Gary Andrew Welch
1950 - 2020
Gary Andrew Welch
Service Information
Service Date
Saturday, September 18, 2021
Service Time
11 AM
Service Location
Woodstock Rural Cemetery
Burial Information
Burial Date
September 18, 2021
Burial Location
Woodstock Rural Cemetery
Requested Charity
Heart and Stroke Foundation, RCMP Foundation, Donor's Choice
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Inspector Gary Andrew Welch (retired) - 1950 - 2020

Gary Andrew Welch passed away peacefully on May 6, 2020 at his home in Port Coquitlam, BC. Born in Woodstock, NB, Gary is survived by his daughter Karleigh Wing and her husband Orin in Winnipeg, MB, son Jason and his wife Belen and their 2 boys Lorenzo and Sergio in Port Coquitlam, BC, twin brother Larry and his wife Charlene in Fredericton, NB, older brother Charlie and his wife Anne in Liverpool, NS and younger brother Dave and his wife Jennifer in San Jose, CA. Gary also had 4 nieces and 1 nephew that he loved to catch up with and 9 great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother Jean and father John both of Woodstock, NB.

Gary joined the RCMP in 1970 and spent 35 years stationed in several communities and small towns in Manitoba and Nova Scotia before moving to Ottawa to take on the financial controller responsibility for the RCMP Band and Musical Ride. Gary spent the last 15 years of his career at the J Division headquarters in Fredericton, NB where he was 2 IC in the finance division for the RCMP Atlantic Provinces. He was a mentor to those who served with him and worked hard to ensure the members in the field were well supported to ‘Maintiens le droit’. Gary retired in 2005 having achieved the rank of Inspector for which his entire family is extremely proud.

Throughout his many years of service, Gary made many longtime friends within the Force.

Gary will be remembered for his sense of humor, inquisitive interrogations, love of lasagna and pork chops :) and more importantly for being a very proud father, grandfather, brother, son, uncle, friend and RCMP member. Gary’s love of news and current events mixed with his sharp mind made him a wonderful conversationalist. He has deeply enriched our lives and will be dearly missed by all of us.

Committal Service Saturday September 18, 2021 Woodstock Rural Cemetery Houlton Street, Woodstock NB at 11 AM.

Following the committal service, the family invites everyone to a celebration of Life at the Delta Hotel Woodstock Road Fredericton NB in the Bobak Suite from 4 to 7PM.

Anyone wishing to make a donation in Gary’s memory would be encouraged to reach out to The Heart and Stroke Foundation or the RCMP Foundation or a charity of your choice.

Always loved and forever missed

Gary Andrew Welch