About Us

MacIsaac Funeral Home has recently completed of our ninetieth year of operation.  One thing that has remained constant through the nine decades that have passed since we first opened our doors, simply stated, we are dedicated to providing our community with the highest standard of service that we may provide. The families of our community deserve as much at your time of grief and loss. The MacIsaac family settled in Doctor's Brook, Antigonish county in the 1780's. A piece of the original settlement is still in the MacIsaac name.  Jack MacIsaac he began his enterprise in 1926 on St. Mary's St. His son Vincent became involved with the business at an early age and graduated from the American Mortuary Academy, New York City in 1947. It was in this same year that Jack moved the business to its current location on Pleasant Street. Jack MacIsaac passed away in 1972. At that time James MacPherson became involved in the business. Illness forced Vincent into an early retirement in 1981. It was at this time that his wife, Joan MacIsaac, became the driving force behind the business. Their son, John, returned to Antigonish to enter into the family service in 1987. John represents the third generation of the MacIsaac family to have the honour of serving our community. The untimely passing of long time employee, James MacPherson in November of 2017, prompted the addition of another family member to become active in the business. Terry Purcell, John's sister, has joined the staff in September 2018 and looks forward to serving the community along with John and Alvin Bowman.  

Changes continue to be undertaken to reflect our wish to preserve the traditional aspects and atmosphere of the Funeral Home while attending to the changing needs of our community. Our hope is that we will have the honour of delivering the kind of personal service you have come to expect from MacIsaac Funeral Home over the past ninety years. Locally owned and operated is not just a catchphrase to us, it is a commitment to our community that we will continue to respect and honour over the next ninety years.

Family is the lifeblood of any community.  We will endeavour to continue in providing your family with the compassionate and dedicated service with which we have had the privilege of delivering to the families of Northeastern Nova Scotia.

Our History

We stand behind our reputation and will continue to serve our community with the values instilled by our funeral directors.

Our Staff

Our dedicated and supportive staff are here to guide you through this difficult journey. We take pride in doing our absolute best to ensure your needs are met.

Map & Directions

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us at anytime, we are available by phone or e-mail, or drop by the office in person.  We are always here to help.

Our Facilities

Our facilities offer a warm and inviting atmosphere that will be sure to please you.

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