It is with sadness that the family of Edwin Allan Welch announces his passing at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at the age of 78. Born in Glassville, NB, on December 10, 1943, he was the husband of Janet (Frye) Welch of Oromocto.
In addition to his wife, Janet, Ed leaves behind son, Edan Welch (Natalie Harvey); daughters, Erin McCabe (Adam) and Amy MacKinnon (Richard); grandchildren, Lauren, Emma and Josh McCabe, Graham MacKinnon and Jade Welch; brother, Fred Welch. Ed was predeceased by his parents, Lewis and Jessie (Elliot) Welch.
Ed was a loving and devoted husband and father. Countless hours were spent travelling to and attending all types of sporting events supporting his three children--with Janet in tow. Oromocto High School is where he spent his entire teaching career and is also where Ed met and then later married Janet, a fellow teacher. Mr. Welch loved to lecture on anything history related and was even known to show a film or two!
Coaching was Ed’s true passion. Each team he coached became like a family. His influence was far reaching, and Ed couldn’t go many places without someone recognizing him. He enjoyed reminiscing about a memorable moment on the court or a humourous anecdote about a road trip. All of you had a profound impact on his life.
Visitation will be held from Oromocto Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 12, from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm. A memorial service will be held from Oromocto Baptist Church on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at 2:00 pm with The Rev. Dr. Perry Hanley officiating. A livestream of the service can be viewed by clicking watch live at www.obchurch.ca. Interment will take place in Glassville at a later time. For those who wish, donations in Ed's memory can be made to KidSport NB (https://kidsportcanada.ca/new-brunswick/), World Vision Canada or a charity of the donor's choice.