September 20, 1926 – July 1, 2008
Lee King passed away peacefully on Canada Day in Comox, BC with his wife, Pat, and son, Tim, by his side.
A proud Canadian, Lee served his country well. He was a WW2 veteran (Merchant Navy & North Nova Scotia Highlander) and after the war he joined the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals, serving a total of 32 years before retiring in Ontario and subsequently moving to Vancouver Island. Lee was a decorated soldier; he received the North Atlantic Star, served as a UN Peace Keeper in Cyprus, the Congo, was head of the Brigade in Germany (peace time) and was the Regimental Sergeant Major of the RCC School of Signals at Vimy in Kingston, ON. He was very dedicated to teaching, instructing and training many future men & women of the Canadian Forces. A kind, caring and deeply respectful person, Lee was highly regarded by his colleagues and peers, and was always willing to help his family and neighbors. His witty sense of humor, numerous stories and jokes brought a lot of laughter to those around him. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Pat, son Tim, and step-children: Andy, David, Paul, Peter, and Linda. There is no service by request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Military Communications & Electronic Museum Foundation, Kingston, ON (www.c-and e-museum.org) in memory of Lee. There will be an “Open House” Friday 11 July from 2-4 pm at 182 Manor Drive, Comox, BC.