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John Lloyd Mackenzie King
August 12, 1919 - February 6, 2017
King, John Lloyd Mackenzie Age 97, of Halifax, passed away on Feb. 6, 2017 at Camp Hill Veteran’s Memorial Building, QEII. Born in Sydney Mines, Cape Breton on Aug 12, 1919 to the late John and Olivia (Rideout) King. John is survived by his wife of 68 years Mora (MacKenzie) King; sons Don (Linda) King and Brian King; granddaughter Tracy-Lynn; grandson Declan and special nephew Edison King at Northside Community Guest Home. He was predeceased by brothers Rueben and Javis, and sisters Gladys, Pheobe, Lil, Ada, Mildred and Annie. He served 21 years in the Royal Canadian Navy in the World War II escorting convoys in the Atlantic (Murmansk Run) and the Korean War. Before retiring from the Navy he reached the rank of Chief Petty Officer. After retiring from the Navy he spent another 21 years in 'stationary engine rooms', heating various provincial buildings in Halifax. Some of Dad’s favourite past times were camping with their trailer club and working in his basement making birdhouses of many colours. While waiting for the paint to dry he would move to his Navy picture room where he had hundreds of ships in his homemade picture frames. Lots of ball caps from the ongoing reunions in this room. Dad’s favourite naval ship was the Iroquois. He also spent time on the HMCS Sackville, now a floating naval museum. Dad never tired of giving himself to his boys, especially through his volunteering as a Cub/Scout leader, and became like a second dad to many. Through him, many learned basic skills of outdoor survival, and woodworking, electrical, plumbing or carpentry skills were but a question away from being freely given. Funeral service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or the Mission to Seafarers Halifax. Thanks to the nurses, staff and volunteers of V3W Cedar Crest for their care and compassion during his short stay. Thanks also to the staff at Parkland Clayton Park were Mom and Dad have lived for the past nine years. To leave online condolence please visit www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com Sackville Chapel.