Donna Marie Mason Fox

October 27, 1960 - September 17, 2022

Donna Marie Mason Fox, RN, 61, of Winnie, died Saturday, September 17, 2022. She was born October 27, 1960, in New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada, to Mary Theresa Yuhasz Mason and Thomas Clifford Mason. Donna was a registered nurse and worked in healthcare for many years.

Donna graduated from the Cape Breton Regional Hospital School of Nursing c/o 1992. Shortly after graduating, Donna took on the unimaginable task of leaving everything she had ever known, leaving all her family in Canada, packing up everything she owned along with her 2 oldest children and relocated to Beaumont, TX. Donna worked in healthcare for over 30 years. The majority of her career was spent at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital, but her gypsy soul intrigued her to join the traveling nurse program for several years, which took her from Austin, TX to Wilson, North Carolina to Aloha, Oregon. The gratification she received from her patients and comforting their families was more than just a job to her; it fueled her passion to care for the sick. It was a responsibility and honor she did not take lightly.

As a coal miner’s daughter, Donna was the furthest thing from fancy and the simplest things brought a smile to her face. A hot cup of coffee, a home cooked meal and conversations with her family; friends and loved ones brought her the most immense joy. Growing up, Donna and her siblings spent countless weeks at a time camping on the Mira River. They shared many experiences on these trips, including, visiting friends over a campfire, listening to music, playing cards (which would get pretty competitive at times), and playing horseshoes. Crystal Beach was one of her favorite places to be. Soaking up the sun, listening to the sound of the waves, watching her son fish, long walks along the shoreline collecting shells and beach glass was our mom’s therapy.

Being a Nana to her beautiful 5 grandchildren was her favorite title of all. Watching them grow brought so much joy to her heart. They truly were the light of her life. She would always tell us, “I don’t know how y’all do it”. From the volleyball court, basketball court, baseball and softball fields to band concerts, Donna embraced every opportunity to watch her grandkids do what they love and they made her so very proud.

Our mom was the strongest, most hardworking, ambitious, resilient, and selfless person we know. Her determination to fight this cruel, debilitating disease that robbed her mental and physical strength would never be able to take away the comfort given by the loving arms wrapped around her by Jesus, his Lord and Savior. Although our hearts are broken, we find peace knowing that she is no longer in pain and she was met with open arms by his Lord and Savior, who lead her home.

Through the grace of God, support, and prayers, our family would like to express our sincere thanks to all her colleagues at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Baptist Hospital, Nurse Practitioner Alicia Georgetown and all the wonderful employees at TAN Heathcare, Dr. Raja Sekhar Chennupati and his staff, Dr. Tahir Naqvi and the team at Julie & Ben Rogers Cancer Institute, Dr. Ernest Hymel and the supportive team at Atlus Cancer Center.

She is survived by her mom, Mary Theresa Mason of New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada; children, Nicole Lynn Orlando and her husband, Anthony, of Mont Belvieu; Angela Marie DeCuir and her husband, Christopher, of Bridge City; Kayla Paige Fox of Baytown; Trent Justin Fox and his girlfriend, Cyprus McNeese, of Baytown; grandchildren, Kambre Lyn Orlando, Jayden Alexander Dodge, Kinley Marie DeCuir, Cohen James DeCuir, Liam Jesus Alvizo; siblings, Lee Mason; Elizabeth “Betty” Pastuck and her husband, Kevin; Madlyn MacNeil and her husband, Kevin; Lana Johnston and her husband, Garry; Tim Mason and his wife, Brenda; and Mary Julia Mason and her partner, Fabian Henry.

Donna is preceded in death by her dad, Thomas Clifford Mason and her grandfather, Clifford Mason.

A gathering of Donna’s family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., Monday, September 26, 2022, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

Her services will be livestreamed via the following link: View livestream here

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704 Hagerstown, Maryland 21741 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis Tennessee 38105.


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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • September 26, 2022
  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Broussard’s Crematorium
  • 5150, Stivers Dr, Beaumont, TX, 77705,

Comments (14)

    Connie and victor caraway says:

    We are so very sorry for Donnas passing. We were her landlord for the last few years and will forever remember her she was always so happy and fun to be around. Please no we would of been at the service had we known. Remember to hug one other and keep in touch with each other. It’s important you do. Your mom would love that. She loved u guys so much.

    Margaret Berger says:

    My sympathy to all Donna”s family on the loss of a lovely mother, and grandmother. May you all care for each other and love each other as Donna would want you too. May the memories you have and her love last forever. R,I.P Donna.

    Leslie Balfour says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of our family and friends. I will never forget my Aunt Donna’s joyful laughter & her voice, always telling me I’m beautiful and how much she loves me. She was a strong woman with a strong spirit. I Will remember her every time the sun kisses my face. May our heaven father God be a comforter to all who are grieving her loss and grant each one of us His Grace to carry on. With loving memories of all the good times we’ve shared, we celebrate her life today & always! Rest In Peace Aunt Donna.
    ~ Love & Blessings to all the family

    Lee Mason says:

    He heard your every prayer. He saw your every tear. He knew your every struggle. He felt your every pain.
    He met you where you were. He accepted your invitation to be your Lord and Saviour. He embraced you and called you His own.
    He gave you the courage to fight. He was with you through it ALL. He welcomed you to your eternal home.
    Rest now and bask in His glory, until we meet again dear sister.
    I love you forever,

    Derrick Nearing says:

    My deepest condolences to Donna’s entire family during this difficult time. May memories of the times you have shared with Donna bring comfort to you all.

    Sheldon and Aleah MacNeil says:

    To all the Mason family we send our deepest condolences on the loss of Donna.She certainly made her mark on the world as a daughter,sister,mom,grandmother and nurse!R.I.P. Donna

    Joan Beck says:

    Lana, as you and your family are grieving the loss of Donna, remember where she is, in Heaven. She is with your Dad and other people she knew here on earth. I am deeply sorry for your loss but then l realize she is now pain free and has beaten that terrible disease. Hugs and love to you and Gary.

    Jason MacNeil says:

    Love you always Aunt Donna. You always bring a smile to my face, always making sure I felt special. I am sad and will miss you always, but I know you are not hurting anymore so brings comfort to me. Take it easy on the tarbish games in heaven. We know as family you are our newest angel.
    Love you and miss



    Rocky says:

    Donna was a truly breath of fresh air. She was always so cheerful and happy. We will miss her so much. I remember talking to her when my wife passed and she gave me inspiration to go on. She also accepted my new wife as a long time friend. She was one of a kind!!

    Claudia Trahan DeCuir says:

    Donna was such a special lady and we always loved visiting with her at our grandchildren’s birthday parties, holiday events and so enjoyed our time together at Crystal Beach. She was so sweet, kind and loving. She will be missed by all that knew and loved her.

    Claudia & Rocky DECUIR

    elizabeth richard says:

    she was a pleasure to work with at st.elizabeth on 5south west.may god bless her family.PETE.

    Piper Roberts says:

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. May God comfort you all.

    Willy&Mary Bisson says:

    Our family lived across the street on James St. from Donna’s family growing up ! Donna was a lovely girl and she will be missed dearly. Her obituary said it all !!! May you R.I.P Donna !

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