Softball NL Is Saddened To Learn That Long Time Umpire Len King Passed Away On Thursday, January 25, 2018.

To Len’s Family & Friends, Our Thoughts And Prayers Are With You During This Difficult Time.

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Len King Was Involved With Softball For Many Years As A Player/Coach And Umpire…

On The Field As An Umpire
Member Metro Umpires For 14-Years (1976-1982 & 2011-2017).
Umpired In The Constable William Moss Memorial Tournament.
Umpired In The Softball NL Minor & Adult Provincials.
Umpired In The St. John’s Senior & Intermediate Men’s Fastpitch Leagues.
Umpired In The St. John’s Ladies Fastpitch League.
Umpired At 2 Nationals: U18 Women’s (2013) In PEI & U21 Women’s (2015) In PEI.
Level 3 National Umpire Designation.

On The Field As A Player/Coach
Played With Bank of Nova Scotia (Mercantile League) For 11-Years (1970-1981).
In 1978, Finished 2nd In Batting (29-64 .453BA) & Led League In 2B (7) & HR (9).
In 1979, Captured The Batting Title (20-47 .426BA)
In 1979, Was The Player/Coach Of League Champions – Bank of Nova Scotia.
Played With Mr. Jim’s In The St. John’s Senior Men’s Fastpitch League (1981).

Off The Field As An Executive
Served 2-Years On The Metro Umpires Executive As Treasurer (2014 & 2017).
Conducted Umpire Clinics.

Named Softball NL Umpire Of The Year (2015).


Leonard Cecil King – Passed peacefully at St. Clare’s Hospital on Thursday, January 25, 2018. Len was a retired teacher, an avid golfer, and loved softball and music.

Predeceased by his parents, Cecil and Marion King; brother, Max; and father and mother-in-law, Rev. T.E. and Enid Smith.

Len was a loving husband, dad, pop, and loyal friend. He leaves with fond and loving memories his wife, Elaine (nee Smith); daughters, Jennifer (Robert) Collins, Anna (Dan) Haydon, Stephanie (Wes) Ryan; son, Michael (Heather Power); sister, Gloria King (Fred Fagan); grandchildren: Hunter and Hailey Ryan, Nathaniel and Maggie Power-King, and Lucy Haydon; brother-in-law, Derek (Jean) Smith; sisters-in-law, Pat (Merv) Clarke, Marilyn (Roland) Dawe, and Dale King, and a large circle of nieces, nephews, and friends. Special thank you to the doctors, nurses, and staff at the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre.

At Len’s request, cremation has taken place. Visitation will be at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, St. John’s, on Saturday, January 27 from 2-5 pm and 7-9 pm and on Sunday, January 28 from 10 am-5 pm. Funeral service will be held at The Carnell Memorial Chapel, 329 Freshwater Road, on Sunday, January 28 at 7:00 pm. Flowers are gratefully accepted but donations in Len’s memory are preferred and may be made to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre.