March 13, 1931 to July 3, 2013
Born in Chemainus, raised her family in Ladysmith, farmed in Cedar and enjoyed her final years in Nanaimo.
Isabella passed away peacefully at Kiwanis Lodge with family by her side. She is survived by children: Roger, Therese, Francis, Paul, Tim, Judy (Al), Chris (Sherry), and Michelle; 16 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild and many more dearly loved family and friends. She is predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Louis and son, David.
Isabella was a very giving person always helping those in need. She played organ and sang at church (St. Mary’s, Ladysmith and St. Peters, Nanaimo) for many years. She was a volunteer of the 7-10 Club, recipient of Volunteer of the Year 1994 and Nanaimo Citizen of the Year of 2005.
Her passing will leave a void in the hearts of everyone who knew and loved her. Next time a butterfly flies your way remember Isabella.
Friends and relatives can pay their last respects with a viewing and quiet reflection at 7pm, Friday, July 19, 2013 at Telfords Funeral Home, Townsite Rd, Nanaimo, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11am on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at St Peters Church, Nanaimo. Interment will be held at Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens at 2pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the 7-10 Club or Bethlehem Retreat Centre.
A special thank you to the staff at Kiwanis Lodge for their care during her last year.