Loretta (Laurie) Mason
December 4, 1935 - February 05, 2019
LORETTA (LAURIE) JOAN MASON
Peacefully, in the early morning of February 5, 2019, Laurie passed away at the age of 83 years in the Grace Hospital.
Laurie was predeceased by her son Christopher (1997); daughter Laurel (2008); as well as mom Nellie Prince (2008).
Laurie was born in Winnipeg and spent several years in Saskatchewan where Laurel and Christopher were born. She later returned to Winnipeg and enjoyed an exciting and fulfilling career as a real estate agent while raising her beloved children. Laurie’s children were the light of her life. Sadly in 1997, her son Christopher passed away unexpectedly after a brief illness. In 2008, Laurie also lost her daughter Laurel after a very lengthy illness. Through the deepest grief and heartache a parent could ever endure, Laurie found the strength and courage to keep going while holding the precious memories of her children close to her heart each and every day.
Laurie was a tireless volunteer. She participated as an active member of the Society of Manitobans with Disabilities. She also served as the Director of Parent Finders, successfully reuniting approximately 100 adoptees with their birth parents.
Laurie had a lifelong enjoyment of music and dancing and she never turned down an opportunity to attend a social gathering of any kind. She enthusiastically met many new friends throughout her lifetime while treasuring her dearest and oldest friends. She had a way of making those she encountered feel they were the only ones that mattered. She loved to travel and especially enjoyed her time in Jamaica. She had a passion for photography as evidenced by the thousands of photographs she took throughout her lifetime. She loved animals and was always on top of the latest fashion trends, especially if it came in pink or red. She was tremendously generous with her love and time and if ever there was a problem, Laurie was always the first person on the scene asking ‘how can I help’.
Laurie loved so much of what life had to offer and surrounded herself with angels in memory of her late son and daughter. Now, Laurie it’s you who is an angel – you’ve earned your wings and you will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered forever.
Laurie leaves to mourn her family and friends who were blessed to share Laurie’s journey through life.
The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors that attended to Laurie at the St. Boniface Hospital, Deer Lodge Centre, and the Grace Hospital as well as a special thank you to those of you who took the time to sit with Laurie, get to know her, laugh with her and comfort her over the past few months.
Cremation has taken place and an interment will take place at a later date.
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