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October 22, 1945 — April 29, 2020

Our beloved Betty Isabey passed away on April 29, 2020 at the age of 74. She will be missed by her loving husband, Giles; daughter Lorelei Isabey (Robert); her sons Keith Isabey (Monica Candy) and Kevin Isabey (Trisha); and her grandchildren Tristan and Jonah Sabatini, Lauren and Matthew Isabey, and Ella Psaila. She also leaves behind her sisters Linda Rice and Irene Inglis; her brother Bernie Bouchey (Duchie); as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents Edward and Noella Bouchey and her brother Ted Bouchey (Anne).

Betty was born at her home in Sudbury, Ontario on October 22, 1945. She moved to Sioux Lookout, Ontario in 1957 where she resided until she and her husband Giles moved to Kelowna, BC in 2015. Betty was a schoolteacher in Sioux Lookout and Thunder Bay. She was an active member of the community, contributing her time to many different organizations. She LOVED tennis, golf, curling, and the people that were important to her. Betty and Giles wintered in Mesa, Arizona for 25 years. Betty made friends wherever she went and lived life to the fullest. Betty was an amazing grandmother, mother, sister, wife, aunt, and friend. Her compassion and kindness impacted us all and her motto was to “be humble and kind”.

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  • Bob and Jane Gustafson says:

    Our hearts are grieving at the loss of such a beautiful person. Words can not express our feelings. Treasure all your wonderful memories and good times together

  • Sharon and Romeo Boissonneault says:

    Thinking of you all at this sad time. We send our Sincere Sympathies to all of the family.

  • Richard & Julie Acres says:

    Kevin, Trisha and family
    Our sincere condolences on your mom’s passing.

  • Jan Flanagan says:

    Beautiful lady inside and out. She will surely be missed😔

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  • Linda and Craig Dexker says:

    Betty will be missed so much, sympathy to the family. She was a good friend and tennis partner. So hard to believe. R.I.P. my dear friend

  • Lorena Legary (Zaffino) says:

    Our deepest condolences to each and everyone of you. Sending hugs your way ❤

  • Deedee Asmundson says:

    Saw Betty around Viewpoint Tennis Admired her skill as a tennis player and her put together look on and off the court
    I know her sister Lisa a little and always wanted to get to know Betty. To me Betty was someone I looked up to and hoped to meet.

  • Cindy Siemens (Burke) says:

    Sincere condolences on the loss of Betty. She was a beautiful person with a big heart. I have many fond memories of Betty when she lived on 6th Avenue. Prayers to the whole family.

  • Dave Clace says:

    Please accept my heart felt condolences Giles and family. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

  • Lenore says:

    How blessed I have been to have had such an awesome friend. Betty will be deeply missed by myself and my family. Sending lots of hugs to Giles, Keith, Lorelei , Kevin and the rest of the family. Xo

  • Terri-Lyn White says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. I got to know Betty while spending all of those hours watching the girls figure skate and preparing for test days and competition! She always greeted everyone with that huge warm smile! Betty will be missed by Family and friends alike.

  • Lori Rice and David Zabloski says:

    Oh such a sad day. When I think of class and grace Betty always comes To my mind. She was such a special lady and I am so grateful To have known her. Dave and I send our hugs and condolences to The whole family.

  • Anne Saltel and Roger Saltel says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Betty was too young to leave this world. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

  • Barry and Carol says:

    Giles and family, Barry and Carol send their sincere condolences to you and pray that you can soon take that deep breath and remember your fond memories. Betty, you were a fun loving ‘peach’.

  • Nancy & Jack Roy & Family says:

    Giles and family we are so sad for the tremendous loss of our beautiful Betty! I loved everything about her. She stood tall in my books! This one is really hard to take! The only thing I do know is Vivian and Gloria have the glass with ice all ready to greet her! I had a package all ready to send her on my desk! Hugs from Roy Lane!

  • Kathy Sammy says:

    My sympathy to all the family as you mourn and remember Betty. (Jack Inglis’ sister)

  • Joanne Falk-Peacock says:

    My deepest condolences. Betty was such a sweet, kind and caring person. She always had a smile for everyone she met. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Pat Nichol says:

    Sincere condolences to the Boucher and Isabey Family. Betty was a sweet, kind and caring who was always kind and loving to everyone she encountered. A beautiful soul. Hugs to all.

  • Patricia Hayes Milthorpe says:

    Giles and Family- My sincere condolences on the loss of Betty- truly a tragedy- she was an amazing person.
    Warmly Pat Milthorpe ( Hayes)

  • Don/Val Anderson says:

    Our thoughts and hearts go out to the Isabey Family

  • Wayne Donnelly says:

    I am very saddened to hear of Betty’s passing and want to pass on my sincerest condolences to Giles and her entire family! I remember as a young lad, my Dad and I picking Betty up in Thunder Bay and driving back to Sioux as she was about to begin her teaching career at Sacred Heart School and who would she end up teaching that first year, my class! Always a beautiful, caring person, inside and out and may you rest in eternal peace Betty!

  • Debbie Palahniuk says:

    Dear Giles, Keith,Kevin,Lorelei and family; I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Betty was a lively

    Dear Giles, Keith, Kevin an Lorelei and family. So sorry to hear about the loss of Betty. Betty was dearly loved by everyone and will always be fondly remembered. Her smile and beautiful heart can never be forgotten and I have many fond memories of her and her terrific personality. She was truly too young to leave us but be assured she is in a better place and will remain in our hearts forever. Rest in Peace Betty.
    Debbie Palahniuk (Favot)

  • Chris and David Winslow says:

    Our prayers and sympathies to Giles, Linda and family. I’ve feel so blessed to have shared so many hours on the tennis court with Betty. Always a treat to be in her company. Such a lovely lady!!

  • Kersten and Bob Grant says:

    Betty will be so sadly missed. She was a great tennis player, a fabulous teammate, and a wonderful person. Our deepest condolences to Betty’s family.

  • Betty and Joe Carbone says:

    Giles and family, We are thinking of all of you and are so saddened to hear of the loss of Betty. Our sincere condolences to all of you. We keep you in our hearts and prayers.

  • B0b Barnes says:

    Sorry to hear about Betty. We both moved to Sioux in 57 and our dads worked for the Dept of Lands and Forest. We all looked up to Betty as she was such a great lady. She was my favorite babysitter and she was the hamburger cook at my 8th birthday. I was so proud to say Betty was part of that birthday where we had 60 kids attending.

  • Carol and Dean Roy says:

    So sorry for your loss. Our thought and prayers are with you.❤️

  • Richard Paradis says:

    My Condolences to the family on there loss.

  • Dwight Hildebrand says:

    Our deepest condolences to Giles and family. Betty was such a wonderful woman.
    Pat& Dwight

  • Lorraine Stevenson says:

    Sincerest Sympathy To All The Family 💫🙏🙏💐

  • Barbara and Al Molstad says:

    Giles and Family- Our deepest condolences to you all. Betty was a wonderful and compassionate person. She will be missed.

  • Jody Sander says:

    The earth is much sadder place with the loss of Betty but the heavens are rejoicing . My heart is aching for all of Betty’s family. I have been very blessed to know Betty Giles and Linda and the memories that I have will just grow more precious as time goes. Please take comfort that Betty is watching over her wonderful family with that beautiful smile on her face. GOD bless all of you and thank you for sharing Betty with me.

  • Donald Sveinson says:

    Giles, our thoughts are with you. Don and Linda

  • Betty & Bonnie Lee says:

    Keith & Kevin and families, so sorry to hear the loss of your mom, your children’s grandma, may she rest in peace, and may you cherish all the good times/memories. Take care.

  • Dick McIntyre says:

    Giles Keith Lorelei Kevin, I was so sorry to hear about Betty. She was one special “Lady”. Vivian and Gloria will certainly be reunited again. I will certainly miss her special visits whenever she and your Dad were in Sioux. My condolences to you’ al.I have missed our family get together. Prayers.

  • Lynn and Randy Martin says:

    Extending sincere sympathy to the Isabey family. We are so sorry for your loss!

  • Tom Cappel and Maryellen Johnson says:

    So sorry for your loss Giles and family. Our sincere sympathy and thoughts are with you in this sad time.

  • Fr Michael Mahoney says:

    Giles and family; Sincere condolences on Betty’s passing. I’ll offer a special remembrance for Betty and your family at Mass this weekend. God Bless you.

  • John and Corinne Forster says:

    We are so saddened by the loss of our wonderful friend Betty. In the five years she was with us in our neighbourhood, we made many special memories. To know Betty was to love her. Our neighbourhood is grieving the loss of this beautiful and fun lady we all loved. Our deepest condolences to Giles and the rest of Betty’s family. 🌺

  • Vera Kameda Lacroix says:

    Dear Giles and family. I am so shocked by this news and can only begin to fathom what the loss of Betty feels like right now! I’m just remembering some great times we had when you folks were still here. She was a lovely lady and that spirit of hers will remain with us all forever. Sometime in the future I hope we can share those wonderful remembrances together. Take care and please know that my thoughts are with you. Sending big hugs your way. Sincerely Vera

  • Harry Kondra says:

    Giles, Keith, Kevin, Lorelei and families, We are so sorry for your loss of a great Wife, amazing Mom and adoring Grandma. Betty was such a special lady and we have many fond memories of her. We know Mother’s Day will be especially difficult for you and we will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Harry, Rick, Teresa and Lorelei Kondra

  • Eiler Eis and Manon Cloutier says:

    To Giles and the family Manon and I share your sorrow, and we send our deepest sympathies. Betty was a great friend and neighbour at Viewpoint, and we all shared many afternoon chats, friendly tennis games, and welcome back hugs in November, and in March the sad we’ll see you in the fall hugs. We will always miss Betty and her cheerful character.

  • Michael & Christine Piasta says:

    Our deepest sympathy to Giles & family during this time of sorrow and sadness. Our prayers are with you.

  • Tracy Dilawri says:

    Still breaks my heart to know that Auntie Betty is not here with us. I will miss her infectious laugh and her beautiful smile. She is gone too soon

  • Michelle and Peter Faerge says:

    Giles and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our lives have truly been enriched by knowing both of you. We shared many friends and good times in Mesa. You were a couple that truly exuded special friendship and we will always cherish that. RIP Betty .

  • Michel Barnes says:

    I knew Betty’s little sister Linda better than Betty but I always saw her as a hip and beautiful lady. She had class. I remember her first day teaching at Sacred Heart School. “Hi Betty,” She asked me then if addressing me by her first name was appropriate? I didn’t get it. She was always Betty. Still is. R.I.P.

  • Michel Barnes says:

    I knew Betty’s little sister Linda better than Betty but I always saw her as a hip and beautiful lady. She had class. I remember her first day teaching at Sacred Heart School. “Hi Betty!” She asked me then if addressing her by her first name was appropriate? I didn’t get it. She was always Betty. Still is. R.I.P.

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