Isobel Mayford Maxey, aged 95 of Qualicum Beach, B.C., passed away peacefully on April 23, 2016 after a long and well-lived life. Isobel was born April 8, 1921 in Chesterville, Ontario the daughter of Robert and Ethelwyn Barrie. Isobel moved to B.C. after meeting and marrying a dashing young RCAF soldier Dennis (Bert) Maxey on June 19, 1942. Isobel and Bert moved to Nanaimo, B.C. and raised four children while living in Ladner, Burnaby and Peachland, B.C. In 1980 Bert and Isobel moved to Qualicum Beach a nostalgic choice where they had spent their honeymoon. Isobel was pre-deceased by her husband of 56 years, Bert Maxey, in 1998 and her siblings, Bobby, Helen and Ethelwyn. Isobel is survived by her 4 loving children, Barrie (Katie), Jack (Paulla), Bob (Jo-Anne) and Judy (Perry).

Family was a delight for Isobel having 8 grandchildren (Ryan, Tyler, Natalie, David, Daniel, Jordan, Thomas, Scott) and 5 great-grandchildren (Kyrah, Eloise, Spencer, Connor, Nathan). Nothing gave her more pleasure than the visits to and from her grandchildren and more recently her great-grandchildren. The memories of time spent with Grandma “Sybil” at the beach or on road trips will live in the hearts of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren forever.

Isobel was an accomplished painter and family historian. She loved to tell the stories about her ancestors and their travels from Britain to Prince Edward Island and Ontario. Isobel enjoyed the company of a wide circle of friends and belonging to various clubs such as Eastern Star and she was an active member of her church. Isobel’s family would like to thank the staff at Eagle Park Health Facility for the outstanding care given to her during her final years.

A service to celebrate the wonderful life of Isobel will be held at St. Stephens United Church, 150 Village Way, Qualicum Beach, B.C. on Wednesday, May 11th at 2:00 p.m.

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