Nisbet, Mamie Isobel

August 07, 1930 ~ April 15, 2024
  1. Mamie “Isobel” Nisbet (nee MacPherson), age 93 years passed away at Bluewater Health on April 15th, 2024.   Recently predeceased on January 10, 2024 by her loving husband of 73 years, Charles Nisbet.  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 (Michael) of Oakville and their family Cameron, Matthew and Katie. She was abundantly proud of her 20 great-grandchildren; Sydney, Andrew, Mercy, Claire, Spencer, Hannah, Isaac, Janie, and Dayna Nisbet; Macie, Alec and Kallie Middleton; Ellie, Molly and John Berry; Jameson, Brielle, Emma and Oliver Jones; and Hudson Leger.   She is also survived by sister-in-law Margaret MacPherson and many nieces and nephews.

Isobel was predeceased by parents Alex and Mamie MacPherson, brothers Bruce and Donald, sister Margaret, sister-in-law Velma and her husband Harry Boyle, sister-in-law Grace and her husband Donald Turnbull, and brother-in-law Blake Nisbet and his wife Anne, and great granddaughter Norah Nisbet.

Service of community, faith and family was important to Isobel.  She was a member of the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Mooretown since 1950 and a lifetime member of the W.M.S.   She worked for 26 years as secretary at Mooretown-Courtright Public School.  Her positive impact on the students was evident through the years following her retirement.  Former students, now adults, related how Mrs. Nisbet made them feel cared for and included.

She was the biggest fan of all sports, and spent many hours watching her great-grandchildren or other local kids play hockey or softball on her Ipad.  Although surrounded by Tigers fans, Isobel could always be counted on to support her beloved Blue Jays and beat a path to Dunedin for March break for many years, inviting her family to join whenever they could.

In her final years Isobel lived with her share of health challenges, however her resilience and strength consistently shone through.  She put the needs of others before her own.  She will be dearly missed by all.

Funeral Details
Family and friends will be received at Steadman’s Funeral Chapel in Brigden on Friday April 19th from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm with funeral service on Saturday April 20th at 11 am.

As an expression of sympathy, those who wish may make donations to Bluewater Health Palliative Care or Noelle’s Gift

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  1. Please accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of Isobel. The Impact Isobel had on so many Mooretown Public School students and Mooretown Presbyterian congregation members was tremendous and will continue to ripple through the waters of time for decades to come.

  2. Isobel Nisbet has been a part of my whole life. From all my days growing up on a farm near Mooretown, going to school at Mooretown Public School, living a stone’s throw from Bruce McPherson, her brother, and all activities that drew families together in the area, like my mom and dad’s anniversary open houses, Isobel was there, always accompanied by Charlie. They were friends of mom and dad’s, and if you lived in that farming community, you were friends of Isobel and Charlie. They were always kind, and warm, offering encouragement for everything my sisters and I were doing. I absolutely loved them, but Isobel always had a special place in my heart. Years after I moved to London, got married and worked as a Respiratory Therapist at Victoria Hospital South Street Campus, I was fortunate enough to repay some of the kindness and love she had shown me throughout my life. I went to work one day in the Critical Care Trauma Unit, and saw that Isobel was a patient in 8C. Growing up, it seemed that if someone had to be transferred to a London hospital, things were very bleak. I knew that you shouldn’t really look after patients you know, but I felt like I was looking after one of our own. One of our precious from home. Looking after her was indeed a great honour, although my heart ached seeing her laying in that bed, and witnessing the pain her family went through. I won’t go into any details, but, as I told mom and dad, it was truly a miracle when Isobel survived that terrible time in her life. I still feel blessed that I was able to be part of her medical team in CCTC. It was almost unbelievable seeing her after she transferred out to the ward, without all of the tubes, lines, monitors and ventilator attached. She was such an inspiration and was an angel long before she left her family and friends to join Charlie. She will be truly missed, and my heart aches with all who knew her. Sending love to her family, friends and the community that loved her.❤️

  3. My sincere condolences Chuck & Sue and the rest of the Nisbet family. So heartbreaking to lose both your parents in such a short time, Isabel was a very kind and beautiful soul. Always going out of her way to say hello and checking on everyone else’s wellbeing. You will have many memories to cherish. Rest in peace Isabel as you are now with your soul mate Charlie.

  4. To the Nisbet family our sincere condolences for your loss. Isobel was a special Lady and I have fond memories of her.

  5. Sending heartfelt condolences to the entire Nisbet family. I have so many fond memories of Isobel and her knack for always making me feel like part of the family. From Friday night Detroit Tiger’s games to trips to Florida, Isobel and Charlie didn’t hesitate to include me and treated me as their own. Take comfort in knowing that they are now together again.

  6. To the Nisbet family,
    We extend our deepest sympathy for your loss, and we remember with you the life of someone so very special.
    Colleen and Mike Lapier

  7. To the Nisbet family, we sending our deepest sympathy on the loss of Isobel. We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. To all the Nisbet& MacPherson families we offer our deepest condolences on the loss of your beautiful Isobel..she was such a lovely lady and we feel extremely grateful to have been blessed with her in our lives.. what a beautiful legacy she has left with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren

  9. Clare and I both wish to extend our sympathy to all the members of the Nesbit family. Both Isobel and Charlie were wonderful friends to everyone and loved and respected by all. They will be greatly missed by us.

  10. Ron, you and the entire Nisbet family are in our thoughts. We know how difficult this must be for you coming so quickly after your Dad’s passing. May you find strength and comfort in knowing Mom and Dad are together again. Warmest regards,
    Ian and Wendy LeConte

  11. Sending our Condolence’s to the Nesbit/McPherson Family.
    Isobel was a wonderful Lady and always friendly to everybody. She will be missed by the family.

  12. Janice, We are so sorry to hear about your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. She will forever be in your hearts. May she rest in peace. Heartfelt condolences to all of you.
    Sincerely, Bruno & Dian

  13. Mrs Nisbet was a part of my childhood as I was a student at Mooretown School. She was so very kind. Her gentle smile was always enough to make you feel better.
    She always gave me that same feeling as an adult when I saw her, as she seem to remember every single student as it if was yesterday. A gift truly. She will be very much missed!

  14. We send sincere condolences to the Nisbet/McPherson family on the passing of this wonderful woman. She was a joy to be around: always pleasant and welcoming, with a beautiful smile and hug. Isobel will be missed by so many in the community and her church family that she served so well. We are unable to attend the visitation or funeral but we will be thinking of you all.
    Bill and Betty Watson

  15. Our condolences to Kara, Matt and kids and all the Nisbet families. Cherish all the great memories. Lorrie and Paul

  16. My sincere sympathy to the Nisbet and MacPherson families.
    Isabel and I go back many years, especially to the churches young people days. What a true friend,
    May her family remember all the love and support she shared with you all these days.
    Rest in peace Isobel. Love Marion.

  17. We are saddened to hear of Isobel’s passing but know she is now with her Beloved Saviour and husband Charlie. Knowing how sweet and loving they were together only emphasizes their need to be together again.

  18. Our sincere condolences to all the Nisbet family. Isobel will be dearly missed, we feel fortunate that we had the privilege to get to her on our visits to ON. She was a truly a beautiful person inside and out. ❤️

  19. To the Nisbet family; St Andrews Church family and the long time family of Mooretown Public school students so affected by the life of Isobel Nisbet; we offer our love and support. So many learned humility, manners and respect for themselves and others from Isobel. Her soft and ladylike manner was so effective as a learning tool. What a lucky community we are that both Isobel and Charlie Nisbet chose to stay here and serve. Serve they did; community; sports; church; events; children and grandchildren both theirs and so many others . Thank you for sharing this amazing lady. May she rest peacefully with the Lord she served so well. Sharon and Karolyn LaPier; Marianne Gignac and family

  20. Our sincere condolences to the entire Nisbet family. Unfortunately we are away at the present time but will be thinking about you. She was a wonderful person.

  21. To the Nisbet family, I’m truly sorry to hear of Isobel’s passing. I worked at her dentist office for years and she and Charles were truly wonderful people.
    My condolences to each and everyone of you.

  22. My condolences to the Nesbit family .She was a lovely special lady and will be missed .Hugs to you all

  23. Dear Nisbet family: Jeff and I send our sincere sympathies to you all. Keeping yous in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  24. Condolences to the Nisbet family as you say goodbye to a very special lady. When one looks back on childhood, there are certain people that stand out. For me, one of those people was Mrs. Nisbet. Her big smile, friendly nature, and genuine interest in others were present in my days both as a student at Mooretown Public School and as a member of St. Andrew’s. I can’t imagine either place without her warm and efficient manner. I know especially at school, I just felt everything was okay because she was there. I know your hearts are heavy, but know that many share your grief — hers was a life well-lived. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers — may your memories bring you comfort.
    Elaine & Kyle

  25. Isobel is a woman I have known my whole life and who I loved and admired for her kindness and beautiful smile.
    Don was embraced by Charlie and Isobel both when he became a permanent fixture in my life and he felt as comfortable with them as I did. I will miss her alot but am so glad that she was a part of my life.
    Condolences to all of Isobels beautiful family, I know how much she will be missed.
    Rest in Peace Isobel. You deserve to be wrapped in the arms of God.