Allan MacIsaac

Obituary of Allan MacIsaac

The death occurred at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on December 28, 2023, of James “Allan” MacIsaac, aged 85, of Hunter River, and formerly Summerside and Central Bedeque.  Loving father to Michael (Trudy), Lori (Eldon) Gallant, and Kelley (Shawn) Power, and grandfather to Greg (Danielle), Mason, Owen, Tyler and Madison.  Brother and in-law to Barry (Pat), Garth (Bonnie), John (Wilma), Ellen (Peter) Henderson, Mary (Darryl) Nauss, Jimmy (Janet), Terry (Debi), Mac (Rosemary), Donnie (Kathryn) Bell, and Darlene Arsenault.  He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. 


Allan is reunited in Heaven with his loving wife, Audrey (Bell), and parents Emmett and Margaret (Kenny) MacIsaac.  He was predeceased by his father and mother-in law Frank and Cottie (Bradshaw) Bell, and sisters and in-laws Marjorie (MacIsaac) Johnson, Bud and Rosalie (MacIsaac) Folland, Allen Bell, Bobby Bell, Wendell and Mary Bell, and Eldon Arsenault.


Resting at the East Prince Funeral Home, 245 Pope Road, Summerside.  Visitation on Wednesday, January 3, 2024, 4:00-6:00 pm, Funeral service to be held at the funeral home chapel on Thusday, January 4, 2024, 11:00 am.  Interment to follow at a later date in the Searletown Cemetery.  Memorial donations can be made directly to the Searletown Cemetery or to a charity of choice.


Allan was raised in Fernwood, PEI. In his younger years, his work took him to several places including Maine, British Columbia, Alaska, and Toronto, but he was happiest when he was home.  Allan and Audrey (aka Fudd and Ivan) both travelled for work for several years, but always reconnected wherever their paths crossed.  They married in Toronto in 1964 and eventually returned to their beloved PEI.  They bought an old fixer-upper house in Central Bedeque and for the next four decades this home sweet home was the gathering place for family and friends on many Friday and Saturday nights.  They had one of the first VCR’s in the community, and their tiny living room quickly filled with sprawling teenagers on the weekends.  Everyone was welcome, young and old. 


Allan was skilled at many things, was a mechanic by trade, and also played guitar in the Reflections band for several years; however, he was most passionate about his woodworking hobbies.  In the mid 80’s his new garage quickly turned into a workshop, and he could be found there many evenings cutting, building, and tinkering away at projects.  Several pieces still reside with family and friends today.  In more recent years, he could be found watching YouTube videos of just about anything that involved building something. 


Allan and Audrey owned and operated the Camp Site Café restaurant in Carleton Siding for several years and employed many community and family members.  They loved to travel together and made frequent trips to Maine and New Hampshire.  Allan bought his first Honda Gold Wing in the late 80’s, and they were on the road again travelling and camping all over the Island and Maritimes.  They made many friends during their motorcycle years and were proud members of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association.  Allan and Audrey spent their retirement years at their summer residence in Fernwood, where he often reminisced about his memories of farming with his father in the area, his childhood friends, and school days. 


Allan always had a welcome smile for his visitors and was known for his quick wit and sense of humor; however, he was not one to seek out social activities.  He was content to be at home and truly treasured his life-long friends who checked in with him regularly, in particular Blair MacDonald and Melinda Mulligan.  He spoke of them often and fondly.  He was a favorite uncle to many, a dear friend to young and old, and a loving, generous, and caring father and grandfather.


Allan’s sudden passing leaves deep sorrow and sadness for his siblings, children, and grandchildren, yet we are comforted to know that he is with his beloved Audrey, listening to the old country classics, sharing a rum and coke, happy, and enjoying eternal life together again.  He has been missing her profoundly for the past nine years and this sentiment gives us some peace. 

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