***Dear family and friends, As you are aware, the ongoing pandemic has affected all upcoming plans. Once all restrictions are lifted, we will have the Celebration of Life for Ian Mason. An update will follow once a definitive date is confirmed. Thank you all for your continuing love and support.*** It is with the greatest sadness the family announces the peaceful passing after a heroic fight of a man who was larger than life, Ian John Mason (of Holland Landing). Ian was a proud York Regional Police Officer in his 30th year of service. Dear loving son of Margaret “Peggy” and the late Sidney “Tony” Mason. Life-mate and husband (peas and carrots) to Michelle (nee Vilkas). Devoted proud father to Kaelan and his wife Shannon, and Duncan. Lovingly remembered and cherished by his brothers; Gary and his wife Christine, Nicholas and his wife Lisa, and his nephews and nieces; Stephen, Spencer, Nicole, Jacob, Zachary, and Grace. Ian will be forever missed by his Best Pal; Andre Boteju. His family, many close friends and colleagues will fondly remember Ian for his amazing infectious smile. He loved golfing, trips on his Harley, playing music with his bandmates (Unknown Trouble), Hounds hockey and enjoying a good scotch and cigar. Most of all, he loved time spent with family and friends. Special thank you to his Blue family at York Regional Police for the truly overwhelming support. Rest easy Ian, they will take it from here. The family will be eternally grateful to Pastor Keith Taylor for all the time and kindness he gave – 24/7. Heartfelt appreciation extends to the Doctor’s & Nurses at Southlake Regional Health Centre Emergency Department, St. Michael’s Hospital GI Team (9 weeks) and Stronach Cancer Centre for their exceptional and compassionate care. Words can’t describe the gratitude we have for amazing Team at Margaret Bahen Hospice for the absolute love they shared with Ian in his final days.
Due to the current situation, a private family gathering has taken place. Please note that due to current restrictions and gathering limitations, Ian's Celebration has been postponed. A Celebration of Ian’s life will take place at Taylor Funeral Home Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 12:00p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Ian’s name can be made to the Margaret Bahen Hospice. Online condolences may be placed at www.taylorfh.ca
Celebrating the Life of Detective Constable Ian Mason #819 (January 9, 1968 – March 20, 2020)
Saturday, June 4, 2022 12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m. - Celebration of Life Service Taylor Funeral Home 524 Davis Drive, Newmarket, ON ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Family and friends are invited to honour and celebrate the well-lived life of our beloved Ian.
**In lieu of flowers, donations to Margaret Bahen Hospice would be greatly appreciated by the Mason family**
While the family wishes you could all be with them in their time of loss, they appreciate your kind words and condolences.
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I’m trying to remember when we first met .... was it at the shed... at Hockey.... while you were in frauds .... or with the association.... I truly can’t remember .... what I do remember is how I always thought what a silver fox with a great smile .... any time I saw you you had a smile on your face. Could be having a crap day but did it with a smile .... I was thrilled to know that I would be working along side of you ... I requested it because of your smile and knowledge of course .... you were a joy to work a long side and a fantastic partner ... we have disagreed on INV but still manage to find a common ground and work like a team and as good friends respecting one another.
I want you to know that I valued learned respected and enjoyed working with you ... partying with you at times chatting playing hockey together ... not sure who was better ...
I enjoyed all time I got yo know you work with you complain with you.
I will take with me your smile and fun natured personality
Thank you for being a fantastic co worker and friend
Your Music Will also be remembered.
M’y sincere condolences to Michelle and the rest of Ian’s family.
I always knew Ian for his smile...We had some great conversations over the years and it is so hard to believe he has left us...He was a good man and he will be missed by us all. My condolences to Michelle and the rest of his family...