The Dublin Branch Committee was deeply saddened over the weekend to learn of the passing of Miriam Masterson last Friday, the 11th of September.
Miriam Masterson had been involved with Down Syndrome Dublin since the birth of her daughter Julia. She joined the Dublin Branch Committee in 2005 and was a dedicated worker and supporter of the branch, later serving as Chairperson for a number of years. She was a member of the Down Syndrome Ireland National Executive and was a strong advocate for all people with Down Syndrome.
She excelled in the company of all our children and adults, as her genuine interest in all enabled her to relate so naturally and so respectfully; and at the same time have the craic with them all. They all loved Miriam and she genuinely loved them all. She was involved in the summer camps, Christmas parties and numerous other activities over the years. She initiated a weekly Arts class, which at present is still keenly looked forward to, and despite her illness she continued to be involved at branch level, visiting the Art class and camps whenever she could.
In 2019, the Dublin Branch was delighted to present her with a special award in recognition of her services to the organisation, an award that was truly deserved.
At committee level, we recognised her mischievous sense of humour, but also her wisdom, strength, diplomacy and leadership were inspiring.
Her wisdom, strength and kindness are what will be remembered most by those who were blessed to have known her. She was one special lady and will be sorely missed by us all. All of us on the Dublin branch committee extend our deepest sympathies to Miriam’s family and friends on their terrible loss.
Miriam’s funeral arrangements can be found here: