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Isabel Anne Rutter (nee MacNair)

With deep sorrow the family announces the passing of Isabel Rutter, age 83, on April 19, 2019 at Carman Memorial Hospital.

Isabel is survived by her three sons, Ken, Blair (Yolanda Hogeveen) and Blaine (Shannon), grandchildren Jessica, Jenessa and Jayden Rutter; Emily (Curt) Smolinski and Alexander Hogeveen Rutter (Samyaka Verma); Cory (Virginia), Jolene (Gavin) Callum, Cal (fiancée Jessica Hutton), Leanne and six great grandchildren.  She is also survived by siblings Roberta Dyck, James MacNair, Neil (Linda) MacNair and Elsie Coates, sister-in-law Joyce Rutter and many nieces and nephews.

Isabel was predeceased by her beloved husband Gordon in 2007, her parents Neil and May MacNair, sister May Braden, daughter-in-law Patricia Rutter (nee Wood) and infant grandson Jarrett Rutter.  Also predeceased by in-laws David Dyck, Mae MacNair, Keith Braden, Walter Coates, Murray Coates, Bessie Dickey, Irene Hardy, Myrle McGregor, Elmer Rutter and Shirley Thomson.   

Mom was raised on a farm and attended school in Graysville, completing her grade 12 at Kelvin High School in Winnipeg.  She earned a diploma from Success Business College and worked for a short time at Manitoba Blue Cross before marrying Gordon in 1956 and residing on their farm at Rosebank, MB.  

In 1998, Isabel and Gordon moved to Carman.  They enjoyed their annual winter vacations in Texas, playing floor shuffleboard (where mom won several trophies), dancing, cards and other events.  Mom also enjoyed playing cards and participating in activities at the Carman Active Living Centre.

Mom was an avid curler, water-skier and bowler (lawn & 5 pin).  She was an active member of the United Church of Canada in Graysville, Rosebank, Miami and Carman, serving on a number of committees and in the choir.  

The family would like to express our deep appreciation to the staff at the Boyne Lodge and the Carman Memorial Hospital for the care and kindnesses shown to Isabel over the final weeks of her life.

A funeral in celebration of Isabel’s life will be held on April 26 at 2:00 p.m. at Carman United Church.

If friends and relatives so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Carman Area Foundation, the Miami and Area Foundation, or a charity of your choice.


#1 Hugh & Jeannette Greaves 2019-04-24 17:44
Sincere sympathies to the Rutter and McNair Families at this sad time.
#2 Paul & Deb Pfrimmer 2019-04-25 22:12
We are sorry that we will not be able to attend the celebration of life for Isabel. Our deepest Sympathy and Prayers go out to the Rutter & McNair Families during this difficult time.
#3 Jean McNair 2019-04-26 07:54
Sincere sympathy to all of Isabel's family.
What a good picture of her whom I have not seen for several years,.
#4 Valerie Irvine 2019-04-28 10:12
Our sincere sympathy to all of you Ken, Blaine, Blair and Families
I was Uncle Gordon and Aunt Isabel's flower girl and holidayed with them on the farm over many summers. I always enjoyed visiting with your Mum at reunions and other occasions.
Cherish your memories Our thoughts are with you Val and Al Irvine and Joyce Rutter
#5 Larry Verniest 2019-06-24 10:32
My condolences go out to all of you, Ken, Blaine & Blair. Take Care, Larry

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