James Welsh

Obituary of James Robert Welsh

WELSH, James Robert (Bob)

Peacefully, at St. Joseph’s Lifecare Centre on July 31, 2019, in his 100th year.  A WWII R.C.A.F. Veteran, Bob saw action in England from 1941-1945 as an Aircraftsman.  After the war, he worked for Brant County Ford, retiring in 1984.  Loving Uncle of Eleanor Gloster (Keith), Diane Grebs (David), Donna Hall (Bob, 2019), Marjorie Moore (Keith) and Heather Boterberg (Robert).  Much loved Great Uncle of Lisa Adams (Rob), Scott Gloster (Deb), and Craig Gloster (Christina).  Fondly remembered by many other great nieces and nephews in Ayr and Peterborough. Bob was predeceased by long-time companion Shirley Redfern (2002), and also pre-deceased by his siblings, Jack Welsh (Edna), Mary Fissette (Court) and Betty Jackson (Chris). An avid golfer, tennis player, skier and boater, Bob also enjoyed great conversations with many friends over daily morning coffee. Private interment will take place on Tuesday, August 6th at 11:00 am, with Rev. Stephen Iverson officiating.  A reception for friends will follow at 12:00 pm at St. Andrew’s United Church, 95 Darling St.  Remembrances will be shared at 1:00 pm. Arrangements entrusted to McCLEISTER FUNERAL HOME, 495 Park Road N. Brantford.  Sincere thanks to Dr. J. Hadley and the amazing staff of St. Joseph’s Bluebird floor for their wonderful care and compassion for Bob. If wished, in lieu of flowers, a donation to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.mccleisterfuneralhome.ca

Congratulations Bob on a life well lived.

                                                                                                                              McCleister 519-758-1553

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