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Dr. Brian Keith MacIsaac


Dr. Brian Keith MacIsaac

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MacIsaac, Dr. Brian, M.Ed., Ph.D., RCT-C, age 47, of Stellarton died suddenly on November 9, 2020, at Cape George Point, Antigonish County.

Born in Antigonish, he was a son of Lauchie and Betty (Smith) MacIsaac of Antigonish.

Brian graduated from Dr. John H. Gillis High School.  His education included Doctor of Counselling, Psychology and Medicine, Memorial University, Newfoundland.  He also had a Master of Counselling Psychology, Memorial University, Newfoundland; Master of Education in Administration, St. Francis Xavier University; Master of Education in Curriculum, Memorial University, Newfoundland; Graduate Diploma in Law from the Ontario Provincial Police College; a Bachelor of Education in Humanities and a Bachelor of Arts Advanced Major in Canadian Studies from St. Francis Xavier University where he graduated with honors.

Brian taught in schools in Alberta and British Columbia prior to taking administration positions in Truro and Stellarton.  Between teaching in the west and returning to Nova Scotia, he became a member of the Ontario Provincial Police stationed in Northern Ontario. At the time of his death, Brian worked at the Dartmouth Medical Centre and lately, due to COVID-19, out of his home in Stellarton.

Brian was an avid boater, swimmer, fisherman, and recreational scuba diver.  Cape George was his "Garden of Eden".  This he passed on to Corinne and Gracie.

Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife of 14 years, Corinne Sampson-MacIsaac and his loving daughter, Gracie.  He is also survived by his brothers, Dr. Mike MacIsaac (Joanne), Stratford, ON; Stephen (Sue), Bridgewater; Andrew (Jennie), Goderich, ON; father-in-law, Edward Sampson, Tatamagouche; and brother-in-law, James (Claire) Sampson, Royal Tunbridge, Wells, UK.

Predeceased by his mother-in-law, Valerie Sampson.

Cremation has taken place.  Visitation will be held Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish.  Funeral Mass will be held Monday in St. Ninian Cathedral at 10:00am, Reverend Donald MacGillivray presiding.

Family flowers only, please.  In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice appreciated.

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All visitors are advised to bring a mask when attending a visitation at our funeral home.  There are markings on the floor which indicate six-foot distances as well as markings that indicate 6 feet from the family.  It is important that you respect those markings, and physical contact with the family is to be avoided at all times.  The province's social distancing guidelines can be found here.

At the direction of the Province of Nova Scotia, we will not be handling Mass or donation money, though cards can be made available for you.  You will be asked to provide your name and phone number for the purposes of tracing should a case of COVID-19 be reported.

Anyone who is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms or who could be considered high-risk of contracting the coronavirus should avoid attending the visitation and funeral.  The list of COVID-19 symptoms can be found here.

We thank you for your understanding in these difficult times.



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Service Date
Monday, November 16, 2020
Service Time
Service Location
St. Ninian Cathedral, Antigonish, NS

Sunday, November 15, 2020
Visitation Time
2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm
Visitation Location
C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish, NS

Requested Charity
Charity of Choice