Isabel MacDonald 1937 2022, death notice, Obituaries, Obituaries

Isabel MacDonald obituary
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Catherine Isabel “Ippy” MacDonald, who passed away peacefully on July 25th at the John MacLellan Palliative Care Unit at SMRH in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.
Isabel was born in Malignant Cove, Nova Scotia to Andrew and Mary Agnes (MacInnis) Chisholm on September 18, 1937.
In addition to her parents, Isabel was predeceased by her first husband – the love of her life and the father of her children – Daniel Kenny, her son Kevin, her infant son John Derek, her second husband Christopher MacDonald, her siblings Charlie, Theresa (Ambrose Chisholm), RJ, Gordon (Bernadette), Jackie (Marguerite), Betty (Hughie Chisholm), and Bernadette (Cyril MacGillivary). She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Remaining to carry on his legacy are his daughter Joanne Kenny, Antigonish, Joanne’s three children, Daniel Eastwood, Antigonish, Emma and Maggie Eastwood, Alberta, his son Gary Kenny (Rhonda McLean), Halifax, Gary’s three children, Kayla Kenny ( Sander), British Columbia, Dylan Kenny (Beth), London, England and Justin Jalsevac, Ontario, his daughter Lorraine Kenny (Kelly Thompson), Antigonish, Lorraine’s three children, Lisa Chisholm (Jacob Abaunza) their children Gabriella, Mateo , Evin, Isabel and Noah Abaunza; Ryan Chisholm (Stephanie) their children Bryleigh and Aubreigh; and Caley Chisholm (John Hugh MacLean), all of Antigonish. Numerous in-laws and dozens of nieces and nephews, many of whom considered “Aunt Ippy” their second mum.
Mom worked as a cook for much of her life. His culinary skills have helped establish a reputation for good food with several local restaurants. She cooked with love and care and only served something she would eat herself. We can’t be sure what she enjoyed more, the joy of cooking or the feeling she had knowing people were well fed. Above all, she loved to cook for her family and friends. Teapot on, table laid with a variety of delicacies. “Are you hungry?” or “Have you eaten anything today?” were common questions within seconds of entering her home. Meat, potatoes, homemade biscuits, squares, biscuits or a slice of his pie were usually the first items offered after being greeted. If she couldn’t offer you one of these, she would offer a chocolate bar from her “drawer” which she kept stocked with everyone’s favorite. If you still said no, you would receive a “Well then!” Mom’s pies were her signature, her love language. Apple, lemon meringue, butterscotch and cherry pies were his specialties. Many have said openly that they can’t wait to visit Antigonish again to have some of their pie. In fact, if someone mentioned their favorite type of pie within earshot, you would most likely have that type of pie on your doorstep before long. There are many acquaintances, nurses, doctors and friends of friends who received pies, cookies and cakes as a token of their kindness or to comfort them during a time of loss.
Mom loved children of all ages and she was quick to act silly and childish in ways to entertain and was entertained by them as well. She was especially fond of the little ones, squeezing chubby cheeks and hearing small giggles fill her heart with joy. She had the gift of putting the little ones to sleep. Mom became “Nanny” for her first granddaughter Lisa and for all her subsequent grandchildren and great-grandchildren and many, many little ones who were drawn to her exuberant love and generosity would also call her Nanny . Next to her family and her love of cooking looked good. An elegant lady, Mom was proud of her appearance. She firmly believed that if you looked good, you felt good. She matched her outfits with shoes, jewelry, and nail polish, and usually covered it up with a stylish hat or hairpin. Every day was a fashion show. She loved to share this passion, if you told her you liked her shirt, her sweater or her earrings, the next time you came to visit her she would have them set aside, ready to offer them to you.
Mom shared space in her heart for all of God’s creatures. She loved feeding birds and squirrels, her favorite being chickadees which reminded her of her son Kevin. She had many beloved dogs and cats over her long life. Mom never went anywhere without treats in her pockets, even keeping a bag of treats in her car in case she ran out on a visit. Mom fed the animals from the kitchen table because “they are starving!” and much to the amusement of her family, go on to comment on the seriousness of these animals begging her for food.
Mom was an avid reader, filling her hours with a good book or magazine. Mom loved picking berries, even when it meant dodging the occasional bear. She loved the beach at Malignant Cove and all the precious time spent with her family over the years. The ocean was a balm for her and she missed swimming very much as she could not enter the water since the start of dialysis, although she liked to sit in the sun with her feet in the water watching her loved ones play and laugh around her.
Mom loved game shows, soap operas and nature documentaries. She has always enjoyed playing cards, especially after her weekly bingos stopped. Skat was his favorite game for everyone to play. Neighborhoods were always “on loan” to those who needed a change. Occasionally, she would use colorful language when someone surprised her with an unexpected defeat; whoever was called the “B” word during a game laughed and accepted that as a bit of a badge of honor.
Mom had a great sense of humor. She always found ways to make you laugh and smile, even during so many difficult times. She loved to share a laugh and made jokes and one-liners that were sometimes so risque her kids would say “Mom! it’s so bad” but that never phased her. She loved practical jokes, whether it was surprising someone in the dark, putting a rubber spider on someone’s shoulder, or showing up to a doctor’s appointment with an over-the-top colorful wig. . Her beloved dialysis unit care team knew this all too well and they would sometimes respond with a recovery prank, which made her and others in the unit laugh.
Mom’s health had been preserved for several years, and every day was truly a gift. People often said they couldn’t believe she was as sick as she was because she looked so beautiful and always had a smile. Her sense of style and her ability to coordinate that from head to toe literally stuck, even for her last trip to the hospital. Mum was not afraid of death – her greatest heartache leaving this earth was the thought of missing out on all the joy with her family… she lamented not being able to meet the two great-grandchildren who will arrive very soon. Mom has endured many hardships throughout her life; she never let them dull her shine. She was one of the most resilient people anyone who knew her had ever met and she was truly an inspiration. His unwavering faith and indomitable spirit were unwavering, even in his darkest moments. Mom experienced the power of prayer, and we’re sure her prayers for us have saved us many times over the years, whether we know it or not. We are reassured to know that even though she is no longer with us, she is watching over us, our personal guardian angel. She won’t have to worry anymore because now she can easily keep an eye on us from the sky.
Mom’s house, from St. Andrews to Georgeville, welcomed everyone. Summers were spent hosting a house full of family and friends. Mom’s heart was big and ever-expanding. She had an incredible ability to make every person in her life feel extra special. She was selfless. She was our anchor point to “house” the cement that unites us, the foundation of all our memories. His absence has created a hole in all of our lives. Although we wish she could still be with us, we will keep her spirit alive by living the legacy she left behind.
Special thanks to Dr. Ron MacCormick and the staff of the oncology unit; Jill and all of her dialysis unit staff who supported her with love and humor during a pandemic; Amanda Worker; Trish MacKay; Dr. P. Allan; Dr. Tania Sullivan and ER staff; Dr Pereira, Yvette and ICU staff; The pastoral and palliative care workers who supported her and her family until her death.
Cremation has taken place and arrangements have been entrusted to MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant Street, Antigonish. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 4, 2022. Funeral Mass at 1 p.m. on Friday, August 5, 2022 at St. George’s Catholic Church, Georgeville, Antigonish Co., presided over by the Reverend Andrew Boyd. A private burial will be held at a later date in St. Andrews, Antigonish Co.
To support his love for all children, young and old, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Jax Mac Foundation and the Andrew Milner Memorial Scholarship Fund or a charity of your choice.
Visitation
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 4, 2022
MacIsaac Funeral Home
61 pleasant street
Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
(902) 863-3414
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Georgeville, Nova Scotia, Canada
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