It is with broken hearts that his family announces the unexpected passing of John Clarence Teresinski at the Sault Area Hospital, December 28, 2020.
Husband to Joanie (Chute’), his dedicated wife of 44 years, devoted father to Jalicia (Gary) and Josh (Kate). Grampa to Cole, Maddison, Evelyn, Owen John, Sophia Joan, Gary Jr (little man). John is the son of the late Clarence Teresinski and the late Margaret Teresinski (Rivers). Brother of the late Terry, Patti (Terry), Mike (Darlene), Howard, Helen (Bryan), Marty, Tina (Tom). Brother in law to Ron (Carol), Richard (Cheryl), late Judy (late Terri), Cindy (Dwight), Connie (Jim), Susie (Mike), Sandie (Bob), Darrell (Cindy), Dwayne (Rhonda), Annette (Bob), Audrey (Maurice). Uncle and great uncle to many.
John was referred to as the Polish Prince at Algoma Steel for 35 years, and as JohnBoy by his siblings and in-laws. John was very active in the horse show world. For many years, it was not uncommon for him to make several trips to ensure every competitor & horse got to and from safely. He will be fondly remembered by many at Clear Lake Campgrounds, for his ongoing antics. He could strike up a conversation with great ease and interest with anyone, anywhere. He lived his life with great determination and independence, and one never knew what to expect next from JohnBoy. He was full of surprises and his many quotes will be remembered. He was a skilled dancer and especially enjoyed the polka.
A private memorial service will be held at the Arthur Funeral Home – Barton & Kiteley Chapel (492 Wellington St. E. 705-759-2522) at a later date.
Memorial contributions by cheque or online to ARCH Hospice or the Ontario Finnish Resthome Association – Mauno Kaihla Koti would be greatly appreciated.
Please visit Arthur Funeral Home website obituaries to leave a message of condolence or a memory as a keepsake for John’s family.