John David Kingston passed away, in his home, on January 22, 2021. Son of the late Geoffrey and Dorothy Kingston who emigrated from England, John was born in Toronto on June 16, 1935. He attended Richmond Hill District High School and later graduated from the Industrial Design program at the Ontario College of Art in 1959. After working in London for eighteen months and traveling through Europe, John began a long and successful career as a commercial interior designer and award-winning Member of Arido. Mr. Kingston wed Alice Ruth Pond on July 7, 1982 and together they traveled, ran a small Bed and Breakfast in Newburgh, Ontario and, as member of the Boot’n Bonnet British Car Club out of Kingston, regularly attended car shows, rallies and barbeques. John cared for Alice until her peaceful passing in their home in Sandhurst Shores, near Bath, on September 15, 2005. A passion for photography took John on many road trips in search of vintage cars, planes or boats, fall colours, lighthouses and covered bridges. In later years, John’s zest for life kept him moving, he would never miss a family gathering or holiday celebration where there was always plenty of good conversation, great food, fun and laughter. John is survived by his stepsons James (Marisa), Aaron (Tammy), grandchildren Amanda, Avery, Victoria, great grandchildren Evelyn, Bridgette and his extended family, affectionately known as the Thanksgiving Crew. The family extends their gratitude to all his dear friends and thoughtful neighbours that helped John maintain and enjoy his independence, it meant a lot to him. Mr. Kingston donated regularly to the David Suzuki Foundation, the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation and the World Wildlife Fund Canada. Private services at a later date.
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