At the Royal Alexandra Hospital on Tuesday, September 13, 2011, surrounded by his loving family, Edward Gorman MacIsaac of Edmonton peacefully passed away at the age of 83 years.
Edward was born in Regina, Saskatchewan. He graduated from Campion College in Regina and later attended the University of Alberta, Faculty of Pharmacy, graduating in 1953. He enjoyed a fulfilling career, serving the Edmonton community as a dedicated and well-respected pharmacist. Edward married his loving wife Freda in 1954 and was her devoted husband for 57 years.
Edward was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. He will be remembered most for his compassion and generosity. He was an enthusiastic storyteller and had a delightful and ‘offbeat’ sense of humour.
Edward is survived by his wife, Freda, only daughter Joan (Ian) of Charlottetown, three sons, Ian (Kathy) of Edmonton, Doug (Wendy) of Calgary and Brian (Karen) of Calgary, and ten grandchildren: Patrick, Stephen and David (Joan), Kevin, Christine and Shannon (Ian), Ryan and Scott (Doug) and Kristen and Jordan (Brian). He is also survived by his youngest brother Raymond (Alice), of Saskatoon and many nieces and nephews. Edward was predeceased by his mother, Mary Frances (MacDonnell), father, Hugh Daniel, sister, Kathryn Freeman (Gale), and brother, Bernard (Teresa).
The Funeral Mass will be held at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 9830-148 Street Edmonton, at 11:00 am on Monday, September 19, 2011 with a reception to follow. A prayer service will be held at Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home, 10011 - 114 Street, Edmonton at 7:00 pm on Sunday, September 18, 2011.
The family wishes to extend sincere appreciation to the staff of Unit 10Y at the Edmonton General Continuing Care Center for their dedicated care during the past 18 months. They would also like to thank the staff of 6 West, Robbins Pavilion, of the Royal Alexandra Hospital, for providing comfort and compassionate care to Edward and his family during Edward’s final days.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the recreation program of Unit 10Y, Edmonton General Continuing Care Center.