On Sunday, February 14, 2021 with family by his side, Raymond J. MacIsaac passed away peacefully at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Ray was born March 2, 1930 and raised in Whitney Pier by the late Minnie and Wilfred Jackson.
His career spanned more than 40 years with Devco, where he made many lifelong friends. Ray was an avid sports fan and in his earlier years he could always be found playing hockey and baseball. A man of strong faith, Ray was a lifelong member of Holy Redeemer Parish.
Ray is survived by his wife of 58 years, Frances (MacCormick); daughter, Raylene (Brian) Webber, Dartmouth and son, James, Sydney. He will be missed and remembered by grandchildren, Jordan, Stephanie and Coady Webber.
Besides his parents, Ray was predeceased by his eldest son, Michael; mother, Christine (MacIsaac) Pearson; as well as his dear friend and aunt, Alice MacCormack.
The family wishes to extend thanks to the nursing staff of floor 3A and Dr. Ryan Kelly for the excellent care provided to Ray in his time of need.
Due to COVID restrictions a private burial and service for the late Ray MacIsaac will be held at a later date.
Donations in memory of Ray, may be made to the Holy Redeemer Building fund or charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
So sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
From: Diane McCormick
The MacIsaac Family: Very sorry to hear about Ray. A loyal friend of deep faith and sharp wit, who could put his finger on the funny side of situations and people. Prayers and sympathy to everyone. May he rest in peace. Father Angus MacDougall (formerly of Holy Redeemer and St. Theresa’s)
From: Fr. Angus MacDougall
So sorry Fa and family. I remember Ray well.
From: Susan Devereaux Steele
Cherish the warm smile, his love of sports and skating at the pier rink. He and hoot can now glide with the stars. To the family, so sorry for your loss.
From: Carol MacKay
Ray was a beautiful person and a visitor at our home on 114 Dominion St. He would take video pictures of us skating on the harbor or at sport games. I was little Ray and he was big Ray when he was at our home. Rest in peace to a good and wonderful person in life.
From: Ray Mac Cormack Prince Edward Island
My deepest condolence to the MacIsaac family at this sad time
From: Charles Malinowski
So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts
and prayers. Hugs
From: Paulette Tompkins Sulliman
Our condolences to you and your family. Our prayers are with you.
From: Terry, Bernard, Margaret Anne & Eileen McNeil
So very sorry Jamie. Thinking of you in your loss. I will pray for strength for you and your family.
From: Brenda Tomie
Our deepest condolences on the passing of Ray. He was a kind and gentle man. He was the little boy who called Magdalen MacISAAC, Jiggy. Her 104 yrs. of life that’s the only name she was known by. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this most difficult time.
From: James and Charlotte MacIsaac
So sorry to hear of Rays passing. He was a good friend to Roy and we many wonderful memories of Ray. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
From: Biddie Jessome and family.
From: Sorry for your loss, sending my Condolences to the family, R.I.P. Ray
sorry to hear of Ray,s passing
Sorry for you loss.
Dear Jamie : So sorry to hear about your dad. Thinking of you and sending deepest sympathy , Anne -Lorraine
Frances, Raylene, Jamie & Family,
Our sincere condolences on the passing of Your husband, father and grandfather.
May the good Lord welcome him with open arms and with a choir of angels singing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Nikki and Stan
Frances, Raylene, Jamie and family,
We are very sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. You will be in our hearts and prayers during this difficult time. May God Bless you.
Nicholette & Stan
Ray was a real gentleman . I met Ray through my Father who was a very good friend of Ray’s . I always enjoyed my conversations with Ray . He always had a story to tell me whether it was about Sports , the goings on in the Pier or even World Events . When I see the very last Pew in Holy Redeemer Church , there is no doubt about who I will think of . My condolences to his Family . Rest in Peace Ray …..Rest in Peace .
So sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.Kim (Matthews)and David MacKinnon.
We are very sorry to hear about Ray’s passing. Ray was a good friend, we played a lot of golf together and have many great memories. Ray was a gentle gentleman and I always enjoyed his company and conversations. He will be missed by many.
Rest in Peace, Ray
To the MacIsaac Family. Very sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. Prayers and sympathy to all. A loyal friend of deep faith and sharp wit who could usually find the funny side of situations and people. May he rest in peace.. Father Angus (formerly of Holy Redeemer and St. Theresa’s Parishes)
Jamie,Thinking of you as you lay your dear Father to rest..Take solace in all the good memories,and lean on one another for support.
Ann Marie Fraser( Choir)
Fa, very sorry to read of your husband’s passing.
Deepest Sympathies from me and my sister.
Sincere sympathy and condolences to the MacIsaac Family on the loss of Ray, Father, Husband, Grandfather, Uncle, and Friend. I knew Ray as a young child when we lived at 1399 Victoria Road.
May all the very wonderful memories that you all have help you all in the difficult days ahead.
God love and bless you all and keep you all always in His care.
Rest in peace dear Ray.
To the MacIsaac family! I am deeply saddened to learn of Ray’s
passing!! I lived next door to Ray & then in the same neighbourhood
for a number of years. He was a true gentleman and an excellent
sportsman. God bless his soul and rest in peace, my friend.
I was extremely saddened at the news of Ray’s passing. .We lived next door to one another for years. As a matter of fact I always thought of Ray as the brother I never had. As a matter of fact I had a birthday card ready to mail him when I received the news. I always enjoyed my visits with him. He was a wonderfully dedicated Catholic man who lived his faith. My deepest sympathy goes out to Fa, and his family. He will be greatly missed, especially by me.
Sorry for your loss – our thoughts and prayers are with Ray’s family – May he rest in peace.
Sincerely – Marlene and Sheldon MacInnes (Dan Joe and Christie’s son )