Coutts Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

96 St Andrews Street, Cambridge, ON


Donald Alexander McIsaac

3 November , 194128 October , 2018

Don passed away peacefully at Cambridge Memorial Hospital after a sudden illness. Beloved husband of Jane Barry (nee Jordan), loving father of Martina (Albert Groen), Kenneth (Julie Brown) and Jeffrey (Anna Rozenberg). Doting Grandad of Alexander and Annelies Groen, Duncan McIsaac, and David and Sarah McIsaac. Dear brother of John (Dale Reyno) of Courtney BC, Dr. Hugh McIsaac (Louise Chartier), Kathy (Barry Syrett) and Paul of Ottawa. Fondly remembered by colleagues of his long service at OSFI in Ottawa and the World Bank in Washington DC. The family will receive friends on Thursday November 1 from 1-4pm & 7-9pm. at Coutts Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge ON. Parish prayers will be recited at 8:30 pm. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday November 2 at 11:00am at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Parish, 53 Wellington Street, Cambridge ON. In Don’s memory, the family would appreciate donations to the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers-to-Grandmothers campaign (grandmotherscampaign.org). Fond memories and condolences may be shared at www.couttsfuneralhome.com


  • Visitation Thursday, 1 November , 2018
  • Visitation Thursday, 1 November , 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, 2 November , 2018


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Ida Francis

3 November 2018

My dear Barry
I was shocked and saddened by your beloved husband's sudden death. When the end is in sight and it happens, it can be traumatic, but when it is so untimely, the pain is unimaginable! Please accept my deepest sympathy in your great loss.
May God comfort and strengthen you to bear Dear Donald's departure.
May his Soul Rest in Peace.
I will never forget Donald McIsaac, he was such a kind hearted man, who
appreciated and loved his wife so dearly! (my observations during counting)
Take care, Barry, I love you. Once again my condolences.
Ida Francis

Robert Butler

2 November 2018

Barry, my condolences to you and your family on Don’s passing. He was a great guy and a gentleman. Bob Butler

Andrew Skeldon

1 November 2018

To the entire McIsaac family,

Our deepest condolences. May you find comfort in the many fond memories you shared together as a family. Thinking of you in this difficult time.

Andrew, Stephanie, Nate, and Adam.

Jonas Abromaitis

1 November 2018

Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the McIsaac family.
Jonas and Giedre Abromaitis

Liz&Bob Cox

1 November 2018

Don was such a sweet, kind man...wonderfully loving to his family and friends; in his work, dedicated to improving the lives of people around the world.
We will all miss him dearly. With our sympathy and love, Liz&Bob

Rozenberg Vladimir

1 November 2018

We are shocked that terrible news !

We met Don 9 years ago when our kids married.

We were so pleased to find so intelligent and kind , clever person.

Don told us a lot about Canadian life and help us to feel real new Canadians.

He and Barry showed us how to be so closed with their kids and Grand kids.

We will remember and feel alone without Don and keep memory of him forever.

Andrew MacNeil

31 October 2018

Dear Ken and Family,

Please accept our deepest condolences at this difficult time. Your Dad was such a positive force in your life and everyone he touched I can only imagine the pain you are all feeling. I've let the Globe and Mail know that you'll have to start paying for your own subscription. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Andrew, Joanne and Ava MacNeil

Janet Gamberg

31 October 2018

Barry & Family,
The Cambridge Ski Group is shocked and so very saddened by Don’s sudden passing. Each and every one of us sends our love and heartfelt condolences during this difficult time.
We will forever hold dear fond memories of the special weeks we shared together at Gray Rocks and Mont Blanc: the excitement each year of planning the upcoming event, the FEAR of facing the hill on that first day, the fun and laughter when getting together each evening for dinner, and of course - the “How Did You Do Today Report” where we each confessed our own list of mishaps on the hill for the day. All such wonderful reminders of the good times we all shared with you and Don.
We hope the love and closeness you share with your family will support you though the coming days and weeks.
Our sincerest sympathy,
The Cambridge Ski Group
(Kitty, Bob, Chris, Karen, Loretta, Frank, Linda, Brian, Janet)

Erin Whike

31 October 2018

When I think of Don, I remember him best from his visits with Martina at Western University. Don and Barry would come to visit and while Barry was checking the fridge and cupboards to make sure we were eating well, Don would open his arms and give Marty, Kim and I big teddy bear hugs. Whatever stress I had would be gone. One smile and one hug from "Cool Cat" and all would be well in my world. He was hands down the kindest person I've ever known and always hugged me like I was one of his own children. Cool Cat will certainly be missed.

Udaibir Das

30 October 2018

This is tragic and sad.

Don was a gentleman and an outstanding Bank colleague. Several of us learnt a lot from him. We worked together on IAIS matters, coverage of insurance issues in FSAPs, and several joint Board papers.

A generation is indeed crossing the rainbow bridge. I hope he crossed peacefully and without pain.