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in memory of

Edith Loris Welch (nee Grigg)

Edith Loris Welch (nee Grigg)

8th May 1935 - 21st June 2023


Edith passed away with family by her side on 21st June 2023 aged 88.

Loved wife of Robert (Bob) dec, companion and lifelong friend of Gerald.

Loving mother of Karen, Leanne and Neil.

Mother-in-law of Mark, Tony and Yvonne.

Much Loved Grandma of Athena, Erica, Ryan and Bryce; Tara and Stuart; and Alex.

Great Grandma of 7.

Mum you were always happy to be on the dance floor, in the bush picking up sticks and poking around in the garden. 
You always loved a chat – in person or on the phone, and loved the sugared jubes & mint leaves even more.  
We will miss you Chook.

Loved mother to Karen and mother in law to Mark.

Grandma to Athena, Erica, Ryan and Bryce and their partners, Mat, Georgia and Zoe.

Great Grandma to Meadow, Delilah and Archie.

We will miss her witty sense of humour.


Loving Mother and Mother in Law of Leanne and Tony.

To live in the hearts of those we love is not to die.  
Reunited with Dad.

Grandma to Tara and Stuart, Great Grandmother loving known as Grandma Edith to Alpha, Omayga, Mi’laya and Daisy.

Loved and missed, but never forgotten.


She potters no more in the garden, she strolls no more down the path,

but the years we shared together, will live forever in our hearts.

Thank you for the lifetime of memories, for your love, kindness, help and encouragement. 

Neil, Yvonne and Alex.


Condolences to Edith’s families on their loss. A very special friend and companion of Gerald.

Many memorable times spent together.  Now at Peace.                      

Gerald and families.  




A service to celebrate Edith's life will be held in the Chapel of Mount Alexander Funerals,

12 Campbell Street, Castlemaine on Friday 30th June commencing at 11.00am.

Following this service you are warmly invited to stay for light refreshments.



13 responses to “Edith Loris Welch (nee Grigg)”

  1. Debbie millard says:

    Deepest sympathy to Karen, Leanne, Neil and families.
    Fond memories of Edith as part of our family, and a very special companion to Dad.
    Debbie, Bruce and families.

  2. Elaine Gillick says:

    A conversation with Edith was always such a pleasure as she often dropped in a quote from her dad- Uncle Rupe.
    Also often quoted by my branch of the family.
    Go in peace Edith.
    Remembered with much love from the Taylor Family.
    Elaine Gillick.

  3. Nanda Gasparini says:

    We were so fortunate to have Edith as our neighbour for the past three and a half years. We will miss our chats by the fence and her stories of Treasure street throughout the decades. We will miss you dear Edith. Our condolences and love to Karen, Leanne and Neil and the rest of the family, as well as Gerry.
    Thinking of you all.
    Love, Marty, Nanda and Lucia

  4. Myra, Wendy and family says:

    Our deepest sympathies to Karen, Leanne, Neil and families. Edith will remain forever in our hearts.
    A treasured friend: a lifetime of memories in conversation and on the dancefloor.
    Myra, Wendy and family.

  5. Bill & Margaret McKnight says:

    Many fond and happy memories of Edith, now at rest.
    Condolences to Family and Friends.
    Bill and Margaret McKnight

  6. Leanne Bowe says:

    Our deepest love and sympathy to Karen, Leanne. Neil and families.
    Fond childhood memories of a lovely lady.
    Leanne & Peter Bowe

  7. Kathryn Every-McDonald says:

    Dear Karen , Leanne & families,
    sorry to hear of your dear mother’s, grandma’s passing, thinking of you at this sad time.
    She was a lovely lady, fond memories from Myself & Dave xx
    – Kathryn Every-McDonald

  8. Tara Farrell says:

    I will remember you constantly in normal life; when buying something on special, getting secondhand clothing, see a stack of newspapers or on my youngest daughter’s birthday. You always refused to spell her name correctly, in your mind apostrophes had no place in a name, so I always added it to her birthday cards afterwards, without you knowing. She has always loved hearing this story about you, it makes her giggle.

    As an adult, I was told about a Tim Tam slam. Lots of people said they were amazing. I didn’t really know what they were talking about, but as they explained how you bit the diagonal corners off a Tim Tam, then use it as a straw, memories started coming back to me. Grandma taught me this! I never really liked it, but I remember doing it in the kitchen a couple of times with Stuart beside me. Grandma would be pouring the orange juice while we were biting the corners off the Tim Tams.
    That’s where the story takes a turn though. Apparently your suposed to use warm milk, it melts the insides of the biscuits and it becomes a delicious gooey mess. I mean it makes more sense than orange juice…but that was Grandma, a little bit weird and quirky, always doing things her own way, with what she had at the time.

    I love you grandma, always and forever – Tara

  9. Alpha, Omayga and Mi'laya Nicholl says:

    We will miss you Grandma Edith.
    We already have lots of splits in the freezer and will think of you each time we eat one.
    Don’t worry…they were on special.
    Alpha, Omayga & Mi’laya

  10. Jennifer McKenzie says:

    Fond memories of Edith. We usually met her in Maldon or Castlemaine whilst shopping with Mum and Dick, always an interesting conversation.
    Deepest sympathy to her family and friend Gerald.
    I am unable to attend service tomorrow but my thoughts will be with you.
    Cousin Jennifer 💐💐💐💐

  11. Dara says:

    Edith you were such a good friend to Mum over the years and you will be greatly missed.
    Spending time with you was always fun and never boring.
    Sending our love to Gerald and the family at this time.
    Fran, Ray, Dara and Erin x

  12. Dianne howorth says:

    Sympathies to the Welch family.
    We ….Gary, Dianne, Wendy & Stephen have fond memories of the old boys picnic held every Australia Day, Edith and Bobby were always there.
    I can remember there were hundreds of screaming kids and lots of grog and bad Dad jokes.
    Dianne Howorth

  13. Marilyn Bennet says:

    To the family of Edith and to Gerald.
    We didn’t know of Edith’s passing until today and are so sorry to have read it in the paper. We would have loved to have said goodbye to her.
    We spent many days having a laugh up at Barham or around Castlemaine. We will miss her.
    Sincerely Mazza and Ian.

Funeral Details

Chapel of Mount Alexander Funerals
12 Campbell Street

30th June 2023 at 11:00 AM

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