Isobel Arbuckle


3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday, February 12, 2024
McBurney Funeral Home
35 Patrick Street West , ON
Wingham, Ontario, Canada
(519) 357-1170

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Tuesday, February 13, 2024
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
281 Josephine St.
Wingham, Ontario, Canada

Spring Interment

Wingham Cemetery
Holmes Line
Wingham, Ontario, Canada

Obituary of Isobel Arbuckle

At Wingham & District Hospital on Monday, Feb. 5, 2024, Isobel (MacEwen) Arbuckle of Nine Mile Villa, Lucknow, passed away peacefully in her 99th year.

She was the beloved wife of the late Robert (Bob) Arbuckle (1992). Loving mom of Margaret & Rick Stapleton, Joan Arbuckle & Gary Adams, all of Wingham and the late Douglas Arbuckle, who predeceased her in 2015. She will be remembered by her grandsons, Daniel & Rachel Stapleton of Burnaby, B.C. and Joey Stapleton and his fiancé Melissa Stocco of Kitchener. She was predeceased by her parents, John L. & Ethel (Stutt) MacEwen, her brother Tom and sister Helen, along with numerous in-laws.

Isobel was born Dec. 23, 1925, on a farm near Wroxeter. As a girl, she attended Kirton’s School in Turnberry Township, the Wroxeter Continuation School and the Wingham High School. She attended the Stratford Normal School and later taught at Currie’s School, S. S. No. 9, East Wawanosh. While there, she met local farmer, Bob Arbuckle, and they would marry in June of 1951. They ran a successful beef operation until 1983 when they moved to Wingham. Isobel was involved in her Church, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian, in Wingham, serving as an elder and as a life member of the Women’s Missionary Society. Other community involvement included 12 years on the board of governors at Wingham and District Hospital and on the hospital auxiliary.

Visitation will be held at McBurney Funeral Home, Wingham on Monday, February 12th, 2024 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Wingham on Tuesday, February 13th, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place at Wingham Cemetery in the spring.

Memorial donations to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church would be appreciated.

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