In Loving Memory


Ida Mae Anderson

Born in Moore Twp., Ontario

September 15, 1923

Died in Petrolia, Ontario

May 25, 2019

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Obituary Announcement

Anderson, Ida Mae


Ida Mae Anderson (Welsh, Horst), (nee Butler) passed away peacefully on Saturday May 25, 2019 at the Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital of Bluewater Health in Petrolia, at the age of 95. Dear mother of Patricia Andersen (Brian), Freda Leopold (Herb), Hazel Macko (Tom), Larry Welsh (Judy), and Peter Welsh (Sandra), at the late Thomas James. Beloved grandmother of 11 and great-grandmother of 16. She is survived by her sister Betty Powers, and sisters-in-law Doreen Butler and Darlene Butler. Ida was predeceased by her husbands Thomas Welsh, Fred Horst, and Bill Anderson, parents Earl and Mildred (nee Selby) Butler, brothers Arthur and Ralph Butler, and brother-in-law Harry Powers. Ida was born on the 8th Line of Moore Twp. In 1923. She married Thomas E. Welsh in 1942 and they settled on the farm on the 12th Line, raising sheep, pigs and Clydesdales. Ida was an incredible baker, often winning first prize at local fairs. In her later years, Ida was a wiz at word search puzzles, often finishing multiple books each day. While at Fiddick’s Nursing Home, she was also the reigning Bingo champion, often winning many treasured stuff animals. Friends will be received at the McCormack Funeral Home – Stewart Chapel, 254 George Street (at College Avenue) on Wednesday May 29 for visitation from 11 am to 1pm. A Funeral Service will follow at McCormack Funeral Home at 1 pm. Remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family online in “Ida’s Guestbook” at mccormackfuneralhomesarnia.com. In lieu of flowers, please consider expressing sympathy through a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society.




Wednesday May 29th

McCormack Funeral Home

11 am - 1 pm.

Funeral Services

Wednesday May 29th

McCormack Funeral Home

1 pm.



Bear Creek Cemetery

Moore Twp, Ontario


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Our deepest sympathies to Freda and the family on the loss of your Mother. We have so many good memories of Uncle Bill and Aunt Ida from their visits here or trips to KFC. We will remember Ida.

Ian and Dawn MacDonald


Pat, Freda, Hazel, Larry, Peter and families, our sympathy on the passing of Aunt Mae. I can recall the many stories that Mom, Uncle Gary and Grandma would tell of the escapades that they Aunt Mae and Uncle Tom would get up to with them. I'm sure you have lots of fond memories to look back on. It's been a long time I can still see your Mom, Aunt Dorothy and Grandma sitting around at the huge family gatherings catching up.



Sending our condolences to Mike and his family during this difficult time.

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