TESH, John A., of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Sharon (nee Hayes) Tesh. Dearly loved father of Frances Ames (Bill) of Kissimmee, FL. Dear brother of David Tesh of Clemmons, NC, G.W. Tesh of Lexington, NC, Steve Tesh of Simpsonville, SC, late Rachel Harvey, late Pauline Daniels, and the late Lee Tesh. Also survived by several grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Born in Winston-Salem, NC, he was the son of the late George W. and Lois (nee Kimel) Tesh. John served in the U.S. Navy for several years. He moved to Canada in January of 2000, and became a Canadian citizen in 2006. A barber and hair stylist for a number of years, while in St. Thomas he worked for Cliff Chaplow on Ross Street. He was a member of the St. Thomas Community Church. Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Friday afternoon, June 19th from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 20th at 11:00 a.m. Following cremation, private interment in Mount Brydges Cemetery. Memorial donations to the St. Thomas Community Church will be gratefully acknowledged.
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