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Condolences to the Locke Family

Posted: Mar 6, 2015

We were sad to learn of the death of Isabelle Locke on Thursday morning, 5th March, 2015. Her obituary is printed below, with details of the funeral in Haileybury on Monday. She had been in a nursing home in Hailebury since the summer of 2013, and her daughter, Joan, said that her death was peaceful.

As the wife of one of Algoma's distinguished archdeacons, Isabelle was herself very much involved in the life and work of the diocese. She was a pillar of the Anglican Church Women (formerly the Women's Auxiliary) and the Girls' Auxiliary. She and Roy served churches in Manitowaning, Englehart, Gravenhurst, and churches in Haileybury, Cobalt and Temagami. She had a special affection for children and was especially devoted to the work of Camp Temiskaming. Bishop Andrews asks that members of the diocesan family join him in giving thanks to God for this devout and loyal disciple of Jesus Christ, and in asking God's comfort for family and friends who mourn. May the memorial service be a source of encouragment for all the 'marching saints' whose hope is in the Resurrected One.

Locke, Isabelle Rae (Mitchell) - In joyful expectation of the resurrection to eternal life, the family announces the passing of Mrs Isabelle Locke at the age of 90 years. Mrs Locke died peacefully at theTri-Town Extendicare Nursing Home in Haileybury on March 5th, 2015 with her family members by her side.

Mrs Locke was born at Proton Township to the late Douglas Mitchell and to the late Edythe Wellwood. Predeceased by her husband of 64 years The Reverend Roy Locke (Jan. 2007), her son David Locke and his wife Jane (Campbell), her infant son Roy Douglas Locke, her brother James Mitchell, her sister Laferne Stoddart and by her infant great-granddaughter Hayley Locke. Mrs Locke is the loving mother of Carol and her husband Louis Harrison of Englehart, Barbara and her husband Peter Garvin of Haileybury, Donald and his wife Susan Locke of Novar, Robert and his wife Sandra Locke of Sudbury, Shirley and her husband Richard Loiselle of Englehart and Joan Locke of Powassan. Mrs Locke is the cherished grand-mother of twenty grandchildren, forty three great-grandchildren and four great great-grandchildren. Also surviving are many extended family members.

The Locke family will welcome family and friends at the St Paul and St John Anglican Church in Haileybury on Monday March 9, 2015 beginning at 10:00am. The memorial service will follow at 11:00am.The Reverend Joan Locke and The Reverend Linda White officiating. As expressions of sympathy donation may be made to the St Paul and St John Anglican Church or to the Anglican Camp Temiskaming. Condolences, contributions and memorial candles may be left at

Death is not extinguishing the light;
It is putting out the lamp
Because the Dawn has come                                                

- Tagore

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