Obituary of Bruce Thomson Mason
BRUCE THOMSON MASON
October 10, 1948 – December 27, 2018
Bruce passed away peacefully in his sleep with loving family by his side. His life was cut short due to complications associated with spinal cord injury.
He will be sadly missed by his sisters Connie, Gail, Wendy; brothers Ron, Ken H, Gordon, Ken E; brother and sisters-in-law as well as his many loving nieces and nephews.
Bruce was the second son of John Thomson Mason and Mary Catherine (McCune) Mason and was raised from the age of 8 by his second mum, Joan Barnson (Cole) Mason.
On completing high school, Bruce worked full time and took night courses at University graduating with a commerce degree from Concordia University. He worked for several corporations achieving success at the executive level. Subsequently, he formed his own company, 'Bruce Mason and Associates', and was in high demand at home and abroad.
Bruce loved working, travelling and shopping in the United Kingdom, USA and Canada and at the time of his injury was looking forward to his next adventure in Dubai.
Bruce took care of his family, moving his parents to his Toronto duplex when his father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. He was a supportive care giver and advocate for his father and mother for many years.
He had a keen interest in the symphony, theatre, reading and shopping. He especially liked reno projects and cooking shows on television. He loved to cook, share good wines and food, and enjoyed entertaining. He took great pleasure in serving 'afternoon high tea' after many Toronto Symphony concerts. Another passion of Bruce was his love of the family pets. Both Cassie and Phoebe were rescued from the Toronto Humane Society and found their ‘forever’ homes with Bruce.
Bruce will be remembered by friends, family and support persons for his love of family, lavish generosity to both family and friends and his kind consideration and support for all.
Bruce demonstrated great strength of character when faced with the realities and challenges of his sudden, unexpected state of paraplegia. His attitude was “It is what it is and I have to deal with it". He never complained or felt sorry for himself.
Despite his constant challenges, he remained fiercely independent doing everything he could for himself and others.
He will be so dearly missed.
May God bless.
The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles – Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 5th for visitation. A funeral service will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 5th. Following the service, a reception will take place in the Rosedale Room. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymilesnewbigging.com.