Brister: Isabelle passed away peacefully with family by her side on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at the Souris Personal Care Home, she was 94.
Isabelle was born on January 12, 1924 to Frank and Isabella Alcock. She was raised in the Millerway District and took her schooling in Elgin. She married Roy Brister of Elgin on July 4, 1945. Isabelle was active in the community and enjoyed playing the organ for many years in the Baptist Church. Isabelle was a devoted mother and enjoyed spending time with her boys as they proudly showed their cattle and ponies. She enjoyed growing her large garden and spending time in her yard. Isabelle always put others ahead of herself in all that she did. After raising her family, she went to work at the Souris Personal Care Home where she enjoyed caring for the residence and continued to work until the age of 72.
Isabelle was predeceased by her husband Roy; parents Frank and Isabella Alcock; grandson Darcy Brister; sister Esther; brothers Cecil, John and Arthur; father and mother-in-law Jesse and Maude Brister.
She is lovingly remembered by her four sons and their families: son Arthur (Myrna) children Troy (Heather), Claire, Myles, Ward; and Sheena (Shawn Vammen), Evan: son Terry (Pat) children Christy (Bret Wiste), Bailey and Jenner; and Kerry (Mike Fleming), Kayla: son Trent (Kathy) children Delaney (Lisa), Jewel and Gavin; and Velvet (Ken Crowther), Gabriel: son Garth (Patty) children Courtney (Jon Arndt) and Robin.
Funeral service was held at the Faith Community Baptist Church in Souris on March 1, 2018 with Pastor Noel Dwarika officiating. Pallbearers were Troy Brister, Delaney Brister, Robin Brister, Terry Brister, Ken Crowther, and Shawn Vammen. Interment was at the Elgin Cemetery.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the wonderful staff at the Souris Personal Care Home for the excellent care given to Isabelle over the past 2 ½ years.
Published in Souris Plaindealer from Nov. 15 to Nov. 16, 2018.