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 predeceased 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. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting


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