DONALD R. J. WELSH
We are sad to announce that Don Welsh left this earth on August 16, 2012. Don died as he lived, expressing gratitude for a wonderful life of 89 years. He bore, with unfailing courage, dignity and good humour, the many limitations imposed by a stroke in 2006. Born in Brantford, Ontario to Leslie and Marjorie Welsh. A veteran of WWII serving overseas in the RCAF. University of Toronto Medical Class of 1950. Don will be missed and lovingly remembered by his children, Robert, Kathryn (Tom Stefanik), his grandsons Sean and Jeremy and his brother Gordon. Isabelle, Don's loving and much loved wife of 32 great years, will never forget this warm, supportive, realistic and caring man. He leaves many good friends from Shouldice Hospital where he worked for 52 years as a Staff Surgeon, Chief of Staff and, prior to the stroke, the examining doctor at the Davisville office. His laughter and endless supply of jokes and stories will be fondly remembered. Colleagues in Philatelic Societies, here and overseas, will recall his passion and enjoyment in his lifetime hobby of stamp collecting. Now the albums are closed! We deeply appreciate our many special friends for their concern, visits, support, and understanding through Don's journey. Thanks also to the medical teams in Unit K2 C, and all others involved in Don's care at the Veterans Centre at Sunnybrook Hospital. Undying gratitude to Dr. Brenda Whitney for her friendship and interventions through the past six years. Cremation has taken place. A service of remembrance will be held at R.S. Kane Funeral Home, (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding south of Steeles), on Sunday, August 19, 2012, at 1 p.m., with visitation one hour prior. Should you wish to make a memorial donation, perhaps you might consider the Sunnybrook Veterans Comfort Fund, 2075 Bayview Avenue Toronto, ON M4N 3M5; The Salvation Army, or in keeping with Don's memory, enjoy a special dinner with someone loved. Condolences www.rskane.ca R.S. KANE
Saturday August 18, 2012
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