jean preston 1PRESTON, Mrs. Jean (nee Burgess), formerly of St. Thomas, passed away at her residence, Chartwell Aylmer, on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at the age of 86 years.  Beloved wife of the late Max A. Preston (2004).  Dearly loved mother of Dave (Linda), John (Anne), and Tom (Gayle), all of St. Thomas.  Cherished grandmother of Curtis, Jordan, Ansen, Abby, Dean, Candace and the late Justine.  Also survived by 4 great grandchildren.  A sister, Betty Burgess predeceased her.  Jean was born in St. Thomas, ON on October 21, 1927.  She was the daughter of the late Edward “Ted” and Madeline Burgess.  Jean was a former member of the Sweet Adelines.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Friday evening, October 25th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. where the funeral and committal service will be held on Saturday, October 26th at 11:00 a.m.  Following cremation, private interment in Aylmer Cemetery.  Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Cancer Society gratefully acknowledged.

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