January 3rd, 1934 – December 27th, 2013
Iowna Kathleen Mason, born Kelvington, Sk., January 3rd, 1934 passed away at Glacier View Lodge, Courtenay, BC on December 27th, 2013 after a lengthy struggle with dementia.
She was predeceased by her parents and her three siblings, Fred, Austin and Thelma. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Bernard and children Paul (Crystal), Red Deer, AB., Shawn (Andrea), Vancouver, BC and grandchildren Amanda, Myles, Breagh and Ben.
A Prayer Service was held at Comox Valley Funeral Home, Cremation and Reception Centre, 1101 Ryan Road on Sunday, December 29th, 2013 at 7:00PM and a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Christ the King Church by the Pastor Fr. Marek Paczka, SDS, at 11:00AM Monday, December 30th, 2013. Cremation to follow and final resting place to be at the RCMP Cemetery “Depot” Division, Regina, SK.
After a career as a Registered Nurse at locations across Canada where Bernard was stationed with the RCMP, they settled in the Comox Valley. After retirement they traveled extensively in their Motor-home to the southern sun in winter and north in Yukon in summer to volunteer as lay helpers to their friend the Roman Catholic Bishop of Whitehorse.
With the onset and progression of dementia, Iowna became a resident of Glacier View Lodge in August 2005 until her passing. There she received the most compassionate care from each and every caregiver. Therefore, in lieu of flowers, anyone wishing can make a gift, in her name to the Glacier View Lodge Foundation, 2450 Back Road, Courtenay, BC. V9N 8B5
ETERNAL REST GRANT TO HER, OH LORD