February 15, 1930 – July 9, 2018
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Isabelle Lottie Robinson, nee Crandlemire, this past July 9, 2018. Born February 15, 1930, in Enderby, BC, Isabelle moved with her family to Okanagan Centre where she grew up pilfering fruit from the orchards along with her brother and sisters and all the other school children.
She is survived by her sister, Evelyn Keenleyside, her granddaughter Sarah Camm along with nieces & nephews scattered across Alberta and BC. She is predeceased by her husband Dale Robinson, her son Robert Keehn and her siblings Denise Shular, Albert Crandlemire, Nola Kabella and Anita Crandlemire.
Isabelle was feisty, funny, and loved red! She was generous and loving. In her forties, Isabelle went to school to become a nurse after years working in restaurants. She was so very proud of being a nurse and spent a great number of years working at the Colonel Belcher in Calgary, AB.
Isabelle was an avid reader, even though she needed a magnifying glass – that didn’t stop her. She had a sweet tooth like no other, from chocolates to mints to marshmallows. She loved painting, bowling, firemen, and any excuse to buy a pretty necklace or three along with matching rings.
She so enjoyed all the visitors that came through the doors over the seven years where Cedars Villa in Calgary was her home, and in the years prior in her home on Kildare Crescent.
In her true generous nature, Isabelle has donated the bulk of her estate to the Golden and District Community Foundation in the Crandlemire-Keenleyside Family Legacy Fund. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donating to this fund in her name.
Isabelle would not have tolerated a funeral, and so at her request – rather her insistence – we are throwing a celebration of life party. After all, she is who must be obeyed.