Mrs Isobel Knipe

Knipe (nee McCarter):  5 January 2021 (peacefully) at her daughter's home in Portstewart, Isobel, 81 Vow Road, Ballymoney, dearly beloved wife of the late Alfie, much loved mother of John, Brian and Elizabeth, dear mother-in-law of Heather and Marion, loving granny of Alister, Ian, Cathryn and her husband Chris, Gillian, Ryan, Clare and Emily and great-granny to Jaxon.  House and Funeral strictly private due to current restrictions.  Family flowers only please.  Donations in lieu, if desired to Marie Curie online at or by post c/o James McMullan and Son, 22 High Street, Ballymoney, BT53 6AQ.  Sadly missed by her sorrowing family and entire family circle.

Charity details

Marie Curie, Northern Ireland

We provide care and support for around 4,000 people living with a terminal illness, their carers and loved ones in Northern Ireland each year.

Nursing care 

There are more than 190 Marie Curie Nurses working in Northern Ireland, caring for around 3,250 terminally ill people and their families in their homes each year.


Our hospice in Belfast cares for around 480 people each year, including people staying in the hospice and those coming in for the day to use the hospice’s services.

Helper volunteers

Our Helper volunteers regularly visit terminally ill people in their home or talk on the phone, offering companionship and emotional support, as well as practical help.


Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, our services are offered free of charge to people with any terminal illness. We need to raise over £3.5 million a year to fund our hospices and nursing care in Northern Ireland.

Registered Number 207994

Messages of condolence

Joining Keith in his expression of appreciation and gratitude for the life of Isobel are:

Jennifer and Jonathan Whitehead of Redcar in Yorkshire,

Diana and Jean-Paul Mortreux & Family of Hardelot Plage, Pas-de-Calais,

Alison and Carlo Cavecchi & Family of Denver in Colorado and

Sean and Beverley Hounslow & Family of Isleworth in Middlesex

Mr Keith M. Hounslow

With Sincere Sympathy. She'll be sadly missed. Roisin

Mrd Roisin Sinclair

Wonderful memories of a wonderful Aunt. Auntie Isobel, May you rest in peace. Margaret & Ronnie

Mrs Margaret Mayne

With loving memories and deepest Sympathy.From Brian Elma Michael Siobhan Neil and families

Mrs Elizabeth Irwin

In memory of a loving, caring and kind lady.

Mrs Renee McCarter & Family

Sincere sympathy. Isobel was a much loved cousin.

Mrs Barbara Kingston

In memory of my cousin Isobel.  Sending our sincere sympathy to all of her family. 

May and Stanley McCully

Mary and Stanley McCully

Sorry for your loss, Marleen and Terence

Mrs Marleen Sweeney

In memory of a much loved cousin from Trevor and Helen Pallin

Mrs Helen Pallin

We are so saddened to hear about Isobel’s passing. She was such a good friend and always a constant support to others. We will miss her dearly and our condolences go to John, Brian and Elizabeth and their families.

Mr & Mrs John & Elizabeth Johnston

Thinking of you all at this sad time! Love from Gillian, Owen and Isabella

Mrs Gillian Rea

Deepest sympathy to all the family she was a lovely woman

Mr & Mrs Robert and Caroline Taylor