Obituary of JIM WELSH


April 22, 1949 - June 21, 2017

It is with deep sadness that we, the family, announce the sudden passing of our dear husband, Dad and Grandpa, Jim Welsh, aged 68 years, on Wednesday, June 21, 2017.

He was predeceased by his parents, Christine and Grant Welsh and his Uncle Doug Williamson.

Jim had a very special relationship with his Uncle Doug over the years.

He is survived by his wife, Donna; daughters, Teri, Tanya, Linda and son, James; grandchildren, Shasta, Zach and Cody, extended family; Stacey, Marcy (Pat), Jennifer and grandsons Grayson and Tasman.

Jim grew up in the Deloraine area, from there he went on to join the Military in Shilo at the age of 18. After a number of years in the military, Jim went on to work for Firestone Canada in Brandon. In 1976, Jim started employment with the Federal Government, Department of Indian & Northern Affairs. Jim had a tremendous amount of pride in his career when he was promoted to Assistant Regional Director General.

Jim was very active in coaching softball, hockey and ringette. He was also very active as President of the North Kildonan Community Club.

Jim had a love of all animals and had a very special place in his heart for his dogs: Gizmo, Bob and Tai. He always made sure that the rabbits in the back yard were fed all winter, even if he had to run out in 40 below weather in his housecoat. When a family of robins nested near his barbecue, cooking in the backyard was "banned" until the babies left the nest.

Jim was involved with a number of his friends from Ontario and the Lefko family in an annual fishing trip which he participated in for a number of years.

Jim loved to watch curling and hockey. His tattoo of the Montreal Canadiens over his heart, which symbolizes his last conversation with his daughter and son about his satisfaction over the protection of Carey Price in the Golden Knights expansion draft.

He also loved to golf; his favorite place, of course was Rossmere Golf & Country Club where he was a member for over 25 years and where he spent much time visiting with his many friends.

After retiring, Jim & Donna became snowbirds, spending many cold winters in New Braunfels, Texas, where Jim enjoyed more golfing and the milder temperatures.

A celebration of Jim's life will be held on Friday, June 30th, from 12-3p.m. (drop-in) at Rossmere Golf & Country Club, 925 Watt Street, Wpg, MB.

ln lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation in Jim's memory be made to Manitoba Underdogs Rescue or Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba which are non-profit organizations.