KINGSTONE, Judge Stewart E. - (August 26, 1932 - September 12, 2016) -
Stewart Kingstone is survived by his loving wife, Peggy, whom he cherished, his children James (Jo-Anne), Elizabeth (Stephen Brearton) and John and his grandchildren, Sarah, Benjamin, Henry, Simon and Sidney.
Stewart was born in St. Catharines and attended the St. Catharines Collegiate. A graduate of Victoria College, University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall Law School, in 1960, he joined the firm of Lancaster, Mix, Welch, Lancaster and Kingstone where he practiced for twenty-five years.
In the spring of 1981, he was appointed a judge to Small Claims Court. Dad loved the law, especially the intricate details and the painstaking effort required to master them and relished opportunities each evening at the dinner table to recount and rehearse the drama of the day's proceedings.
He had a special affection for Ridley College, providing legal counsel to successive headmasters (especially his great friend, Richard Bradley) and the Board in the 1970s and 1980s, then serving as a member of the Board of Governors and later as one of two Vice Presidents, finishing his distinguished tenure as a member of the Board's Advisory Council.
Enormously fulfilling, Dad's many years of devoted service to the school, where he had his children educated, gave him particular pleasure and satisfaction.
We had great times in the summer with Dad and Grandpa at the family cottage at Elarton Point, on Lake Rosseau in Muskoka. Early-morning swims, diving off the Big Dock, walks along the path, canoe rides around the point, twilight excursions to Port Sandfield in Grandpa's big boat, barbecues of steak and corn, sneaking red licorice on the veranda …
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 20th from 10:30am at St. George's Anglican Church, 83 Church Street, St. Catharines. A Celebration of Stewart's life will follow in the church at 11am. Reception to follow at The St. Catharines Club, 77 Ontario Street.
If so desired, donation made to the Henley Unit of Linhaven Home, Ridley College or St. George's Anglican Church in Stewart's memory would be appreciated by his family. Arrangements entrusted to the Hulse & English funeral home.
On-line tributes may be made at hulseandenglish.com.