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Michael Peter King (Mike)

1935 - 2023

A much loved husband of Anne, father of Anita and Christina and father in law of Matt

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  1. We would love to read your memories of Dad, so please share your stories.

    I have many happy memories of Dad sharing our love of nature.

    For his 70th birthday we spent a few precious hours in a place not far from the New Forest, wandering in woodlands with a beautiful Barn Owl. The owl would regularly land on our arms and then fly between the trees, it was magical. We also spent time with an amazing Eagle Owl called Mascara who was full of character. She nearly knocked me over when she flew to my arm, and we both laughed so much. We also had a coffee while holding a Peregrine falcon, not many can say that!

    I will always treasure that special memory.

    My heart aches with the loss of my precious Dad, but so grateful he is no longer suffering and safe with Jesus.

  2. I always remember our times with your family very fondly as a child and later as an adult. Uncle Michael was one of the main influences in my life championing my interest in the outdoors and nature and I still remember fossil hunting on the beach with him when I was very young. Michael was a lovely gentle soul and will be greatly missed. All my love Allan and Family.

    Allan Walker
  3. I too remember fossil hunting most vividly as a child with Uncle Michael. I also remember that when we were in nature as children he would always have a sage piece of knowledge if asked about something but seemed to be most content just watching us all explore and be as faciniated with the natural world as he was. The are truly cherished memories that have followed me into adulthood where I have done my best to pass that same wonderment on to my own children.

    Sending all our love and strength to you all. Kenny and family

    kenny walker
  4. Finding the right words at a time like this is so incredibly difficult. So all we can do is send you our love and prayers. Michael was a good man and will be missed.

    Margaret & Ben Humphries
  5. “Oh, dear,” as he would often say. The moments spent working alongside Mike were always filled with joy. Our journey commenced in April 2022 when I was introduced to Mike. Over time, tending to Mike became a cherished responsibility, making every day special.

    Mike, a man of tranquility and gentlemanly grace, had a penchant for his regular morning “cereals” and evening meals paired with chocolatey desserts. Each moment shared with him was a treasure. His family, devoted and attentive, ensured he was surrounded by care and love.

    As we bid farewell, the void left by Mike’s absence is profound. I find myself missing him dearly. It’s a somber moment as we witness him rest. Mike, you are loved, and God’s love for you is immeasurable. Your life was a testament to its goodness. My heartfelt condolences go out to Anne, Christy, Anita, and Matt.

    Damiloju Olagbade
  6. The first time I met Mike was very memorable for me! I was fresh out of college and he was on the interview panel for my first job as a Geography teacher at St Peters School, Bournemouth (he was Head of the Geography Department). I was so grateful to him for the kind and thoughtful ways in which he helped me in the early days of my teaching career. Nothing was too much effort to explain (and in those early days I needed a lot of things explaied!) I have very happy memories of the field trips we went on – Lulworth Cove was my favourite. He was so knowledgeable about all the rock strata – up until that point, rock layers had just been ‘pretty colours’ to me but under Mike’s expert tutelage I could soon differentiate a limestone from a greensand! He and Anne made such a good team, the way they worked together and supported each other was such an inspiration for me. I really appreciated the way that they both made their home a very warmly welcoming place for me at a time when I felt far from home in my first job. And of course, that’s how I got to meet Anita and Christina… who became my delightful bridesmaids – Mike was very proud of you both! I’m so sorry for your loss and pray you’ll grieve together, in your own unique ways, but dwell mostly on the happy memories that you shared together. Blessings and much love to you all, Ally

    Alison (Ally) Gibson
  7. Mike was an excellent example of a gentleman. Meeting Mike was a delightful moment for me. He appeared gentle and welcoming. He would’nt hesitate to give a warm smile in appreciation of the support offered to him.
    I cherished the moments we played the jigsaw puzzles together.He would quickly finish his and watch if I was doing the right thing. Amazing!
    He is so greatly missed.
    My love and prayers are with you, Anne, Anita, Christy, and Matt. You all did your best to shower your love and support to him when he needed it most. I pray that you take solace from the beautiful moments you shared with him.
    Our assurance is that he is in a better place with our saviour, Jesus Christ.


Service Details

Wednesday, November 29th 2023 - 14:30
St Martin on the Walls, North Street, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 4AG
Albert Marsh Funeral Directors

Family flowers only please

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