Welsby, Gerald Daniel (Dan)

September 11th, 1940 to January 12th, 2021

In his 81st year, surrounded by his family at the Brantford General Hospital on January 12th. Survived by his loving wife Suzanne, Sons Richard (Debora) and Paul (Lorraine), Grandchildren Sharon (Mike), Andrew (Chandra), Daniel and Ian. His siblings; Wanda (Allen) Lefler, Wayne (Joan), David (Anna). Dan was a plasterer in Branford for 54 years. He was a member of the Brantford Memorial Concert Band and the Burlington Wood Turners Guild and was a past Elder of the Sydenham Heritage United Church. The family would like to extend thanks to the wonderful staff at the hospital for their compassionate care. Cremation has taken place and there will be no service at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations to Brantford General Hospital Palliative Floor would be greatly appreciated. Condolences can be shared at Tranquilitycremation.com

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  1. Susan Cross
    Susan Cross says:

    Sorry for you loss Sue, Richard, Paul and family’s. Dan was a great many who will be missed by many

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  2. Linda McCrindle
    Linda McCrindle says:

    Our sincerest condolences on the passing of Dan. He was a great visiting elder to us, back in our days at Colborne Street United Church and then Heritage United. Our prayers and thoughts are with you Sue and your family during this very sad time in your lives.

    Linda & Dave McCrindle

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  3. John Anderson
    John Anderson says:

    I was very sorry to learn of Dan’s passing. My dad and I worked with Dan on several projects. He was an excellent plasterer and was a pleasure to work with.

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  4. Donna Zimmerman
    Donna Zimmerman says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. My deepest sympathy to all Dan’s family. I have know Dan for many years playing in the Memorial Concert Band. He was a kind and gentle man and truly will be missed.

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  5. John Hadley
    John Hadley says:

    Having known Dan for 40 years I have admired his professional work, and more recently enjoyed his music making in the memorial concert band. My thoughts are with Suzanne, Rick, Paul and those who loved Dan at this time of loss.

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  6. Marion Skitch
    Marion Skitch says:

    Condolences to Suzanne and all of Dan’s family. He was a wonderful man, he could build anything, knew a lot about a lot of things and with a little shy smile would have the final word. Humble and helpful and so easy going. He will be sorely missed. Marion

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  7. Patty Decoteau
    Patty Decoteau says:

    So sorry to hear of Dan’s passing, sending my sincere condolences to your family. I didn’t know Dan well but we both played in the Memorial band for many years and I know he was such a kind and gentle soul.

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  8. Dale & Gil Kelloway
    Dale & Gil Kelloway says:

    Dan was a very kind man and generous without asking for anything in return. When I look around my home I see things that he built for us, a cupboard, ceramic tile counters and on it goes. We are so thankful to have had him in our lives. Don’t forget everyone, when you go to the Sanderson Center look up at the ceiling and appreciate the restoration that him and Richard did. It is a work of art.

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  9. Judy and Dick Dean
    Judy and Dick Dean says:

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you Sue and your family. Dan was a wonderful person and will be missed by so many. Take care of yourself. We will talk when your heavy heart is a little lighter.

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  10. Jack & Louise Garnett
    Jack & Louise Garnett says:

    Our most sincere Condolences to Suzanne and all his families.
    What comes to mind in hearing his name, He was a real good guy!!
    Rest In Peace Dan, we will remember you, with such fond memories

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