Thursday, 15 May 2008

30 - Paul King

Updated 05/17/08 re Globe obit and wake
Paul King
never worked for the Toronto Sun, but his presence was often felt during newsroom banter about local media legends.

Former Sun staffers Ron Base and Brian Vallee helped Toronto Star reporter Tracy Huffman give Paul a fitting sendoff following his death Friday from cancer. He was 72.

(Vallee also wrote a royal tribute for a May 17 Globe and Mail obit.)

King, a Manitoulin Island-born reporter, ghost writer, author and world traveller, enjoyed one amazing ride for a preacher's son.

Vallee says Paul didn't want a memorial service, just a party.

"He wanted a party and a party he will have."

The gathering will be next Wednesday (May 21). E-mail Vallee for time and location and a head count.

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