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Frances "Deedy" Loretta Welch

Thursday, January 18th, 1940 - Monday, September 9th, 2019
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WELCH, Frances ‘Deedy’ Loretta

Passed away peacefully on September 9, 2019 in her 80th year, surrounded by the loves of her life, her three children, Lisa (Kevin) Karl, Annette (Micheal) Barry, and Sam (Kaywana) Gargarello. She was the most incredible Nanny to her cherished grandchildren Eric, Kayla, Daniel, John, Kiija, Kieran, Aidan, and Luke. Deedy is survived by her adoring younger brothers Dan, Peter, Terry, Michael, and Matthew and numerous loving nieces and nephews. She is happily reunited with her parents Jack and Claire Welch, and brothers John and Tracy. Deedy loved her family and friends. Her example of grace and dignity will live on in all of us. We are thankful to Dr. R. Juergens and her staff, as well as everyone at the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice. Words cannot express our gratitude for the outpouring of sympathy and support we have received from family and friends.
Visitation will be held at P.X. DERMODY FUNERAL HOME (796 Upper Gage Ave.) on Friday, September 13, 2019 from 2-4pm & 6-9pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Most Blessed Sacrament Parish (305 E 37th St. Hamilton) on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 11am. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Assistance Program or the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice would be appreciated.

She always said she was the luckiest person in the world, but we are the lucky ones for being loved by her.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, September 13th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Friday, September 13th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    P.X. Dermody - Upper Gage
    796 Upper Gage Ave.
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  • Second Visitation

    Friday, September 13th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday, September 13th, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    P.X. Dermody - Upper Gage
    796 Upper Gage Ave.
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    Saturday, September 14th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, September 14th, 2019 11:00am
    Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
    305 East 37th Street
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With love, Jillian Bartlett and family and Uncle Vince & Auntie Sheryl ,and all our family xo sent flowers to the family of Frances "Deedy" Loretta Welch.
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Dan Mclellan and Jimmy Cheng

Posted at 04:27pm
Jimmy and I send our condolences to Deedy's immediate family as well as to the rest of the family. Unfortunately we are unable to attend the services. However, our thoughts are with you. Deedy tackled her illness in the same way she approached life: with resolve and a positive outlook. She will be missed. Dan McLellan and Jimmy Cheng


Annette Barry Posted at 01:53pm

Thank you Dan. She loved her Ottawa Valley Family. We hope you are well. Lisa Annette and Sam and families

Doug Moore

Posted at 01:34pm
Our deepest sympathies to Deedy's children and family members. Although we cannot be with you to celebrate Deedy's life on Saturday you will all be in our thoughts and prayers, Doug And Judy Moore.

Marlene & Garry Burke

Posted at 01:01pm
Picture St Patrick's Day Sara Deedy Sue Sherry 2010 Boca Shores

Annette Barry Posted at 01:54pm

Love this picture Marlene. Thank you so much for your kindness and friendship to Mom.

Marlene & Garry Burke

Posted at 12:59pm
Our thoughts , prayers, and hugs are with all Deedy's children, Grandchildren, Brothers, Family and Friends. We met Deedy at Boca Shores in St Pete Beach Florida. She had an amazing sense of humour. She love to read her books by the pool. She loved playing cards with a group on Mondays, at Boca. She loved the Bingo Games at Boca. We would have pot luck suppers at Boca, and she always brought something Yummy !!!!
She spoke about her kids and grand kids all the time. She always wore the silver heart pendent, that most of you used to bite on. Kind , caring and loving person. God has the most amazing room prepared for Deedy. God Bless R.I.P Hugs Marlene & Garry Dartmouth NS In the picture Sara Deedy Sue Sherry Marlene & Garry St Patrick's 2010 Boca Shores .

Sam Kaywana Gargarello Posted at 09:19am

Thank you Marlene and Garry. My son is studying in Halifax at Dal. He mentioned he may reach out to you when he get back. Love Sam. Deedy son.

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Posted at 05:48am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Erich Teichner. Nancy & Michael , Remy & Madison Klick Peter & Heidi Moore
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