September 01, 1933 – August 25, 2023
Isabella (Née Duffy) Slater, born September 1, 1933, in Port-Glasgow, Scotland; passed away on August 25, 2023, peacefully surrounded by family. Isabella was predeceased by her husband James Vincent Slater of 62 years. We celebrate her life and accomplishments and she will be eternally cherished in the hearts of everyone who knew her. Isabella is survived by her children Anne Marie Slater, John Slater (Deborah), and Julie Anne Slater, her beloved grandchildren Michael (Jamie), Andrew, Mark, and Maya-Róisín and her great-grandchildren Nathan and Brody. Her remaining sister Anne (Cliff) Newbery in Australia, and extended family in the UK, Ireland, and Scotland will remember her with fondness.
Her friends in Canada remember her beautiful laugh and extraordinary devotion to family, and the daily kindness she shared with old friends and new ones. Isabella retired as a Manager at ICBC Head Office in North Vancouver; she was a strong advocate for equality and fair play.
She was a great card maker, a fantastic knitter, and adored the company of the children in her life, supporting lifelong readers and sharing the best children’s books and stories.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Pablo Santa Maria on Saturday, September 02, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church - 3778 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. There will be a reception in the Parish Hall immediately following the Mass.
The family would like to thank Father Pablo Santa Maria and the caregivers at South Granville Lodge for their support and kindness.
Aunty Isabel, you are the most wonderful Aunty anyone could wish for. I am so grateful to have shared our lives together. I will always cherish your love, laughter and thoughtfulness. Love you forever. Christopher
Dear Julie, John , Annemarie and family, Deepest Sympathies to all of you. We are honoured and grateful to have your mum as the best God Mother. She enriched our lives with her love and laugh. Cheers to a nice cup of tea in heaven with our mum
Our deepest condolences to the family.
Dear Isabella the most loving aunt and the best sister to my dad her brother Andrew. A beautiful loving person. Rest in peace in Heaven xxxxxx