Mason, Robert (1848-1939)

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1905, page 363.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1905, page 363.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1905, page 113 (Nelson Street).

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1905, page 113 (Nelson Street).

Robert Mason was an employee of the Dominion Express Company. He lived at 1846 Nelson Street from 1905 to 1907. (The 1905 name listing for him showed an incorrect street address of 1846 Barclay Street).

Robert’s son, Percival (“Percy”) George Mason, was a law clerk who later became a lawyer. He lived at 1846 Nelson Street in 1905 and at 2062 Beach Avenue from 1906 to 1909. (As with Robert Mason, the 1905 Vancouver name listing had Percy at 1846 Barclay Street instead of the correct address of 1846 Nelson Street.)

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1905, page 363.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1905, page 363.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1906, page 483.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1906, page 483.

 

Robert Mason

Robert Mason was born in Sorel, Quebec, on June 4, 1848. His parents were William Mason and Margaret Hutchison.

On October 8, 1873, in Ottawa, Ontario, Robert married Mary Cates. She was born on January 26, 1851, in Gatineau, Quebec. Her parents were Seth Cates (1813–1880) and Mary Link (1823–1898).

Seth Cates, the mayor of Wakefield, Quebec, operated an alcohol-free hotel in Wakefield. He died in Wakefield on August 27, 1880.

Seth’s wife, Mary, died in Wakefield on April 28, 1898.

 

Ottawa Journal, April 28, 1898, page 7, column 8.

Ottawa Journal, April 28, 1898, page 7, column 8.

 

Robert Mason first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1889. He was living at 526 Seymour Street, and he was working as a teamster.

 

Williams’ BC Directory, 1889, page 486.

Williams’ BC Directory, 1889, page 486.

 

He lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1889 526 Seymour Street
1890 533 Seymour Street
1891 No address under Vancouver names
1892 1301 Seymour Street
1893 Directory not available online
1894 No address under Vancouver names
1895 745 Hamilton Street
1896 to 1904 747 Hamilton Street
1905 1846 Barclay Street (should be 1846 Nelson Street)
1906 and 1907 1846 Nelson Street
1908 to 1910 1065 West 10th Avenue
1911 to 1922 1376 West Broadway
1923 to 1935 438 East 11th Street (North Vancouver)
1936 522 East 12th Street (North Vancouver)
1937 to 1938 457 East 13th Street (North Vancouver)

 

Mary died in North Vancouver, British Columbia, on July 30, 1935. She was buried in Capilano View Cemetery in West Vancouver.

Robert died on October 25, 1939, in North Vancouver. He was buried in Capilano View Cemetery in West Vancouver.

 

Vancouver Province, October 25, 1939, page 17; Vancouver Sun, October 26, 1939, page 13; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=eTJlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=NYkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2003%2C3330094; [link leads to column 1; death notice is in column 2].

Vancouver Province, October 25, 1939, page 17; Vancouver Sun, October 26, 1939, page 13; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=eTJlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=NYkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2003%2C3330094; [link leads to column 1; death notice is in column 2].

Robert and Mary had three children: Percy, Charles and Mabel.

 

Percival (“Percy”) George Mason

Percival (“Percy”) George Mason was born in Chelsea, Quebec, on September 6, 1878.

Percy first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1892. He was a newsboy with the World Printing and Publishing Company, and he was living with his parents at 1301 Seymour Street.

Williams’ Illustrated Official BC Directory, 1892, Part 1, page 734.

Williams’ Illustrated Official BC Directory, 1892, Part 1, page 734.

He lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1892 1301 Seymour Street
1893 Directory not available online
1894 to 1895 706 Granville Street
1896 to 1901 747 Hamilton Street
1902 Not listed under Vancouver names
1903 to 1904 747 Hamilton Street
1905 1846 Barclay Street (should be 1846 Nelson Street)
1906 to 1909 2062 Beach Avenue
1910 to 1916 1264 West 14th Avenue
1917 to 1921 2847 Hemlock Street
1922 1405 West 13th Avenue
1923 2847 Hemlock Street (under Vancouver names)
1924 1405 West 13th Avenue
1928 and 1929 Travers and Marine Drive (West Vancouver)
1930 to 1940 3200 Block Marine Drive (West Vancouver)
1941 to 1954 3238 Marine Drive (West Vancouver)
1955 Number 3, 3777 Cambie Street
1968 1987 Charles Street

 

By 1895, Percy was a clerk with the law firm of Harris and McNeill.

On October 18, 1905, in Victoria, British Columbia, he married Ada Eleanor Clay. She was born in Victoria on January 19, 1883. Her parents were Samuel Clay (1833-1902) and Mary Jane Hicks.

Percy and Ada appeared in the Vancouver society directory in 1914.

 

Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory, 1914, page 44.

Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory, 1914, page 44.

 

Percy continued his law practice until at least the mid-1950s.

Ada died in Vancouver on October 1, 1943. She was buried in Capilano View Cemetery in West Vancouver.

By 1947, Percy had married Victoria Elsie Debou. She was born in New Brunswick on October 22, 1882. Her parents were Edward Debou and Frances Fowler.

 

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1947, page 873.

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1947, page 873.

 

Elsie died in Vancouver on December 1, 1954. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Percy died in Vancouver on January 27, 1968.

Percy and Ada had the following children.

 

Ralph Percival Mason

Ralph Percival Mason was born in Vancouver on June 10, 1910.

He became an engineer with the Pioneer Mine, north of Pemberton, British Columbia.

Pioneer Gold Mine, 1937; Metallogeny of the Bridge River Mining Camp; Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources; http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/mining/geoscience/minfile/productsdownloads/publicationslist/pages/bridge.aspx.

Pioneer Gold Mine, 1937; Metallogeny of the Bridge River Mining Camp; Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources; http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/mining/geoscience/minfile/productsdownloads/publicationslist/pages/bridge.aspx.

On May 13, 1939, in Vancouver, Ralph married Ada Ruth Macdonald, who was a teacher. She was born in Vancouver on March 26, 1910. Her parents were Hugh Everite McDonald and Ada Hudson.

Ralph continued to work as a mining engineer.

Ada died in Vancouver on June 22, 1972.

Ralph died in Vancouver on July 25, 1982.

 

Alan Robert Mason

Alan Robert Mason was born in Vancouver on March 31, 1912.

He worked as a miner.

On March 19, 1938, in Vancouver, he married Doreen Conner, who worked as a product demonstrator. She was born in Vancouver on October 11, 1913. Her parents were Edward Brown Conner and Mary Jane McCully.

On September 1, 1959, Alan became a naturalized United States citizen.

Doreen became a United States citizen on November 3, 1959.

Alan died in Monterey County, California, on April 30, 1971. He was buried in El Carmelo Cemetery, Pacific Grove, Monterey County.

Doreen died in Sonoma, California, on July 10, 1976. She was buried in El Carmelo Cemetery in Pacific Grove, California.

 

Gerald Mason

Gerald Mason was born in British Columbia about 1916.

In 1940 he was a student. He was living with his parents.

Ancestry.com. Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Voters Lists, Federal Elections, 1935–1980. R1003-6-3-E (RG113-B). Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Name: Gerald Mason; Occupation: Student; Year: 1940; Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Electoral District: Vancouver North.

Ancestry.com. Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Voters Lists, Federal Elections, 1935–1980. R1003-6-3-E (RG113-B). Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Name: Gerald Mason; Occupation: Student; Year: 1940; Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Electoral District: Vancouver North.

Gerald graduated with a geology degree from the University of British Columbia in 1940.

Test for Ore at Sullivan Horizon, March 7, 1974, Gerald Mason, project geologist; cover sheet; http://aris.empr.gov.bc.ca/ARISReports/04902.PDF.

Test for Ore at Sullivan Horizon, March 7, 1974, Gerald Mason, project geologist; cover sheet; http://aris.empr.gov.bc.ca/ARISReports/04902.PDF.

On October 18, 1943, in Prince George, British Columbia, Gerald married Kathleen (“Kay”) Foster.

(Although Kathleen’s death certificate says that she was born Kathleen Goster, her family name was “Foster.” She was born in Long Beach, California on January 15, 1920. Her parents were Thomas Humphrey Foster and Eleanor Emerson Clark. Kathleen was a granddaughter of Thomas Frederick Foster, who lived at 1893 Beach Avenue in 1908.)

 

Vancouver Province, October 16, 1943, page 25, column 2.

 

Vancouver Province, October 23, 1943, page 29, column 2.

 

 

Ancestry.com. Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Voters Lists, Federal Elections, 1935–1980. R1003-6-3-E (RG113-B). Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Name: Gerald Mason; Occupation: Geologist; Year: 1945; Location: Cariboo, British Columbia, Canada; Electoral District: Cariboo.

Ancestry.com. Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Voters Lists, Federal Elections, 1935–1980. R1003-6-3-E (RG113-B). Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Name: Gerald Mason; Occupation: Geologist; Year: 1945; Location: Cariboo, British Columbia, Canada; Electoral District: Cariboo.

In 1962, Gerald and Kathleen were living in Kimberley, British Columbia.

Ancestry.com. Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Voters Lists, Federal Elections, 1935–1980. R1003-6-3-E (RG113-B). Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Name: Gerald Mason; Occupation: Geologist; Year: 1949; Location: Kootenay East, British Columbia, Canada; Electoral District: Kootenay East.

Ancestry.com. Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Voters Lists, Federal Elections, 1935–1980. R1003-6-3-E (RG113-B). Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Name: Gerald Mason; Occupation: Geologist; Year: 1949; Location: Kootenay East, British Columbia, Canada; Electoral District: Kootenay East.

Kathleen died in Kelowna, British Columbia, on September 21, 1982.

In 1988, Gerald prepared a report that listed his geological experience from 1935 to 1988.

Gerald Mason, Geological Experience, Johnson Property DDH; DEB 1 - 8 and JUD 1 -- 8 claims; Fort Steele Mining Division; December 7-8, 1988; https://aris.empr.gov.bc.ca/ArisReports/19183.PDF.

Gerald Mason, Geological Experience, Johnson Property DDH; DEB 1 – 8 and JUD 1 — 8 claims; Fort Steele Mining Division; December 7-8, 1988; https://aris.empr.gov.bc.ca/ArisReports/19183.PDF.

 

Douglas Albert Mason

Douglas Albert Mason was born on April 28, 1925.

He was in the merchant navy during the Second World War.

In 1958 he was living in Kamloops, British Columbia, and working as an inspector.

Ancestry.com. Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Voters Lists, Federal Elections, 1935–1980. R1003-6-3-E (RG113-B). Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Name: Douglas A Mason; Occupation: Inspector; Year: 1958; Location: Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada; Electoral District: Kamloops.

Ancestry.com. Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Voters Lists, Federal Elections, 1935–1980. R1003-6-3-E (RG113-B). Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Name: Douglas A Mason; Occupation: Inspector; Year: 1958; Location: Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada; Electoral District: Kamloops.

In 1962 he was in Vancouver, where he was an engineer.

Ancestry.com. Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Voters Lists, Federal Elections, 1935–1980. R1003-6-3-E (RG113-B). Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Name: Douglas A Mason; Occupation: Engineer; Year: 1962; Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Electoral District: Vancouver Centre.

Ancestry.com. Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Voters Lists, Federal Elections, 1935–1980. R1003-6-3-E (RG113-B). Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Name: Douglas A Mason; Occupation: Engineer; Year: 1962; Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Electoral District: Vancouver Centre.

He later worked for Canada Post.

He died in Richmond, British Columbia, on January 9, 2006. He was buried in Capilano View Cemetery in West Vancouver.

 

Charles Herbert Mason

Charles Herbert Mason was born in Chelsea, Quebec, on June 7, 1881.

He became an accountant.

On January 19, 1916, in Vancouver, he signed his attestation papers to join the Canadian Expeditionary Force to serve during the First World War.

He was discharged from the military force on February 18, 1919, under the general demobilization.

On January 1, 1918, in Kamloops, British Columbia, he married Edith Renetta Opal Oakley (often called “Opal.”). She was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on January 28, 1894. Her parents were Robert Henry Oakley and Clara Caldwell.

Charles died in Vancouver on January 12, 1964. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Edith died on May 25, 1971, in Delta, British Columbia.

Charles and Edith had two sons:

 

Robert Charles Mason

Robert Charles Mason was born in British Columbia on October 15, 1918.

In 1955 he was working as a chemical engineer.

He died in 1998.

Oakley Bruce Mason

Oakley Bruce Mason (often called “Bruce”) was born in North Vancouver, British Columbia on October 30, 1922 (one source says 1924).

He married Jean Beatrice Stewart. She was born in Southampton, England, on May 9, 1925.

In 1955, Bruce was working as a chemist. He also worked as a sales representative for Weldwood of Canada.

He died in Coquitlam, British Columbia on May 31, 1996.

Jean died in Salmon Arm, British Columbia, on September 7, 2010.

 

Mabel Frances Mason

Mabel Frances Mason was born on July 12, 1885 in Quebec, possibly in Chelsea.

She never married, and she lived with her parents until the 1930s.

She died in a fire on August 26, 1935, in North Vancouver, British Columbia.

She was buried in Capilano View Cemetery in West Vancouver.

 

Sources

William Mason (father of Robert Mason)

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4L3-VQB : 11 March 2018), William Mason, Portland, Ottawa Centre, Quebec, Canada; citing p. 4, line 4; Library and Archives Canada film number C-10028, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,230,990.

 

Margaret Hutchison (mother of Robert Mason)

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4L3-VQP : 11 March 2018), Margaret Mason, Portland, Ottawa Centre, Quebec, Canada; citing p. 4, line 5; Library and Archives Canada film number C-10028, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,230,990.

 

Robert Mason

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4L3-VQ1 : 11 March 2018), Robert Mason in household of William Mason, Portland, Ottawa Centre, Quebec, Canada; citing p. 4, line 6; Library and Archives Canada film number C-10028, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,230,990.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMFT-VQ7 : 11 March 2018), Robert Mason and Mary Cates, 08 Oct 1873; citing registration , Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,862,698.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVVS-N3Q : 11 March 2018), Robert Mason, Hull, Ottawa, Quebec, Canada; citing p. 92; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13225, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,861.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-ZZW : 18 March 2018), Robert Mason, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 17, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-L48 : 16 March 2018), Robt Mason, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLV5-S8F : 8 November 2017), Robert Mason, 1939.

“Robert Mason, 94, Pioneer, Is Dead,” Vancouver Province, October 27, 1939, page 22:

“North Vancouver, Oct. 27.—The funeral of Robert Mason, 94, of 150 East Fifteenth street, who died on Wednesday at his home, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the chapel of Burrard Undertaking Co.

Rev. William Stott will officiate and burial will take place in Capilano View Cemetery.

Mr. Mason, who born in Sorel, Quebec, came to British Columbia more than fifty-three year ago. He had been a resident here for seventeen years.

Shortly after Mr. Mason arrived in B.C. he made his way by foot over the old Cariboo Trail from Yale to Soda Creek, where he was foreman of large ranch for years.

Besides his wife, Mr. Mason is survived by two sons, Percy G. of West Vancouver and Charles H. in North Vancouver; a brother, William of Quebec, and six grandchildren.”

 

Seth Cates (father of Mary Cates)

Seth A. Cates (1813–1880), Birth 5 FEB 1813, Avon, Franklin, Maine, USA; Death: 27 AUG 1880,  Wakefield, Les Collines-de-l’Outaouais, Quebec, Canada (ancestry.ca).

Boys will be Boys on Hallowe’en, Echoes from the Past, Gatineau Valley Historical Society; http://www.gvhs.ca/digital/lowdown/evans/display.php?row=0&search=320: The following story came from George H. Wilson’s Old Time Stuff in the Evening Citizen, Ottawa, 10 August 1929. “In Wakefield about the year 1864 there used to live a man named Seth Cates, who ran a strictly temperance hotel. Mr. Cates had come from New England and was from all accounts a most desirable citizen.”

“Canada Census, 1851,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWRF-3MR : 3 August 2016), Seth Cates, Wakefield, Ottawa County, Canada East (Quebec), Canada; citing p. 23, line 13; Library and Archives Canada film number C_1132, Public Archives, Ontario.

“Québec, recensement, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMWH-DVS : 9 March 2018), Seth Cates, Wakefield, Ottawa, Quebec, Canada; citing line number 42, p. 479; Library and Archives Canada film number C-1304, Archives Publiques, Ottawa (Board of Registration and Statistics. Public Archives, Ottawa); FHL microfilm 517,405.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M42D-XVK : 11 March 2018), Seth Cates in household of Emma Cates, Wakefield, Ottawa West, Quebec, Canada; citing p. 1, line 1; Library and Archives Canada film number C-10027, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,230,989.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGV1-F6VC : 14 December 2017), Seth  Cates, 1880; Burial, Wakefield, Outaouais Region, Quebec, Canada, Halls Cemetery; citing record ID 183086491, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/183086491: “Seth Cates; Birth: unknown; Death: 27 Aug 1880; Burial: Halls Cemetery, Wakefield, Outaouais Region, Quebec, Canada; Memorial ID: 183086491.”

 

Mary Link (mother of Mary Cates)

Mary Link (1823–1898), Birth 13 SEPT 1823, Hull, Quebec, Canada; Death: 28 APR 1898, Wakefield, Les Collines-de-l’Outaouais, Quebec, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“Canada Census, 1851,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWRF-3MT : 3 August 2016), Mary Cates, Wakefield, Ottawa County, Canada East (Quebec), Canada; citing p. 23, line 14; Library and Archives Canada film number C_1132, Public Archives, Ontario.

 

Mary Cates (wife of Robert Mason)

Mary Cates (1851–1935), Birth 26 JAN 1851, Wakefield, Quebec, Canada; Death: 30 JUL 1935, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMFT-VQH : 11 March 2018), Robert Mason and Mary Cates, 08 Oct 1873; citing registration , Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,862,698.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMF1-T4X : 11 March 2018), Robert Mason and Mary Cates, 08 Oct 1873; citing registration , Altena, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,862,700.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVVS-N37 : 11 March 2018), Mary Mason, Hull, Ottawa, Quebec, Canada; citing p. 92; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13225, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,861.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-ZZ4 : 18 March 2018), Mary Mason in household of Robert Mason, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 17, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-L4D : 16 March 2018), Mary Mason in entry for Robt Mason, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRB-FFF : 8 November 2017), Mary Mason, 1935.

“Mrs. R. Mason, Pioneer of Province, Succumbs,” Vancouver Province, July 31, 1935, page 7:

“North Vancouver, July 31—British Columbia loses one of its oldest pioneers in the death of Mrs. Mary Mason, aged 84, who passed away at her home, 438 East Eleventh street, on Tuesday after watching for half a century the growth of a long country from a wilderness into a thriving integral part of the British Empire.

Mrs. Mason reached Vancouver a year before the fire of 1886 from her native Province of Quebec. She moved up the cost for a few years shortly after the fire, but again returned to Vancouver. She had resided here for the past fourteen years.

Funeral services will be held from the Burrard Funeral Chapel on Friday at 2 p.m. Rev. William Stott will officiate. Interment will be in Capilano View Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Robert; two sons, Percy G., West Vancouver, Charles, North Vancouver and a daughter, Mabel F., residing at home.”

Mary Mason, death notice, Vancouver Province, August 1, 1935, page 13: “Mason—Passed away July 30, 1935, at the family residence, 438 East Eleventh street, North Vancouver, Mary, beloved wife of Robert Mason, in her eighty-fourth year. She leaves to mourn her passing her sorrowing husband, two sons and one daughter, Percy G. of West Vancouver, Charles H. of North Vancouver, Miss Mabel F. Mason at home. Funeral service at Burrard Funeral Chapel, 320 East Third street, North Vancouver, on Friday, August 2, at 2 o’clock, Rev. William Stott officiating. Committal in Capilano View Cemetery. Ottawa papers please copy.”

 

Josephus Cates (brother of Mary Cates)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8K-SVK : 11 March 2018), Josephus Cates and Charlotte Blakesley, 08 Jan 1908; citing Nelson, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11384, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,977. [His parents were Seth Cates and Mary Link.]

 

Percival (“Percy”) George Mason (son of Robert Mason)

William George Percival “Percy George” Mason (1878–1968); Birth: SEPTEMBER 6, 1878, Chelsea, Quebec, Canada; Death: 27 JAN 1968, Vancouver, British Columbia (ancestry.ca).

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVVS-N3W : 11 March 2018), Percy Mason, Hull, Ottawa, Quebec, Canada; citing p. 92; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13225, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,861.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-ZZH : 18 March 2018), William G P Mason in household of Robert Mason, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 17, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8C-JL2 : 11 March 2018), Percival George Mason and Ada Eleanor Clay, 18 Oct 1905; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11368, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,525.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-LN1 : 16 March 2018), Percy G Mason, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLYQ-CYV : 8 November 2017), Percival George Mason, 1968; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/b263e4c8-b543-4674-92d8-d0ca13725436.

Percival George Mason, death notice, Vancouver Province, January 29, 1968, page 23; Vancouver Sun, January 29, 1968, page 29: “Mason—On January 27, 1968, Percival George Mason, late of 1987 Charles St., Vancouver. Survived by 4 sons, R.P Mason Vancouver, A.R. Mason, California; G. Mason, Kimberley; D.A. Mason, Vancouver; 9 grandchildren, 1 great-grandson. Funeral service Wednesday, January 31, at 11 a.m. in the T. Edwards Memorial Chapel, Granville at 10th Ave., Rev. A. A. Rodgers, D.D., officiating. Cremation. Flowers gratefully declined.”

 

Samuel Clay (father of Ada Eleanor Clay)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZH-VK3 : 11 March 2018), Samuel Clay and Mary Hicks, 01 Sep 1877; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11367, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,524.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVK-6RP : 18 March 2018), Samuel Clay, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 20, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2Q-RWB : 8 November 2017), Samuel Clay, 1902; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/28056788-e2aa-48f3-8928-5d28f2937fa5.

 

Mary Jane Hicks (mother of Ada Eleanor Clay)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZH-VKM : 11 March 2018), Samuel Clay and Mary Hicks, 01 Sep 1877; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11367, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,524.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVK-6R5 : 18 March 2018), Mary Clay, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 20, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

 

Ada Eleanor Clay (wife of Percival (“Percy”) George Mason)

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVK-6RY : 18 March 2018), Ada Clay in household of Mary Clay, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 20, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8C-JLJ : 11 March 2018), Percival George Mason and Ada Eleanor Clay, 18 Oct 1905; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11368, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,525.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-LJM : 16 March 2018), Ada E Mason in entry for Percy G Mason, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLLT-Z7B : 8 November 2017), Ada Eleanor Mason, 1943.

Ada Eleanor Mason, death notice, Vancouver Province, October 2, 1943, page 25; Vancouver Sun, October 2, 1943, page 23: “Mason—On Oct. 1, 1943, Ada Eleanor, beloved wife of Percy G. Mason of 3238 Marine Dr., West Vancouver, aged 61 years. Survived also by 4 sons, Ralph of Pioneer Mine; Alan, city; Gerald, Pinchi Lake, B.C.; Douglas, at home; 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Funeral service in Centger & Hanna’s Chapel, Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 12 o’clock noon, Rev. William Stott officiating. Committal Capilano View Cemetery.”

“Funeral Monday for Native Daughter,” Vancouver Province, October 2, 1943, page 18, columns 1 and 2:

“Ida E. Mason, of 3228 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, wife of Percy G. Mason, barrister, died Friday.

Mrs. Mason was born in Victoria and had lived in the province all her life.

She leaves, besides her husband, four sons, Ralph, of Pioneer Mines; Alan, Vancouver; Gerald, Pinchi Lake; and Douglas, at home; two brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m., in Center & Hanna’s chapel, by Rev. William Stott; burial, Capilano View Cemetery.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVLX-MLNP : 11 July 2016), Ada Eleanor Clays Mason, 1943; Burial, West Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Capilano View Cemetery; citing record ID 99539656, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/99539656: “Ada Eleanor Clays [sic] Mason; Birth: 19 Jan 1882, Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Death: 1 Oct 1943 (aged 61), West Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Capilano View Cemetery, West Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Memorial ID: 99539656.”

 

Ralph Percival Mason (son of Percival (“Percy”) George Mason)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-LJ9 : 16 March 2018), Ralph P Mason in entry for Percy G Mason, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XGRT-J47 : 27 November 2014), Ralph Percival Mason, ; from “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2010); citing Ship , arrival port Metaline Falls, Washington,, line , NARA microfilm publication Imusawa1917a, Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, RG 85, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 082626.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1939-09-471868; Ralph Percival Mason and Ada Ruth Mcdonald; date of marriage: May 13, 1939; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/dd49b7c1-4e58-4394-8e1a-6d408a2d5153.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1Y-VZ4 : 8 November 2017), Ralph Percival Mason, 1982; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/cd8e4261-091f-48c8-8daf-9b3099fca403.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGJ-9BVK : 29 March 2018), Ralph Percival Mason, 1982; Burial, , ; citing record ID 127144692, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/127144692: “Ralph Percival Mason; Birth: 10 Jun 1910; Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Death: 25 Jul 1982 (aged 72), Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Cremated, Specifically: Ocean View Burial Park; Memorial ID: 127144692.”

 

Ada Ruth MacDonald (wife of Ralph Percival Mason)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLYG-YZP : 8 November 2017), Ada Ruth Mason, 1972; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/fb7177c3-dc70-40c5-84b6-edf3db157ef8.

 

Elsie Victoria Debou (wife of Percival George Mason)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL5Y-44B : 8 November 2017), Elsie Victoria Mason, 1954; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/c9dc94ab-d393-4046-b1b1-aeb7df3b9906.

 

Alan Robert Mason (son of Percival (“Percy”) George Mason)

British Columbia Marriage Registrations: Registration Number: 1938-09-457789; Alan Robert Mason and Doreen Conner; date of marriage: March 19, 1938; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/cb7d6f1e-63e9-4ecf-a26e-3eeea2d008d3.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2MR-1M7S : 18 March 2018), Alan Robert Mason and Doreen Conner, 1938.

“California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index, 1852-1989”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8ZW-Q6C : 11 March 2018), Alan Robert Mason, 1959.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPH6-GS1 : 26 November 2014), Alan R Mason, 30 Apr 1971; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVLP-DTJ6 : 13 December 2015), Alan Robert Mason, ; Burial, Pacific Grove, Monterey, California, United States of America, El Carmelo Cemetery; citing record ID 104741284, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=104741284: “Alan Robert Mason; Birth: 1912; Death: 1971 (aged 58–59), Burial: El Carmelo Cemetery, Pacific Grove, Monterey County, California, USA; Memorial ID: 104741284.”

 

Doreen Conner (wife of Alan Robert Mason)

British Columbia Marriage Registrations: Registration Number: 1938-09-457789; Alan Robert Mason and Doreen Conner; date of marriage: March 19, 1938; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/cb7d6f1e-63e9-4ecf-a26e-3eeea2d008d3.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2MR-1MWZ : 18 March 2018), Alan Robert Mason and Doreen Conner, 1938.

“California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index, 1852-1989”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8ZW-Q4K : 11 March 2018), Doreen Mason, 1959.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VP2S-6H3 : 26 November 2014), Doreen Mason, 10 Jul 1976; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JGQW-C2Q : 20 May 2014), Doreen  Mason, Jul 1976; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVLP-DTJF : 13 December 2015), Doreen Mason, ; Burial, Pacific Grove, Monterey, California, United States of America, El Carmelo Cemetery; citing record ID 104741305, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/104741305: “Doreen Mason; Birth: 11 Oct 1913; Death: 10 Jul 1976 (aged 62), USA; Burial: El Carmelo Cemetery, Pacific Grove, Monterey County, California, USA; Memorial ID: 104741305.”

 

Gerald Mason (son of Percival (“Percy”) George Mason)

Gerald Mason (1916–); Birth: ABT 1916, British Columbia; Death Unknown (ancestry.ca).

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1943-09-560579; Gerald Mason and Kathleen Foster; date of marriage: October 18, 1943; place of marriage: Prince George; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/d1af4d00-3aed-47e0-9691-a8ebe4c3edfd.

 

Kathleen Foster (wife of Gerald Mason)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1X-J7K : 8 November 2017), Kathleen Mason, 1982; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/61b4c8da-3b8e-4bfb-9200-0e922355b72f. [Note:  the death certificate says that her father’s name was “Goster”; his actual name was “Foster.” He was the son of Thomas Frederick Foster, who lived at 1893 Beach Avenue in 1908.]

 

Douglas Albert Mason (son of Percival (“Percy”) George Mason)

Douglas Albert Mason (1925–2006); Birth APRIL 28, 1925; Death JANUARY 9, 2006, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca)

Douglas Albert Mason, death notice, published in Vancouver Sun and The Province on Jan. 17, 2006; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=douglas-albert-mason&pid=16382510: “Mason _ Douglas Albert. After a brief illness, Douglas Albert Mason, born April 28, 1925, passed away on January 9, 2006 at Richmond General Hospital. He is remembered by numerous nephews and nieces along with their extended families. Doug served in the Merchant Navy during the Second World War. He worked both in the BC mining and construction industries. Most recently, he worked at Canada Post. Within a society which places too much emphasis on material gain as the usual measure of success, Doug was an anomaly. He was as honest, as moral and as good a human being as you will ever meet. He never spoke ill of others and was always friendly and supportive. His love was absolute and unconditional. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. A family gathering to remember him will be held later when he is laid to rest with his mother Eleanor at Capilano View Cemetery.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVLX-MLN5 : 13 December 2015), Douglas Albert Mason, 2006; Burial, West Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Capilano View Cemetery; citing record ID 99529690, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/99529690: “Douglas Albert Mason; Birth: 28 Apr 1925; Death:  9 Jan 2006 (aged 80); Richmond, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Capilano View Cemetery, West Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Memorial ID: 99529690.”

 

 

Charles Herbert Mason (son of Robert Mason)

Charles Herbert Mason (1881–1964); Birth: JUNE 7, 1881, Chelsea, Quebec; Death: 12 JANUARY 1964, Vancouver (ancestry.ca).

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-ZZC : 18 March 2018), Charles H Mason in household of Robert Mason, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 17, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-L4X : 16 March 2018), Chas Mason in entry for Robt Mason, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: Mason, Charles Herbert; Rank: CSM; Regimental Number: 687295; Date of Birth: 07/06/1881; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 6009 – 1; Item Number: 137012; Record Group: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF); Digitized service file: B6009-S001: http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B6009-S001.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZY-MTX : 11 March 2018), Charles Herbert Mason and Edith Renetta Opal Oakley, 01 Jan 1918; citing Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11389, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,984,110.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTJ-JFH : 8 November 2017), Charles Herbert Mason, 1964.

Charles Herbert Mason, death notice, Vancouver Province, January 14, 1964, page 18; Vancouver Sun, January 14, 1964, page 27: “Mason—January 12, 1964, Charles Herbert Mason, 412 Lyon Place, North Vancouver, in his 83rd year. Survived by his loving wife, Opal; 2 sons, Robert and Bruce, Port Moody; 1 brother, Percy G., Vancouver; 10 grandchildren. Funeral service in St. Agnes Anglican Church, East 12th Street, near Grand Boulevard, North Vancouver, Wednesday, January 15, at 1 p.m., Rev. John Naylor officiating. Cremation. Burrard Chapel, North Vancouver, directing.”

 

Edith Renetta Opal Oakley (wife of Charles Herbert Mason)

Edith Renetta Opal Oakley (1894–1971); Birth: 28 JAN 1894, St Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota; Death: 25 MAY 1971, Ladner, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZY-MT8 : 11 March 2018), Charles Herbert Mason and Edith Renetta Opal Oakley, 01 Jan 1918; citing Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11389, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,984,110.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTQ-G7M : 8 November 2017), Edith Renetta Opal Mason, 1971; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/2b9353a0-217d-4174-b698-e94215818e84.

Edith Renetta Opal Mason, death notice, Vancouver Province, May 27, 1971, page 36; Vancouver Sun, May 27, 1971, page 55: “Mason—May 26, 1971, Edith Renetta Opal Mason, 1042 Gatensbury St., in her 78th year. Mrs. Mason was a life member of the Women’s Auxiliary of the Anglican Church; also a member of the Eastern Star, Burrard Chapter. She is survived by 2 sons, Robert and Bruce, both of Coquitlam; 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Oakley, Toronto, and a sister, Mrs. G. Binning, Vancouver. Rev. John Naylor will conduct the funeral service on Saturday, May 29, at 2 p.m. from St. Agnes Church, 12th St. East and Boulevard, North Vancouver followed by cremation. Burrard Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements.”

 

Robert Charles Mason (son of Charles Herbert Mason)

Robert Charles Mason (1918–1998); Birth: 15 OCT 1918, British Columbia; Death: 1998.

 

Oakley Bruce Mason (son of Charles Herbert Mason)

Oakley Bruce Mason (1924–1996); Birth: 30 OCT 1924, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Death: 31 MAY 1996, Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1996-09-011700; Oakley Bruce Mason; date of death: May 31, 1996; place of death: Port Moody; age at death: 73; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/ef47d447-222c-4849-9ce7-45452259ccb6; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/dcf833ab-e961-4e49-a0e5-72eeae8d0024.

 

Jean Beatrice Stewart (wife of Oakley Bruce Mason)

Jean Beatrice Mason, obituary; published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Sept. 15, 2010; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=145378599; Salmon Arm Observer; September 7, 2010; https://www.saobserver.net/obituaries/jean-beatrice-mason-nee-stewart/: “Mason, Jean Beatrice (nee Stewart) May 9th, 1925 – September 7th, 2010 On Tuesday, September 7th, at age 85, Jean slipped away quietly at Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm, B.C. and joined her husband Bruce (predeceased in 1996) in heaven. Born in 1925 in Southampton, Jean grew up and received her education in England. She lived through the war years in the embattled port city and moved to Canada in 1948. The vivacious Jean Stewart met Oakley Bruce Mason and was immediately smitten by the dashing young Canadian lad. They were married and settled in North Vancouver where son Stewart was born followed by daughters Marilyn and Suzan. The family then moved to Coquitlam where son Byron was born and the family was raised. In 2001, Jean followed her daughter Suzan (Jerry) to Salmon Arm where son Stewart (Lynda) and family had been living for years. Jean is survived by her brother Bill (Delores), sons Stewart Mason (Lynda), Byron Mason (Melanie), daughters Marilyn Munsie (Ray) and Suzan Litke (Jerry). Also left to mourn their Grandmother are: Ian, Craig, Mike (Erin) Munsie, Nicole (son Chase) and Kimberley (fiance Marty) Mason of Salmon Arm, and Andrea and Emily Mason in Abbotsford. The family would like to thank the Shuswap Lake General Hospital staff, all of Jean’s caregivers at Hillside Village and Fischer’s Funeral Services. No service by request. Donations can be made to the Diabetic Society, Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation or the BCSPCA. A tea will be held on Saturday, September 18th from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm at 2031 – 3rd Ave SE, Salmon Arm. Interment at a later date in Burnaby, BC. Arrangements entrusted to FISCHERS FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm, (250) 833-1129. Email condolences and share memories at www.fischersfuneralservices.com.”

 

Mabel Frances Mason (daughter of Robert Mason)

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-ZZZ : 18 March 2018), Mabel F Mason in household of Robert Mason, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 17, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-L46 : 16 March 2018), Mable F Mason in entry for Robt Mason, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRB-2Y7 : 8 November 2017), Mabel Frances Mason, 1935.

City Woman, Trapped by Fired, Dies; Miss Mabel F. Mason, 50, Victim of North Shore Fire; Firement Find Body Near Bed; Ninety-year-old Father Unable to Rescue His Daughter,” Vancouver Province, August 26, 1935, page 1.

Mabel Frances Mason, death notice, Vancouver Province, August 28, 1935, page 13; Vancouver Sun, August 28, 1935, page 13: “Mason—Passed away Aug. 28th, 1935, at the family residence, 438 E. 11th St., North Vancouver, Mabel Frances Mason, beloved daughter of Robert Mason, in her 50th year. She is also survived by two brothers, Charles H. of North Vancouver and Percy G. of West Vancouver. Funeral services at the Burrard Funeral Chapel, 3rd St. E. North Vancouver, Thursday, Aug. 29, at 2 p.m., Rev. William Stott officiating. Committal Capilano View Cemetery.”