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David John Mason, 78, passed away peacefully on October 15, 2022. David was born to Charles Albert and Marjorie Maude Mason in Toronto, Ontario on November 9, 1943.

He received his Bachelor of Science in Forestry from the University of Toronto in 1966 and left right away to live, work and play in Bathurst, New Brunswick. That is where he met the love of his life Geraldine and began working at Bathurst Power and Paper Company. He retired from Stone Consolidated Bathurst after 35 years where he was Operations Manager in the Woodland Division. He LOVED the outdoors and was an avid fisherman and built his own seaworthy wooden fishing boat to cruise the Chaleur Bay. He made many beautiful woodworking pieces that many family and friends have to remember him by. Dave was a quiet, calm, gentle soul, with a love of music and dancing with Geraldine. He was a great steward of the lands and well-loved by many in the forestry and outdoors community.

In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his siblings Gladys, Irene and Stan. He is survived by his sister Joyce or Toronto, wife of 54 years Geraldine, daughter Tracey (Don) of Chilliwack, British Columbia and son Charles (Sarah) of Sarsfield, Ontario, grandchildren Deidra, Donald, Théodore, Emmeric and Olivier, great grandchildren Malaki and Mason, and many nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank the staff of the Sarsfield long term care home. There will be no services, but those who wish to remember David in a special way may make a donation to the Ottawa/Renfrew Dementia Society at 1750 Russell Rd Suite 1742, Ottawa, ON K1G 5Z6.

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Deeply saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. Thinking of all his family, with deepest, heartfelt sympathy💫💔

Deepest sympathies to the family I had the honour of knowing him through the mill my father and grandmother worked there and knowing his wife and son cherish the memories they will live on

So sorry to hear the news ofDave’s passing. My condolences to you Geraldine & family. Thank you Dave for accompanying Wilbur on his last fishing expeditions. He really appreciated it & I will always be thankful. Sincerely, Jeannine

Hello.I was saddened to hear of Dave’s passing.I have fond memories of Dave in our community and in my adult woodworking classes at Chalmers J.H. My best regards go out to all the family.Take care Stephen Brunet.

My sincere condolences to Geraldine & family on the passing of your husband & father.

I remember all of the hard work that Dave & Geraldine contributed to the Daly Point Nature Reserve here in Bathurst

David was always available to continue his time to the success of Daly Point Nature Reserve..

When I will now go to Daly Point Nature Reserve & walk the trails & hear the birds singing or see the animals enjoying themselves I will think that David is near by.

Rest In Peace Dave

We wish to send our most sincere condolences to Geraldine & the Mason family.

Our thoughts are with your family.

Your cottage neighbours,
Cindy & Nick

Hello Charles and Geraldine,
I am sorry for your loss. The obituary certainly captured his life very well. He was always so pleasant and seemingly happy. Your family was a large presence in our community.

I know he and your family have had a difficult time over the past few years. Mom suffered similarly, but for a much shorter time so I know a bit of that situation.

May your find peace.
Kathy Grebenc

Dear GERALDINE! TRACY &. Charles & their families…my deepest condolances to you on the passing of your wonderful David…His memory will live on forever in the hearts of all off you & his friends,. Sending love & prayers.🙏❤️ Lovingly ,Angie

Bruce & I were very saddened to hear of Dave’s passing.
We have fond memories of our times together. One that comes to mind was our first vacation together in the Bahamas. And of course all the good times on Bayshore Drive.
Yes Dave was a “gentle” gentleman & he will be remembered fondly.
Geraldine, Tracey, Charles & extended families we send our deepest condolences.

Sincerest condolences on the passing of Uncle Dave. We have fond memories of our two families together when we all were just kids. Fishing and coming back and forth between Shawinigan, Bathurst and Trenton. He will be missed. So sorry for your loss Aunt Geraldine, Tracey and family, and Charles and family. Take care of each other in this time of loss. Thinking of you all.

Geraldine, Tracey and Charles very sad to read of Daves passing a. Remember the good times our families had together. The obituary mentioned his boat. Well I remember when we had to be towed in by Clifford and Bruce..- Dave not too happy. Thanks for all the good times fishing partying etc. A good person he was. Our condolences. Bill

So sorry to hear of the passing of Dave and just to let you know that our prayers and thoughts are with your family at this time.

To Geraldine and family.
I am so, so sorry for your loss.
I have many fond memories of happy times spent with you both through all your volunteering, etc.
Especially with Bathurst Special Olympics.
RIP Dave

Geraldine, we have wondered all these years about you two! Never a word or note!
So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. We should say that we hope he is resting in Peace!
You too, my dear, take care of yourself!
Never knew about the grandchildren & greats too!
The cute little wooden tricycle that Dave built & gave each of us, Judy & I, is now on the altar of the United Church.
A great place for Huckleberry to sit, & share with Sunday School Students!
Have & will continue to remember Dave when I see it! Many thanks!

So sorry to hear …. I have great memories while you were in BAthurst.
My sincere sympathy. To you Geraldine and family

Dear Geraldine, on behalf of Margaret and myself, I want to extend our heartfelt condolences to you, Tracey, Charles and their families. I will always chuckle when I think of Dave asking « what are you building, the Taj Mahal? » when checking out the truss system of our kitchen when we rebuilt. God bless.

My deepest sympathies to Geraldine and all loved ones who knew Dave. I am very sorry of his passing and my heart weighs heavy.
Although it was only a few years, I had the wonderful pleasure of knowing Dave and was to be in the presence of his extensive outdoor knowledge, artistic woodworking, massive beach bonfires, and of course his wonderful sense of humour. A great memory for me was at Traceys Doctorate Grad and we visited Drumheller and trekked up inside the big dinosaur statue and came out the mouth (see photo!). We laughed soooo hard – and nothing beats laughing! Love you Dave – Rest In Peace.

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Dear Geraldine and family,
Sincere condolences from Alistair and myself. I always enjoyed our conversations when we met the both of you on our daily walks. I hope the cherished memories of Dave will give you some peace during this difficult time.

Geraldine my deepest condolences to you and your beautiful family.
I will get in touch with you soon Take care of yourself now. It’s been a long haul
Betty Ann

We are saddened of the passing of the Love of your Life David. Our sincere condolences to you Geraldine and family. We will never forget the good old times we had with both of you!
George & Margaret

We are saddened of the passing of the Love of you Life Geraldine. Our condolences to you and your family! We will never forget all the good times we had together.
R.I.P. David

My heartfelt sympathy, to the family, at the loss of Dave. I remember the days of the Woodlands Division where Dave worked as well as my father. Debbie Green McLean – daughter of Hollie and Phyllis Green, Bathurst.

Sorry to hear of David’s passing.Barry first meet David in the summer of “62 when we were summer students in Alberta. Later in Bathurst, from 1974- 1980. As Barry was with NBForest Authority & enjoyed both working & fishing with David. Our condolences to Geraldine & family. Geraldine we had some great fun times together. Jean& Barry Nelson

Dear Geraldine, Tracey, Charles. and extended family.
I was saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. Thoughts and prayers to all of you during this difficult time. 🙏 May you find comfort in the wonderful memories shared with your love one during this time of sorrow❤️

Dear Geraldine and family,
I am very sad to learn of Dave’s passing. We had so many good times together in Bathurst in the 1970s and later on when the family moved to Shawinigan. Many thanks to our mutual friend Roland Beaudoin for making me aware of this development. Dave was loved and appreciated by all, both at work and play.
Albert Nuttall

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