Nisbet, Charles

June 15, 1928 ~ January 10, 2024

Charles Stuart Nisbet (June 15, 1928 to January 10, 2024), life-long resident of Moore Township, passed away at Bluewater Health at age 95.  Beloved husband of Isobel (MacPherson) Nisbet for 73 years.  Survived by son Chuck Nisbet (Susan) of Mooretown and their family Michael (Jill), Jason (Erin), Kara (Matthew Middleton) and Chris (Kelsey Pelletier); daughter Janice Jones (Doug) of Caledon, and their family Ryan (Kat Ashton), Darren (Sarah), and Brandon (Amanda); son Ron Nisbet (Donna) of Mooretown and their family Matthew (Shannon), Bradley (Emily), Carolyn (Mike Berry), and Olivia (Norm Leger); and daughter Karen Stone (Mike) of Oakville and their family Cameron, Matthew and Katie. He was abundantly proud of his 18 great-grandchildren; Sydney, Andrew, Mercy, Claire, Spencer, Hannah, Isaac, Janie, and Dayna Nisbet; Macie, Alec and Kallie Middleton; Ellie and Molly Berry; Jameson, Brielle and Emma Jones; and Hudson Leger.  He is also survived by sister-in-law Margaret MacPherson and many nieces and nephews. Charles was predeceased by his parents Stuart and Cora (Eyre) Nisbet, sister Velma and her husband Harry Boyle, sister Grace and her husband Donald Turnbull, brother Blake and his wife Anne Nisbet, brother-in-law Bruce MacPherson, and great granddaughter Norah Nisbet.

Charles worked for Dow Chemical for 37 years starting as an electrician and holding several supervisory jobs, retiring in 1985.  He lived his entire life in Moore Township and was very active in its development and community.  He was the Chairman of the Moore Township School Board in 1963 when the central schools were built in Brigden and Mooretown, then was on Moore Township council in 1965 and 1966 when Centennial Park was planned, and the lands were purchased where the Moore Sports Complex, the Township Office and the St. Clair Parkway Golf Course now sit.  In 1968, he chaired the committee that raised funds for the construction of the original Mooretown Arena, and then co-chaired the committee to raise funds for the Moore Sports Complex in 1975.  In 1986 he was elected Reeve of Moore Township and served two three-year terms before retiring in 1992.  During that time municipal water lines were installed for most of the residents of Moore Township, the Moore Industrial Park was established on Petrolia Line, and the present Township Office was built.  He also served on the Sarnia / Clearwater / Lambton Implementation Committee in 1989 and 1990. He was a member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Mooretown since 1953, and elder and clerk-of-session from 1964 to 2008.  In 1977 he was a founding member of the Moore Presbyterian Foundation, which built Thompson Gardens in 1981.  He was treasurer for many years and has lived with Isobel in the building since 2014. Charlie had a deep interest in sports, and coached and managed many minor hockey and ball teams in the local area.  He was an avid Detroit Tigers and Toronto Maple Leafs fan all of his life and was encouraged by the current prospects of his beloved Detroit Lions.
The family would like to thank the staff at Bluewater Health for their exceptional and compassionate care.

Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS, Brigden from 2-4 pm and 7-9 on Monday January 15, 2024.

Funeral service will be held on Tuesday January 16, 2024 at 11 am from the funeral home.
The funeral will be streamed live by clicking the link:

As an expression of sympathy, those who wish may donate to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Mooretown or St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia.

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  1. Sorry to hear about Charlie. Had many good times when dad and Charlie coached us in Courtright. May he rest in peace.

  2. So very sorry to the entire Nisbet family. Rest in peace, Charles. Thank you for your years of service to our community and your support of minor sports. Many good memories of baseball with Chuck and working with Ron at CIL.

  3. Penny Phillips Secretary Treasurer for the Lambton County Ex Councillor’s and Warden’s Association says:

    Deepest sympathies to the family of Charlie Nesbit. He served many years of community service and served on Lambton County Council. A tree will be planted in his memory. Rest In Peace
    Lambton County Ex-County Councillors and Wardens Association

  4. So sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. Charlie was always friendly and nice to visit with and did so much for our community. Sincerely, Gerry and Carol Stewart

  5. Very sorry, to hear about Charlie, him and Isobel accomplished a lot personally with their 4 kids and all their grandkids and great grandkids, plus in the community, I played baseball in Courtright with Chuck and Charlie was one of are coaches, plus Chuck and i were on the first ever Mooretown Flags hockey team and Charlie was on the executive, it was great to see everyone Monday night, and Isobel warmed my heart when i stood in front of her and she said Gary Weed!

  6. Chuck and Sue and Family, So Sorry to hear about the loss of Charles. You have our deepest sympathy and we will keep him in our prayers.

  7. Isobel & Family: I was sorry to read of Charlie’s passing. May happy memories carry you through this sad time. With heartfelt sympathy. Shirley Eyre

  8. Dear Isobel, Chuck, Janice, Ronny, Karen and families, my most heartfelt condolences to all of you for your loss of a wonderful, gentle man. He and Isobel were influential people in my life starting as a young teenager when we moved one door over. Spending lots of time over at their place, always interested to hear what I was up to with school, and life in general. Lots of great chats at their kitchen table or standing admiring Charlie’s amazing vegetable garden….which Karen and I had to help with weeding occasionally. Us laughing about him trying to keep up with my father’s meticulous yard grooming, and special times together at church like my baptism, and my daughters, or preparing/serving meals in the church basement, or just sitting together in the “Nisbet pew” on many occasions. They have always been part of my special “home”, along with Cap & Lois, as they were neighbours for 40+ years. I will miss him very much, as I know all of you will too. XO

  9. Our sincere condolences to Isabel and the whole Nisbet family. Charlie sure made a big impact on the community! Personally he coached me in baseball and hockey. When I would see him at Thompson Gardens, he would always like to talk about the tigers and he liked to tell the story of how he went to school with my mom. Charlie started school the year Dorthy graduated. Greg, MaryAnn and family.

  10. Dear Isobel, I am sorry for your loss. This is a tribute to Charlies life and accomplishments. He was generous with his time. I worked with Charlie at Thompson Gardens while he was treasurer. RIP.
    Marion McGrath

  11. Our deepest condolences to the entire Nisbet clan. May your many great memories help you through this very sad time.
    Marleen and Mark Carlton

  12. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Isobel and family. Charlie will be missed.
    Love and Blessings
    Alison and Blair

  13. Dear Isobel
    Charlie had a love of life, family and community and will be missed. We have lots of great memories of the two of you travelling with us, Charlie always enjoying with a big smile. We are sorry for your loss.
    Jim and Maureen Forbes and the Beyond Borders Travel Family.

  14. A Pillar of our Community., the fruits of his labour will continue to benefit all of us. But even as important as his contributions, Charlie was just a great person to have known.
    Our sincere condolences to Isobel , Chuck, Janice, Ron, Karen and families on your loss.

  15. Isobel & Nisbet family our deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved Charlie.. it was such an honour and a blessing to have had him in our lives and our families . What a beautiful legacy he has left, you must be so proud.. may the wonderful memories carry you through these difficult days

  16. Isobel and family. We are so sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. You two had such a long and amazing life. May you find peace in all your wonderful memories.

  17. Isobel & family – so very sorry for your loss of Charlie. We had many fun times together at Dow over the years. He was such a great guy and we always looked so forward to seeing you both at Dow functions.

  18. Dear Isobel and family
    I’m so sorry to hear of Charlies passing. Sending hugs and our deepest sympthies at this sad and difficult time.
    Gail ( Johnston) and Ted Gravelle xo

  19. Charlie was my mentor, each and every job I had, he was my first reference on my application, , rest in peace ny friend

  20. My deepest condolences to the entire Nesbit family for their loss. Charlie was a well known figure in St Clair Twp for all the work that he was instrumental in doing for the community. Wish there were more Charlie’s in the world.

  21. Our deepest sympathies for your loss.. your in our thoughts and prayers ..Charlie was an very well respected man in the Community..

  22. Sincere condolences to Isobel and family. He was a great community leader that benefitted us all and will be missed by many. RIP Charlie.

  23. I have fond memories of Charlie from Mooretown Minor Hockey Days. He was a kind gentleman who always had a smile and time for a visit. We wish Isobel, Ron, Chuck, Janice Karen and your families strength at this difficult time.
    Ian and Wendy LeConte

  24. Both Greg and I are sending condolences to all the Nisbet family. Charlie was a beacon of our community. May he rest in peace now.

  25. Nisbet Family .
    Charlie always came into our store with a good word and smile on his face you could see a mile away , He never had a bad word to say about anybody . Charlie was a pillar in his community and was one of the few true Gentlemen we know . Our condolences to all of the Nisbet family . Charlie will be a void that will be tough to replace . I will miss our chats .
    Cam & Joanne Eager

  26. On behalf of The Knight Family our deepest sympathy and condolences
    To Isobel and Family on
    The passing on Charlie Nisbet

  27. To Isobel, Chuck, Ron, Janice,,and Karen our deepest condolences for your loss. I have very fond memories of Charlie and the whole family growing up together.

  28. Our sincere condolences to the entire Nisbet family. Thanks to Charlie our children and grandchildren have benefitted from his many hours of work on numerous St Clair fundraising committees, in particular Moore Sports Complex. May you find strength in each other during this difficult time. Hugs to all of you. He will be missed by many.
    Rest In Peace Charlie.

  29. Our condolence to Isabel and the family. Charlie was a wonderful, friendly and great asset to Thompson Gardens. He will be missed.

  30. Sincere sympathies to the Nisbet family. He is a great example of a life well lived. I have many fond memories of times spent with Karen and ‘Mr and Mrs Nisbet’. May the sharing of many happy memories with family and friends give you all comfort.

  31. It is said that people die twice: once in the physical world and again when people stop speaking of them after their death. Charlie Nisbet lived a life that will mean his name will never stop being spoken. To use the sporting analogy, Charlie’s was a Hall of Fame-worthy life! A life well lived and loved would be an understatement for this incredible man.

    I know there are heavy hearts in Moore township right now and we pass on our condolences to Isobel and all the family. He will be missed but never forgotten.

  32. Charlie will be missed by the community.
    Our deepest sympathy and condolences to the entire Nisbet family
    Dave and Mary Steadman

  33. Charlie was a true key player in anything he participated in from student sport coaching to making sure community projects he was involved in were completed. He was also a strong family man that encouraged many to participate in what they felt was important in their lives. Always the cheering, supportive, wise, grandfather and great grandfather! He certainly loved hanging out with his family and we were honored to participate and enjoy all the stories of his incredible long career serving his community and family. His smile will be sorely missed at family gatherings and parties. Our heartfelt condolences to his remarkable family and his wonderful wife Isobel. Many sincere thoughts and prayers sent to his amazing family. Rolly and Deb

  34. Our sincere condolences to Charlie’s family.
    He was a great asset to many organizations and will be missed by many.

  35. Nisbet family. So sorry to learn about Charlie’s passing. The world will miss such a kind and intelligent gentleman.
    You are in marks and my thoughts . Take care of each other.
    Love Mark and Kathy

  36. Our deepest condolences on the loss of your
    father and grandfather. He has left you a wonderful legacy of a life well lived. We’re sending you love and prayers for comfort & peace. Hugs to all of you! Connie & Jack

  37. A truly Beautiful man. Charlie inspired so many with his kindness, work ethic, leadership and faith. His presence at the Moore Sports Complex as an innovator, fundraiser and builder and coach, supporter and fan will be missed.
    He truly served his family, his community and his Lord well in leadership and supporting roles.
    Charlie always had a kind word and encouragement for everyone.
    He will be missed.
    We all can learn from the example of this man as a man, a husband, father, brother; uncle; grandpa; great grandpa; and friend
    Rest well with your Lord Charlie your life was well lived.
    Isobel and family thank you for sharing Charlie with all of us.,

  38. Isobel and Family
    Please accept my condolences for your loss of Charlie. He was a true gentleman and you were both wonderful neighbours. He was a gift to the people of Moore Township through his years of service and leaves behind an impressive legacy. I regret that I will be away for the funeral but hope to visit late when you are ready.

  39. Isabel and family my condolences and sympathy to you all . Charlie was a real gentleman and l enjoyed our many conversations since coming to Thompson’s Garden. He will be missed.

  40. Sending my deepest condolences to the entire Nisbet family, I feel blessed to have met Charles at Norman and Olivia’s wedding. He was an extremely proud family man. May you rest in peace Charles ♥️


    Tammey Leger

  41. To the Nisbet Family
    We will be missing Charlie in so many ways.
    Charlie’s down to earth goodness was born in the era of farm living where people had to depend upon each other. Charlie held people and especially his family as treasures making all feel special. I am fortunate enough to have had many family dinners and listened to his stories and wisdom. I witnessed his dedication to his job at Dow. I also owe him thanks for bringing many together to build so many community facilities in Moore. In particular I was given the opportunity to play for one of the early Mooretown Flags team in the arena he fundraised and served on the executive. So many have benefitted. From work, to community and family Charlie served all so well. Above all and as he told me, Charlie felt so blessed about his family. Job well done Charlie your rest peace is well deserved.
    Terry & Sharon Norris & family

  42. Dear Isobel and Families, My Sincerest Condolences and Heartfelt Sympathies to all of you. His nephew Gerry MacPherson really enjoyed time spent with his Uncle Charlie. We both enjoyed his sharing of stories and his genuine hearty chuckle and laugh. What a beautiful legacy Charlie has left . He sure honoured his Community.

  43. Isobel and family: we send our sympathies to you all. Charlie has touch so many lives in our Community may his legacy live in our hearts forever. Keeping you all in our thoughts.

  44. Cecil & I send our condolences to Isabel & family. We only knew Charlie a short time, since he & Cecil shared a hospital room. When Cecil left the hospital we promises to visit & we did. The last visit was on January 2 nd , we had a great visit. He was a wise and wonderful man. Rest in peace Charlie.

  45. Dear Isabel, and family,
    After having read Charlie’s obituary, I am absolutely “blown away” by what he has accomplished in his lifetime. What a legacy he has left for Moore Township, and a pattern for the family to follow. His name will go down in history, that’s for sure!
    Sincerely ,
    Sharon Sole

  46. Val and I would like to extend our deepest condolences to all the Nisbet family for the loss of “Grandpa Charlie”. We always enjoyed the time we got to spend with him on our Ontario visits. He was always someone I looked up to and admired. Will never forget his tours around the country side and the “liver and onions” lunches at one of his favorite restaurants. RIP Charlie!

  47. Don and I send our love and condolences to Isobel and all of the family. Charlie was loved and respected by many people. He will definitely be missed by a lot people whose lives he has touched.

  48. My condolences to Isobel and her entire family. I have only known Charlie and Isobel for about the last 20 years but have enjoyed all the stories and conversations we had over that time. His loss will be not only felt by his family but to the many community organizations and minor sports clubs he was an integral part of.

  49. I send condolences from the Lorne and Reta Henderson family. Charlie and Dad worked on many projects together. My personnel sympathies to Chuck and his family, we spent many years at Nova.
    Shirley (Hendrrson) Durance

  50. We extend our sincere condolences to Isobel and the entire Nisbet family. We remember Charlie as a fixture in the Moore Township community and we have fond memories of him from St. Andrew’s. He will be missed by many. May your memories bring you comfort. Joyce Trapp, Elaine & Kyle Montgomery

  51. Charlie was a great friend,raised just down the road. We always admired him for what he accomplished for the area.
    Deepest Sympathy to all the family.

  52. We were so very sorry to hear of the loss of Charlie. He was a man with vision and a community spirit! His contributions to our area through his dedicated work will always be remembered. May God Bless and bring all his family comfort at this difficult time.