Wednesday, October 24, 2012



It is with great sadness that we express the sudden loss of Dr. Robert Allen Mason, who passed away on Sunday, October, 21, 2012.

 He was born on July 7, 1959 in Windsor, Ontario and is survived by his loving wife, Mary-Ellen and two stepdaughters, Kassia and Lily all from Penticton, B.C.
He was predeceased by his father, John Mason, in 1973.

Rob is also survived by his mother, Mary Patricia Churchill of Leamington, Ont., his brothers; David (Barb) of Kingsville, Ont. and Jim (Nancy) of Toronto, Ont., his sisters; Dianne Morris, of Windsor, Ont., Betty Dunbar of Ottawa, Ont., and Jean Mason from Windsor, Ont.

 He was also blessed with many nieces and nephews as well as many truly amazing and life-long friends, especially amongst the Penticton triathlon community.

Rob graduated from Ontario Veterinary College in 1986 and was well-known and respected as a Veterinarian Specialist throughout North America. He was double boarded, and specialized in internal medicine, and had practiced in Vancouver, Seattle, Victoria, and the Interior of British Columbia.

 Rob truly believed in the pursuit of life-long learning and knowledge as it was a cornerstone of his life. Rob, also fondly referred to as “Mase,” always had a warm smile, a kind word for everyone, and an incredible energizing spirit that he lovingly shared.

 He was well known for being an amazing story-teller and could share trivia on almost any subject. Rob believed in trying to make this world a better place and actively volunteered with organizations like the Ride 2 Survive for cancer research, and a teen mentoring program, to name a few.

In his earlier years he was an accomplished drummer in the Windsor Guardsmen Drum Corps, and competed in many competitions throughout North America. The Family wishes to thank everyone for all of the expressions of sympathy and condolences they have received. Special thanks also to the Penticton and District Search and Rescue Team for their valiant efforts.

 We invite all to share in a Celebration of Rob’s life wearing their best “Tommy Bahama Shirt” at The Bench 1775 Winery, (1775 Naramata Road, Penticton, BC) on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 1:30 p.m.

Please consider the weather and dress for an outdoor event.

 Thank you to the Providence Funeral Home for providing arrangements, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ride 2 Survive (, or the SPCA of Penticton ( 

Courtesy of Johan Sandstrom,BComm

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