Isabel Wilbee

Obituary of Isabel Wilbee

Peacefully at Huronlea Home for the Aged in Brussels, Ontario, Isabel Pearson, in her 95th year. 

Dear mother of Bob Pearson & Theresa Tova of Toronto, Don & Cathy Pearson of London and Bill & Brenda Pearson of Ethel.

Loving grandmother to Laurie Raynard, Stephen Fischer (Pattieya), David Pearson, Tara Pearson (Stefan), Tom Pearson (Dozie), Joe Pearson (Kim), Mike Pearson (Katie), Ian Pearson (Kayleigh), and ten great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her dear sisters-in-law Audrey Cardiff of Brussels and Barbara Cardiff of Sarnia, daughter-in-law Mary Fischer of London and many nieces and nephews.

Isabel was predeceased in 2003 by her beloved husband of 57 years, George, second husband Ken Wilbee (2019), daughter Jeanne Fischer in (2008) and son-in-law Don Fischer in 2020.  Also predeceased by brothers Jack, Jim (Karen), and Jerry, sister Jean(Bob) Wolfe and in-laws Burt (Jean) Elliot and Don (Helen) Swift.

Isabel was the oldest child of Albert and Florence Cardiff of Grey Township.  She married George Pearson in 1946 and lived on lot 20, 4th concession of Grey Township until moving to Ethel in 1949 where she and George ran a successful hardware business.  In 1957 they sold the hardware store and purchased Lot 19, Concession 8, Grey Township where they managed a livestock operation until 1982 when the farm was sold to son Bill.  George and Isabel loved to dance and were regular attendees at Parkview Gardens in Listowel.  After George passed in 2003, Isabel continued to enjoy an active social life in Listowel with many of her friends.  She remarried in 2012 to Ken Wilbee, ironically the leader of the orchestra whose music she and George enjoyed for many years.

Isabel was a kind woman who gave of herself unconditionally to her children and grandchildren, and contributed generously to her community through numerous activities including United Church Women, 4H, and the Woman’s Institute.  She made the best steam pudding every Christmas, and the tastiest coleslaw featuring her own secret salad dressing recipe!  She is greatly missed by her friends and family but will be happily reunited with her friends and relatives in the great beyond. 

Friends and family will be received for visitation at Riverside Funeral Home on Tuesday May 3rd from 6-9pm with funeral service to follow at Riverside Funeral Home on Wednesday May 4th at 11 am.

Interment at MT Pleasant Cemetery in Ethel.

Alex Jebson and Sandra Cable officiating,

In lieu of flowers and as expressions of sympathy donations to the Huronlea Volunteer Auxiliary would be appreciated.

Condolences may be left at

Cards of sympathy may be sent to Box 340 Brussels N0G 1H0



6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Riverside Funeral Home Brussels
401 Albert Street, Box 340
Brussels, Ontario, Canada
(519) 887-6336

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Riverside Funeral Home
401 Albert St.
Brussels, Ontario, Canada


12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Mount Pleasent Cemetery
85344 Mount Pleasant Line
Ethel, Ontario, Canada
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