Ricard, Isabel

December 7, 1927 - July 2, 2016

Ricard photoTOMS-RICARD, Isabel Marie (nee Broders) – Passed away on Saturday July 2, 2016 at Sumac Lodge Sarnia in her 89th year.  She was born December 7, 1927 in Tilting, Fogo Island, NL. Belle was a long time resident of Sombra until 1967 and then Courtright until 2014.  She enjoyed many years as a member of the CWL in Corunna and the Friendship Club in Courtright. Loving mother of Michael (Michele) Toms, Mary (Jamie) Williamson, Joseph Toms, Karen (Kevin) Sherwood, Philip (Michelle) Toms, Kathleen (Robert) Toms and David (Margy) Toms. Survived by brothers Gus (Brenda), Joseph (Isabel) and Raymond Broders, brothers-in-law Mike (Jean), Albert (Daisy) and Dave (Jane) Toms, Robert (Rita) Garsnell and sisters-in-law Barb Toms, Muriel Lilley, Marcella Toms and Joan (Guido) Vanboven. Belle will be remembered and missed by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husbands Edward Toms (1987) and J.C. Ricard (1992), infant daughter Muriel Ann, brothers Lawrence (Kathleen), and Fergus (Marie), sister Teresa (Albert) and sister-in-law Hilda Broders, brothers-in-law George and Jack Toms and sister-in-law Bride (Alec) Houle. Special thanks to the staff of Sumac Lodge for all their loving care and support given to Mom and our family.  She will be sadly missed.

Funeral Service
Cremation has taken place. A Mass and celebration of life will take place at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Corunna on Friday, August 26, 2015 at 10:30am. Burial of ashes to follow at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Sombra.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Kidney Foundation or Alzheimer’s Association.

Share this obituary:

Enter your Condolence below


Condolences (9)

  1. Sorry to hear of Aunt Belle’s passing. Thinking of you at this time. She will be greatly missed by all. Really going to miss her visits to here in Tilting.

  2. Sorry to here of aunt Belle’s passing. We have fond memories of her.It was great to be able to visit her home in courtright and where she spent most of her years. May you rest in peace ..

  3. Sorry to hear about Aunt Belles passing. Thoughts and prayers are with her and family.

  4. My sincere condolences to all the family at this difficult time. I was so sad to hear of Aunt Belle’s passing. She was such a special person and will be remembered fondly, by myself as well as the people of Tilting. Take care, Pam Broders.

  5. Our family would like to extend our sympathy to Belle’s family. She was a wonderful, caring neighbour when we lived near her in Courtright. She will be buried in the cemetery where our parents and Devin relatives are buried.
    Belle was very proud of her family and would always share stories of how everyone was doing .
    She is now at peace. God bless your family as you share your memories of her.

  6. All – I was so sorry to hear about Aunt Belle’s passing – she was such a wonderful person. I am glad she had the chance to come home over the years and that my kids were able to meet her. Take Care!
    Stephanie, Michael, Jamie and Nora Fleming

  7. So sorry to hear about the passing of Aunt Belle. Condolences from Hugh, Sarah, Rachel and Alexander Broders

  8. I am so very sorry to hear of Belle’s passing. She was a lovely lady and a Courtright icon. She will never be forgotten. May her spirit remain to continue cherished memories to all.