COOL, Isabelle Selina

October 12, 1927 – April 7, 2021

Isabelle Selina Cool was born in Calgary on October 12, 1927 and passed away on April 7, 2021 in her beloved hometown.

Isabelle was blessed with a full and wonderful life that was filled with love. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Leonard. Len and Belle shared a home together in the Banff Trail area that allowed them to have an active social life with family, neighbours and many close friends. They had many adventures together and were able to travel the world always making new acquaintances along the way.

Isabelle was a loving and caring mother to her daughter Susan and was always supportive of her endeavours. She was a terrific mother-in-law to Sue’s husband Chris (Daniel) and readily adopted the entire Daniel clan as part of her own family. The two bright lights of her life were her grandsons, Christian and Stefan. She loved them so much and was extremely proud of her two boys, and would love to tell others about their accomplishments (because Grandmas are allowed to do that!).

Isabelle is also survived by her younger sister Yvonne (Hodak) and her three special nieces, Cindy (Pirt), Cathy (Hodak-Andersen) and Cheryl (Madden), as well as her brothers-in-law, David (Cool) and Keith (Parnell) and their respective families. Isabelle was blessed to have a lifelong friend in Connie Brooks. Belle and Connie walked many miles along the pathways of the Bow River and spent every Stampede together.

The last year of Mom’s life was difficult but it was made easier by the support and love that she received from the caring staff and Dr. Catherine McKenna at the Bow-Crest Long Term Care Home.

We will miss her dearly but we have so many wonderful memories of her which we will carry with us always.

Arrangements entrusted to Florence (Flo) Simpson, Funeral Director

Cochrane Country Funeral Home – Ph: 403-932-1039

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  1. On 10/04/2021 at 12:37 am Diane Williams Said:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Isabelle’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you Len and Sue and your entire family at this difficult time .

  2. On 10/04/2021 at 9:09 am Judi & Abe rempel Said:

    Sue, Chris, Christian, Stefan and Len

    We are sending our deepest condolences, hugs & love to you guys on the loss of you mom, grandma & wife. May the memories live on forever.
    Judi and Abe

  3. On 10/04/2021 at 9:14 am Bob Weir Said:

    So sorry to learn of Isabelle’s passing. I know how dedicated you were to each other and I know you’ll miss her terribly. I sure am thinking of you. Golf and or a visit soon.

  4. On 10/04/2021 at 10:59 am Kevin & Patti Brown (Strickland) Said:

    Len, Sue & family,

    We are so sorry to hear of Belle’s passing. So many memories of neighbours and good times in backyards. She was always such a lovely and generous person. Our hearts are with you at this time.

    Patti & Kevin Brown (Strickland)

  5. On 10/04/2021 at 2:07 pm Rose & Bill Dyer Said:

    Our sincere condolences to Len and the Daniel family.

  6. On 10/04/2021 at 2:46 pm Dennis Scott Said:

    Leonard and Family: We join with you in mourning the passing of a gracious lady. Belle was a loving a wonderful, dedicated companion committed to her home and her role as a wife and mother. Len, Belle was supportive in your work, music and golf interests. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
    The Scotts, Dennis and Argie in Arizona.

  7. On 10/04/2021 at 4:33 pm Ken and Ardene Vollman Said:

    Dear Sue, Chris and family,
    Please accept our condolences on the loss of your mother; she sounds like a wonderful person who enjoyed life to the fullest. May your memories of a life well lived sustain you.
    Ken and Ardene Vollman
    Formerly of MVHU

  8. On 11/04/2021 at 1:22 pm Alan & Faylene Valdes Said:

    Len and Susan. So sad to hear of Isabelle’s passing. We think of you often and sorry that we have not kept in touch. We occasionally saw Isabelle at London Drugs and have missed not seeing her for the last few years. Alan would love to chat with you and get caught up, remembering the “good old days”. Our sincere condolences to the family.
    Alan & Faylene

  9. On 11/04/2021 at 4:38 pm Leanne Brooks Said:

    To Leonard, Sue, Chris and family,

    We send our deepest sympathy and condolences over the passing of your wife, mother, grandma and our mom’s dearest friend.
    Our mom truly cherishes all the walking, talking and Stampeding her and Belle did over the years. We lovingly referred to them both as “Stampede Queens” and we were so glad Isabelle shared our mom’s passion for walking, the Stampede and a little time in the casino. Many wonderful adventures and memories were created during their lifelong friendship, and mom will miss Belle, but always hold the memories close.

    Rest in peace, Isabelle… our thoughts are with all of you.

    Connie Brooks, Karen Riley, Jodi Tort, Lisa Brooks, Leanne Brooks and families

  10. On 13/04/2021 at 3:08 pm Penny Lynn Wallace Said:

    I was sorry to see that Isabelle had passed. Sincere condolences, Len and family.

  11. On 14/04/2021 at 2:12 pm Scott Meades Said:


    I was sad to read about the recent passing of your mother. I lost my father suddenly last month so sending my condolences to you and your family. It’s been years since I last saw you at Banff Trail Elementary before we moved away so not sure if you remember me. Regardless I wanted to take a second and reach out. I hope you focus on all of the wonderful years and memories you had with your mom – it seems like you and your family had a wonderful life with her. Take care…

    Scott Meades

  12. On 17/04/2021 at 2:10 pm Jack Haman Said:

    Uncle Len, Sue and family….great lady….always positive and smiling. Belle was always up to the challenge. Jack and Grace.

  13. On 19/04/2021 at 6:35 pm Bryn Troolines Said:

    Very sad to hear of Isabelle’s passing. I have many fond memories of visiting with her and my grandma Margie. She was a loving and wonderful woman. Sincere condolences to the family.
    Bryn, Matt, Tanner and Riley Troolines