Isabelle Leonora Yeo

11 December , 19212 January , 2019

YEO, Isabelle (Shortreed, McMullen)

Passed away at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 in her 98th year.

Wife of the late Oliver McMullen (1979) and John Yeo (2006). Predeceased by her parents Robert (1946) and Harriett Moody (1947), her daughter Jane (Dean) Radloff (1982), son Bill McMullen (1979), brother Harry Shortreed (1993), sister-in-law Alice Shortreed (2008), infant niece Barbara (1958) and nephew Robert (2010). Survived by grandsons David (Deborah) Radloff and Paul Radloff, two great-grandchildren Cedric and Leah Radloff, niece Joan (Dave) and sons Andrew and Jeffrey Walsh. Also remembered by her special friend Donalda and her granddaughter Kathryn in Calgary.

Isabelle served as a sergeant in the Canadian Women’s Army Corps during WW II and was employed for many years at Bryan Donkin Company, Woodstock. She was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church.

Visitation will be held at Coutts Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 96 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge on Sunday, January 6, 2019 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev Mark McLennan officiating. Spring interment Presbyterian Cemetery, Woodstock. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.


  • Visitation Sunday, 6 January , 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, 7 January , 2019

Isabelle Leonora Yeo

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Jane Anne Spoering

10 January 2019

The attributes I always associated with Isabelle were strength, kindness, and a wonderfully positive outlook. She was missed when she moved from Calgary but we knew she was happy at being closer to her family. My life was enriched by knowing her. Sincere condolences to her family and friends.

Diane Elliott

6 January 2019

My mother, Bessie Blake and I enjoyed connecting with Isabelle when she moved to Cambridge. Isabelle was a friend of my mother's cousin Jean in Woodstock. Such a great lady who lived life to the fullest! We extend our sympathy to Isabelle's family. Rest in peace Isabelle, you will be missed.

Anne Miller

6 January 2019

I was so blessed to know Isabelle. I remember her from growing up at Knox, Woodstock and then when I was preaching in Cambridge she let me stay overnight at her place once and came to hear me lead worship and was so encouraging. She then insisted on driving me home rather than me having to wait for a bus. She was fiercely loving and compassionate and faithful. I'm sorry I can't make it to the service but I will be thinking of you, and know I remember you, David and Paul (David I saw you a couple of years ago at Knox - it was wonderful to see you again).

Ardelle Moore

6 January 2019

As a family historian, Isabelle and I had a few conversations. Her grandfather(Robert Laidlaw Shortreed 1812-1901) was my great-great-great grandfathers(James Shortreed 1804-1883) brother.

Isabelle invited me to her Cambridge apartment to share Shortreed family information and memories. Our visit was in December 2006. It was here that I met Isabelle's niece, Joan Walsh, and nephew, Robert Shortreed.

Together, with another family historian and relative, Michael Walsh and his wife, Ginny, we all chatted and talked about family. It was a wonderful visit. Thanks, Isabelle.