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Hamilton, Isabelle

July 3, 2024

Date of Service: July 10, 2024

It is with sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of ISABELLE MARIE HAMILTON, beloved wife of the late John Hamilton, at Good Samaritan Vista Village in Pincher Creek on Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at the age of 96. 

Besides her loving husband John, Isabelle is predeceased by her son, Douglas.

Born in 1928 in Nakusp, B.C. to Agnes and Norman Moxham, Isabelle was surrounded by a loving family; sisters, Lillian (Harold) Lynns, Agnes (Kevin) Mailey and Doris (John) Mailey were balanced by the solo brother, George (Bea) Moxham.

Isabelle and John Hamilton married in 1947 and began their journey through life which included moving from Trail, B.C. to Vancouver, to Calgary, to Ottawa, to Saskatoon, to Regina, and finally, to Lethbridge. In their travels, they had five children: Gail DeMontigny, Douglas Hamilton, Gordon Hamilton, Susan Hamilton and Sharon (Geordie) Peat. Sue’s family includes: Jeremiah Archambault, foster children: Bessie Prevost, Sharon Prevost and Grandson: Nate Campbell; and Sharon’s family includes: Geordie Peat, Campbell Peat and Jackie Peat (Marc Edwards). Isabelle also adored her numerous nieces and nephews as well as her godchildren.

The Hamilton family’s arrival in Lethbridge was due to the inception of the University of Lethbridge and John’s position as the first professor in the Psychology Department. Their home was often the location of university faculty parties. When John died in 1975, Isabelle bravely forged on by opening her own giftware store, “L’Atelier”. She later went on to open “Sunliner Construction”.

Isabelle was an artist who pursued her passion for visual art throughout her entire life. Dedicated to a healthy visual arts community in Lethbridge, she was involved in the formation of The Southern Alberta Art Gallery. Her work in watercolour and landscapes was recognized by two Canadian Council Grants, which she used to spend summers painting in the Canadian Arctic.

Orchid enthusiast, bridge player and world traveller are only a few of the hats she often wore.

In her final days, Isabelle was blessed to have the excellent care of the staff of Vista Village, Pincher Creek, and the attention of Dr. Tracy Burton. Their efforts made Isabelle’s last days comfortable. The entire Moxham/Hamilton family is thankful for their efforts on Isabelle’s behalf.

A Celebration of Isabelle’s Life will be held at THE NORLAND HISTORIC ESTATE, 5801 – 1 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 2:00 P.M. The Celebration of Life will be live-streamed and may be viewed through Isabelle’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to The Southern Alberta Art Gallery (