Sadly, our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Joyce Mason, peacefully passed away on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. with her loving family at her side at the age of 86.
Joyce was born July 10, 1923 in Emo, Ont. to late Edward and Caroline Bullied.
On July 2, 1947, she married Keith Mason and created a loving home for their four children in Burriss Township.
After the passing of her husband and son, Joyce moved to Fort Frances, where she was employed at La Verendrye Hospital until her retirement in 1987.
Joyce was at her happiest when surrounded by her family. Her grandchildren were always made to feel special.
She also enjoyed travelling with her close-knit group of friends.
Left to cherish her memories are her children, Elizabeth (Reg) Johnson, Ken (Peggy) Mason, and Barb (Alf) Redford; grandchildren, Kelly (Andy), Cindy (Dave), Jeremy (Janel), Joshua (Miranda), Anthony, Ryan (Audra), Tanya (Mike), and Ed (Julie); 11 great-grandchildren; and special niece and nephew, Norma Kalstrom and Tom Kalstrom.
Joyce was predeceased her husband, Keith (1975); son, Allan (1978); sister, Velda Fults; and niece, Joyce Kalstrom.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Northridge Funeral Home in Emo, with Rev. Frances Flook officiating.
Interment will take place in Burriss Cemetery at a later date.
The honourary pallbearers will be Joyce’s grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, if desired, in memoriam donations may be made to the Guthrie United Church c/o Northridge Funeral Home.
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