Emmerson, Isobel (nee Muxlow)

It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Isobel Emmerson (nee Muxlow) surrounded by her family at University Hospital, London on January 24th, 2024 after a brief illness.

She left us to join her parents William and Agnes Muxlow (nee Dixon) and her infant son Richard in her eternal home.

Isobel was the beloved wife and best friend of Gary Emmerson, loving mother of Rodney of Sudbury and Christopher of Port Lambton.  She was the proud grandmother of Zachery, Jolene (Malcolm), Gordon and doting GG of Bjorn.

She will be deeply missed by her siblings Mary and Carl Adams, Ethil and Craig Litster, and Fred and Leanne Muxlow and her many nieces and nephews and her extended Emmerson, Muxlow and Dixon families.

Isobel was born on August 10, 1947 in Meaford and raised in the rural Meaford area.  She attended Scotch Mountain Public and Meaford District High School.  After graduation she joined the banking business and remained in that profession until her retirement to join Gary travelling the U.S. and Canada in his long-haul trucking business.

After Gary’s retirement they begun to truly enjoy their retirement at their winter home in Florida where she and Gary embraced the community living at Buttonwood Bay and developed numerous long-lasting friendships.  Isobel kept up an active community interest and she and Gary began driving for Wheels of Hope, transporting patients from Port Lambton and area to London and surrounding cancer treatment centres.  Isobel was a compassionate and caring driver who empathized with the patients she was transporting only to be stricken with a similar diagnosis at the end of November.

The family extends a heartfelt thank you to the physicians and staff who were involved in her care, the surgical ICU physicians and their support staff at the University Hospital for the outstanding care and compassion to the family during Isobel’s admission.

We are very grateful to our cousins Ken and Mary Lou Anderson for supporting us at Isobel’s bedside at her passing and for Ken’s comforting message.

Cremation has taken place and celebration of Isobel’s life will be held at a later date.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the University Hospital London or Canadian Cancer Society Wheels of Hope would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9, arrangements have been entrusted to the Sarnia Cremation Services.   www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca


A celebration of Isobel's life will be held at a later date.

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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Dennis an Brenda Ormsby
    Tuesday, January 30, 2024

    Our condolences to the Adams family and the Emmerson family.
    She was a caring women, so sad. Fly with the angels, Isobel, to your eternal home.

  2. Teresa (Cotter) James
    Wednesday, January 31, 2024

    I knew Isobel through CIBC meetings. She was a warm and lovely lady. Always a smile a warm hello.

  3. Diane & John Wilds.
    Wednesday, January 31, 2024

    Gary and Family
    Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Her visits while camping will be missed. Glad we had the time together this past summer.
    Hugs to the family.

  4. Darlene and Barry Miller
    Wednesday, January 31, 2024

    Our deepest sympathy Gary and Family: We are so very saddened to hear of Isabel’s passing. I had the privilege to work with Isabel at the Listowel CIBC. She was such a pleasant caring lady. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

  5. Miriam and Luke McAuley
    Wednesday, January 31, 2024

    Sincere condolences on your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

    1. Bev and Gail Murray
      Wednesday, January 31, 2024

      Carl, Mary and families, we extend our sympathy to all at this time and know you have suffered a great loss. You will be left with many good memories to hold on to. So sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Gail and Bev

  6. Marie and Bob Hewitson
    Wednesday, January 31, 2024

    Gary and family
    Our deepest sympathies. We will always remember the good times we enjoyed with you both while in Florida. You are in our thoughts and prayers!

  7. Catherine Mellish
    Wednesday, January 31, 2024

    Our deepest condolences to you & your family, Gary. Sending love & prayers.
    Tom & Catherine (Maurer) Mellish

  8. Rob and Ann Morley
    Wednesday, January 31, 2024

    Gary, so sorry to hear of Isobel’s passing. Her quick and early death seems unfair and hard to understand but we have no say when our time is up. Cherish your memories . RIP

  9. Cathy and Paul Scott
    Wednesday, January 31, 2024

    Our deepest sympathies to you and your family Gary. We will fondly remember Isobel for her friendly and caring personality.

  10. Carol Churchill
    Wednesday, January 31, 2024

    Gary and family, so sorry to hear of Isobel’s passing. We have many happy memories both in Florida and Ontario. We will miss her.
    Love from Winston and Carol

  11. Jolene
    Wednesday, January 31, 2024

    I love you so much grandma, until we meet again someday..
    Rest in peace ❤️

  12. Margaret Lowe
    Thursday, February 1, 2024

    I have so enjoyed keeping in contact with Isobel through the years , as well as my other cousins. She kept me up-to-date on family happenings, which I appreciated.. I miss her messages. My thoughts and sincere sympathy are with all the family. Rest in Peace my friend.


  13. Janet Buehlow
    Thursday, February 1, 2024

    I am sorry to hear about Isobel’s passing. I send a big hug to Gary and family.
    We had so many great years together at Fisherman’s Cove. We had a great group of friends.
    We enjoyed lots of great Barbeques, Canada Day Brunches and Birthday Parties.
    Isobel is now with Rick on the other side of life. RIP

  14. Coreen Clarke
    Friday, February 2, 2024

    Mary, Carl and Isobel’s family, Sincere sympathy to all on the loss of your loved one. A very sad time for you. Jim and Coreen Clarke

  15. Cathy Stewart
    Saturday, February 3, 2024

    Our deepest sympathies to Gary and family on the passing of Isobel. May the loved she shared with all of you and her siblings help you through the pain of the loss of a wonderful lady.

    Ken and Cathy Stewart

  16. Jo-Ann Craig
    Tuesday, February 6, 2024

    It is with profound sadness that we heard that Isobel passed away and so suddenly. It is hard to think of words that convey our deep sympathy for Gary and all her family and friends. My sister attended Scotch Mountain and Meaford High School at the same time as Isobel and that friendship continued on when they were living in the West.

    In knowing Isobel’s family, it brings many fond thoughts to mind and now may her memory be cherished by all who knew and cared for her.

    We would like to extend our deep condolences to Gary and family
    Alan and Jo-Ann Craig

  17. Dianne De Wys
    Wednesday, February 7, 2024

    Worked with Isobel at CIBC Hensall. She came one day a week as a mentor. She was a wonderful lady, personable and helpful. Enjoyed our time together and have good memories.

  18. Geri Oliver
    Thursday, February 8, 2024

    Met Gary and Isobel at Buttonwood Bay and continued our friendship to Ontario
    So very sorry for your loss Gary and family
    We spent many hours of fun and laughter with them.


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