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McGEE, Isabel Potter (nee Stewart)

November 17, 1942 – March 6, 2019

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, sister and grandmother, Isabel McGee. She passed quietly on March 6, 2019 surrounded by her husband, kids and their spouses. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Richard; her children Joanne (Scott), David (Nicole) and Michael; her grandchildren Lexi, Austin, Gabe, Ari, Jake, Zack, Josh, Georgia and Eliza and her sisters Margaret Benoit (Jean-Pierre) and Jean Stewart. She was predeceased by her parents, William and Isabella Stewart. She was well loved and will be missed terribly.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made to the charity of the donor’s choice in remembrance of her giving spirit.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB), on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Isabel McGee, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB, T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Lesley and Dave Mounteer

    So sorry to hear this news from Margaret the other day. Thoughts and prayers are with Dick, the children and grandchildren as well as with Margaret and Jean.

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  2. Andy, Shannon and Autumn Doucet

    We hope you feel surrounded by much love at this time of great saddness. May you find comfort, love, and support with each other.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    <3

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  3. Margaret & Jean-Pierre Benoit

    So many memories of Isabel come flooding back: a happy childhood, Fannyside Lodge, Slamannan Elementary School, 1948 trans-Atlantic crossing on the Q.E., arrival in New York, train trip to Buffalo-Fort Erie, Toronto, then Midland, Sixth St. P.S., Little Lake, music lessons and the mis-named “Midland Boys’ Band”, 1955 train trip across Canada to Calgary, Bowness, high school, teacher training and journeys to and teaching in Swift River (Yukon) and Edmonton, back to Calgary and a different career path, Richard (Dick) McGee and love and 1968 marriage then children and grandchildren.

    I have lost a very dear sister, great friend, correspondent, sharer of thoughts, experiences and hopes and helpless giggling fits. Now that the suffering Isabel has endured is over she can, to paraphrase a small part of the poem “Thanatopsis”, join the innumerable caravan which lives in the mysterious realm with the mantle of earth around her. She will be sorely missed by all of us who knew and loved her, her quick wit, sense of humour, intelligence, articulateness, courage, determination (aka stubborness), resilience, writing ability, love of reading, music, gardening, hockey games, televised tennis matches and Formula 1 car races. (In her memory Jean-Pierre and I will hoist the little F1 flag she sent him even if Ferrarri/Schumacher wasn’t her favourite team!)

    There is such a bittersweet sense of relief when dreadful suffering and the surreal atmosphere that surrounds it ends. Dick, Joanne, Dave, Mike, Scott, Nicole, Lexi, Austin, Gabe, Arianna, Zack, Georgia, Eliza, Jake and Josh are left to mourn a big loss but I trust that their memories of all the good years spent together with Isabel will help sustain them in their grief.

    Rest in well-deserved peace ‘Izzy’.

    Margaret (aka Maggie) Benoit.

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  4. Rob and Margaret Duggan

    We were saddened to learn of Isabel’s passing. It brought back faded memories of summer days as a child visiting cousins away north of the city. The house was on a big hill as I recall. The distance seems much greater now, but perhaps not that great for many of us.
    And although your beloved Isabel has lost her tenuous grasp on the fragile threads of life, may the bonds of love in her family bring you all closer together.
    Robbie

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