KING, Daniel Richard
Feb. 24, 1925 – Feb. 16, 2008
Dan was born and raised in Vancouver. He spent time in Montreal, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Whitehorse before settling in Richmond and later New Westminster during his 35 year career as an airline pilot with Canadian Pacific Airlines.
He was a loving Dad to Danny, Susan, Cindy & Nancy. In 1985, right after his retirement, he lost his wife Dorothy, his children’s mother.
Life goes on, and he was fortunate to enjoy almost 23 years of retirement, which he shared with his wife Joyce. In place of flying, their favourite mode of transportation was a “cruise ship” and there were many adventures and many memories.
Along with Joyce, he leaves to mourn: daughter Sue, her husband Ken Fuchihara, granddaughter Leah Keenliside, and grandson Ryan Peebles; daughter Cindy and her husband Andy McInnis and granddaughters Rebecca and Jessica; daughter Nancy and her husband Rob McInnis and granddaughter Bayleigh; step-daughter Janet Jessen and granddaughters Jennifer & Emily.
Dan was a giving man, who spent countless hours on the Canadian Airline Pilot’s Association Pension Committee working to achieve sustainable benefits for the pilots and he was a contributing member of the New Westminster Gyro Club for over 30 years and served as District Treasurer for 10 years.
We are thankful for the gift of a gentle man with a quick mind and loving heart – who managed to fill his almost 83 years with success and dignity. We are also thankful that his passing was gentle and dignified and that he never suffered. We have wonderful memories and we will all love and miss him for ever and ever.
Funeral Mass will take place Friday, February 22 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church, 20675-87th Avenue (at 207th St.) Langley. A gathering with the family to follow in the church hall. Bring your memories!
Henderson’s Dignity Funeral Home