King, Alma (nee Cooley)
Our dear mother passed away suddenly at the age of 83 at the Almonte General Hospital on October 20, 2014. Mom was born on April 2, 1931 in LaChute, Quebec. Daughter of the late William and Beatrice Cooley and sister to the late Vera, Victor and her only surviving sibling Nina.
Mom trained as a nurse in Montreal where she worked in paediatrics, Taking care of children with TB and Cancer. This is where she met the love of her life, the late Dr. John King. Following the birth of their second son, they relocated to Almonte.
Mom’s primary focus was providing a loving, nourishing environment for her husband and children. She was happiest in her home reading a book. Her home and garden were a sense of pride without being extravagant.
Alma is survived by her children, John (Marilyn), Tim (Pam), Heather (David) and her 9 grandchildren, Sasha, Kathleen, John, David, Robert, Morgan, Matthew, Christopher and William.
Thank you to all the staff at the Almonte General Hospital for allowing Mom to die with dignity and to the numerous neighbours who enhanced her life. A special thanks goes out to Marilyn Sonnenburg for all her care.
A Celebration of Alma’s Life will take place at the
C. R. Gamble Funeral Home and Chapel Inc.
(127 Church St., Almonte, ON., 613-256-3313)
On Friday, October 24, 2014 at 11am. Reception to follow at the funeral home. Private family inurnment. Family flowers only, donations can be made in honour of Mom to the Leukemia, Lymphoma Society of Canada.
Condolences & tributes: www.crgamble.com