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36 comments on “Charles ‘Rupert’ Welch”

  1. Thank you Bronwyn and Carolyn for enabling me to view two beautiful services for my dear friends Janet and Rupert. My family join me in sending our love and condolences.

  2. Bronwyn and Carolyn, two very moving services. We learnt a lot more about both Rupert and Janet. Two lovely services. With deepest sympathy to your families for the loss of two such lovely people. God bless.
    From George, Jenny, Margaret and Jonathan Chandler, Tasmania.

  3. Sending love and sympathy to you Bronwyn and Carolyn. To be able to join with you and share in the service has been a privilege. Although I spent time with Rupert and Janet more recently due to their visits to Carolyn at Cobram, I learnt so much more about his life I never knew. I have learnt even more todsy. To lose both your Mum and Dad so close together must leave you both feeling rather lost and alone. Both Rupert and Janet were warm, kind and loving people who I’m sure twill be missed by many. Much love, Nelva

  4. Sincere condolences to the family, Rupert and Janet will be greatly missed they were always willing to assist in any way that he could at the Chatham Probus club, lovely service.

  5. sincere condolences to the family, Rupert and Janet were always willing to help in any way at our Probus Club.

  6. Condolences to the family we will miss Rupert and Janet as well, they were always willing to help in any way at our Probus Club.

  7. Thanks for sharing Ruperts funeral service with us , still have memories of you all – caravan under the apple tree at the farm each year when we were younger, thinking of you all at this time.

  8. You are in our thoughts Bronwyn , Carolyn and your families. Thankyou for allowing us to share this time with you today. We wish we could be there to support you in your grief during these sad days. You will have many special memories to hold onto now.
    Your friends, Anne & Steve Lyon xx

  9. A really lovely service Bronwyn and Carolyn and a really interesting Eulogy. So sorry we were unable to be there in person today but know that we were thinking of you all today. Requiescat in Pace. xx

  10. Vale Rupert – may both you and Janet rest in peace – a lovely service. Sincere thanks to Bronwyn and Carolyn for giving the chance to share and say Farewell. Thoughts and prayers with all the family …. many cherished memories.

  11. We’re very sorry that Uncle Rupert past away, and we would have loved to have been there in person at his funeral service. Thank you for allowing us to share it with you online.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. May the Lord fill your hearts with His love and comfort.

  12. Dear Bronwyn, Carolyn & families. Thank you so much for allowing us to say goodbye to Rupert online. You all did so well – from the eulogy, from which Lewis learned so much about his cousin, to the Vicar & the organist. These are difficult times, especially for you all, having lost both Janet & Rupert.
    Rupert would have been so proud of all of you.

    VALE Rupert.

    Carole & lewis Plumridge.

  13. Thank you Bronwyn and Carolyn. Whilst we can not be with you in person, we are united in love and honor for Uncle Rupert, reunited with Aunty Janet. Forever may they rest in peace.

  14. Dear Bronwyn and Carolyn and family,
    We have been with you online for the funeral service for Rupert. We are deeply sorry for your loss and our hearts and prayers are with you at this time as you grieve the loss of both your mother and father. I often talked with Rupert about farming life at Yalca, where of course my own father had a farm. Rupert and I also shared a common dairy farming life and upbringing. It was wonderful hearing so much about Rupert’s life, skills and commitment to so many community groups. Peter and I had no idea of the extent of it, which speaks so clearly to Rupert’s humility.There is much in your parents’ lives from which you can draw strength. Our love to you both, Barbara and Peter Gronn

  15. Dear Bronwyn and Carolyn

    We are Clive and Judy Luckman colleagues of Rupert at DSD for 30 years. It was a lovely, moving service for your father and we were privileged to have been able to participate via video. It was fascinating to learn about his early life. He was such a pleasant, kind gentleman.

    You may be interested to learn that a history of DSD (now ASD) is to be published in 2022. If you would like to obtain a copy in due course, please send us your email and we will let you know when it becomes available for purchase.

    Our sincere sympathy at this very difficult time for you.

  16. Rupert & Janet fondly remembered by Jean & John Sloman. We especially admired the strength shown by them both through the latter years of their battle with Janet’s cancer.

  17. Rupert, and his wife Janet, contributed greatly to the Probus Club of Chatham, and will be sorely missed by members. They were a delightful couple, very sincere.

  18. Sincere condolences to all Rupert’s family. Rupert and Janet have been very much loved parishioners of St Faith’s, and it has particularly been a privilege for me to have served with Rupert, as he faithfully fulfilled the role of server in the sanctuary over many years, and also on previous vestries. We will all miss him and Janet, and hold you all in our prayers.

    Joan (and Colin) Scott

  19. Dear Bronwyn,
    Once again thank you for the opportunity to share in Rupert and Janet’s funeral services. Not what they or anyone of us would have envisaged but very moving and very well done. Our sympathy to both families.
    Love from Lorice and Bruce.

  20. It’s been our privilege to participate with you all, albeit remotely, in a beautiful and fitting celebration of Rupert’s wonderful and fruitful life.
    May His peace and strength uphold you. With our love.

  21. Thank you for a wonderful tribute to our friend Rupert. A life well lived. Fond memories of our friendship over many years.

  22. I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you.

    Thank you for allowing us to see the service, it is appreciated.

    Much love,
    Margaret (Janet’s cousin George’s daughter)

  23. Both the services for Janet and Rubert were well done. Take care in the days ahead.

    Blessings to you all

    Ray Cleary

  24. What a lovely service and eulogy, how nice to learn about Rupert’s life. Such lovely photos showing a loving, happy family (and a great photo of Rupert with a big bushy beard!). My condolences to you all, I’m so sorry for your losses and I know you will support each other as time continues to pass. Thank you for the video link option, I’m so grateful to be involved from afar. With love always, Xanthe, Izay and Katya

  25. Bronwyn and Carolyn, what a lovely service. Thank you very much for letting us watch it online. I remember both your parents as such kind and quiet people. We send our condolences to you and your families. At this challenging time, we are thinking of you all. Alice and family.

  26. Bronwyn and Caroline my prayers for you and your families at this most difficult time. Rupert and Janet will be sadly missed by the parish. Such a gentle man in every way.

  27. Sending our love to you. Sorry we couldn’t make it down. We have many cherished memories of your parents. Love Natalie Moscrop (Fred’s daughter) and family xx

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