TODESCO, JOHN CAMILLO WILLIAM LOUIS – Peacefully at Bluewater Health, on Sunday, May 22, 2016, John (Jack) Todesco died at the age of 83. Jack is now reunited with his loving wife Margaret Ann (2010) and his daughter Laureen (2006). Much loved father of Charles Todesco and his wife Wendy, Wawa, Charlene Jordan and her husband Charles, Campbellville and Joanne Todesco and her husband Ken Quesnelle, Toronto. Cherished grandfather of Jonathan Todesco, Rebecca Todesco and Claire Quesnelle. Dear brother of Camilla Todesco. Predeceased by his parents Camillo (Charlie) & Anne. Jack was born in Port Arthur Ontario and was raised in the small commercial fishing port of Rossport on the north shore of Lake Superior. At age 13, Jack left home to attend the Catholic boarding high school Scollard Hall in North Bay Ontario. Upon graduation, Jack attended Lakehead Technical Institute before transferring to the University of Western Ontario where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1954. Jack attended Assumption College (University of Windsor) and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1955. He then attended the University of Toronto and graduated with a Master of Business Administration in 1956. After finishing his education, Jack was employed by the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing in London Ontario before returning to North Bay to teach business at Scollard Hall. Jack and family moved to Sarnia in 1963 where he accepted a teaching position at Central Collegiate High School. In 1966, Jack joined the newly formed Lambton College and retired after 29 years as the Dean of the School of Business and General Arts. Jack was an active member of the community and volunteered with the Administrative Management Society, Rotary International, United Way, Sarnia and District Children’s Treatment Centre and the Lambton College Board. A true sportsman, Jack played hockey and was introduced to football while a student at Scollard Hall. Football became Jack’s greatest passion, and his fondest memories were playing for the Fort William Roughriders (Ukes) and coaching football while teaching at Scollard Hall. Jack enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting, and made an annual pilgrimage back to the north shore of Lake Superior for moose hunting. Jack and Marg loved spending time at their cottage on the Bruce Peninsula, and travelling to such exotic locations as Australia, Alaska, Barbados and Italy.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 25, 2016 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic Church on Thursday, May 26th at 2:00 p.m. Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Rotary Club of Sarnia, 1210 Michigan Ave., Sarnia, N7S 2B6 or the United Way of Sarnia-Lambton, 420 East St. N.,#15, Sarnia, N7T 6Y6. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com
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