Karel MacIsaac

January 13, 1955December 3, 2018
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MacIsaac Karel It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our dear brother and uncle Karel MacIsaac, age 63, of Halifax, on December 3, 2018. Born in Inverness, on January, 13, 1955 to the late Colin Dan and Katie Anne (MacNeil) MacIsaac. He is survived by his sisters, Mary Gillis (James, deceased), Dartmouth; Lorraine Rocheleau (Andre), Halifax; brothers, Michael (Marion), Inverness, twin brother Kevin (Margie ), Dunvegan and Bernie (Rose Anne), Halifax; along with 11 nieces and nephews, 9 grandnieces and grandnephews, and many cousins and friends for whom he had a special place in his heart. He is predeceased by three siblings in infancy and sister-in-law Sherri-Lee McDaniel; Stepmother, Annie Josephine MacIsaac. Karel worked in various locations and jobs across Canada, including iron worker, tile setter, labourer and for Toronto Hydro. Over the past 20 years he resided in Halifax putting his diverse handyman skills to work mainly within building maintenance. Karel was an avid Detroit Red Wings fan, loved cooking, visiting the library, and doing crossword puzzles, especially the weekly Lexicon. He was very gentle, kind-hearted soul with a soft spot for his family. His surprise appearances and gregarious laughter will be missed dearly at family gatherings. Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 9th, in Inverness Funeral Home from2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held in St. Margaret of Scotland Church, Broad Cove, on Monday, December 10th at 11:00 a.m. with FR. Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St Margaret of Scotland Roof Fund, Broad Cove. On-line condolences may be made to:


  • Colin Dan MacIsaac, Father
  • Katie Anne (MacNeil) MacIsaac, Mother
  • Mary (Late James) Gillis, Sister
  • Lorraine (Andre) Rocheleau, Sister
  • Michael (Marion) MacIsaac, Brother
  • Twin Kevin (Margie) MacIsaac, Brother
  • Bernie (Rose Anne) MacIsaac, Brother
  • Annie Josephine (Gillis) MacIsaac, Step - Mother
  • Karel is also survived by 11 nieces and nephews, 9 grandnieces and grandnephews, and many cousins and friends for whom he had a special place in his heart. He is predeceased by three siblings in infancy and sister-in-law Sherri-Lee McDaniel; stepmother, Annie Josephine (Gillis) MacIsaac.

  • St. Margaret of Scotland Roof Repair


  • Visitation Sunday, December 9, 2018
  • Visitation Sunday, December 9, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Monday, December 10, 2018

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Lena Macdonald

December 11, 2018

To all of Karel's family, it is with heavy hearts we send our condolences and support at this very sad time. Many wonderful memories were made with Karel, during the years when we all lived in Calgary, cherished memories of this very kind, gregarious, beautiful friend. Our hearts go out to you all. With love, Lena & Macdonald family


December 10, 2018

Condolences to the MacIsaac family on the passing of Karel. I went to school with Karel at Inverness Consolidated High School. Sympathy to the family.
Wendell Mac Kinnon Kenloch/Halifax

Raymond and Colleen MacLellan

December 10, 2018

We are sad to hear of our cousin Karel's passing.
To all the MacIsaac family, we send our prayers.
May God bless you all.

Dorothy Oliver

December 9, 2018

My deepest condolences to the family and friends.I have fond memories of the family from my days in Dunvegan. Sorry I cannot attend my prayers are with you.

Jane Gillis

December 9, 2018

My deepest sympathy on the passing of your brother and uncle. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you, at this time of much sorrow.
Love, Jane Gillis

Danny MacLennan

December 9, 2018

I was saddened to receive the news of Karel's sudden death. He was a great guy and always in the finest of cheer.
My prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Find comfort in the fact that that there were many good good souls from Dunvegan to meet him.
You are in my thoughts and prayer and I will remember Karel at mass on Monday.
Your Friend, Fr. Danny MacLennan

Theresa MacLeod

December 8, 2018

Dearest Mary, Mike, Kevin, Bernie, Lorraine and families

I am so sorry to hear of Karel’s passing. I have not seen Karel in many years but I certainly appreciated the soft spot he had for his family and I fondly recall his very distinctive laughter!
Imangine the reunion he will have with KatieAnne and Colie!

Warm Regards,
Theresa (Roddie)

peggy kennedy

December 8, 2018

So sorry to hear of Karel's passing-our sincere sympathy to all the family-Bernie and Peggy Kennedy

Marie Deagle

December 8, 2018

Karel was one of my favorite Dunvegan cousins who always took the time when home from away to stop by our place and visit Mom. He made you feel the family connection and looking back I appreciate this even more...I laugh when I remember one summer we came for vacation before moving home ...Karel and Kevin and I were out in the driveway at their place and they paid me money to get me to curse...let's just say I went home with some extra change on me to buy treats in town! To all his family, my deepest heart felt sympathies for your loss of such a treasured member of the MacIsaac clan.

Christene MacLeod

December 8, 2018

The sad news of Karel's death brought back many memories of Dunvegan School and the bus ride to Inverness. I remember Karel as kind and caring and how he enjoyed a good laugh. My sympathy to the whole MacIsaac family.