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Mcmaster, Hazel Irene

August 27, 1918 - March 20, 2016


We are sad to announce the passing of Hazel Irene (Rene) McMaster at age 97 on March 20th, 2016. She was born in Tompkins, Saskatchewan on August 27th, 1918 and was pre deceased by her parents Angus and Tina McMaster, her son Howard Lupkoski, her brothers Glenn and Gordon McMaster as well as her sisters Violet Normandeau and Eileen Renaud. Rene is survived by her daughter Idona Jones, son Garry Lupkoski (Lois), grandchildren Barry, Kim, Shannon, Rebecca & Selena as well as 3 great grandchildren, numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews, and foster daughter Joan Hodge. Rene belonged to the Royal Purple in Clearwater and Kamloops, BC as well she was active in square dancing when she lived in Clearwater, Kamloops and Vernon. She was a Studio Girl Beauty advisor in North Van in the 1950's as well she ran her own hairdressing salon in Clearwater before becoming a sawmill worker in Clearwater where she joined the IWA. She came back to the world of beauty when she joined Mary Kay and was a consultant in Clearwater & Kamloops; never leaving the house without “her lips on”. Her family would like to extend their appreciation and thanks to the staff at TRIM-Dewdney neighbourhood in Mission BC where she resided for the past couple of years whilst she battled dementia.
A Celebration of life service will be held on April 16th, 2016 at 1:00 pm at Bakerview Funeral Home 34863 Cemetery Ave. Mission, BC.


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From: Bakerview Community Crematorium & Celebration Centre Staff

Bakerview Community Crematorium & Celebration Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Karin Ahlgren
Relation: friend

Nan was a one of a kind lady. She was feisty and never hesitated to speak her mind. I know the last few years were difficult for everyone, it was a battle that couldn’t be won. Now Nan has gone to a place where she’s no longer suffering. Her family will have memories of her as she was and they will feel at peace knowing that Nan is at peace. Condolences to Idona, Shannon and great grandson Connor who loved his Nanny Poh.

From: Maggie Jo
Relation: Friend

No matter how old one is when one passes away, it still remains a great loss. Thank you Shannon, Connor and Idona for all your sacrificial assistance during most difficult times while caring for her. May we all reflect on how we can help others in our midst while also helping out those who perform these selfless acts of charity as well. Hazel had a vibrant life…and we can all learn from some of her feisty examples in how to deal with life’s happenings. Many condolences and thoughts with all of the family at this time.

From: Sylvia Taylor
Relation: Niece

Aunty Hazel, you are in some of my most favorite memories. My cherished, childhood memories include getting my hair cut by you and remembering the way you always had the ability to make me and others laugh so much. You will live with me in my heart and will never be forgotten. My deepest sympathies go out to friends and family.

From: Valerie McMaster
Relation: Niece

Hazel will be missed, she was a strong beautiful lady. I have always admired her creativity and will cherish memories of my Aunty Hazel and her great stories. My thoughts are with friends and family.

From: Stan McMaster
Relation: Nephew

R.I.P. Aunt Hazel. You lived a long life and saw a lot of changes in the world during that time. You meant a lot to many people who will miss you. Goodbye and God Bless.

From: Lynn Sherk
Relation: Friend

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My sincere condolences to Rene’s family. I knew Rene when she lived in Clearwater and we shared many laughs together. I had lost touch with Rene but several years ago she called someone in Clearwater and got my number instead. I immediately recognized her voice and we had a great chat. What a nice memory. Rest in peace dear Rene.

From: barry joneson
Relation: friend from 1964 until 1980's

Dearest Hazel/Rene,
You were a good friend of my mother and father’s and was in the Royal Purple with my mother. They owned the Big Horn Cafe across the street from the barber shop and hairdressing shop which you leased and made a good name and had good business…I was very young and you were kind to me and I will never forget that, I still remember when Idona came up and stayed with you for some time in Clearwater and you lived in a trailer out back on the property…you had a good heart and I never heard you say back things about anyone and that had a positive effect on me as a child..I thought of you often after I went to Vancouver and started my demolition business, wishing I knew how to get a hold of you…may you rest well in eternal peace now that the struggles with old age are over and the best is yet to come…I never forgot you or Idona and was glad I got to meet you and share part of my early life close to where you lived and worked..May God bless you and keep you in His never ending love…Barry for the Joneson family, goodbye for now old friend.

From: Heather McMaster
Relation: Niece

Aunty Hazel,

You will always be loved and never forgotten

From: Joyce Lupkoski
Relation: daughter-in-law

Dearest Idona & Shannon please accept my heartfelt sympathy, I know how you have both made sure that your mother & nan was well cared for, you have gone above and beyond.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
April 16, 2016
Beginning at 1:00pm

Bakerview Celebration Centre
34863 Cemetery Ave.
Mission, BC Canada V2V 6Y6

Reception to follow

34863 Cemetery Ave.
Mission, BC Canada V2V 6Y6

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