Arnold Mason death – obituary : 88, of Fisher River Cree Nation pronounced dead

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Arnold Mason death – obituary, cause of death : Arnold Mason 88, of Fisher River Cree Nation, has died. He passed away peacefully on September 4th 2008.

Arnold was born March 18, 1933 in Fisher River Cree Nation. he was a loving husband who was best known for his infectious sense of humor and making everyone laugh. he was greatly admired for his athletic abilities in school and he passed his love and passion for sports down to all his children.

He was a perfect example of what it means to be a wonderful person. He had a calming presence and was extremely kind, he touched the hearts of so many, and was an inspiration to everyone who knew him.

Mason had a caring heart, generous attitude and a fun-loving personality that laid the foundation for years of lifelong friendships. It didn’t matter what you needed, he would be there to help you celebrate, mourn, fix things, build something or to just listen and offer a shoulder to cry on or smile to laugh with.

He had a funny and unique personality and was never afraid to show it and his friends loved that about him. He was described by his friends as someone who was always ready for a laugh.

The 88 years old was a fisherman most of his life, where he fished on Lake Winnipeg and Great Slave Lake. The time spent fishing was the best years of his life where he met and made many long-lasting friendships.

He was predeceased by his parents; Percy and Flora Mason, siblings; brother Earl, sister Shirley, baby Edna and one in infancy, one son (Keith) who died in infancy and a great-grandchild Russell in infancy.

A sacred fire has been lit on Friday morning at the home of son, Gerry Mason, which will burn for four days. Wake service to be held at the Stevens Memorial United Church on Monday, September 8, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral service on Tuesday, at 2:00 p.m. September 9, 2008 and interment at Fisher River Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff at Percy E. Moore Hospital, Health Science Centre, Victoria Hospital and specialist Dr. Minuk.