FR John Archibald King

    • Firefighter John Archibald King
    • DND Fire Service

    We regret to advise of the death of Firefighter John Archibald King, peacefully, in Saskatoon SK on 27 December 2019 at the age of 87 years. 

    John was born on his family’s farm near Dundurn, SK. He attended Gilead, a one-room country school, for his elementary school education and then continued his education at the Hanley high school. On completion of his schooling John moved to northern Alberta and worked in construction for a short period of time. Returning to Saskatchewan, he started his service as a civilian firefighter with the Department of National Defence at Canadian Forces Base Dundurn - a career that was to continue for thirty-two years before John retired.

    Shortly after his retirement John started working in a new field when he began a part-time position at the Union Center. Following his time at the Union Center, John spent several years travelling the prairies recovering antique tractors for resale.

    In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a charity of your choice. The Celebration of John’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, 2 January 2020 at Acadia McKague’s Funeral Centre (915 Acadia Drive, Saskatoon). Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. Online condolences can be sent to the Funeral Home{khDec19}