Mrs Elva Jean Masters (nee
passed away peacefully on Monday November 27, 2006
at the Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide, South Australia, aged
We remember Elva for her wonderful book, “The
Brereton Story – Cheshire to Australia 1852 – 1983”.
Not only did Elva write the South Australian Brereton Family history
but for 23 years organised our Brereton family reunions.
We are indebted to Elva for her considerable dedication and effort
in compiling this genealogy record for future generations. It was
her wish that our families would continue to record details of their
family births, marriages and deaths to periodically update the family
tree she commenced. Her dedication and encouragement influenced
Derek Brereton of Ann Arbor U.S.A. to organise the world wide Brereton
reunion in Cheshire in 2001.
A delightful lady, always a smile and a story to tell – she
will be sadly missed, but not forgotten.
Keneatha Pick and Dudley
(Brereton Family Reunion Committee)