Isobel RHODES

RHODES, Isobel Jean (nee Young), passed away quietly on October 12th at Weatherby 1 Pavilion, Peace Arch Hospital after a long battle with Alzheimers. Survived by husband Jim, daughter Cheryl (Kerry), son Douglas, sister Suzanne Golds and brother Dr. John Young (Anne). Isobel was born in Glasgow, Scotland and trained to be a physical education specialist in Aberdeen. After teaching in Glasgow she emigrated to Canada in 1955, instructing physical education at the YWCA in Sherbrooke, Quebec. In 1957 she moved to British Columbia and taught at Langley Sr. Secondary and West Point Grey Jr. Secondary. Married to Jim in 1958, she had many interests starting with her family. Isobel provided countless volunteer hours to various community organizations. She enjoyed tennis, hiking and skiing. She was an ardent bridge player and a Life Member of the Scottish Country Dance Society. For several years she was a volunteer E.S.L. teacher. In 1995 she developed Alzheimers but continued to play tennis until August 1998 when a disabling stroke made it necessary for her to reside in Weatherby Pavilion, where despite her impediment she was always cheery. The family would like to thank the staff members who provided wonderful care. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 29th at 2:00 p.m., at First United Church Hall, 15385 Semiahmoo Ave, White Rock, (corner of Buena Vista & Centre Street.)