The Tree Of Memories - In Memory of Josephine Mastus
Josephine Yvonne Mastus (nee Purvis) would have been 71
on her birthday, 2 November 2014.
Her ashes were interred on this day in celebration of her life.
Family, friends and relatives gathered in Stansbury on Yorke Peninsula
for lunch at the Dalrymple Hotel.
Jo loved a naughty joke and her sister Mary and I made a few irreverent
comments anticipating Jo's enjoining laughter.
Lunch over a slow motorcade proceeded to Stansbury Cemetery.
Ian and Christina McQueen, of McQueen Funeral Services, are family and friends
providing, on many occasions now, caring and professional service to their family
and the community.
Ian conducted a memorial garden service to inter a portion of Jo's ashes with a plaque in commemoration of her life.
The motorcade departed the cemetery along Klein Point Road, entered through a gate and
proceeded across dry dusty stubble paddocks on corrugated limestone tracks.
The destination of special significance to Jo and her cousin Robert Anderson was
a tree on Robert and Lynne Anderson's farm, Glen Lossie.
The gnarly old tree has survived on thin topsoil overlaying porous limestone.
The indomitable nature and character of its form was a natural magnet for the adventurous youth.
And so it was that Robert and Jo ventured to this tree to explore life's curiosities.
And now the tree is the 'Tree of Memories'.
Robert had prepared this special place for Jo not to inter her but to set her spirit free.
The hospitality of Robert and Lynne continued on return to Glen Lossie farm house
for refreshments and conversation with family and friends.