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KING, Henry Hwang

November 2, 1928 – March 4, 2012

Henry Hwang King of Calgary, passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2012 at the age of 83 years.

Henry King was born on November 2, 1928 in Paracale, Camarines Norte, Philippines to Leon King and Siok Jing Hwang of Sha Ti, Fujian, China. He grew up in the small mining town where he fought the Japanese forces in his early teens alongside his guerrilla leader father before escaping to Manila. In his youth, he loved to play basketball with his brothers and friends. As he told it in later years, he would play out under the sun until he was as brown as the proverbial nut. After the war, he studied business administration & finance in university. Being the oldest boy, he unconditionally supported the whole family, allowing his brothers and sister to enjoy a better life and to attend university. His professional experiences ranged from shipping representative to agri-business produce buyer to bank executive.

He retired to Calgary with his wife and two youngest daughters in 1986 to join his oldest daughter and her family. He was a most noble, loving and nurturing husband, father and grandfather. Having a great respect of nature and the finer things in life, he loved both the ruggedness of nature and the complex structure of classical music and instilled both loves in each of his children. He was known to families and friends as a quiet, happy, generous and very intelligent man with a broad range of knowledge and interests who loved to read and frequented numerous libraries around Calgary. He was also known for being a vocal enthusiast for all things China and Chinese. But above everything else, he impressed everyone who had known him with his personal warmth coupled with his trademarked honesty and fondness for laughter. He will be greatly missed.

Henry is survived by his two sons and three daughters, Mary (Kee Gee) Low, Herman (Diana) King, Arthur (Myla) King, Aileen (Roland) Leonardo, and Maybelle (Jomil) Cosia; and ten grandchildren, Kyna, Keegan, Kyla, Keysha, Abigail, Matthew, Regine, Regan, Joshua, and Jeremiah. Henry was predeceased by his childhood sweetheart and beloved wife of forty-eight years, Siu Tin (Sio Bi), in May 2002.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Services will be held at Centre Street Church “Central Campus Chapel” (3900 – 2nd Street N.E.) on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Henry Hwang King, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. connie Feliciano :

    Dear Maybelle,

    Our heartfelt condolences at this most difficult time and I ask that you please pass these sentiments on to your family.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Wishing ypu peace and healing,

    Connie, Jojo,Vanessa and Myron

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  2. Ronald & Joy Reyes :

    Papang as we know/call your Dad, was a great & quiet man with simple words as he speaks and his family was his greatest joy.
    Our thoughts and prayers will be with all of you. May you find comfort in the deepest sympathy from all of us who share your grief.

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  3. Aswin & Els Hariman :

    Dear Mary, Kee Gee & family,

    Please accept our sincere condolence for the loss of your father/ father in law/ grandfather. We trust that his soul rest in peace with the Lord. Although we will not be able to attend our respect during the services, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    May God bless you always, Aswin & Els

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  4. Eugene, Ramona, Edmund, Eric, Ruth :

    Dear Cousins Mary, Herman, Arthur, Aileen & Maybelle & Families:

    It is with deep regret to hear of the home going of your beloved Papa & our dear Uncle Henry.

    My last meeting with him was during cousin Karen’s wedding last year in Manila. He was jubilant and active. Our family regrets that we could not see or visit him one more time in Canada. It was a desire on our part to plan a trip to Calgary and re-live some old memories with you all of our stay there in 1996.

    Uncle Henry was a loving, thoughtful and sacrificial uncle to me and like a grandpa to our children. In spite of his deteriorating health and together with cousin Mary, he braved the challenges of travel in order to be at my Mom’s wake & funeral in 2008. His thoughtfulness is well-remembered.

    On the other hand, we are greatly comforted by the fact that Uncle Henry was a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, and has committed his life to trust and obey Him. We sincerely believe that Uncle Henry is now again joined with his beloved wife and our dear Auntie Siu Tin in eternal bliss in heaven, “safe in the arms of Jesus”. For this, we are all grateful and glad for your family.

    May our Lord grant you grace and peace in this time of loss and bereavement and may His comfort bring trust and faith in His Son in the days to come. God bless.

    Eugene, Ramona
    Edmund, Eric, Ruth
    (Co Family)

    PS. At your convenience, please email us your phone # and the time and date we may call you. Please forward this email to each sibling. Thanks!

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  5. Sherwin & Jane Esmilla :

    Dear Achie Maybelle/Ahia Jomil and family,

    Our heart goes out to you and your family, Please accept our condolences and know that we will be praying for you. May cherished memories of your father comfort you and your family in this difficult time. God bless.

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  6. Leo, Tere & family :

    Dear King Family,

    It is with great sadness to learn the passing of Henry. Please accept our deepest condolence. We know he will be deeply missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with the King family.

    In Sympathy & Love,
    Leo, Tere(Siok Wan) & Family

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  7. Chris & Donna Chin-Fatt :

    Dear Mary, Kee Gee & Family:

    At this very difficult time for you and your family, may you find comfort in the beautiful memories and the presence of loved ones and friends.

    You are in our thoughts and prayers,

    Chris & Donna

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  8. Jerry Lim Ty :

    Please accept our love and sympathy…we all have this one way to go…


    Jerry and Georgiana Ty

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  9. Erwin and Leona Tanunliong :

    Remembering and honoring our loved ones who have passed before us allows us to keep them with us forever within our hearts. Uncle King’s legacy lives on.

    Our heartfelt sympathy to your family.

    From Rebecca, Schubert, Erwin, Irene, Caroline, Dorothy, Benedict and Patrick

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  10. Joyce King Wong :

    Dear Cousin Mary, Herman, Arthur, Aileen, Maybelle and Families,

    I was very saddened to hear of Uncle Henry’s sudden passing. I have very fond memories of his warmth, graciousness, and humor that he shared with me during my visits to the Philippines. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Joyce, Vernon and Family

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