More than 300 family members and friends gathered at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church Nov. 18 to celebrate the life of city councillor Ray McIsaac, who passed away peacefully at home Nov. 14.
McIsaac was born on June 2, 1941 in Fairview PEI. He was the youngest of five children.
He moved west in 1959 to help his brother at a vet clinic in Unity, Sask. There he met his wife Shirley of 53 years. They returned back to Charlottetown where they were married Nov. 18, 1961. Their marriage was blessed with four children: Raeanne, Shane, Dale and Debbie.
McIsaac held many sales positions throughout his career from veterinary pharmaceutical industry, to sports marketing and car sales.
He will be remembered for all his community involvement, from playing hockey in his day, coaching and refereeing. His current passions were being involved with the Camrose Kodiaks Junior A hockey club, being a member of the Camrose Golf Course and a member of Camrose City Council.
He was known to everyone for his many years of generosity and involvement in the community. He may have been short in stature but to all who knew him he made it up with the love he had for his family and friends. His greatest passion was his family, but the impact his life had will be cherished by all
who knew him.
He was predeceased by his parents Alex and Alice McIsaac, two brothers Dr. Clifford McIsaac, Francis McIsaac, sister Mary Lenz, brother-in-law John Lenz and son-in-law Perry Pullyblank.
He is survived by Shirley McIsaac, his wife of 53 years, sister Claire (Buff) Connolly, sister-in-law Barb McIsaac, sister-in-law Marie McIsaac, children Raeanne (Darren Broen) McIsaac, Shane (Tracey) McIsaac, Dale (Kelly) McIsaac, Debbie Pullyblank, seven grandchildren Ashley (Dan) Ellendt, Kenzie (Jonathan Goofers) McIsaac, Dylan Pullyblank, Adam Pullyblank, Brett McIsaac, Benjamin Pullyblank and Robin McIsaac, and two great grandchildren Reese and Addison Ellendt. He will be truly missed by all and will be remembered for his love of hockey, golf and Tim Hortons. As Ray would say, “It is what it is.”
Ray McIsaac was 73 years old.
Story by Camrose Canadian