Irene Lottie Welsh (nee Schleppe)

WELSH, IRENE LOTTIE (nee SCHLEPPE)

1926 ~ 2013

Irene Lottie Welsh

passed away peacefully on April 25th at the age

of 86 years. She is

lovingly remembered by her son Jim (Carol), son George (Bev), daughter Sharon (Martin), daughter Doreen, son Wayne

(Nicole), along with

11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren,

numerous nieces,

nephews and many friends. Irene was predeceased by

her loving husband Cyril, all

of her siblings, her parents,

numerous family members

and son-in-law John Martin. Mom was a member of the Catholic Women’s League and enjoyed countless hours of volunteer services at The Share Depot. She loved camping with friends and family, playing cards which was always full

of laughter and silly antics. She was fortunate enough to travel to many beautiful destinations and enjoyed her

retirement to the fullest. Her beautiful smile, sparkling

eyes and sense of humor was radiant until the very end. We will all miss her jovial laughter, and the reminiscing

of all she had accomplished in her youthful years.

For those of us fortunate enough to share in her life

realized she was a woman full of wonderful stories and could write a book for all she had been through. We have been truly blessed to have such a wonderful mother,

friend and companion and our hearts are full knowing

she is embraced in the loving arms of God and the Angels. She left us with a smile, knowing her journey here was

complete and returned home to her loving husband and family waiting in heaven above. You will be so missed and we are forever blessed to have shared our lives, love and laughter with you. You were the best that God had to offer, and we thank you for teaching us what Love truly is.

Viewing will take place on Wednesday May 1st

3:00 ~ 5:00 pm at Valleyview Funeral Home.

Funeral Mass will take place on Thursday May 2nd at

11:00 am at St. Pius X Church, 1077 Fuller Avenue with

Father Francis and Father Mulvihill officiating. Irene will

be laid to rest at 2:00 pm at Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to

the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Salvation Army.

Arrangements entrusted to VALLEYVIEW FUNERAL HOME, Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial

250-765-3147

Condolences maybe made at

www.valleyviewfuneralhome.com