Memorial Service for the late Isabelle Brisson

Grace United Church Funeral Service

Service Held on July 14, 2020

Isabelle Brisson Slideshow

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Andrew Litt wrote on July 22, 2020
Dear Brisson Family,

I first met Izzy at the start of her time at Queen's, as one of her frosh leaders. On the first day she was shy - as all are, looking to find footing in a new home at school. By weeks end, she bloomed into the cheerful, enthusiastic person we all grew to love. We awarded her as the "Evolution" frosh, for how quickly she embraced the spirit of the Queen's community. It warmed our hearts endlessly to watch her grow with that same group of friends, each cheerful cross-campus wave affirming that she'd made a second home. Thank you for Izzy, and I extend my deepest condolences for your loss.

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Carol Stretch Madsen wrote on July 18, 2020
Thank you so much for allowing the technology so we could join with you for Isabelle’s memorial service. It was a perfect day on the West coast...and our hearts and minds joined with you in the gift put together by so many to result in a beautiful loving tribute to Isabelle.
I was amazed by your Family’s strength, courage , and Faith to be able to stand and speak during this time of such great sorrow....may you continue to find comfort in your memories and community.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
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Carol Stretch Madsen wrote on July 17, 2020
The day of Isabelle’s memorial was a beautiful day on the West Coast. Thank you so much for letting Eric and I take in the service even though we were so far away. My deepest sympathy is extended to each of you. Your courage to stand as a family and speak about Isabelle and share your thoughts was amazing and a gift to all that attended.
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers,
Carol and Eric
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Hazel Walker wrote on July 15, 2020
Bless You, Isabelle's family, for such a beautiful memorial service by so many people who appreciated the time they shared in your daughter's life. Sending you virtual hugs along with many thanks for the virtual was heartwarming to see the loving strength of your family.
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Granger & Cheryl Thomas wrote on July 15, 2020
Dear Brissons,

Thank you for sharing Isabelle and your faith
community— she is a beautiful blossom and fruit of that .

With love,
Granger & Cheryl
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MaryAnn Baziuk wrote on July 15, 2020
My sincere condolences to the Brisson Family on the loss of sweet Isabelle. May all the cherished memories you have sustain you and warm your broken hearts. May Isabelle's Memory be Eternal!
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Gerard, Annelies and Kyle Heuven wrote on July 15, 2020
Roger, Janice, Nicole and Daniel, our sincere condolences to you all in the loss of your beloved daughter and sister. No words can be found to comfort you. We sending you strength during these difficult times. Let her joyful spirit be in your heart and memories forever. Thank you for sharing the powerful and beautiful service with us. Sending hugs to you all.
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Sheila ( Joe ) McGinley wrote on July 15, 2020
Dear Janice, Roger, and family,
What a lovely service today. I have not seen Isabelle since she was a little girl, and now I feel as though I know what kind of beautiful, caring, fun loving young lady she grew up to be. May all of your memories give you comfort during this sad time.
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Jenna Parker wrote on July 14, 2020
Dear Brisson family,

I was fortunate to meet Izzy during our first year at Queen’s. She was always so joyful and kind towards everybody. She was always smiling and laughing - truly a ray of sunshine. My deepest condolences for your loss.
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Mary Self Skarsten wrote on July 14, 2020
Janice, you still have the same irrepressible spirit and spark, I knew as a teenager -- even in your deep grief and I see that same spirit in your precious Isabelle! What an extraordinary human being!! She lived more completely, in her 23 years, than many do in 80 years!! I was crying before the service even started but everything about that service left me with a sense of hope and joyfulness. Even in Roger's brokenness, there was beauty in a father's love and that you lived life fully and with no regrets. May God give you the special grace that He gives when tragedy visits us. May His presence be very real to you even as Isabelle is now absent from you but present with Him. Hugs.
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Amanda Mills wrote on July 14, 2020
Thank you so much for sharing this celebration of life with Izzy’s many communities. I met Izzy on my floor in first year at Queen’s. Izzy was so kind, hard working, and excited to try new things and share them with those around her. I appreciated knowing her, and seeing her around campus, so much. My condolences for your loss.
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Kate Hickey wrote on July 14, 2020
To Izzy's Family,
I had the pleasure of knowing Izzy at Queen's and I would like to share one of my fondest memories of her. A bunch of us took a Jazz dance class every Friday afternoon. We would all arrive after taking an afternoon nap or finishing a last minute assignment and in would walk Izzy with the biggest smile on her face. Every week she walked all the way across town from her shift at the soup kitchen to our dance class where her beautiful smile and laugh would infect us all. I was always so amazed by her willingness to help others before herself. She taught me how to pirouette and she will forever be remembered by me as the ultimate dancing queen.

As part of the tree planting community as well I want to send my sincerest condolences, Izzy was a bright light to everyone who had the chance to meet her and share her love of nature and trees.
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Dan Boonstra wrote on July 14, 2020
Dear Janice, Roger, Nicole, Daniel:
Thank you for sharing your celebration of Izzy's life with me. I'll remember her when I'm out in nature and the next time I'm in Jasper. May you feel God's peace.
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Charmaine Germann wrote on July 14, 2020
Thank you for sharing your daughter with us. Thinking of you and praying for God to watch over you and your family. My sincere condolences.

Charmaine & kids
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Steve Craik wrote on July 14, 2020
Dear Janice, Roger, Nichole and Daniel
It was a beautiful and touching ceremony in memory of Isabelle today, even through the computer screen. It made me appreciate the time I spent not so long ago talking to her about her engineering career and her interests. Such a loss for the profession too. If Shelley, Eva, Gavin and I can be of help to you and your family in the time ahead, don't hesitate to reach out.
Love, Steve
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Jane and Randy Murchison wrote on July 14, 2020
To all of sweet Isabelle's loved ones.
Our hearts are full of sadness and love for all of you. Tonight when we look up at the sky we will find a perfect, shimmering star and make a wish for you to always feel Isabelle's love and presence, and for peace to light your path.
"Love is a song that never ends."
With sympathy,
Jane and Randy Murchison xoxox
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Dessa Booth wrote on July 14, 2020
Dear Brisson Family,

Izzy was a joyous and sunny soul. I had the pleasure of being her friend and dance teacher while at Queen’s. She brought such an amazing and enthusiastic energy to each dance class and I looked forward to every class because of this. Izzy came to class dedicated to learn. She had practiced the material before class and was never shy of trying anything new I threw at her. Other friends of ours who took the class would sometimes goof around but Izzy always helped me keep them on task, and would take the time to help others if they were falling behind. Having a helping hand in class is something I valued greatly. Outside of dance class, she was a bundle of fun. She would show up to any gathering with the best outfits (she had the most amazing shoe collection ever!!) and a positive energy. She was the light of any room she was in however she never made anyone feel out of place. She would go out of her way to talk to those she had not yet met and would make sure to say hi to everyone she saw. She was so unique and was proud of that. I can confidently say I will never meet anyone like Izzy. She will be missed but she will live on forever in our hearts.
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carol woodward wrote on July 14, 2020
There are no words that can express my deepest sympathies to all of you .God Bless you and be with you as he /she is with Isabelle!
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Nancy Steeves wrote on July 14, 2020
My heart breaks with you in the deep sadness of Isabelle’s death ... what an amazing celebration of her life ... she inspires even those of us who didn’t have the opportunity to know her ... thank you for the beautiful ways you honored her life ... she lived deeply and well her all too brief years ... wishing you peace in your memories and strength in you community in these days of great grief
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Jessica Siedlec wrote on July 14, 2020
My heart goes out to the Brisson family. Izzy was as bubbly and loving as everyone knew her to be. She will forever be in my thoughts and prayers.
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Kira Jackson wrote on July 14, 2020
I am so lucky to have known Izzy when she was in Vancouver and will remember her always. To her family, I am so sorry for your loss. That was a really beautiful service - thank you for including me virtually.
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Tristan Brunet wrote on July 14, 2020
Dear Brisson family,

Having studied with Izzy at Queen's, I will always remember the smiles and joy she brought to all who surrounded her. Izzy was a ray of sunshine in all of our lives and will be dearly missed.

My deepest condolences go out to you all.
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Nancy Snowden wrote on July 14, 2020
Janice and Roger. Thank you for allowing me to share in the celebration of life of your amazing daughter. Such a beautiful ceremony to honour a young lady who brought joy and love to so many.
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Adam & Jesilyn Glamoclija wrote on July 14, 2020
We are truly saddened with your loss with our deepest condolences to your family during this difficult time.
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Jun-Hyok Chon wrote on July 14, 2020
Dear Janice,
I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to you and to everyone in your family at this sad and difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Peace to you Janice.
In Jesus,
Rev. Jun-Hyok Chon
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Loretta Ng wrote on July 14, 2020
Dear Brisson Family,
I was deeply shocked and saddened by the news of Isabelle’s passing. It has been such a joy in my life to have taught and known Isabelle. She inspired everyone around her with her infectious bright smile, endless curiosity and perseverance. She has been a light in the world. There are no words for such an unimaginable loss. My deepest sympathy goes out to you all.
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Mark Bilko wrote on July 14, 2020
Oh, what a heart breaking loss this has been for all of us...
Isabelle was so mature, intelligent, kind and full of endless potential.
My deepest condolences.
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Valerie Oden wrote on July 14, 2020
Oh, dear Love.
Roger, Janice, Daniel, Nicole, I am so drawn into your hearts.
Isabelle's spark lives on. I know you know that.
But Oh, dear Love.
May you always enjoy your bond with her, for in enjoying the bond, you will find her.
May you be embraced in her light, which now shines with the light of the Beyond.
Oh, dear Love.
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Christina Kruszewski wrote on July 14, 2020
Sending lots of love and light from the Kruszewski family - Izzy was a such a bright light and wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Nicole, Daniel, Janice and Roger.
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Jim Fogarty wrote on July 14, 2020
To Nicole and family. I am heartbroken for your loss of Isabelle. I have fond memories of working with Isabelle and Nicole at KP, and Isabelle's bright attitude and joy for life were infectious around the office.
She will be sorely missed, not least for you all. My deepest condolences and prayers go out to you in this time.
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Brown Family wrote on July 14, 2020
So sorry for your loss. It was lovely to hear about Isabelle and her wonderful life, we wish you and your family peace at this time of grief.
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Toofan & Mashar wrote on July 14, 2020
Words fall short of expressing our sorrow for your loss. You are in our hearts and our thoughts.
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Menon , Susan and Family wrote on July 14, 2020
No words that I can think of will suffice right now. I am thinking of you and your family and sending love and my deepest condolences.
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Trevor Buchanan wrote on July 14, 2020
Dear Brisson Family,
I am so sorry for your loss.
I had the incredible pleasure of getting to know your daughter this past year at Queen’s. Like many others, I knew her to be a kind, intelligent, and friendly young woman. Izzy could fill any room with laughter, always carrying a positive attitude about her.
I cannot imagine what you are going through and send my sincerest condolences as you try to process her passing.
With Love,
Trevor Buchanan
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Ron, Shirley, Elizabeth & Madeleine Tkachuk wrote on July 14, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family at this very difficult time
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Sophie Labrosse wrote on July 14, 2020
Dear Brisson Family,

I had the pleasure of getting to know Izzy of the course of my time at Queen's through our shared group of friends. Izzy was always guaranteed to bring optimism, kindness and laughter to time spent together. I have fond memories of paddleboarding with her last summer in Vancouver in celebration of my birthday, and attending her going away party as she wrapped up her internship and returned to Queen's for her final semester. We will all deeply miss the bright light that she brought to the world- I am so thankful to have known her. My thoughts are with you.
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Rosalind Morris wrote on July 14, 2020
So very sorry for this unspeakable loss of your beautiful daughter .My late husband (Rev. KennethMorris) and I always marvelled at what a sweet little girl Isabelle was and such special parents she had.
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Heather & Jim Reid wrote on July 14, 2020
Our hearts and prayers are with you at this time. I do know that nothing can be said to bring back the missing smiles and laughter but your heart will keep her in your thoughts. All our love.
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Beth Good wrote on July 14, 2020
Melissa and I were very sad to hear about Isabelle's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Roger, Nicole and Daniel
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Darlene Bartman wrote on July 14, 2020
To Brisson family,
I am so sorry for your loss. May many beautiful memories help you at
this trying time.
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Famille Chaventon wrote on July 14, 2020
We are so sad in this day but we don't forget Isabel'smile.
We are so far away but near with the heart. THank you so much this connection.
Nous prions pour toute votre famille et vous portons dans notre coeur encore plus aujourd'hui.
Avec toute notre amitie depuis la France et Londres
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