LESTER, Robert T. “Bob”, of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, in his 83rd year. Husband of the late Mary (nee Van Dyk) Lester (2004).  Father of Mary Gowanlock of London, Steven Lester (Lisa) of Belwood, Scott Lester, and Sandra Holt (David), all of St. Thomas.  Step-father of the late Nancy Vercaigne (1995).  Brother of Walter Lester (Audrey) of London, and the late Betty Chapman, late Patricia Withenshaw, and late Edra Hessey.  Also survived by 7 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and many in-laws, nieces and nephews.  Born in St. Thomas, ON, February 15, 1931, he was the son of the late Thomas and Elmira (nee Porter) Lester.  Bob was the former owner/operator of Lewis Furnace & Sheet Metal Ltd., St. Thomas.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Friday, January 24th from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 25th at 2:00 p.m.  Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Memorial donations to the STEGH Foundation gratefully acknowledged.

Email messages of condolence may be sent to siftonfuneralhome@sympatico.ca

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