L/Sgt George Edward King (Ret'd)
We regret to advise of the death of Lance-Sergeant George Edward King (Ret'd) on 10 August, 2010 after a brief illness at the Oakville Hospital, Oakville ON.
George was born in 1915 and raised in Truro, NS. He was a veteran of WW II and served for four years with the 23rd Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers. He participated in Operation BERLIN, the 25/26 September 1944 evacuation of the Allied Airborne troops at Arnhem after Operation MARKET GARDEN. He was profiled in the book “The Storm Boat Kings” which chronicled this rescue operation.
After the war he moved to Oakville, ON and in 1952 established himself as a house builder in the emerging neighbourhoods of Oakville.
George’s cremated remains will be interred at the Truro Cemetery on 16 August, 2010. Online condolences may be made at www.oakviewfuneral.ca