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Inverness Funeral Home

45 MacIsaac Street, Inverness, NS

OBITUARY

Catherine Margaret "Kay" MacIsaac

March 19, 1926April 28, 2020
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“Say not, in grief, that she has gone, but give thanks that she was yours.” It is with profound sadness, yet hearts filled with so much love and many cherished memories, that we announce the death of our beloved mother, matriarch, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, aunt and friend – Catherine Margaret MacIsaac on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital at the age of 94. Kaye was the last surviving member of her family. Born and raised in Mabou to the late Angus and Mary Ann (MacInnis) MacIsaac in 1926, she later moved to Inverness where she made the Red Rows her home. Kaye was the epitome of a mother, loved and respected by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. In truth, Grandma Kaye was everyone’s grandma and she wore the title with the utmost grace and pride. She welcomed everyone into her home with open arms and was famous for her homemade bread, biscuits and dressing – you would never leave Kaye’s hungry. Kaye was a truly kind, hard-working, and humble woman with a deep faith in God and a love for her family and friends that was immeasurable. She was a proud member of the Stella Maris Parish and enjoyed attending mass, visiting the chapel, playing bingo and volunteering at the Inverary Manor – which she did up until the very end. Kaye had a wonderful smile that could light up a room and a hug that always made you feel at ease. She always enjoyed a good visit and a great cup of tea – she liked hers half milk, half tea. Kaye will be missed most by her children, Margie (George) Cameron, Angie (Cathy) MacIsaac, Josephine (Billy) MacDonnell, Deborah Beaton, and James (Jennifer) MacIsaac. She will be greatly missed by her twelve grandchildren, Cathy, Roy, George, Tracey, Billy-Joe, James, Candace, Mary-Jo, Karen, Donovan, Alexandra and Catherine as well as her great grandchildren, who have all grown up knowing the special love of Grandma Kaye. She was predeceased by her parents, Angus and Mary Ann (MacInnis) MacIsaac; brothers, Jim MacIsaac, John ‘Horn’ MacIsaac; sisters, Mary Lizzie MacDonnell, Annie Mae MacEachern and identical twin sister, Annie Margaret MacLellan; special nephew, Rannie MacLellan; son-in-law, George Cameron; daughter-in-law, Cathy MacIsaac; great-granddaughter, Carlie Brianna MacDonnell and special nieces and nephews. Due to the current circumstances we are unable to hold a funeral. The family requests all donations be made, in her name, to the Inverary Manor, Inverness. A funeral mass and celebration of Kaye’s life will be held at a future date. In this difficult time, let us take comfort together in the knowledge that God has embraced Kaye with open arms for a life well-lived. She truly leaves behind a legacy of kindness, love, and family. “Honour her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.” Proverbs 31:31 Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Mary Ann (MacInnis) MacIsaac, Mother (deceased)
  • Angus MacIsaac, Father (deceased)
  • Margie Cameron (George), Daughter
  • Angie MacIsaac (Cathy), Son
  • Josephine MacDonnell (Billy), Daughter
  • Deborah Beaton, Daughter
  • James MacIsaac (Jennifer), Son
  • She will be greatly missed by her twelve grandchildren: Cathy, Roy, George, Tracey, Billy-Joe, James, Candace, Mary-Jo, Karen, Donovan, Alexandra and Catherine as well as her great grandchildren, who have all grown up knowing the special love of Grandma Kaye. Besides her parents, Kay was predeceased by herbrother, Jim MacIsaac, John ‘Horn’ MacIsaac, sisters Mary Lizzie MacDonnell, Annie Mae MacEachern and identical twin sister Annie Margaret MacLellan, special nephew Rannie MacLellan, son-in-law George Cameron, daughter-in-law Cathy MacIsaac, great-grand daughter Carlie Brianna MacDonnell and special nieces and nephews.

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Catherine Margaret "Kay" MacIsaac

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Fay Mackillop

May 3, 2020

Thoughts and prayers to the family on the passing of a kind and bueatiful lady.

Alex MacDougall

May 2, 2020

Sincere sympathy to all the MacIsaac family. From Alex and Margaret MacDougall. Alex is formerly from the Red Rows.

Hattie Larade

May 2, 2020

I'll always remember dear "Kay", every time i saw her at the Manor.
She was always wearing a great big smile and would say, "Hi Hattie, how are you?". She was a great lady and i'll never forget her.

She helped so much as a volunteer at the Inverary Manor. She was even there during the Thursday mass. She would sing and i could hear her sitting behind, i could hear her singing.

Rest in peace my dear Kay. You're an angel in heaven now.

Janice Langille

May 1, 2020

Dear Margie and family ,
Please accept our sympathy on the passing of your mother . She will live on in your hearts forever . You are in our thoughts and prayers .
Janice and family

Marcella MacLeod

April 30, 2020

To Kay's family,
My sincerest condolences. Her obituary beautifully captured the wonderful woman that I too knew Kay to be. She had such a beautiful smile that she easily shared and it was always my pleasure to get reconnected with her when I would be back home in Inverness.

Marcella MacLeod, Calgary (formally of Inverness)

doreen & robert leblanc

April 30, 2020

Our Deepest sympathies to you all …. RIP Kay your were a beautiful lady with a special heart ..god bless you all

Mary Anderson

April 30, 2020

To the family of Kaye: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you grieve the loss of one special lady. She definitely had a calming demeanour . Beautiful photos/memories will perpetuate her legacy. Take care of each other. Mary Anderson and Cecil MacQuarrie

Robert - Debbie Ferguson

April 30, 2020

Kay was a wonderful person and life - long friend to the Ferguson family. Your comforting words say everything about this wonderful person.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. Know that fond remembrances of Kay from everyone who had the honour of knowing this incredible person, prayers and friendships of all will help you in the weeks and months ahead.
- Robert and Debbie Ferguson, Antigonish

Mary Tinney

April 29, 2020

so sorry to hear of Kay's death. I always looked forward to running into her on my visits to Inverness, usually at church. I had the pleasure of going on a bus trip to St. Anne de Beaupreau with her, & we spent many evenings together. She was a lovely lady & will be sadly missed by all who knew & loved her. RIP. God Bless.

Jackie & Jeanette Campbell

April 29, 2020

So sorry for your loss Margie and family, I remember seeing your mom often and it was probably at Bingo. You will have alot of great memories to hold in your heart. RIP.

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