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Isabel Carmel (Callahan) Delorey


Isabel Carmel (Callahan) Delorey

Delorey (Callahan), Isabel Carmel, age 76, of Antigonish, formerly of Pomquet passed away at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital with her loving family by her side on October 19, 2019.

Born in Giant’s Lake, she was the daughter of the late John Angus and Mary (MacNeil) Callahan.

Isabel started her working career as a telephone operator in Antigonish and through the years was a waitress at many local restaurants. Prior to her retirement she was employed at Mount St. Bernard.

Isabel’s family and extended family were her pride and joy. It brought Isabel great joy to be in her kitchen baking, preparing a meal and providing a hot cup of tea for family and friends.. She was especially well known for her cookies, pies and pickles. Isabel loved to garden and especially enjoyed the Maple tree. Over the years as a resident of Pomquet, Isabel was involved with the Pomquet Ladies Club and the Women’s Bowling League. She participated in card games, bingo and especially music and the love of dance.

Survived by children: Anita (Brian) Tompkins, Calgary; Gary (Jacqueline) Delorey, Harbour Centre; Denise (Delorey) Stiles, Lower Sackville; John Dominic (Candace) Delorey, Black Diamond, AB; stepson, Jamie (Sangita) Campbell, Connecticut; grandchildren: Caitlyn Delorey; Sean Tompkins; Nathan and Nicholas Stiles; Dominic, Joshua, Charlyce, Colby, Natasia, Issac and Declan Delorey; sister, Pearl MacDonald, Addington Forks; and several brothers and sisters in law and many special nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by husband, John Thomas Delorey; companion, John Campbell; brothers Bernard, Jim, Sandy Joseph, Francis; sisters: Mary, Theresa, Ann and Marie as well as brother Robert and sister Margaret in infancy.

Visitation will be in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral Mass will be held in Ste. Croix Church, Pomquet on Wednesday at 11:00 am. Burial in Ste. Croix Cemetery at a later date.

Donations in memory may be made to St. Martha’s Hospital Foundation. On line condolences:

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Service Date
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Service Time
11:00 am
Service Location
Ste. Croix Church, Pomquet

Tuesday, October 22nd
Visitation Time
2-4 and 7 to 9pm
Visitation Location
C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish, NS

Burial Location
Ste. Croix Cemetery

Requested Charity
St Martha's Hospital Foundation