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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.13170266
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Never too late to say GoodBye
Posted by Brenda Long (Jim's first Practice R.N.) On Friday, April 13, 2018
So sorry Jeanne, my friend, to find out too late that Jim had passed. Such an honor to be his first R.N. to run his Practice for 15 years. We were the best of friends and colleagues. We all shared great vacations and long work days. Creating the first Urodynamics Unit in Ontario was our proudest work together. "Jimmy" loved all who were closest to him. Above all, he lived for his work.

Quite simply, he "Lived Life Large" and was a rare example of "unconditional love".

Posted by vince megaro (aqcintance) On Monday, May 8, 2017
My most sincere thoughts to you Jeanne! Kinger/Jim will be deeply missed to all of us! I will always remember him sitting on the far side at the top of the fair sipping his favorite juice with a joyful smile on his face!


Vince Megaro

Posted by Gord and Sharlene Tyndall (Friend) On Friday, May 5, 2017
We were saddened to hear of Jim's passing. We always enjoyed his company. You must be so grateful for all of the memories that you have made together and you will cherish them forever! Our thoughts are with you.
Saddened by the recent passing of your loving partner Jim
Posted by Carol Twilley (Robats School Health Unit co worker) On Friday, May 5, 2017
Thinking of you , Jeanne and both families at this emotional time My sincere condolences to you all May God Bless you and give you strength

I am sure there are many years of memories to hold onto

In Sympathy
Posted by Serena Moro (Acquaintance) On Thursday, May 4, 2017
I am sorry to hear of Dr. King's passing. I was a patient of his for many years and feel very fortunate to have been under his good care. Sincere condolences to his family , friends, and colleagues - Sincerely, Serena Moro

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