Robert M. McIsaac
Robert Murray McIsaac passed away Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the
Upper River Valley Hospital in Waterville, NB with family by his side.
Born December 28, 1926 in his parents’home in East
Florenceville, NB he was the youngest of 6 children of the late James
and Ethel(Tompkins) McIsaac. He was also predeceased by his wife of
over 69 years, Margaret (Dyer)McIsaac, and by all his siblings — Roy,
Lorne, Laura, Frank, and Harold; also granddaughter Karen Hunter.
Bob is survived by his 7 children … Allan (Judi) McIsaac of
Fredericton, NB, Darlene (Kendall)Hunter of Riverbank, NB, Laura
(Malcolm) Beckett of Oak Point, NB, Ruth (Russell)Dockendorff of
Stanhope, PEI, Dean (Terri) McIsaac of Brookfield, Massachusetts,
Murray McIsaac (Judy) of Florenceville, NB, Polly McIsaac of
Florenceville, NB; 14 grandchildren …Andy McIsaac, Jodi McIsaac,
Mark (Karen) Hunter, Kristy (Andrew) Laidlaw, Ben (Joanna)Beckett,
Sarah (Trevor) Cook, Cindy Dockendorff, Jacob (Brynn) Dockendorff,
Adam (Lisa)McIsaac, Scott (Heather) McIsaac, Heather McIsaac (Ocel
Dauphinais-Matheson), Patti (Adam)Jurczak, Jimmy (Sarah) McIsaac,
Bobby McIsaac; 21 great-grandchildren … Lauren and Willow
Martens; Rachel and Caleb Hunter; Annabelle, Carrick, Evangeline, and
Devlin Laidlaw;Thomas and Aaron Beckett; Dylan and Lucas Cook;
Charlie, Madeline, and Nora Dockendorff;Leyton, Lili, Brielle McIsaac;
Eli and Ryan Jurczak, Isaiah McIsaac.
Bob (aka Bobby, RM) graduated from East Florenceville High School in
1944, and completed 1 year of accounting through Kings College, at the
firm Hudson-McMacken in Moncton. He happily returned home to mixed
farming with potatoes as the main crop, along with dairy and beef
cattle (helped fulfill his father’s dream of farming with 3 of his
sons — Lorne, Harold, Bob). He followed that by buying, selling, and
trucking pulpwood, and his last 20 years of employment were as county
superintendent for NB Department of Transportation. After retiring in
1991, hispart-time hobby became his full-time sweat and joy …
cutting, splitting, and hauling firewood from the back 75 acres on the
farm (over 100 cords every year).
Dad-Grampy was a person of faith, strength, determination, commitment,
compassion, honesty,and integrity. He liked to have fun, snowmobile,
sing, entertain and visit family and friends, play crokinole and Rook,
study the Bible, teach and preach, do anything to help family or
friend, and(as he put it) watch the Toronto Maple Leafs . . . lose
most of the time. He started singing in the McIsaac Quartet in 1954,
and had to stop only after suffering a serious stroke in 1999. (He
sang baritone and bass, but bass was his real passion.)
Some community involvements: refereed minor and men’s hockey,
played softball, member of Orange Lodge, Carleton County Council,
Northern Carleton Hospital Board, Rotary International, Gideons
International, and roles in his church and Baptist denomination too
numerous to mention here.
The family would like to express appreciation to Janice Turnbull (home
caregiver), the caring and supportive crew that gathered daily at Tim
Hortons, and Dr. Bruce Lockhart (the only doctor
that knew anything, in Dad’s opinion).
Visitation will be held at True North Baptist Church, 167 Burnham
Road, Florenceville-Bristol,NB on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 from 3-8
pm and. A memorial service of celebration will beheld on Wednesday,
October 24, 2018 at 11:00 am at True North Baptist Church. Rev.
Michael Palmer will officiate, with the assistance of Rev. Dustin Day
and Rev. Charles Thompson. The interment will be in the Lower East
Florenceville Baptist Cemetery immediately following the service.
Donations are appreciated, and may be made to True North Baptist
Church, TNBC Cemetery Fund, or The Gideons. The family appreciates
the professional and personal services of L.R. Giberson Funeral
Directors as they are entrusted with the
arrangements.www.gibersonfuneraldirectors.ca (506) 392-1115
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Robert McIsaac 19262018..