Brister, Isabelle Mary

Brister: Isabelle passed away peacefully with family by her side on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at the Souris Personal Care Home, she was 94.

Isabelle was born on January 12, 1924 to Frank and Isabella Alcock. She was raised in the Millerway District and took her schooling in Elgin. She married Roy Brister of Elgin on July 4, 1945. Isabelle was active in the community and enjoyed playing the organ for many years in the Baptist Church. Isabelle was a devoted mother and enjoyed spending time with her boys as they proudly showed their cattle and ponies. She enjoyed growing her large garden and spending time in her yard. Isabelle always put others ahead of herself in all that she did. After raising her family, she went to work at the Souris Personal Care Home where she enjoyed caring for the residence and continued to work until the age of 72.

Isabelle was predeceased by her husband Roy; parents Frank and Isabella Alcock; grandson Darcy Brister; sister Esther; brothers Cecil, John and Arthur; father and mother-in-law Jesse and Maude Brister.

She is lovingly remembered by her four sons and their families: son Arthur (Myrna) children Troy  (Heather), Claire, Myles, Ward; and Sheena  (Shawn Vammen), Evan: son Terry (Pat) children Christy (Bret Wiste), Bailey and Jenner; and Kerry (Mike Fleming), Kayla: son Trent (Kathy) children Delaney (Lisa), Jewel and Gavin; and Velvet (Ken Crowther), Gabriel: son Garth (Patty) children Courtney (Jon Arndt) and Robin.

Funeral service was held at the Faith Community Baptist Church in Souris on March 1, 2018 with Pastor Noel Dwarika officiating. Pallbearers were Troy Brister, Delaney Brister, Robin Brister, Terry Brister, Ken Crowther, and Shawn Vammen. Interment was at the Elgin Cemetery.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the wonderful staff at the Souris Personal Care Home for the excellent care given to Isabelle over the past 2 ½ years.

In memory of Isabelle, donations may be made to the Souris Personal Care Home c/o Prairie Mountain Health, Box 10, Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0.

14 thoughts on “Brister, Isabelle Mary”

  1. My sympathy to Arthur, Terry, Trent and Garth and your families. Your mother was a good friend from my childhood. I admired her faithfulness for many years as organist at Elgin Baptist Church. May you treasure many happy memories. You will miss her, no doubt, but we will meet again in the Lord’s presence.

  2. Our deepest sympathy to the Brister family – we had the pleasure of meeting your mom at the Care Home and she was at my mom’s table for meals. She was the sweetest little lady! It was always a pleasure to visit with her. She will be missed.

    Muriel Turner/Pat Smith

  3. Terry, Pat and Family
    We send our condolences and love to surround you at this time of grief and loss. May you be lifted up knowing we are sharing your mother’s loss with you.
    Your family at Mountain View Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home, Calgary.

  4. Our Sympathy to all the Brister families and relatives.
    May your fondest memories keep her ever near, and give you comfort in the days ahead.
    In remembrance , Karen & Doug Hicks
    VIctoria BC

  5. Our sincere condolences are with the Brister Family at this sad time.
    Sincerely, Barry and Trudy McCullch.

  6. Our deepest sympathy to you, Art & Myrna, Troy, Sheena and families. We were sorry to hear about your Mom/Grandma, but her beautiful memories will help to get you through this sad time! Thinking of you all!
    Clark & Donna Tweed

  7. Our condolences go out to Art, Terry, Trent, Garth and all your families. We wish we could be there. Your Mom was a wonderful person to be around as I grew up in Elgin. A more bubbly person I cannot remember. Sorry for your lose.

  8. Our deepest sympathy to the Brister families on this difficult day. We had the pleasure of meeting Isabelle on a few occasions, what a great lady she was loved by many. Thinking of all of you. Verne, Wendy and Lori.

  9. Art, Myrna & Family,
    May the memories that mean the most to you live forever in your heart and bring you inner peace at this very sad time. My sincere condolences.

    Lois Buchanan

  10. Our deepest sympathy to you Trent and family. Sorry to hear this news. We will be praying and thinking about you all. The loss of a mother is great. You have lots of great memories. Wishing we could be there. Keith and Barb Glawson

  11. Our deepest sympathy to Art & Myrna, Troy, Sheena and families. You were fortunate to have your Mom/Grandma with you for so many years and may her memories comfort you in your time of sorrow. Our sincere condolences Howard Sharon Chris Gerilyn and family.

  12. Sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was a lovely little lady, always so caring and kind. Thinking of you guys with sadness. Cyril and Kate Druwe

  13. Art, Myrna and families
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your dear mother and grandmother. Many great memories will be with you always. Thinking of you and yours.

  14. Our deepest sympathy to the Brister families to hear that your Mom and Grandmother had passed, she really enjoyed life and you will have many memories.
    Our sincere condolences.
    Don & Norma Arnold

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