Heather Anne Delsey

August 2, 1958 to April 14, 2020


DELSEY, Heather Anne – age 61, of St. John’s Newfoundland (formerly of Ontario and Nova Scotia) passed away at home on Tuesday, April 14, 2020.  Born in Hamilton, Ontario, she was the daughter of the late John Delsey and Carol (Morehouse) Welch and stepdaughter of the late William (Bill) Welch. 

Heather was a graduate of Islands Consolidated School in Freeport, NS; CompuCollege School of Business in Halifax, NS; and Algonquin College in Ottawa, ON.  She had many jobs over the years, most recently at Abbot Point of Care, Siemens Healthineers, and Rimtech, all in Ottawa ON, after which she retired to Newfoundland. 

She loved camping, beachcombing to collect stones and glass for lovely crafts, and her painting.  The latter was a newly discovered skill when she lived in Ontario, and she has left behind many beautiful paintings. She always had a beautiful flower garden.  Singing along at jam sessions was one of her favourite activities.  She often travelled to Westports of the World conventions with her mom and other relatives and friends; giving her even more opportunities to meet new people.  She adored the Minions from the first movie onward.

She spent many years organizing the Salvation Army Angel Tree program in Kemptville ON, annually helping to organize and classify the many donated toys and crafts for this organization, as well as taking turns manning the “kettles”.  She was a member of the Salvation Army Church in that town.  She was known for her beautiful smile and her helpful and friendly nature.  She was very kind and had many close friends. 

She is survived by her fiancé Lloyd Naugle; mother Carol (Morehouse) Welch; sisters Joy (Vince) Stuart and Sandra (Yves) Couture; niece Samantha (Simon Beaucage) Couture; nephews Spencer Welch and Taylor (Noor) Welch; great-nephew Josh Beaucage; as well as a number of aunts and uncles, cousins, and her beloved dog Rex. 

She was predeceased by her father John Delsey; stepfather William (Bill) Welch; grandparents Norma and Sidney Morehouse, Arthur and Jean Delsey; and brother Michael (Tammy) Welch. 

Cremation has taken place under the care of Carnell’s Funeral Home in St. John’s NL.  Due to the pandemic situation at this time, arrangements for a celebration of her life will be announced at a later time.

Donations may be made to the Salvation Army in Kemptville, the Westport Baptist Church, or a charity of your choice. 

She will be sadly missed by all, but forever in our hearts. 



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Dear Delsey family, I was so sad to read of Heather’s death in the paper today. I knew Heather when we went to Faith Tabernacle church, Hfx. , and I was baptized with 2 other girls in the tank with me, and she was 1 of them girls. . R.I.P. Heather!

I am so very sorry to hear of Heather’s passing. I will always remember Heather for her beautiful smile, contagious laugh and kind heart. Heather would do anything for anyone. Although we didn’t stay in touch regularly, she was never far from my thoughts. My deepest condolences to Carol, Joy, Sandy and their families. Heather will always hold a special place in my heart. Gone but never forgotten. RIP sweet Heather ❤️

My heart is broken for your loss Carol, Joy, Sandi & families…and to all who knew and loved Heather. Our sincere and deepest sympathies.

Lloyd i am so sorry to hear of Heathers passing was so looking forward to finally.meeting her ..i know she made you happy ..keep her memories close n the things you did together always close to your ❤ heart..My condolences to all. Rip Heather????

My condolences to the family, more specially to Lloyd, Joy, Sandra, and Carol. I have never met you Lloyd, but my heart goes out to each of you;

I last time I saw Heather was in 74/75; and the picture of her above has the dame beautiful smile of the lovely person I remember. May the many memories help ease the your pain.

So saddened to hear of Heather’s passing. Sending deepest sympathies to all of her family and friends.

Sending my deepest sympathy to Heather,s family&friends,my thoughts &prayers are with you !!

Our condolences Lloyd. Our thoughts are with you at this very difficult time.

She was a beautiful person, inside and out. Sending love to all her family & friends. I will treasure the laughter and tears we shared.

So sorry to hear of Heather’s passing. It’s been a long time since I saw Heather but remember her when she lived on the Islands. She was a friend and loved having fun. R.I.P Heather ,you will be missed. My sincere condolences to all of the family.

Norman Pyne.

So sad to hear of Heathers passing. Sending lots of love, light, and healing prayers to all of her friends and family.

Sorry for your loss

So sorry to hear of Heather’s passing. Sending our condolences and much love to all. Rodney and Micki Barnaby

Beautiful words for a beautiful person. She will be missed by many. Sending love., strength and hugs to Joy, Vince, Sandy, Yves, Samantha and all of Heather’s family.