John passed away peacefully at QHC-Belleville General Hospital on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 in his 85th year. Son of the late Donald and Ida Rush. Beloved husband of Ellen Rush (nee Ash) of Belleville. Loving father of Tracey Letford (John Ockenden) and proud Papa of Robert and Ryan Letford all of Belleville. John is predeceased by his son Michael Rush and by his siblings, Walter, Bessie, Jean, Doreen and Robert. John is also remembered by Ellen’s brothers, Campbell and Eric Ash of Sudbury. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will take place at White Lake Cemetery on Thursday, May 5th, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel (613-968-2273).