Floral 09

Isabel Margaret Jane Rourke

August 30, 1931 ~ September 17, 2022 (age 91) 91 Years Old


Surrounded by love on September 17, 2022 Isabel Margaret Jane (Vann) Rourke, age 91, left us to join her beloved Ed.

Isabel is survived by daughter Lori Wahoski (Ron Wahoski), sons Mike (Karen) and Jim (Marilyn);  grandchildren Tricia Fines (Ryan), Matthew Wahoski, Jennifer & Shaun Rourke;  great grandchildren Brooke-Lyn Wahoski, Chris & Grace Fines, Ella & Zavery Wahoski, Preston & Peyton Ball; sister in law Lil Rourke, brother in law Brian Littlewood and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by husband Edwin (2014), parents Walter and May Vann, in laws Jack and Minnie Rourke, grandson Christopher Wahoski; brother James Vann; in laws Phyllis Vann, Shirley Littlewood, Don Lawrence, Don & Myrna Rourke and Lloyd Rourke.

Isabel graduated a R.N. from Victoria General Hospital and had a long dedicated career in nursing and health care administration including Mount Carmel Clinic alongside Anne Ross, Minnedosa Hospital and Stonewall and District Health Centre.   Isabel spent 22 years as administrator in Stonewall and saw the hospital evolve into a modern hospital and health centre, Rosewood Lodge and Stonewood Place.  Isabel was hard working, progressive and driven to provide quality patient, resident and community health care. 

Isabel and Ed loved to be with family and friends.  They loved gardening, camping and traveling.   After Hurricane Katrina they made many trips hauling camping trailers to New Orleans for survivors to live in.

Isabel lived in her own home until April thanks to the dedicated Minnedosa Home Care Team and homemaker friend Chris.   She then moved to Erickson PCH and was cared for by the compassionate staff in Erickson.  She was so grateful for the many people who cared for her.  The family thanks all of you.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at St. John’s Anglican Church, Bethany, MB with luncheon to follow in the Bethany Hall.   As Ed & Isabel wished, their ashes will be interred together in the Boyd Cemetery, Bethany, MB.

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Funeral Service
October 22, 2022

1:00 PM
Bethany St. John's Anglican Church
Manitoba, MB R0J 1E0


Boyd Cemetery
Bethany, MB R0J 0E0


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