Julianna Hauck King
October 2, 1923 – February 7, 2010
With deep sadness we mourn the loss of Julianna (Julie) King whose spirit was lifted into heaven on the afternoon of Sunday, February 7, 2010. Gratefully her children and grandchildren and her beloved cat ‘Shauny’ were by her side when she passed gracefully and peacefully into God’s hands.
Born to a strong and loving family on October 2, 1923 in Allan, Saskatchewan, Julie was the second youngest of 11 children. Predeceased by her husband of 55 years Michael, mother Barbara, father Christian, her 5 brothers Joe, Mike, Frank, Tony and Nick and her 4 sisters Helen, Lee, Rose, and sadly 1 week prior to her death her sister Jean. Survived by her youngest sister Cathy, her “forever” children son Michael (Sarah), daughters Marnie (Bob) and Anne (Randy), much loved grandchildren Jeffrey, Leslie (Travis), Emily, Cassandra, Michael, Miles and cherished great grandchildren Gabe, Josie, Zeke and Hosea.
As a young woman Julie was an accomplished manicurist and cosmetician. Dedicated to be the best, her steady, loyal clientele were testament to her will to succeed. Described by her long-time friends and flatmates as a very sensitive but outgoing person, she loved to laugh, was a great cook and she loved clothes. She had a true taste for fashion always taking care to dress smart and be ‘put together’. She was a wonderful and beautiful person who was well liked by friends and clients alike.
Proud, elegant and poised she was an independent and strong woman and made a great life partner for her husband Michael. They worked side by side throughout their lives, managing various motels in California, Victoria and Kamloops. Never afraid to take risks they ventured forth and owned and operated a business named after her ‘Julie K Cards and Gifts’. After selling their business they settled in Campbell River where they owned and operated the Rustic Motel until their retirement.
Always conscious of friends and community she was active in various charitable organizations and was a long standing member of the Catholic Women’s League who respectfully honored her at her service. A devout Catholic she was extremely faithful to her religion and was actively involved through volunteering and singing in the church choir.
Devoted to her religion she brought spiritual grounding for her family. Fiercely protective, loving and nurturing she gave her heart and soul to her family. Spanning 86 years, her life experience was amazing which she shared unconditionally with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and many much loved nieces, nephews and godchildren who she loved like there was no tomorrow. With every opportunity given taking the time to be with the kids, to have them experience life through travel, family fun, guidance and example, to always believe in yourself.
An avid gardener her masterpieces were always mentioned and admired. She loved to work in the garden rain or shine always taking time to enjoy and embrace the outdoors (even the slugs). Having a strong sense of world affairs she was well read and could carry a conversation on any topic. A socialite at heart she loved to entertain and host parties for family and friends. An amazing cook she tantalized her guests with her food and her warm hospitality welcoming them back time and time again.
Much loved, greatly depended upon for her loyal and loving friendships her ‘door’ was always open. A vacation spot for many and a haven for others, she took pride in her surroundings and herself. She loved to draw, sing, dance and play bridge. Encouraging, fun spirited, never one to give up she was an inspiration to many and those who had the pleasure of enjoying the fruits of her labour were forever blessed. A caring and loving wife, mother, grandmother and a faithful friend to those who touched her life she was a testament to a life well lived and has earned the right to peace and painless days.
You will never be forgotten and will always be remembered for your kind and generous ways, for your patience and your guidance but most importantly for your unconditional love. You will be deeply missed but remembered forever in our hearts and lives through your legacy of love.
Thank you to the nurses of the 3rd floor who generously gave us the time to surround her with love in her final days and allowing her to pass with dignity and peace.
A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Campbell River, B.C. on Monday February 15, 2010 with Father Vince Borre.