Ann Elizabeth MacIsaac
1958 - 2023
Ann Elizabeth MacIsaac
Visitation Information
Gathering at Arras Branch #59 Royal Canadian Legion following the funeral.
Service Information
Service Date
Saturday December 2, 2023
Service Time
1:00 pm
Service Location
St. Paul's Anglican Church, Antigonish
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Ann Elizabeth MacIsaac (Uloth) – (May 11, 1958—November 24, 2023)

It is with broken hearts that Ann’s family announces her passing on November 24th, 2023, at the age of 65, surrounded by the love of her family. After a fierce three-year battle with cancer, she left us with the assistance of MAID. Ann was born on May 11, 1958, in Guysborough. She is the youngest daughter of Reg and Emma Uloth (Rudderham) and will be forever remembered and cherished by her husband and supportive partner, Hector MacIsaac, and their three wonderful children, who lit up her life and of whom she was most proud: Daughter Emma (and her husband Daniel) Myhre, Antigonish; and Sons: Cole (and his wife Molly) MacIsaac, Antigonish; Caleb, Dartmouth; and by Ann’s newest precious treasure, her grandson Reggie, who added so much to her life.

Ann was blessed to be raised in a loving family and her parents’ home was a welcome setting for their many friends who passed through their open door on a regular basis. She spent her formative years in Whitehead prior to her Dad’s transfer to the Decca Station in Morristown, Antigonish County. Ann graduated from Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High and went on to attend Mt. Saint Vincent, graduating with a diploma in Early Childhood Education. At the ripe old age of 21, Ann and her good friend Gloria Fraser became partners and founders of The Red Apple Children’s Centre, first located under St. Paul’s Anglican Church, then on Highland Drive. As their success grew, they built the Red Apple Children’s Centre on Carter Crescent. In the mid-2000s, Gloria decided to retire and Ann took over the Centre. Ann’s main goal was always to provide a safe, comfortable, reliable and enriching environment for the children. Due to ill health, Ann retired in 2020, though was fortunate to have some of her team members take over the Centre and continue the traditions that she and Gloria set those many years ago.

With her beauty, big personality, everlasting smile and warmth, Ann had the ability to make everyone feel important and valued in her life. She was a social butterfly, loved visits, good food, and enjoying laughs and stories with her family and many friends, who amazed her with their love and support through her illness. Over the past few years, in particular, Ann’s stays at the camp in Cole Harbour brought her comfort, peace and a sense of joy as she enjoyed the beautiful vista with friends. Ann’s keen interest in travel and cultural exploration began early and she explored many destinations throughout Canada, the US, and internationally, soaking up the various cultures, traditions and scenery of each visit. Some of her most interesting exploits were the summer assisting in the creation of a feminist artist’s commune in New York with author and activist Kate Millett, her trip to England visiting the Glastonbury Festival, and her time spent in Scotland with friends. Ann has left behind many meaningful and happy memories for those who knew and loved her best, which will last their lifetimes. Her greatest wish is for those she leaves behind to have love and meaning in their lives.

Ann was predeceased by her parents, Reg and Emma, and her sister Gloria. She is survived by her brother Rollie (and his wife Mary), Ontario; and sisters Olga (and husband Rick), Alberta; and Marilyn, Ontario. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews and their children, with whom she shared much joy and so many happy memories, as well as members of the extended Uloth and MacIsaac family. She would also like to thank the doctors and nurses, especially Dr. Rice, who spent many hours supporting her in her final days.

There will be no visitation.

Services at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Church St., Antigonish on December 2, 2023, at 1pm followed by a gathering at Arras Branch 59 Legion, St. Ninian’s St. Antigonish

Ann Elizabeth MacIsaac