Wayne King Obituary, Brockville ON, Elizabethtown Kitley Fire Dept. Member Has Died

Wayne King Obituary, Death- At Brockville General Hospital, Wayne King gently passed away on May 16, 2023, with his family by his side. After a brief illness, Wayne passed away in his own way, according to his own wishes.

He was always our personal handyman and maintained an active lifestyle. He was reared in the neighborhood after being born on May 31, 1942, in Brockville. He married Donna, the joy of his life, in 1963, and they were together for 60 incredibly happy years. Wayne worked as a millwright for Dupont Canada (Maitland) for 40 years. Wayne was a part of the CERT team and the Dupont fire department during his time there. Wayne joined the Elizabethtown-Kitley volunteer fire department, which operates out of Station 1 in Lyn, as soon as the family moved into the current home close to Lyn.

Over the course of 40 years, Wayne played a variety of responsibilities, including active firefighter (1975), captain (1982), and deputy chief (1993). He was very involved and sometimes the first person on the scene. After leaving the fire department in 2015, he continued to stop by the station to visit his friends and coworkers and swap stories and jokes. Wayne has always had a genuine love for his family. Despite his outside obligations, he was constantly present for Donna and the girls before turning his attention to his grandkids. You were in for a nice story if Wayne ever started talking about his grandsons, and it didn’t take much to start those conversations.

With their grandsons, Wayne and Donna experienced wonderful adventures. At every function, Wayne wore the official “proud grandpa” cap.
In addition to his wife Donna (Martin), daughters Darlene Lawson (Jeff) and Christine Karasiuk (Kyle), grandsons Dane Lawson (Dayna), Drew Lawson (Izzy), and Cameron Karasiuk, Wayne is also survived by his parents, Darlene and Martin. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Dianne Davis, his brother Ernest King, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Siblings Irene, Melvin, Gervan, Gordon, Gary, and Eldin predeceased Wayne. Predeceased by mother-in-law Edith Martin, father-in-law Ernest (Sue) King, and the former Mildred Roberts of Prescott. The medical staff at KHSC-KGH and BGH provided Wayne with excellent treatment, and the family is incredibly appreciative. We would especially like to thank Drs. Andrea Fung, Gerry Ashe, Jay Jaworski, and Andrew Thomas. Thank you also to Bayshore and the Brockville and District Palliative Care Service.

The compassion and attention were remarkable and genuine. A private family service and cremation were already conducted at Wayne’s desire. On June 3, 2023, from noon to three o’clock, there will be a memorial service at the Elizabethtown-Kitley Fire Station in Lyn, Ontario. Donations made in Wayne’s honor to the EKFD or the palliative care department of the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation will be greatly acknowledged.

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