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Isabelle Bryant

April 1, 1935July 23, 2020
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BRYANT, Isabelle It is with deep sadness, the family of Isabelle Bryant (nee: Butler) wishes to announce her passing at Stirling Manor Nursing Home, on July 23rd, 2020, at the age of 85. Beloved wife of almost 68 years to Gordon. Loving mother to Gary (Josèe), Susan, Sheila (Rick), Carolyn, and Michael (Cynthia). Doting Grandma to Wayne (Sherry), Keri (Joe), Eric, Christopher, Jacqueline (Thomas), Noah, Derek, Patricia, Tristan, Travis and Quay. Proud Great-Grannybelle to André-Anne, Jack, Aurora, Isabelle, Aiden, Liam, James, Lily and Xavier. Isabelle was predeceased by parents John (Jack) and Caroline Butler (McAdam) and her brother David and survived by her brother Larry. A born and bred Oshawa Girl, Isabelle will be fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, dear extended family and friends. We regret that due to Covid 19 restrictions a private service and interment will be held at Union Cemetery. Many thanks to the staff of Stirling Manor who worked so bravely during the past months, cared so well for their residents and provided Isabelle with comfort and care during her final hours. Flowers are welcome; Contributions may be made in Isabelle's memory to The Oshawa Senior Citizens Centre or the charity of your choice.


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Dawn Canonico

July 31, 2020

Gord and family,
Steve and I are so sorry to hear about the passing of Isabelle. We both have fond memories of hospitality at your home. Isabelle had a genuine talent for making people feel like her family. Our sincere condolences to all, especially Gord (“Dad”)
Dawn & Steve Canonico

Janet Dowson

July 30, 2020

Sending along sincere sympathy to Gord and family. It was always a pleasure to chat with Gord & Isabelle at the Oshawa Historical Society Meetings. I noted the lovely memories shared below about this very special lady and her enjoyment of the front porch on the yellow brick home she loved so much. Isabelle was a very special person who will be missed by many.
Sincerely, Janet & Jim Dowson

Jacqueline McLean (Boyle)

July 30, 2020

Grandma Izzy was always one of my biggest cheerleaders. She was there for dance shows, piano recitals, and graduations, with a smile and a bouquet.

She shared her love of crafting with me, teaching me to crochet, and even taking me to her craft class once. She had the best stash of crafting supplies in the little room upstairs and would let my sister and I loose in there. We made many keepsakes and even more messes.

Grandma had a great appreciation for mischevious kids. Her eyes would glint when one of us was up to no good, as if she were remembering old shenanigans of her own.

I'm glad my kids were able to know her. We'll miss you, Grandma!

Laura Suchan

July 30, 2020

I would like to express my deepest sympathies to Gord and family on the passing of Isabelle. I knew Isabelle through the Oshawa Historical Society and always enjoyed our chats at the monthly meetings. Isabelle was always eager to share her memories of growing up in Oshawa with the " History of Oshawa" class and her sunny disposition was a welcome addition to any event. She will be missed.

Gwenda Chan

July 28, 2020

I am deeply saddened by the passing of Isabel Bryant. Her generosity of spirit is only surpassed by her kindness and innate ability to make each person in her presence feel special. I have been a dear friend of her youngest daughter Carolyn for many years . My own mother passed away when I was a teenager- After which I received many welcoming invitations to the Bryant gatherings ... and was treated to many special gifts from Isabel-
a home made sweater , a folk art gift box and a special high tea including the infamous Isabel squares that She prepared when I returned for a visit with my own daughters. I am smiling with tears reading the tributes from her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren- she was an extraordinary woman who touched the lives of so many.
My thoughts are with her family at this time. With much love and gratitude- Gwenda

James McLean

July 28, 2020

We had visits at Granny Belle at times, and before we go home we give her a hug. Sometimes we visit at different places with Granny Belle and we also we play catch and stuff like that. The End.
-James (age 5)

Sheila Boyle (Bryant)

July 28, 2020

Some of the fondest memories I have of our Mom are on the front porch at the house on Central Park. It was there that she held court for over 50 years.

That's where neighbours, family and friends, young and old, came to gather in good times and bad. Mom would chat and listen to gossip and keep an eye on the neighbourhood and the kids. To some people she was known as Mom, to many she was Mrs. B, and to some special people she was "Mother B."

She would hold people's hands and listen to their troubles and their triumphs. She'd wipe their tears and kiss their boo-boos. She gave out advice along with cups of tea and jugs of Kool-Aid.

Sometimes, late at night, when all the kids were tucked up in their beds and the whole world was quiet, she would get a certain shy, skinny, little middle child, who could never quite get a word in edgewise, out of bed and take her out there for a glass of milk and a peanut butter and banana sandwich on the special piggy plate.

That was her biggest strength. She made every person she knew feel like they were someone special, but really it was her that was the special one.

She was a wonderful Mom and we will all miss her greatly.

To me, and to many others, she will forever be, in our hearts, the Queen of Central Park.

Debbie Trim

July 27, 2020

Dear Gord and family
I am so sorry to hear of Isabelle’s passing. Your family has always been a big part of my life. I remember Isabelle as a very kind and sweet lady. She was always full of fun. As years went by we didn’t see much of each other but I always knew that you guys were close by. I will never forget how much your family helped my mom (Arlene) with my little brother John. I hope you find comfort in knowing that Isabelle was dearly loved.
Love from Debbie Trim (Ashby)

Anne Rodgers (nee McAdam)

July 27, 2020

I remember when I lived in Canada getting a new pink dress for my cousin Isabelle’s wedding and when we went to the wedding Maureen Martin had the same dress in blue. When I visited Canada about 14 years ago, the first time since I left, Isabelle was able to give me additional information about the family tree.

Matthew Williams

July 27, 2020


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