Ian P. Williston

Born: Sat., Mar. 15, 1930
Died: Fri., Mar. 23, 2018


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sun., Mar. 25, 2018
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Sun., Mar. 25, 2018
Location: Adams Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Mon., Mar. 26, 2018
Location: St. John the Evangelist Anglican, Bay du Vin, N.B.

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Ian P. Williston

1930 – 2018

Ian Phineas Williston of Bay du Vin passed away on Friday morning March 23, 2018 at the age of 88 surrounded by family.

Born in Boston, Mass., on March 15, 1930, he was the son of the late Phineas and Gertrude (Carroll) Williston.  He was a fisherman all his life and a member of St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church.  Ian was a passionate life-long member of the PC party.  He devoted himself to his community, politics, and most importantly his family.

He is survived by one sister Phyllis Carroll (Robert) of Bathurst; two brothers Harry Williston (Velma) and David Williston (Catherine) all of Bay du Vin; one sister in-law Rhona Williston of Bay du Vin, and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents, one sister Margaret Kingston, five brothers Haley, Eric, John, Paul and Herbie Williston, and special niece Gail Kingston.

Visitation was held at Adams Funeral Home Ltd., 140 King St. Miramichi, visitation was on Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm.  Funeral service was held at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, Bay du Vin on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 2 pm with Rev. Thomas W.L. Nisbett officiating, assisted by Rev. Deacon Rose Steeves and Rev. Canon Richard McConnell.  The organist for the service was Dawn Bell and the hymns were “Jesus Saviour Pilot Me”, “Blest Be the Tie that Binds”, “O God, Our Help in Ages Past”. The recessional hymn was “Abide With Me”.  The scriptures were read by Hannah Williston and Libby Kingston.

Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Donahue, Edward Hitchman, Owen Kingston, Bill McIntyre, Ken Sweezey, Doug Williston, Theodore Williston and Tom Williston.  Active pallbearers were Allen Aubie, Claude Chapman, Alan Kingston, Grant Williston, Harold Williston and Kenny Williston.   Interment will be in church cemetery later in the spring.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church or any charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.  Arrangements were entrusted to Adams Funeral Home Ltd., 140 King St., Miramichi telephone 773-3492 or messages of condolence may be sent online to www.adamsfh.ca

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Debbie Bourque
   Posted Fri March 23, 2018
So sorry to hear,we used to have some great talks when he came into Ben's when I worked there,my thoughts and prayers are with everyone at this difficult time... ~ Hugs ~

Dawn Bell
   Posted Fri March 23, 2018
So sorry to hear of my dear old friend's passing. We had many a good chat & laugh. He also informed me of many things of days gone by in Bay du Vin. I will never forget this handsome gent and may he rest in peace. My sympathy to all the family.

Albert Harper
   Posted Fri March 23, 2018
Please pass on our condolences to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

Albert and Jenny Harper and family

Mark & Joyce Adams
   Posted Fri March 23, 2018
So very sorry to hear this, this was a very special man, worked hard, and always stood for what he believed. Thoughts and prayers winging out to his family, he will be missed.

Harold Fraser
   Posted Fri March 23, 2018
My condolences and thoughts are with Ian"s family in your time of sorrow. He will be sadly missed by all.

Claudia Kingston / David States
   Posted Fri March 23, 2018
To Ian’s family, sincerest sympathies to you all for your loss. Thoughts & prayers are with you - Claudia Kingston, Halifax NS

carol giberson
   Posted Fri March 23, 2018
katie williston i am so sorry to hear about the passing of your uncle IAN

Marie Murphy
   Posted Fri March 23, 2018
Harry, David and families ...
I'm so sorry to read of the passing of your dear brother, Ian. I'm out of the country but want to offer my sincere sympathy to all. May he rest in peace.

Wanda Williston
   Posted Sat March 24, 2018
Sending our deepest sympathies.

Wanda and family

Kathy Washburn LPN 4East
   Posted Sat March 24, 2018
I was so sorry to hear of Ian’s passing. He was such a kind and gentle soul who was Loved by anyone who knew him. Your family remains in my prayers during this most difficult time.


Robert and Carol Mckinnon
   Posted Sat March 24, 2018
So sorry to here of Ian's passing. Recently got to visit with him and we enjoyed a few laughs. Bay Du Vin will not be the same with him gone, always loved chatting with him. He had so much knowledge. Our Condolences to all

Robert and Carol Mckinnon

   Posted Sat March 24, 2018
Fond memoties

Harry McClenaghan
   Posted Sat March 24, 2018
My sincere condolences to all the family on Ian's passing. Over the years Ian and I had so many interesting conversations about the history and life in Bay du Vin. I enjoyed his stories so much. So sorry I cannot be there as I am away in USA. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Bill and Donna Sweezey
   Posted Sat March 24, 2018

So sorry to hear of Ian's passing. Regret that we could not get to the visitation. Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time in your lives. God bless!

Love, Bill and Donna (Williston) Sweezey

carol ann giberson
   Posted Sat March 24, 2018
phyllis very sorry to hear about your brother IAN,S DEATH

Ray & Jeanie Williston
   Posted Sat March 24, 2018
Thoughts and prayers to the family.
With sympathy,
Ray and Jeanie Williston

Robert (Buster) Williston
   Posted Sun March 25, 2018
So sorry to hear about your loss,Our Prayers go out to Family

Ruth Newton
   Posted Sun March 25, 2018
My sincere sympathy to all Ians family.

Laudia Mercure
   Posted Sun March 25, 2018
To The Williston Family... Praying Gods Peace surround your family and comfort you at this time.Sorry I cant make it to the wake and funeral..

juanita graham
   Posted Sun March 25, 2018
To the family my thoughts and prayers are with you ,I enjoyed the stories Ian & Reg shared,,plus he teased me every time we met ,Was a true gentleman

Hazel Carroll
   Posted Sun March 25, 2018
Phyllis, Robert and all the Williston Family

My Sincere Sympathy to all of Ian's Family.

Jane and Steve lange
   Posted Sun March 25, 2018
You are all deep in our thoughts and prayers at this very sad time . Ian was just so loved by everyone and will surely be missed.

bud jardine
   Posted Mon March 26, 2018
On the campaign trail, so many years ago, I always enjoyed meeting this Bay Du Vin gentleman. Advice he would offer came straight from the heart; his words soft spoken and kind. Never a quid pro quo with Ian - his conversations were about his community - the country - the Party.
You never forget good folk like that.
Condolences to the extended family.

Bud Jardine
Wolfville NS

Debbie Gibson
   Posted Mon March 26, 2018
So very sorry for your loss. Ian was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed.

Marc Theriault
   Posted Tue March 27, 2018
Ian was a true gentlemen and,like his brothers ,was always there to give a helping hand to people in need.I know this as someone who was the beneficiary of their kindness,and is forever grateful.30

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