Brian Norman King was born in Nipawin on February 21, 1949 to Martin and Lorine King, a brother to Marlene and Karen.
As a child, Brian spent plenty of time with his cousins, Lyle and Grant. He attended grade school in Love and high school in White Fox. Brian was a sports enthusiast all of his life. He loved to play softball during his school years.
Brian worked at a few different jobs in his younger years. He helped at the Boxall family farm and worked with Forseth Building Movers. During this time Brian’s son Shane was born.
Brian became a business owner in 1978 when he established Brian’s Tire and Muffler in Nipawin. He expanded and had a location in La Ronge for a few years. In 1990, Brian along with Earl Lindsay purchased the General Motors/Chevrolet dealership from Paul Archer and formed Lakewood GM. He loved this venture and was a passionate salesman with many loyal customers. Anyone that travelled with Brian will know that his Chev loyalty ran deep- that rental car had better be a Chevy Impala or he would have to go back and exchange it.
Through the years, Brian volunteered on many boards and committees in the Nipawin area. He was involved on the committee for the Nipawin Autospiel and had many fond memories from these times. Brian always kept up on current events. He usually read the local paper from cover to cover and watched the news on a regular basis. Because of this, he could carry on an informed conversation with anyone on nearly any topic.
In 2005, Brian had a bout with pancreatitis. Shortly afterwards he decided that it was time to retire and take life a little easier. For his family and friends this was a blessing as we were able to spend more time with him. During the spring and fall, Brian could be found helping Kelly and Carol at the farm. In the summer months, he enjoyed his regular morning tee times at the Evergreen with his circle of friends. Winters were for travelling. Shane and his Dad shared a love of golf. Shane and Jennifer spent many happy times in Palm Springs with his Dad. He loved nothing better than a day of golfing followed up with socializing over a meal and cocktails with family and friends. Brian also loved curling, whether it was participating in the sport, watching the games on TV or attending the Brier with Allan and Janet. No matter where the Brier was being held, we would be walking along and someone would recognize Brian and stop to chat.
Brian will be deeply missed by his family, friends and the community. Brian was an amazing father, brother and uncle. He was always there for us, whether he was running the combine, building a bin or organizing a wedding, he wanted to be involved. Brian was very proud of his great nieces and great nephews and liked to tell everyone about their accomplishments. He was a valuable source of advice and humour in our little family. Our family gatherings and Wednesday wing nights will just not be the same.
Brian is survived by his son Shane and daughter-in-law Jennifer, his sister Karen and brother-in-law John Morley, his special niece Janet (Allan) Barros and special nephew Kelly (Carol) Boxall and their families, Clinton Barros, Kristin (Ryan) Harrower, Cherie (Jason) Bell and children Garrett and Hudson, Amber Boxall and Brandon Boxall.