Emily MacIsaac

The family of Emily Cecilia MacIsaac, sadly announce her passing on November 7th, 2014 at Williams Lake Senior’s Village, at the age of 90. She has joined Joe and a circle of friends at the “Spread Mazaire” table in heaven.

Born in Charlottetown, PEI, in 1924 she was second in a family of seven fun-loving, musical, God-fearing children. She moved to Toronto and worked as a stewardess for two years before returning to the island. She met Joe MacIsaac, a teacher at St. Dunstan’s College, in 1952. They were married and began a family, four girls, before moving to Ahousaht, Vancouver Island, where Joe taught elementary school. Next came a move to St. Joseph’s Mission, and 2 more children, boys. Four years later a relocation to the First Nations community at Anaham in the Chilcotin, where they lived happily for eleven years. Joe continued his teaching, and Emily took a job as a secretary at Public Health in Alexis Creek. When Joe retired they moved “in to town.”

Emily always had something going on- she sewed many wonderful blankets and pillows and gave them as gifts (they are scattered from coast to coast). She was an avid reader, keenly involved in community and politics. She was always happy to drop what she was doing when company came calling, which was often. She was interested in everything. In later years she took great joy in the precious gift of her grandchildren.

Emily will be missed by her brother, Rev. Robert Kelly, OMI, her daughters Minette (Bill) Fawcett, Nancy (Richard) Golding, Nola (Paul) Stoliker, and sons, John Joe and Tim Maclsaac. Her grandchildren will miss her too- Brent, Kirby, Tamara, Katie, Ross, Ricky, Jessica, Jody, Quinn, Jack, Karl, Rhys, Jordan, Emme Jo, and a passel of great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Joe, her daughter Mary Joanne, her sister Ethel, brothers Mike, Jim, and Frank, and her precious great granddaughter, Rylan.

A funeral mass will be held at Sacred Heart Church Wednesday, November 12th at 11 am. A reception will be held in the church basement following the service. Those wishing to honour Emily’s memory by way of donation may do so to the charity of your choice.


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