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Born: Aug 05, 1920

Date of Passing: Apr 06, 2014

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(HELEN) ISOBEL ZILKEY (nee MCEACHEN) August 5, 1920 - April 6, 2014 Isobel passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the age of 93. She was predeceased by her husband Fred, daughter Faye Bissett, sister Nelda, brother Dennis and parents James and Ester McEachen. Left remaining are sons, Bryan (Ann), Gary (Dale), Ross (Heather), son-in-law Bill Bissett, former daughter-in-law Sharon Zilkey, sisters Eva and Audrey and sister-in-law Margaret Zilkey. There are seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren plus numerous nieces and nephews who will also remember Isobel along with some very special friends. Isobel and her husband Fred farmed for 19 years Northeast of Manitou, Manitoba until moving into Winnipeg in 1959. They started a business together called Recon Heating Supplies Ltd. which was ultimately operated by their son Ross. Isobel loved spending the summers at the cottage at Bird River until she turned 90. Thank you to the staff at Seven Oaks Hospital, 4th floor units seven and six for the care that they had given Isobel. Also thank you to the staff at Misericordia Hospital Interim Unit, 5th floor C5 for their care of Isobel during her final days. A gathering of family and friends will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Glen Lawn Reception Centre, 455 Lagimodiere Blvd. Flowers are gratefully declined and if friends so desire, donations in memory of Isobel may be made to Winnipeg Humane Society, 45 Hurst Way, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 0R3. Family and friends may sign a Book of Condolence at Glen Lawn Funeral Home 204-982-7550

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 12, 2014

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • My sincere condolences on your Mom's passing Ross. She was a wonderful woman who told great cottage stories. - Posted by: jo ann wilson (cottage childhood friends) on: Apr 18, 2014

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, especially Ross and Heather, and especially today as you reflect on the memories of Isobel and your lives of growing up, and into adulthood. I (Val) have fond memories at Bird River, enjoying the many days of swimming, water skiing and bonfires with Isobel making "food" for all of us. May she now rest in peace. - Posted by: Val & Blago Hristovski (Family Friend) on: Apr 15, 2014

  • Bryan, Ann and Family I was sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. I will remember well Isobel's visits to Simcoe and the dinners that we shared. My thoughts are with you all. - Posted by: Gail Tomaselli (Friend) on: Apr 15, 2014

  • Our condolences go out to Ross and his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Jane and Greg Daniels - Posted by: Greg Daniels () on: Apr 14, 2014

  • Our sincere condolences on Isobel's passing. Please know that our thoughts are with everyone. - Posted by: Lee and Eric Penner (Friends) on: Apr 13, 2014

  • Condolences, warm thoughts and a prayer for Ross and his extended family. Ray and Beth McKall, Edmonton. - Posted by: Ray McKall (Friend of Ross) on: Apr 12, 2014

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