It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beautiful mother Doreen Masters (nee Bonnell) in her 89th year. Mom passed away peacefully, and with love in her heart for those she left behind, as a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She leaves behind many who cherish the memories she brought to their lives.
Doreen was predeceased by her husband William Masters (Benny), her children Judy, Donna, and Billy; her parents Bertrum and Elizabeth Bonnell; brother George Bonnell and his wife Jean; sisters Elizabeth (Bess) Crews and her husband Alfred, Sarah Crews (Levi), Ellen Hillier (Albert), Ruby Bonnell, Shirley Bourgeois (Paul); brothers Johnny and Clayton.
She leaves behind her loving children, grandchildren, and great- grandchildren. Doreen (Mom) loved her family more than anything in this world. Left to mourn her loving children Pam Leaman (Larry), Angela Lee (Billy), Roger Masters (Gail), Paula Follett (Terry); grandchildren Larry Leaman, Andrew Lee, (Leanna), Melissa Hayes (Zack), Nicholas, Allyssa, Brandon (Danielle), Benjamin (Bree), Brooklyn (Dylan); great-grandchildren Emily, Caleb, and Zoey; sisters Gertrude Rideout (Earl), Emily Butt (Ron deceased); special niece Elizabeth Belbin.
Special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at the Health Sciences Centre Emergency Department and 5 North A East for the care and compassion they showed our Mom for the short time she was there. They went above and beyond to keep her comfortable. Thanks to the staff at Chancellor Park where she resided for the last two years, especially Amelia who called Mom “Mother”. Thanks to everyone who reached out to us and send food – we appreciated it more than you know.
Following Mom’s wishes, cremation has taken place. There will be no public visitation, however there will be a graveside service at the Anglican Cemetery on Kenmount Road, on Saturday, May 20 at 1 p.m.
A celebration of life will take place at the Petty Harbour Co-op on Tuesday, May 23 from 12-4 p.m. Please feel free to come and celebrate Mom’s journey.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Mom’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Road
Celebration of Life, Tuesday, May 23 12-4pm at the Petty Harbour Co-op.