Aloysius Samuel Kingston (aka Allie, Al, Wishy) passed away on Thursday evening, October 25, 2018 after a lengthy illness.
In his own words he lived in â€œthe best of timesâ€.
A true renaissance man and at many times a rebel, he challenged the love of his life, Eleanor (Creamer) Kingston, and his six children (Mary Ellen, Paula-Marie, JoAnn, Kennedy, Samuel and Mark) to think outside of the box and to always be empathetic of their fellow (wo)man; no matter their gender, colour of their skin, language they spoke, or the God they prayed to.
The only thing Aloysius loved almost as much as his family was the woods.
He spent the bulk of his life in the great outdoors being the adventurer, hunter and fisher he loved to be and loved to share with his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends.
This love of the woods started young and he often skipped school to go hunting for days at a time all by himself.
It is no surprise that he was a man ahead of his time and fully embraced forestry conservation decades before it was the norm.
Aloysiusâ€™s pride in seeing the forest he planted grow was almost as great as the pride he had for the growth of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Aloysius was a gentle giant and a unique man.
He would pace the floors when he knew the salmon were running in the Norâ€™West and couldnâ€™t wait to get out by the river to cast the first line in the spring.
In addition to being an avid fisherman, he demonstrated excellent hunting abilities as well.
Born July 4, 1935, Aloysius shot his first buck at the Millstream when he was only 12â€”one that had alluded much older hunters.
His hunting and fishing skills ensured his family was well fed every year.
He felt closest to God when he was by the river or deep into the woods.
He had a built in compass that always pointed north which ensured he never got lost.
Education was extremely important to Aloysius.
He would cut extra loads of lumber to ensure his children had money for tuition to attend College or University.
He attended St. Francis Xavier University and loved that many of his family followed in his footsteps.
He used the engineering skills he acquired to develop two (2) patented inventions and many creations at his home.
This adventurer, inventor, woodsman and entrepreneur will be deeply missed by all.
He was pre-deceased by his mother (Lillian), father (Samuel), sisters Anna Marie Weissler, Rita Byberg, Carmel Leslie; brothers, Billy, George, Frank and Paul.
Left to celebrate his life are sisters Monica Vickers , Bernadette Sullivan (Pat), Patty Kelly (Brendan); brother Joe (Eleanor); daughters Mary Ellen (Raymond Ritchie), Paula-Marie (Scott Mather), JoAnn (Patrick Riechers); sons Kennedy (Patsy), Sam, Mark (Jennifer); grandchildren, Annie (Justin Rickard), Shawn, Rebecca (Josh Crich), Tyler, Monika, Benjamin, Katie-Rose, John, Matthew and Patrick; great grandchildren Christopher, Cash, Beatrix, Charlie Su-Su as well as many nieces and nephews; sisters in law and brothers in law.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Schizophrenia Society of New Brunswick . www.schizophreniasociety.nb.ca/
Viewing will be at Northumberland Funeral Home in Miramichi on Saturday, October 27th, 2018 from 7-9pm and Sunday, October 28th, 2018 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm.
Funeral will be held at Saint Maryâ€™s Roman Catholic Church on Monday, October 29th, 2018, at 11 am, with Father Dan Melanson officiating.
Internment will be held in the spring at the Saint James Roman Catholic Church Cemetery in Sevogle, NB.
Allie, Dad, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, you were loved and we will miss you.