(The Fisherman's Advocate, September 20, 1935, page 4)
Dear Sir - Please permit me space in your widely read paper to record the passing of a well-known and highly respected lady, in the person of Mrs. Martha Mason, who entered into rest on August 20th, and whose burial took place at the U.C. Cemetery on August 21st, the anniversary of her birthday. She had reached the ripe age of 76 years. The late Mrs. Mason was twice married, her first husband being George Russell, and her second husband, who predeceased her some years ago, being Peter Mason.
Left to mourn her passing are seven daughters, one son, three step-daughters, four step-sons, forty-six grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. You can quite see from the above, Mr. Editor, how widely she was related to a large number of people here and at Catalina. The daughters names are Mrs. John Pardy, Mrs. Mark Lodge, Mrs. Alfred Sheppard, Mrs. Peter Mason, Mrs. Joseph Mason, all of Port Union, Mrs. A. J. Boomer of Truro, N.S., and Susie of St. John's. The surviving son is Mr. Samuel Russell of Port Union. The step-daughters are Mrs. Samuel Tucker of St. John's, Mrs. Charlie Rowe, Catalina, and Clara in the U.S.A. The step-sons are John and George Russell, Catalina, Peter Mason and Joseph Mason at Port Union. She was the mother of twelve children by her first marriage, but had no children by her second marriage.
She was a woman noted for her good works and was often in attendance at the bedside of the sick. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her and the writer extends deepest sympathy to those left to mourn.
Note: Martha Mason was, at one time, married to George Russell.