Etc. -- Zina Mary Hope (Hornsby) King, 103, obituary
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A transcription of a page 8 article from 14 Mar 1969 Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

Mrs. W. C. J. King

One of Simcoe's oldest residents, Mrs. W. C. J. King, 103, of 14 Queen St. S., died at Norview March 12. She would have been 104 years old next month.

The former Zina Mary Hope Hornsby, she was born near Barrie in the vicinity of Shanty Bay. She was married to Toronto in 1886 to W. C. J. King and moved to Simcoe in 1905. She had lived here ever since. 
Mr. King died in 1945.

Her husband was manager of the Simcoe branch of the Canadian Bank of Commerce for many years. After his retirement he was secretary-treasurer of the Norfolk Golf and Country Club for several years.

Mrs. King is survived by two sons, W. Hope King of Dumont, New Jersey, and Geoffrey Francis King of Queen St., Simcoe, with whom she resided. A daughter, Kathleen of Simcoe died in 1957. Two grandchildren also survive.

Mrs. King was a member of Trinity Anglican Church.

Interviewed on her 100th birthday, Mrs. King enjoyed exceptionally good health as was able to do all her own housework and prepare meals. She was an entertaining conversationalist and retained a vivid memory of earlier days, both in Simcoe and the Barrie area in which she was born.

Her father was a lawyer who had come to Canada from England and settled in Barrie to practice with a relative, Dunlop McCarthy.

Both Mrs. King's sons served in World War I. Geoffrey went overseas with the 133rd Battalion, Norfolk's Own, later serving with the Army Service Corps in France. He has made his home in Simcoe since 1931.

Hope King served with the Canadian Army in France and won the Distinguished Service Order for gallantry on the field of battle.

Mrs. King was never a member of many organizations, preferring to devote her time to her home and family.

The funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Marvyn Veale Funeral Home, Simcoe. Canon L. W. Owen will officiate. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

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