Isabel Granter (nee Badcock)

March 5, 1933 to April 12, 2020

Obituary

Passed peacefully away on April 12, 2020 at Tiffany Village at 87 years of age. Leaving to mourn with a lifetime of beautiful and loving memories her daughters: Janet (Gary) Butler, Kim (Bill) Fanning; grandchildren Chad Butler (Heather), Adam Butler, Lesley Fanning (Adam Pardy), Lindsay Fanning (Tom Kenny); four great-grandchildren Keira, Hanna, Rachel and Taylor; sister Marjorie (Herb) Carruthers; brother David (Marion) Badcock and sister-in-law Edith Badcock. Predeceased by husband Carl Granter; parents Thomas and Florrie Badcock; brothers Elmer (Trixie), Jesse (Mary), Gordon, Hubert and sister Ina Stratton (Bill).

A true matriarch, Isabel drew strength, inspiration and happiness by giving so selflessly of herself and championing the successes of her family from the sidelines. A sharp and acerbic wit, Isabel could size up a room in thirty seconds and whatever views or reflections she had, let’s just say she would never leave you guessing. These little peccadillos underscored a fiercely proud mother and grandmother who lived life on her own terms, with strong moral values and asked nothing in return. Simply stated, Isabel lived life, “Nanny’s Way” and she will live forever through her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The family expresses its sincere gratitude to all of the healthcare providers at Tiffany Village who were so compassionate and caring with Mom, Thank you! Due to COVID-19, there will be no visitation. In accordance with Mom’s wishes, a cremation has taken place. The Family will gather at a later date to celebrate her life.

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To Janet, Kim, and Families,
We are so sorry about the loss of your dear Mom. She will be sadly missed. Isabel was always full of life and so proud of her family. We have a lot of good memories over the years and it is your precious memories that will get you through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Isabel will always be remembered for touching people’s lives in a positive loving way. Sending love and light to all of you during these dark times.
Brother Dave, Marion, and all of our family

Janet and family

Our condolences to you and your family, on the sad loss of your mother. Just thinking of you.. may your memories with her carry you through this difficult time.

Janet, Kim and families
My condolences on the loss of your mother. Hugs to you all. I hope to see you in person when travel is allowed again.

Janet and Kim
Thinking about you and remembering what a beautiful and kind person your Mom was. I remember your Dad and Mom from when they first lived on Portugal Cove Rd, babysitting you in my late teens, to their move on Dublin Rd. Although I haven’t seen your Mom for many years, know that I cherish the time spent with her. My condolences also to Marjorie and David. May all your loving memories bring comfort to you and your families.

Kim, so sorry. Hugs to you all
Charlene

To Janet and Kim,

I remember your Mom many years ago when we were kids and your folks were friends of my parents. I remember her being a real character, always laughing about something. She seemed to live life to the fullest, always welcoming; a real sparkle in her eye and a smile on her face.

I don’t think I’ve seen her since Janet and Gary moved away from next door on Riverside Drive, but from all the Stirlings, are thoughts are with you.

Dear Kim, Bill, Lesley and Lindsay,

We send you our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your Mom and Nanny.

With a twinkle in her eyes, beautiful smile and, larger-than-life personality, she brightened any occasion with her wisdom, wit and, boundless energy!

Isabel touched many hearts in her lifetime and left behind beautiful memories that will comfort you always …

Love,
Maureen and Gil

Dave & Marion,
Sorry to hear of Isabel’s passing. Thinking of you and all the family during this most difficult time. My sincere condolences to all. God grant her rest eternal and light perpetual shine upon her.
Vi.

Dear Kim,
So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. I’m sending virtual hugs and best wishes that you & family remain healthy and strong at such a difficult time. You & I were grade 4 classmates at Holloway School. I’ve never forgotten your mom’s unconditional kindness and inclusivity by gifting each girl in class with a Spanish dancer badge. I lovingly pinned my pink dressed dancer onto my tunic and felt happy.. People never forget how special they’re made to feel and your Mother touched many lives. I hope you find comfort that your Mother will always live in your heart, stirring laughter and memories that bring joy.

Janet and Kim and families,
Our deepest condolences to you and your families on the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Janet & family,
So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Our condolences to you and your family. I remember your parents well – having delivered the Telegram to them over 50 years ago on Dublin Rd. Dwell on all those great memories and the legacy your mother left. RIP.
Gary

Dave and Marion,
Sorry to hear of the passing of your sister Isabel. Our thoughts and prayers are with you . Extending sincere condolences to all the family.
Blessings and lots of love,
Belle & Calvin

Janet and Kim and families, your Mom was a force to be reckoned with. She was fiercely proud of you all. I particularly remember her great sense of humor and how she loved to laugh. So sorry for your tremendous loss and this current situation which impedes your friends from sharing your grief in person. Take care and stay well.
Sincere condolences, Sharon

Sorry to hear your mother passed away,we had many good games of bridge to gather.
Betty Oliver

Janet,

So very sorry to learn of your Mom’s passing.. Please accept my deepest condolences. Your Mother can never be replaced but memories of times spent with her will always be with you.

Janet and Kim
Sorry to hear of you Mothers passing. I would be with you but unfortunately these times that’s not possible. Please accept my condolence. Harry and Joan Benson

Kim, Bill, Lesley, Lindsay –
Our condolences.
Isabel was always a joy to be around. She will be missed by all.
Sincerely,
Michael and Heather

Janet,

I was saddened to hear of the loss of your mother. Rick and I send our deepest condolences to you, Gary and your family at this difficult time.

Marjorie & Herb
So sorry to hear of your sister’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

Janet, Kim and families
So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.

Kim, Bill, Lesley & Lindsay,

Our deepest condolences as you go through this difficult time. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all and may your happy memories bring you comfort & peace.

Tina & Scott Howell

Janet, Gary & families,

Sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Please accept our condolences. Our thoughts are with you.

Kim, Bill and family. So sorry for your loss

Kim, Bill, Leslie & Lindsay,

We are so sorry to learn of your Mom/Grandmothers passing. Thinking of you all in this difficult time. Our condolences.

Kim,
We were truly sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Please accept our deepest sympathies to you, Bill, Lesley and Lindsay and families.
Your mother was a great woman and she will be truly missed and always remembered with a smile by all who had the privilege of knowing her..
Sincere condolences.
Bax and Dolores

Kim, Bill, Lesley and Lindsay,

Sending condolences and strength to you and your family. Our thoughts are with you.

We had the pleasure of meeting your Mom and Grandmother many years ago. We always remember her wit, vibrant personality and smile.

We wish you comfort in celebrating her life, in the treasured memories and in knowing she will be part of you forever.

Shelley Wilkins and Ed Billard

Kim,
So sorry to learn of your Mom’s passing after having lived such a long life. Our thoughts go out to you, Bill and family at this sad time.
Dick and Heidi Janes

Dear Janet,Kim and family.
I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of Aunt Isabel. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you and hasten the journey of her soul to Heaven.

Dear Janet, Kim, and families,

I’m so sorry to hear about Aunt Isobel. I hope you are all able to find some comfort during this difficult time.

I always thought Aunt Isobel was so glamourous and larger than life. I remember a number of years ago, I did a small favour for her, and was repaid with a lovely lunch. The lunch was very nice, but her company was what made it special. She was so funny and entertaining. I had such a great time with her. So, in my memory, we are having lunch, and she is making me laugh, a lot.

Tonight, we’ll raise a glass to Aunt Isobel, and toast living life with style and voraciousness.

Dear Janet, Kim and families,

It was with sadness that I heard Aunt Isabel had passed, and I am so sorry for the loss you have to endure. I know you will miss her very much.

I have many treasured childhood memories of Aunt Isabel that will stay with me always. Aunt Isabel was always her own person and had an impeccable sense of style and elegance. When we visited her, she was incredibly welcoming and full of life. It was during those visits that she always spoke of you with such pride.

I am certain that her life touched many people who will remember her in different and loving ways.

Alton and I send our heartfelt sympathy and caring thoughts to you all.

Kim (Bill) and your family Our sincere sympathy for the loss of your Mom and grandmother to Leslie and Lindsay
You will miss all the fun times you have had with her over the years Keep thinking of the good times and hold them close Our thoughts are with you all
Rosa and Joe Butler

Janet (Gary) and your family Chad and his family and Adam and his family We are so deeply sorry for the loss of your Mother,Janet you should be proud for all the things you you could possibly do for your Mom I know there. will be a void in your life but just keep thinking of all the happy memories you had with her over the years in mind
Our Love to you and all your family
Nana and Papa

Janet ,Kim and family so sorry to hear about your mom. Thinking about everyone and how difficult this must be at this time.

Janet and Kim
Our deepest sympathies and prayers to you and your families. May the memory of your Mom give you comfort and peace and may her legacy live through you all. Sending our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Janet, Kim and families, so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. I remember Isabel fondly from my 21 years of working with your dads surveying company. When Isabel wanted to say something, she told it just like it was, honest and forthright. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad and difficult times.

Janet and Kim, I am so sorry for your loss. It is with great affection that I remember your mom. Over the years since we have all grown up, I have had the joy of running into Isabel at the supermarket many times. We would chat for ages. I always found her such a positive joyful presence. I am sending hugs from a distance.

Janet, Kim and Family I was so sorry to hear of your moms passing yesterday , one of the sweetest I have ever known. She was a great neighbour here on Tiffany Lane, may God Comfort you all in this time of sorrow . Our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this most difficult time..

Kim, Bill, Lesley and Lindsay,.

So sorry to read of the loss of your Mom and Nan. Keep your memories close.

Sylvia

Sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. I met her many years ago through the surveying profession. Found her to be like her brother Dave. Straight up and honest. All the Best & God Bless

Dear Janet and Kim,

Thinking of you and your families and wishing you peace and comfort in your loss.

Aunt Isabel was always a strong presence in our large, extended family. To me, she was the epitome of elegance, vibrancy and taste. Whenever I was able to visit her, I felt so welcome and I loved the time I spent with her. To you, she was your mom and the person who loved and valued you beyond everyone else.

May the many wonderful memories you have of your remarkable mom sustain you in the days ahead.

Love,
Betty

Janet and Kim so sorry to hear about Your mom our thoughts and prayers are with your families at this difficult time . Please take comfort in all your beautiful memories that will stay with you always

Janet, Kim and family, on behalf of the Carruthers family, I want to say that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. It has been especially difficult not being able to visit your mom in recent weeks. You have lost a dear mother and Marjorie has lost her sister. Life will not be the same. Yet, we are forever grateful that Isabel remained connected to our lives throughout her life. She was part of our childhood memories, our adult journeys and our empty nest experiences. We appreciated her laughter, her family stories and the special spark she added to every occasion. We were continually reminded how she cherished you Janet and Kim as daughters. You were the lights in her life (as were your families) and she felt very much loved. I hope you take comfort in knowing that you were not only daughters but companions, friends, comforters and a great source of pride for your mom throughout her life.

Janet and Kim and families ,

So sorry to hear of your Mom’s death . May she rest peacefully. So May memories from our childhood and all the fun around the Kent’s pond families .
Thinking if you as you grieve and miss your Mom today and always . She will no parent and protect you from the beyond .