Edward Mason
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In the early morning hours of Family Day, the patriarch of our family passed away suddenly at the age of 82. Born and raised in Cornwall Ontario, Ed left at 21 for Oakville and never looked back. Throughout his life, Ed was a natural athlete playing sports and being active as a kid and up until his passing. He played hockey, lacrosse, tennis, baseball, soccer, badminton, pickle ball, was a jogger and weight lifter and loved to swim. As a matter of fact, in his younger years, his kids remember him jogging back and forth to work. Ed was happiest when he was with his family, to him family meant everything. Whether it was discovering different parts of North America every summer camping, coaching or watching his kids or grandkids playing sports, listening to his son play guitar, BBQs around the pool, or celebrating a special occasion - family was his happy place. Ed and his wife Denise moved from Oakville to Burlington in 1980 and called it home ever since. Ed, Denise and their family created many happy memories in Burlington - he looked forward to the Canada Day street party every year, especially the bocce ball tournament, he loved the Sound of Music Festival and could be found on any given day walking in Spencer Smith Park, playing tennis at the Tyandaga or Burlington Tennis Clubs, badminton at Brant Hills or pickle ball followed by a swim at the YMCA. After retirement Ed and Denise travelled the world but always loved coming home. Our dad taught us so much - Ed's advice for a happy life 1) save for a rainy day. Always be careful with your money, but not too careful because you can't take it with you 2) Whenever your wife asks you to do something or to stop doing something, say "OK" 3) Be active every day. It will add both years and quality to your life. 4) If someone asks you if you want apple or pumpkin pie say "yes" (proviso, this is only if you adhere to rule number 3). 5) Laugh every day, mostly at yourself 6) Stop worrying, it hasn't done anybody any bit of good and finally, 7) keep family and friends close, they are everything. Ed was predeceased by his wife of 53 years Denise, his parents Fred and Irene, nephew Michael, in-laws Rolland and Noella Jalbert. He is survived by his children Michelle and Jim Dwyer, Blaine and Marija Mason, Neil Mason (Kathy), grandchildren Emma (Jesse) and Aidan Dwyer, sister Molly (Ramsey) and numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws and cousins. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a celebration of life will be planned for a future date. If desired, donations to Heart and Stroke is appreciated.

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Published in Halton News on Feb. 25, 2021.
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February 21, 2021
We will miss Ed and his friendly greetings. We have fond memories of the hospitality that he and Denise offered by hosting a pool party as part of our annual Canada Day celebration. His landscaping and gardening was always impeccable and an inspiration for others on our street. He will be sadly missed. Our deepest condolences to Ed's family.
Kathy & John Fournier
February 19, 2021
When Ed Mason first turned up to play pickleball at the Burlington Y in 2019, I thought my eyes were deceiving me. Was this the Ed Mason of Tyandaga Tennis fame in the 90s? The kind husband to Denise (affectionately known as "The Lob Queen?") What a thrill to renew our acquaintances, to recall the highlights of our bygone tennis glories, and to catch up on the almost 29 years since. Sadly, Ed advised that Denise had passed away relatively recently (she would have enjoyed pickleball too). Our bunch of pickleballers immediately embraced Ed into the group and before long he'd found his form. I began seeing some of his classic tennis shots being incorporated into his newfound sport. But sadly, no more. We shall continue to remember our Ed with great affection. My sincere condolences to his whole loving family.
Rest in Peace, dear Ed.
Elizabeth (Liz) Donaldson
Elizabeth Donaldson
February 19, 2021
Michelle, Blaine and Neil, may our love and prayers are with you and your families in this time of sorrow. Our deepest condolences.
Love Joanne, Jean Pierre and family
Joanne Pagé
February 18, 2021
I'm very sorry about your father's passing. He was a wonderful man and a dear friend of my late husband. May he rest in peace and now he is with your wonderful mother. God Bless you all.
Nancy Brunt and family
Nancy Brunt
February 18, 2021
I only met Ed a few times in my life but I felt like I knew him through the loving stories told by my brother Jim and sister-in-law Michelle. It was very clear that Ed was an extremely important man to his family and his community. It's a sad day when we lose such an all-round great guy. Ed will be missed but never forgotten.
I pass on deepest condolences from all your Mitchell family in Calgary - Phil, Bette, Patrick, Ian, Kevin and Bennett
Bette Mitchell
February 18, 2021
My sincere condolences to Ed’s family. I met Ed in 2019 when he joined our Pickleball group at the Burlington YMCA. He was quickly embraced by our community and loved the social camaraderie as well as the physical activity. Such a fit, sweet, dashing and classy gentleman, with a refreshing sense of humor. We’ll miss “Fast Eddie” on the Pickleball courts Mike Gleeson, Burlington, Ontario
Mike Gleeson
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