It is with deep sadness that we must announce the passing of Beverly "Bev" Floyd Mason, age 63, of Amherst Head. Bev passed away surrounded by his loving family at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre on Monday, December 3, 2012.
Born in Amherst, he was a son of the late Floyd and Ditty (Tower) (Damery) Mason. He was raised by his grandparents Will and Beryl Mason.
Bev has spent most of his life in the Amherst Head area. He and his wife Beverley spent their lives farming together. Bev was also a lobster fisherman. The last few years he has worked with Costin's Paving in Amherst. His hobby was working, and in his spare time he loved to drink coffee and entertain friends and family around the kitchen table.
He will be dearly missed by his wife Beverley (Brownell), Amherst Head; daughters Laura-Lee, Amherst Head, Jessica (Vincent), Shinimicas, Erica, St. Andrew's, NB; special son Ward (Tasha), Collingwood; grandchildren, Kaylee and Mason; brother Bill (Donna), Maccan, Onslow (Jean), Amherst, several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his grandparents, parents, brother Roddy and grandson Brailey.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Furlong~Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church St., Amherst, (902-667-8777). Visitation will be held at the Sunrise Trinity United Church, Amherst Head on Saturday, December 8, 2012 from 1 pm until 2 pm, followed immediately at 2 pm by the funeral service, Ruth Gamble, DLM, officiating. Burial will take place in the Beecham Road Cemetery. A reception will follow at the church.
Those wishing to make a donation in Bev's memory may do so to the Sunrise Trinity United Church or the charity of your choice.
To My Old Brown Earth, And to my Old blue sky, I'll now give these last few molecules of "I". And you who sing, And you who stand nearby, I do charge you not to cry. Guard well our human chain, Watch well you keep it strong, As long as sun will shine. And keep this our home. Keep pure and sweet and green, For now I'm yours. And you are also mine. by Pete Seeger