It is with sadness that we announce the peaceful death of Isabel Calsbeck on January 25, 2022 at the St. Boniface Hospital.
Isabel will be lovingly remembered and missed by her children Wenda Carter, Barry and Randy (Denise); her grandchildren Derek (Natasha), Brett and Zoe; her brother-in law and sister-in-law Bill and Maria Ebbers; and the many to whom she was a second Mom.
She was predeceased by her parents and siblings; her husband Dick; and sons-in-law Murray Carter and Larry Bender.
Mom was born May 18, 1932 to Jim and Bella Chase. She spent a happy childhood in Ashern with her five sisters and brother. She moved to Winnipeg to work at sixteen years of age and her sister Edna joined her shortly after and they lived together until her marriage to Dick on December 15, 1951.
Our home on Linden Avenue was always open to her and Dick’s friends and family as well as all of our friends. Many parties went well into the night. It was also home to extended family for a short time or years…whatever was needed. We rarely recall growing up where our home did not include one or more house guests.
Mom was thrilled when she became grandma to Derek, Brett, and Zoe. She loved spending time with them...especially watching them play sports and the times at the cottage. She was very proud of all their accomplishments.
She also loved to knit and made many items for us and also donated many to charities.
Mom loved to bake and made the best tarts and pies. Peanut butter cookies, donuts, and muffins were her specialty and she enjoyed making everyone their favourites.
In her younger years Mom loved to go dancing with Dick and you could be certain that she would be wearing her highest heels even well into her sixties. She also loved beating him at cribbage whenever she could. After his death, she often played cards with her grandkids or niece and husband Dale and Lloyd. She also enjoyed five and ten pin bowling with Dick and then on her own well into her eighties and only stopped after a broken pelvis.
Mom was small in stature and totally un-assuming but she was also very independent and a tad stubborn. If she made up her mind about wanting to do something…it would happen…one way or another. If she called you Lady Bird, you knew you had crossed the line.
Isabel lived her life with joy, kindness and grace. Although she suffered many losses in her lifetime, she always stayed positive and moved forward. She had a smile on her face and a hug when needed and never a bad word about anyone.
She was most comfortable at home or spending time at her cottage with her family. We are so grateful that she was able to remain in her home. This would not have been possible without the exceptional and compassionate care from her home care provider Jennifer Dale.
Cremation has taken place and there will be no formal service.
Mom will be interred with her beloved husband Dick at Brookside Cemetery.
Donations in her memory may be made to Cancer Care Manitoba or a charity of your choice would be most appreciated.
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