December 25, 1924 – Medicine Hat, AB
June 22, 2013 – Calgary, AB
Isabelle Flora (nee MacKenzie) Wolcott passed away after a brief illness at the age of 88 in Calgary.
Isabelle was born in Medicine Hat, where her parents ranched on the British Block until it was expropriated for the war efforts. She graduated as a Registered Nurse from the Calgary General Hospital in 1948. Isabelle received a Certificate in teaching Nursing from McGill in 1950, graduating with honors. She received the gold medal for Pharmacology from McGill and a post graduate certificate in Psychiatric Nursing from Ponoka, AB. Isabelle married Donald Milton Wolcott on October 27, 1949 and raised five children. Isabelle and Don loved to host gatherings for their family and friends at their homes in Calgary, Bragg Creek and Victoria. Isabelle was a dedicated and supportive wife for Don who had a brilliant career in the Canadian oil and gas industry. Following Don’s passing in 1987, she took on the position of Director of Wolcott and Associates, retiring in 2001. Isabelle will be remembered for mentoring all of her expanding clan, encouraging education, hard work, a sense of decorum and good manners. She enjoyed her friends at the Glencoe Club, the Petroleum Club, Calgary Opera and was a member of the Grace Presbyterian Church. Isabelle was generous to all her family and donated to numerous charities. She also sponsored the Don Wolcott lab and other initiatives at the U of C. Scottish heritage was important to her especially bagpipe music. She enjoyed using Skype to connect with her family and loved regular family gatherings which included music, performed by her family. Isabelle was truly one of a kind and will be missed by all who knew her.
Isabelle is survived by her family including daughter Donna (Chris) Berndt, and grandsons Duncan and Eric (Colin); son John (Mary) Wolcott and grandsons James (Lindsay) and Donny (Monica); daughter Maureen Williams and grandson Derek (Kim) and great grandchild Aubrey Isabelle and grandson Ian (Jasper) and great-granddaughter Emily; daughter Jan Nowicki (Ken) and grandsons Blake and Glen, and daughter Dianne Wolcott (Valery Borodin); her brother Donald MacKenzie (Joan) and numerous loving nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents Dan and Rosalind MacKenzie; her husband Donald; son-in-law George Williams; and her sisters Cathy, Rosalind, and Marion.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held at Grace Presbyterian Church (1009 – 15th Avenue S.W. Calgary, AB) on Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Isabelle Wolcott, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences