Coutts Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

96 St Andrews Street, Cambridge, ON


Isabel Anne Lynes

July 31, 1925August 10, 2019

Isabel Anne Lynes (nee MacPherson) passed away peacefully at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at the age of 94.

Isabel served in the British Women’s Auxiliary Air Force for two years during WWII, and later volunteered as a Girl Guide Leader for many years. She was passionate about knitting, sewing, baking (we all remember her famous chocolate chip cookies), and most of all, she loved children, especially babies. Isabel was a positive, sweet, and caring person and will be greatly missed. She is survived by her children Jim (Bev) Lynes, Cate (Larry) Koler, Jennifer Reain, and Ron (Jacqui Powless) Lynes, grandchildren Krista, Phil, and Emilie Lynes, Nicole Koler-Jarjour, Gillian and Kyle Reain, Malcolm, Nathan, and Maggie Powless-Lynes, great-grandchildren Xavier, Nico, Leo Frances, Rafi, Jackson, and Cameron, and her sisters-in-law Betty MacPherson and Kay Glasheen. Isabel was predeceased by her soulmate and husband of 67 years, Gordon Lynes, her brothers Jim MacPherson, Bill MacPherson, and Fred MacPherson, her sister Betty Connor, and sister-in-law Vera MacPherson. Friends and relatives are invited to a visitation at Coutts Funeral Home (96 St Andrews Street, Cambridge) on Wednesday, August 14th from 2:00 pm to 3:45 pm, with a Funeral Service to follow at 4:00 pm in the funeral home’s chapel. Interment at Mount View Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation.



  • Visitation Wednesday, August 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, August 14, 2019


  • Burial, Reception


Isabel Anne Lynes

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Diane Wilkinson

August 13, 2019

I have the fondest memories of Isabel, first as my guide leader and later as my church pew mate. She had the best laugh and was always gentle and kind. She was dedicated to her family and her church. She always spoke of her children, grand children, great grand children and how proud she was of each of them. An amazing woman! To her family, thank you for sharing her. I have been so fortunate to had her positive influence in my life. Rest in peace Isabel, you were so loved.

Barbara Jamieson

August 12, 2019

I have been very fortunate to be a niece of Aunt Isabel, & have wonderful life long memories of this special lady. I spent countless, carefree days when growing up at Aunt Isabel & Uncle Gordon's house with many cousins playing outside, & having wonderful adventures. I never once saw Aunt Isabel raise her voice, lose her temper, or say an unkind word to anyone. Some days there were 8 or more children there. Aunt Isabel was giving, loving, patient, kind, & caring, a beautiful role model to be a positive influence on all of us. As my friend Lynda mentioned, we went to visit Aunt Isabel recently & had a wonderful time with her. She knew everyone in the many pictures in her room, & shared some of her memories of them. When our visit finished she walked us down the hall, & showed us how quickly she could move with her walker. ( very quick ) At the elevator we told her we loved her & said we would come back soon. She was happy, & said she loved us too. Thanks for your wonderful example to all of us, as children & adults. I Love you Auntie Isabel Xoxo, from your grateful niece Barbara ( always called me by my full name )

Lynda ( Dowling) Brodhagen

August 11, 2019

I always will remember her smile and positive attitude. My last visit with her was with Barb just a few weeks ago. What a great time we had, looking at all her pictures and the stories she told about all the pictures. Her face really glowed when we would come across a picture of her husband Gordon. I have known Isabel for many years. I will remember her with much affection and love. My love and prayers to the Lynes family.