Isabel Eleanor Ryerse

RYERSE, Isabel Eleanor (nee Groat), passed away peacefully on December 30, 2017. Our beloved matriarch is off on a new adventure, leaving us to miss her gentle, dignified and devoted presence. She braved the trip to the new world from her native Orkney Isles in Scotland for the sake of her husband Edmon and her children, who were always at the centre of her life. She also gave time, hard work and leadership skills to Knox Presbyterian Church, Marburg Women’s Institute and other local groups. Forever loved by Eleanor and June, Arthur and Cheryl, Richard and Kim; grandchildren Jan and Lori, James and Jennifer, Alison and Jeremy, Aaron and Ian; great-grandchildren Zander, Preston, Lola, Paisley and her little sibling and Joseph James and Arya. She says she has gone to meet Knox. Granddad and Joe will be there to welcome her. A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to THOMPSON WATERS FUNERAL HOME 102 First Ave Port Dover (519)-583-1530. For those wishing, donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated. Online donations and condolences can be made at