Dewey King

Born: Wed., Jun. 5, 1946
Died: Sat., Nov. 16, 2019


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Wed., Nov. 20, 2019
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Wed., Nov. 20, 2019
Location: J.M. Jobes Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

10:30 AM Thu., Nov. 21, 2019
Location: St. Joseph Church, Bras d'Or

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Terrance Leo (Dewey) King
Little Bras d’Or

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dewey King, age 73, on Saturday, November 16, 2019, in the An Cala unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by his loving family, when the precious arms of Jesus took him home.
Born in Little Bras d’Or on June 5, 1946, he was the son of the late John James (Jack) and Millie King.
Dewey was an autobody man by trade. His love of old cars was a great passion, as was evident by his career. He worked in Alder Point at Willie MacNeil’s Auto Body for many years, then retired, and worked in his own garage, doing the same. Dewey loved fishing, driving, going for coffee, attending Screaming Eagles games, and talking to his deaf friends.
He leaves behind special friends Danny White, Freddie Cantwell, Wayne Boudreau, Joe Reashor, and George Rahey. He loved spending time with his precious angel Hayley Marie Chopeck, whom he adored, and lit up his life. He also loved chatting and tormenting his favourite girls; Joann Chopeck, Michelle Stewart, Angela Capstick MacNeil, and her three cuties.
Dewey is survived by his loving wife Sophie King, daughter Mary MacNeil (Shaun), sisters Ann MacLennan (Wayne), Helen March (Joe), sister-in-law Verna King, brothers Kevin King (Roseann), and Jimmy King, as well as many favourite nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sisters Marguerite Quirk, Betty Mynruk, Bernadette Noble King, brothers Lawrence (Butch) King, John (Sonny) King, William (Buddy) King, nephews Alonzo March and Joey King.
Special thanks to Dr. Helyer, Dr. Rendon (Halifax), Dr. Eugene Ignacio (Danielle-secretary), everyone in the chemo and radiation department of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Dr. Osbourne and everyone on the An Cala Palliative Care Unit, and a very special thanks to Dr. Kelly. Donations in Dewey’s memory may be made to the Cape Breton Cancer Centre in Sydney.
Visitation for Dewey will be held on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, from 2-4 & 7-9 pm in J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. A celebration of his life will take place Thursday at 10:30 am in St. Joseph Church, Bras d’Or, with Fr. Peter McLeod officiating. The burial will be in the parish cemetery. A reception will be held in the parish hall after the burial. Words of comfort may be forwarded to his family at

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Janet and Joe VanSchaick
   Posted Mon November 18, 2019
Many good memories with Uncle Leo from my child hood. He has gone
Way before his time. A kind and caring person.
Our love to the family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Love Joe and Jan VanSchaick

Linda Steplock
   Posted Mon November 18, 2019
To Kevin and Roseanne, Anne and Wayne: I am so very sorry to hear about Dewey. I knew of him through Kevin. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Much love, Linda (neighbour)

Mary Ann & Don Owens
   Posted Mon November 18, 2019
Thinking of all of you at this time....He was an amazing man with a heart of gold! My mother always spoke of him fondly. RIP Dewey.

Alex Oickle
   Posted Mon November 18, 2019
i am so sad to hear of dewy,s passing, your loss is heaven,s gain... love & prayers, Alex.

Justin Dugas
   Posted Mon November 18, 2019
So sorry to hear of Dewey s passing My
Deepest condolences to the Family

Donald MacDonald &. Judy Kilbride
   Posted Mon November 18, 2019
Sorry to hear about Leo’s death. My Prayers 🙏 go to his families and friends.

From Donald MacDonald & Judy Kilbride

Henry and Beth Raike
   Posted Mon November 18, 2019
Our deepest condolences to you all, we remember meeting Dewey , on our trip east with Kevin and Roseanne, what fond memories of laughter.
He sure loved to joke around, we will always think of him in that way.
He is at rest now. Love Henry And Beth

Selina Walsh Dixon
   Posted Tue November 19, 2019
Dear Ann and Family. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.

Catherine Bonnar
   Posted Tue November 19, 2019
I was so heart broken to see him go & only know him since 2014 that my husband & I moved to CB from Ontario & one time in the Mall I saw him with his buddy Fred communicated by sign language & I introduced myself & surprise them that I can do sign language. Going to miss seeing him around & glady that I had met him. 😓

Randolph Lucas
   Posted Tue November 19, 2019
Just wanted to say how much sorrow I feel for all of the friends, relations, and immediate family of Dewey! I still remember teasing him through the use of Sign about being an old blank! Never a mean word from such a great person! Very few like him on this Earth! God Bless!

   Posted Tue November 19, 2019

Shirley Johnston
   Posted Wed November 20, 2019
My sincere condolences to all Dewey’s family and friends on your tremendous loss. Dewey was part of our family growing up when he worked with Da ( Willie MacNeil ) in the garage. He was always around our dinner table with us, such a cheery soul, always a smile on his face.. He and Da are no doubt having a great reunion in heaven now. Rest In Peace my friend.
Love, Prayers and God’s Blessings to each of you ❤️

lloyd ( Red ) johnston millville.
   Posted Wed November 20, 2019
KING family so sorry to hear of Dewey s passing a real gentlemen,I knew him since the early 70.s God bless you Dewey RIP

Terry Quirk
   Posted Wed November 20, 2019
Dewey will be missed by all of the Quirks. Everyone of us loved to see him & will miss him!


Frances and Paul martin
   Posted Fri November 22, 2019
We are so sorry to hear of Dewey’s passing. He certainly will be remembered by all of Willie’s family. We have fond memories of him when he worked side by side with our Dad in the garage for many years. This kind, caring and sweet man will be missed by all who knew him. RIP Dewey you have left a great wonderful legacy of memories for all your family. Gone but never forgotten.
Heartfelt condolences from Frances and Paul Martin and family.

Maureen and Philip Popovich
   Posted Sat November 23, 2019
Deepest sympathies to all the King family and Dewey's friends. He was a lovely man with a kind heart and a great sense of humour. He will be missed!

Elizabeth Legacy
   Posted Sat November 23, 2019
So sorry to hear of Deweys' passing. He was a wonderful man. My condolences to all the King Family

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