Elizabeth McIsaac

Obituary of Elizabeth McIsaac

ELIZABETH (BETTY) MARY McISAAC

(nee Wilmot)

September 24, 1925 to May 14, 2018

 

Betty died peacefully on Monday, May 14, 2018.  She died as she lived, surrounded by family and embraced by love.

 

Betty is predeceased by her beloved husband Rod, her parents John H.A. Wilmot and Berthe-Alice (nee McCully); siblings Brian Wilmot and Geraldine O’Grady; and granddaughter Alexandra McIsaac.   She leaves in sadness her clan - Catherine, Rod (Gisèle), Joan, Michael (Kim Robertson), Judy (Steven Van Huyse), Susan (Norm Brignall – deceased), Father Peter SJ, and Elizabeth (Barry McMann); and cherished grandchildren; Andrea McIsaac (Chris Semenuk) Erin Anello (Joe Anello) Megan McIsaac (Ben Geddes); Christopher Van Huyse (Kohi Richardson), Matthew Van Huyse, Stephanie Van Huyse (Krista Pace); Robert Roy (Krystal Antonio), Adrienne Roy, Michael Roy; Alexander McIsaac (Monika Lechowicz) and Stephen McIsaac.  Also, deeply saddened by her death are many relatives in the McIsaac and Wilmot families and many family friends. 

 

Betty lived a full life. She and Rod had many happy years raising the family in Winnipeg and then Toronto.  In her final months she often reminisced about her many blessings over the decades.  She was the epitome of love and caring and her memories were focused most often on her big and “unique” family.  She had an amazing sense of fun and humour and she was no-nonsense right to the end.  Her faith was her guiding force.  Her remarkable outlook on life is her legacy.  She was always filled with hope.

 

The family is grateful to the incredible team at Kensington Hospice who cared for Betty with gentleness in her final days. 

 

The family will receive friends at the HUMPHREY FUNERAL HOME A.W. MILES – NEWBIGGING CHAPEL, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) on Thursday, May 17th from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Betty’s life will be celebrated at a funeral Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 520 Sherbourne Street, Toronto on Friday, May 18 at 10:00 a.m. 

 

If desired, the family would welcome donations to Kensington Hospice, 38 Major Street, Toronto M5S 2L1 or online at www.kensingtonhealth.org.  Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymilesnewbigging.com.