol (Russell) Willis, and Doreen (Glen) Wrolstad, all of Dryden, Ont.
Also surviving are two sisters-in-law, Mabel (Jerry) Willick of Saskatoon, Sask., and Florence Miller of Stratton, Ont.; one brother-in-law, Gordon King of Atikokan, Ont.; 21 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Way Church in Pinewood, Ont. Pastor Pat White officiated, with interment in the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Rainy River, Ont.
Pallbearers were her grandsons and the honourary pallbearers were her granddaughters.
In memoriam donations may be made to the Stratton United Church in Stratton, Ont.