Toronto, Ontario

1947 - 2021


Toronto, Ontario


ALAN KING 1947 - 2021 It is with great sadness that the King family announces the peaceful passing of Alan King on February 8, 2021, at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto. Alan was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and emigrated with his parents Alfred and Maureen King in 1948 eventually settling...

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Alan was a wonderful artist and charming individual. He was involved in Artbarn School and I truly wish I had known him better. We have a lovely painting of his in our window with old buildings on Queen Street and would be happy to give it back to his family.

Alan’s talents brought laughter and beauty to a world much in need of both. Such a pleasure to know him and such a loss to lose him so soon.

Cluster of 50 Memorial Trees

We would like to offer sincere condolences to the King family on Alan’s passing. Our son, Scott, was a good friend of Christopher’s in high school. (Sadly they have lost touch over time and distance). During those early years, Alan gave us two political cartoons which remain framed by our desk. We often think of him, his generosity and his extraordinary talent to capture a moment, when we admire them.

His obituary reveals a life well lived, one with principles, diverse talents...

Alan was a gifted artist who showed his promise early. As a childhood neighbour I remember the incredible seascape he painted directly on his parents’ living room wall!
Our condolences to Gayle and Elaine, and the entire King family.
Bob Robertson

Chloe, my sincerest condolences to you and your family. Much love. Anton

Alan seems like he lived an extraordinary life, he accomplished so much, and seemed to have done everything he wanted to do. He will be missed.
You have your wonderful memories and hopefully that will be of comfort to you, in the coming days.

Alan was a lovely man. My heart goes out to his family. How heartbreaking.

Alan's amazing talent, sense of humor, and sharp intellect sustained our friendship of 59 years. My heart goes out to the family for this huge loss.