Mary Isabelle Shaw (nee Gill) passed away peacefully after a short illness, at the Belmont Long Term Care Facility, in Belleville, Ontario, on December 28th, 2012.
Isabelle was the loving wife of William (Bill) Armstrong (deceased 1956) of Cardinal, Ontario, and of Irving Shaw (deceased 2004).
She is survived by her daughter Valerie June and husband Paul Kingston of Stirling, Ontario, and by grandson William (Bill)Kingston of Cornwall, Ontario.
Born on March 28, 1921, Isabelle was a resident of Cardinal and later Iroquois. She was a long time employee (1956-1981) of Canada Starch Co./Best Foods in Cardinal.
After retirement, Isabelle put her artistic talents to work fashioning many beautiful handmade fabric dolls and doll clothes, and in restoring an extensive collection of vintage and antique dolls. She also took a rug hooking course and produced many fine rugs and wall hangings.
Isabelle and her husband Irving Shaw founded Dobroyd Hall Kennels where they bred and trained Champion, and one Triple Champion German Shorthaired Pointers.
She will be missed by her many friends and relations and remembered for her warm heart and welcoming home.
Funeral service was held at the Marsden McLaughlin Funeral Home in Iroquois, on January 2, 2013. Cremation has occurred and interment will be in the spring at the Iroquois Point Cemetery and Columbarium.