Dr. H. James King
KING, Dr. H. James - Peacefully at University Hospital on Monday, May 1, 2017, age 76. Best friend and partner for 41 years of Jeanne Portelance. Son of the late Howard and Jean (Coppin) King and brother of the late John King. Dear brother-in-law of Gwyneth King and loving uncle of David and Steve (Sandra). Proud great-uncle of Colwyn and Deven, Elyse and Dylan. Brother-in-law of Marcel Portelance (JoAnne), Hector Portelance (Rosanne), and the late Rachel (Normand Poulin). Beloved uncle to Roxane (Graeme) and children Cole and Adam, Sonya (Doug) and children Grant and Claire, Matthieu, Brent (Michelle) and children Garet and Grace, Megan (Tyler) and daughter Skylar, Rene, Chantal (Andre). Also fondly remembered by his cousins Pat (George), Bonnie (Roy), Susan (Charlie), Tom (Anne) and predeceased by cousin Sandy. Graduate of U.W.O. Medicine, 1967, and then Obstetrics and Gynecology 1973. He was a member of the Department of OBS/GYN at U.W.O. for 37 years. Under the banner of this department, Jim originated the Urodynamics Unit. He was also an early member of the Colposcopy Unit. He enjoyed his role as resident program director, membership with AMOSO and CTA. Jim had many other interests including fishing, houseboating, curling, horse racing, football and was an avid sports fan of baseball (Blue Jays), professional and college football (Michigan Wolverines). Jim and Jeanne were members of the BBB Club, thereby visiting many cities in North America for baseball weekends. They loved traveling together, including multiple train trips across Canada, visits to Ireland, Scotland, Europe and even Australia. The last few years he loved being a snowbird in Florida. Friends are invited to a memorial reception at Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond, on Sunday, May 7 from 2-4 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated.
May 2, 2017, 9:30 pm
Jeanne I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Keep the memories you two had together.
ian & marion
May 3, 2017, 12:56 pm
Ian and I are deeply sad to hear the passing of Kinger.We will hold all the fun memories in our hearts.Jan, please take care and we are thinking of you.
Love Ian & Marion
Denis and Jeannine Labelle
May 3, 2017, 6:07 pm
Hearing about your loss has deeply saddened us, but we know that this is far from what you are going through right now. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family.
May 3, 2017, 6:10 pm
To the King Family:
I was so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I worked at St. Joseph in my early career with Dr. John Rounthwaite and got to know Jim as a friend as well as a physician. My sincere condolences on his passing.
May 3, 2017, 9:17 pm
Jeanne, I do not know if you remember us, but you were our special nurse when our daughter Shannon spent six months in hospital in 1972. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember you speaking fondly of Jim way back then. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this trying time. Jan and Frank Lucas, Arkona
May 3, 2017, 10:20 pm
I was a patient of Dr.King for 25 years and he was a very kind and compassionate doctor who always listened to me and I felt he cared about me. I'm very sorry for your loss.
May 4, 2017, 10:33 am
I first met Jim back in 1968 -- both of us were new at St. Joe's -- and although we followed different careers I always enjoyed our casual encounters in the hospital corridors. He was always so welcoming and upbeat, despite his setbacks. When the 'new' St. Joe's evolved and I retired, his face is one of the many that I missed. He was 'a good doc' and affected for the better many lives.
May 4, 2017, 1:59 pm
Dear Jeanne you have my deepest sympathy on the passing of Jim.
Jim was best man when my late husband Dave Miller & I were married. Jim was very supportive & always there for us thru Dave's illness. His kindness did not go unoticed.
Katherine Hayward Sullivan
May 4, 2017, 6:46 pm
I met Dr King in 1978. I was a newly wed starting a new job in the Labour and delivery area at st. Joes. Dr King was kind and compassionate and welcoming. He cared deeply for his patients and his coworkers. I am so sorry for your loss. He was a good man, and an excellent Doctor.
May 4, 2017, 7:17 pm
Dear Jeanne my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.You have many memories to hold dear.
Queena, Ken, Quinn and Konnor Charlton
May 6, 2017, 1:27 pm
Jeanne, As you already know, "Kinger" meant the world to our whole family and we will miss him terribly. We cherish all the wonderful times we spent together both here and in Florida. He was a great mentor and friend. His constant support and reassurance was always appreciated. He will always hold a special place in our hearts.
Our sincere condolences to you and the whole family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Q and K, Q and K
May 8, 2017, 10:56 am
So sorry to hear of the passing of Jim. I met Jim in the early 70's when I worked at St. Joseph's in the Delivery Room. He was a very kind and thoughtful man, and will be missed by many. Jeanne, think of all the good memories you have with him, which will be numerous. Thinking of you. Anna Scott
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