Margaret Frances Isenor

October 11, 1930 (Olds, Alberta)-November 27, 2019 (Calgary, Alberta)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Mom, Margaret Isenor, at the age of 89 years.

Margaret is survived by her children Larry (Linda) Isenor, Susan Ryans, Sharon (John) Vandenbeld, Terri Isenor, Jacquelin (Mark) Green and grandchildren Margaret (Craig) and Michael (Robin) Janssens, Dallas (Brooke) and Kathleen (Matt) Ryans, Hannah (Elliott), Benjamin (Aven), Emily and Joshua Green, and brother Norman. Margaret is also survived by those who simply called her “Aunt”: Geoff and David Hunt, Jeremy and Christopher Smith, and Christine MacDowell. She was pre-deceased by her husband Francis Douglas Isenor and her son-in-law William (Bill) Ryans, as well as brothers Bob, Archie, Gordon, Harry, and Jerry.

When our Dad passed away in 1967, Mom raised us single-handedly while also providing care for several foster children. She later opened a day home that she operated until her retirement.

Mom was a force to be reckoned with. You always knew where you stood with her, as she said it like it was, with no sugar-coating (aka no filter). She had eight grandchildren whom she cherished and adored. She never complained and we all knew she loved us even though she wasn't a hugger or an "I love you" kind of person. Her sense of humor was infectious and the twinkle in her eye let you know she was about to blurt something out. We will always remember Mom for her wisdom, her love of children and animals, her ability to attract and include everyone, and her hilarious observations on life and love.

We would like to send out a huge thank you to everyone at Covenant Care Holy Cross Manor for the incredible care they provided to Mom and the compassion and support they provided to us during and at the end of Mom’s life.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Mom’s memory to the Calgary Humane Society or the Children’s Cottage Society

A Celebration of Margaret’s Life will be held at later date.


No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Margaret Frances Isenor

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Ken Coutts

January 6, 2020

Condolences on the passing of your Mom!
Aunty Margaret was one of a kind and will be greatly missed.
Ken & Joanne

Tammy Earl

December 8, 2019

I miss spending time with Marg. When my teenager was small, Marg always thought of him and myself. She was so generous with her smiles and laughter. We had so much fun at bingo together. She was a good friend to my family for so many years. I loved her so much.

Sharon Vandenbeld

December 3, 2019

Miss my Mom. Two days after Mom passed we had to say goodbye to our little cat Kimmie. Mom always wanted a pet at the lodge but was unable to look after one. Perhaps they found each other. Love you Mom and Miss Kimmie

Chris & Trish Hunt

November 30, 2019

Dear Marg
Thank you for being a wonderful friend and including us as family for 46 years. Raising our sons from 6 weeks old up into their teens was such a gif to us and to them. 5 days every week you cared for them,and others,like a parent. In teaching them so much, keeping them all safe and happy,you had the most important job in the world! Your own children were great in sharing their home too.
Despite your own hardships you were always positive,your lovely smile,sense of humour,quick wit and energy made all around you feel good. We are grateful and blessed,you gave us so much love.
We pray we meet again,God Bless. With Love & Respect,the Hunts

Veronica Heinen

November 29, 2019

Marm was an awesome lady! I remember when Terri and I were bowling and she made us Pooh and Tiger costumes for our Halloween bowling party! I am sure she will continue her winning ways at
Bingo in heaven! You are all in our hearts and prayers. Keep the memories close to your heart. Love Veronica and Laurence xo