Pauline MacIsaac

Pauline Helen MacIsaac

1925 - 2022

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Obituary of Pauline Helen MacIsaac

NEW GLASGOW – It is with sadness and appreciation for a life well lived we announce the peaceful passing of our mother, Pauline Helen MacIsaac on March 24, 2022.


Born in Glace Bay on November 11, 1925, Pauline was a daughter of the late Alphonse and Katherine (Bates) Boyce. She married the love of her life, John T. MacIsaac in 1949 and they made their home in Glace Bay, where they welcomed five children.  In 1965 the family relocated to New Glasgow. 


Our mother was a gracious lady. She was a kind and gentle person, devoted wife and mother who treasured her family. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church and longstanding member of the Catholic Women’s League. Mom enjoyed traveling with our father until his death in 2004 and continued to travel extensively with her children. One of her favourite destinations being the shopping trips to Maine with her daughters.  She had a flair for fashion and was always “dressed to the nines”.


Mom enjoyed reading, golfing, and long walks on the beach.  She flourished around her family and was very much involved in all aspects of her children’s and grandchildren’s lives. She valued education and was very proud of her children’s and grandchildren’s accomplishments. She was fortunate to have had attended most of her grandchildren’s graduations and weddings. In her last days, her great-grandchildren were a light in her life and brought her the greatest of joy. She loved being their “nana momma”.


She was predeceased by her husband, John T. MacIsaac; siblings, Ray, Kathleen, Bernard, Theresa, Claire, Michael, Joan, Betty, John and Mary.


She is survived by her children, Kathleen (Jeff) MacBurnie, West Covehead, P.E.I.; Linda (Robert) Thomson, Calgary, Alta.; Carol MacIsaac (Dan Stiner), Dartmouth; Daniel (Patti) MacIsaac, New Glasgow; Suzanne (Robert) Morton, New Glasgow; grandchildren, Ian MacBurnie, John MacBurnie, James (Candace) MacBurnie, Stephen (Jessica) MacBurnie, Robyn MacBurnie (Matt Michaluk), Chris MacBurnie (Chelsey LeBlanc); Meghan Thomson; Cathleen (Olan) Quan, Elizabeth MacIsaac (Jesse Slaunwhite), Caroline MacIsaac, Luke MacIsaac, Scott (Amanda) Morton, Emily Morton (Camille McGraw) and Lindsay Morton (Scott Duggan); great-grandchildren, Brody, Lance, Ella Rose, Elliott, Saul, Sophia and Cal; many nieces and nephews.


We would like to recognize the staff at Maritime Odd Fellows Home for their compassionate care over the past three years and to thank those who were so very kind to her. We are most grateful to God for our mother’s long and enjoyable life. We will miss her friendship and daily chats. She will live in our hearts forever and we take comfort in knowing she is with our dad. We love you mom and will miss you.


Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 18, 2022 in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, New Glasgow with Father Thomas A. MacNeil presiding.  Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery.


The wearing of a mask is strongly encouraged for those attending the service.​​​​​​​


Donations may be made in Pauline’s memory to Maritime Odd Fellows Home, Recreation Department, PO Box 850, Pictou, NS B0K 1H0.


“Life has changed; not ended!”



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Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, June 18, 2022
St. John The Baptist Roman Catholic Church
390 High Street
New Glasogw, Nova Scotia, Canada

Committal Service

12:00 pm - 12:15 pm
Saturday, June 18, 2022
Holy Cross Cemetery
High Street
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada
(902) 752-1963