Albert K. O'Leary
It is with tremendous sadness we announce the passing of Albert Kitchen O'Leary on April 9, 2018 after a brief stay at the Doctor Everett Chalmers Hospital. Albert was born on February 11, 1922 in New Maryland, NB, to George & Myrtle O'Leary (Hayward). He was the 8th child of 18 children.
Albert left school in grade 6 to pursue work in the woods with his father. Albert enlisted in the military and served in World War II for a year and a half. From there he went on to the John Palmer and Hartt Boot & Shoe Factory from which he retired after 45 years of service. He also worked on the Exhibition Grounds for 30 years as a foreman.
Albert along with his wife Shirley enjoyed baking homemade bread, making preserves, playing bingo and playing cards. He loved working in his gardens, visiting with family & friends, and sitting on the porch enjoying a hot cup of tea. His house was home for us all.
Albert was loved and respected by all who knew him. He was a kind, gentle man who took pleasure in the little things in life, especially sharing it all with his beloved wife of 67 years, Shirley.
Albert was survived by his loving sons, Wayne, and Johnny (Bonnie), both of Fredericton, Daughter-in-law Heather of Beaverdam, 10 grandchildren, Darren, Jason and Lindsay O’Leary, Scott, Tammy and Jody O’Leary, Chris and Kim O’Leary, Trevor O’Leary and Jilly MacLaggan; 17 great grandchildren who adored him, as well as his sister, Myrtle Goode. Albert was predeceased by his wife Shirley, and his sons, Ronnie & Danny.
The funeral service will be held at St. Margaret's Anglican Church, 775 Forest Hill Road, Fredericton on Thursday, April 12, 2018 with visitation from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM with the funeral service to follow at 2:00 PM. Rev. Canon Elaine Hamilton will officiate assisted by The Rev. Richard Robinson.
What was a day of great loss and mourning for our family was one of great celebration for him as he was reunited with his wife and sons, whom he missed every day. Albert was the strong leader of our family and although we will miss his wisdom and stories about the old days in New Maryland, his light will continue to shine down on us forever.
At the request of the family, memorial contributions may be sent to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences and the sharing of memories may be expressed through www.bishopsfuneralhome.com