Marjorie Sybil (nee Keeley) MASON

MASON, Marjorie Sybil?(nee Keeley)

Born September 30, 1925,?Wallasey, Cheshire, England. Passed away November 7, 2007, at Eagle Park Health Care Facility, Qualicum Beach

Mom passed away comfortably after a valiant struggle with dementia. Mom was predeceased by her loving husband of 51 years, William Allan Mason on January 10, 1999; her son Richard Mason on February 28, 2007; her parents Caroline and Edward Keeley; her sisters Norah, Evelyn and Pat; her brothers Arnold, Edward and Norman; her devoted, loving friend Mickey Kool. Marjorie is survived by her loving family: Janet (Dennis) Touhey, Qualicum Beach; Carol (Jim) Carter, La Jolla, California; Wendy (Don) Wilcox, Coquitlam; Keith Mason, Australia; Annie Mason (North Vancouver); 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; family members in England and Vancouver; friends on the Sunshine Coast.

Marjorie had a wonderful life. She survived WWII, serving in the British Army as a war secretary, living through the bombings in Liverpool, marrying Allan in 1947, Marjorie worked hard to raise five children. In England Mom worked in Cadbury’s Chocolate factory. In Vancouver for Burrard Dry Docks and Woodwards in the office. The family emigrated to Quebec in 1967, and moved to Vancouver in 1972.

Mom and Dad retired to the Sunshine Coast in 1980, where they enjoyed the beaches and friends they made. They had many happy trips to Hawaii, Europe and Australia. They loved the sunshine.

Marjorie came to live in Qualicum Beach in 2001 to be closer to her daughter Janet and family. She really enjoyed Qualicum especially the beautiful beaches and loved living in her cute house in the village.

A special thank you to her wonderful compassionate care givers, from Parksville Home Support, especially Lynda Williams, and to Bonnie Lapostie (her private caregiver). They all made her life much more enjoyable and fun. To the angel caregivers that work effortlessly with great compassion at Eagle Park, a heartfelt thank you. To Hospice for their caring in her last few days. To Dr. McIntyre for also caring.

May we all remember mom’s sense of humour and her love of chocolate and flowers … rest in peace, Mom, and keep the party going in Heaven.

A celebration of Marjorie’s Life will be held in Coquitlam on December 23, 2007.


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