David Edwin Mason 'Dave' (27 Jul 1952 - 3 May 2020)

Donate in memory of
DavidSt Giles Hospice

£645.00 + Gift Aid of £148.75
In partnership with

Funeral Service

Location
Bretby Crematorium ~ Carnarvon Chapel Geary Lane Burton upon Trent DE15 0QE
Date
27th May 2020
Time
2.15pm
Funeral Director
T J Parry & Family Funeral Directors Ltd

Dave passed away peacefully at home on 3rd May 2020, aged 67 years. Dad of Peter and Andrew, loving grandad to Millie, Felicity and Oliver. Brother of Doug, Fred and Joy and very special friend to many.

A gathering to celebrate Dave's life will take place as soon as it is safe to do so.

Ian Dyke posted a picture

Half way up Beeston Tor

Report abuse
Comment on this photo
Ian Dyke donated in memory of David

Walks in the Manifold Valley will never be quite the same without Dave. We shared a few good walks up Beeston Tor, I'll always treasure those memories, and our friendship.

Report abuse
Comment on this message
Ron Byers donated £20 in memory of David

I miss our regular hill walks in the speak District, and our long conversations, putting the world to right. A great friend!

Report abuse
Comment on this message
Chris Eaton donated £5 in memory of David
Add a Donation
Margaret Basnett wrote

So sad to lose my cousin . R.I.P. Dave

Report abuse
Comment on this message
Andrew Mason wrote

My early memories of my dad are mainly around holidays, Christmas and waiting to pick him up from work, watching the rabbits.

These are the key items, I remember clearly, from my earlier years:

Walking in the Peak District with him and his friends;
Our first computer and being super competitive with each other on the games;
Playing sports, badminton and later swingball in the garden;
Doing the bridge to bridge swim as family;
Teaching me to wire and solder;
Camping around the UK;
Dam building in Sandilands, Hunstanton, Woolacombe and so on;
Gardening;
Navigation Boating;
General Playing in the sea.

I really thank you Dad for my love of Woolacombe, Cornwall, Sandilands, Dorset and many many other places, but mainly the Peak District where I now live. We have no need to travel the world in comfort. You taught me to enjoy the UK and this is more than enough for us all. My family is so lucky to now live and own a piece of this, a place you adored, a stone's throw from Carsington Water, where we spent your 40th birthday together with your new toy, a pair of binoculars.

Everything you have taught me has enabled me to become a rounded person that is capable of removing anything that blocks my way and achieve success, not for financial gain, but because it is the right thing to do by people.

Yes, we have had our ups and downs over the years, but that is because we are incredibly similar. I will do my best to iron out some of those bad traits and ensure the positive ones are built on and passed to your only grandson Oliver, who will hopefully carry on the Mason name. Unfortunately, your first Grandson did not manage to make it past 6 weeks and 6 days. Ethan David Mason, was named after you and you both will always be in our hearts. In the words of Oliver “You can now look after Ethan, until we are all together again.”

Lots of love Andrew, Sam and Oliver

Report abuse
Comment on this message
Marcus Holmes donated £10 in memory of David

Great guy,many good times with Dave walking

Report abuse
Comment on this message
Andrew Mason posted a picture

My loving of boating and water comes from my Dad

Report abuse
Comment on this photo
Colin Whieldon donated in memory of David

I knew Dave for many years way back from Pirelli days. Always good company and I will miss him.

Report abuse
Comment on this message
James Beooks donated £100 in memory of David

Huge personality with a huge heart. Many fond memories throughout my life of Uncle Dave, none more that when playing cards at Christmas and the glee when getting one (two) over Charlotte or my mum when playing take two. RIP Dave

Report abuse
Comment on this message
David Brooks donated £100 in memory of David

I couldn't have asked for a better uncle. I grew up a few hundred metres from his house and he was such a major part of my formative years. A large guy, but even larger than life in terms of his personality. Very entertaining whether it was at the dinner table, in front of the TV watching the rugby, walking around the Washlabds or down "The Bridge" (didn't he get barred at one point?). I will miss his laugh and love for life.

Report abuse
Comment on this message
Doug & Glen Mason wrote

When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me
I want no rites in a gloom filled room
Why cry for a soul set free?

Miss me a little, but not for long
And not with your head bowed low
Remember the love that once we shared
Miss me, but let me go.

For this is a journey we all must take
And each must go alone.
It's all part of the master plan
A step on the road to home.

When you are lonely and sick at heart
Go to the friends we know.
Laugh at all the things we used to do
Miss me, but let me go.

Report abuse
Comment on this message
John and Joy Brooks donated £50 in memory of David

Loving memories of our brother and brother- in-law.

Report abuse
Comment on this message
Joy Brooks wrote

Already missing you, but have many wonderful and treasured memories over the years.

Report abuse
Comment on this message
Andrew Mason donated £250 in memory of David

Rest in peace Dad and look after Ethan please until we join you.

Report abuse
Comment on this message
Doug Mason posted a picture

The last time the family were together

Report abuse
Comment on this photo
Doug Mason donated £30 in memory of David

The last time together as a family

Report abuse
Comment on this photo
Mark Mason donated £20 in memory of David
Timothy Parry lit a candle
Powered by Funeral Guide Contact Funeral Guide