MASON: Suddenly, at his residence, on Thursday, October 5, 2023, John Leroy Mason of Dashwood, age 67. Loved father and father-in-law of Shawn Mason and Karen Ashe of Dashwood, Tracy and Paul Noon of London, Stephanie and Josh Dougall of Hensall. Cherished grandpa of Leah and Brandon Noon and Grant and Mallory Dougall. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Larry and Gail Mason of Zurich, Ron Mason and Sophie Coolman-Mason of Centralia, the late Bonnie (2019) and Jordy Speake of Grand Bend, twin sister Judy Mason and friend Steve Dennis of London, William Mason and Doug Mason both of Exeter. Fondly remembered by his companion Gloria Pear, his former wife Natalie (Lockie) Mason of Hensall, and his nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his parents Gerald Dean and Joy (Desjardine) Mason and nephew Jeremy Mason. At the family’s request, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life for Family and Friends will be held at the Dashwood Community Centre on Saturday, October 14, 2023, from 2 to 5 p.m., with words of Remembrance at 3:30 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. John proudly invented and patented a laser guided grading device called the “Johnny Blade”. He was well known for his whistling abilities, especially O Canada. If desired, memorial donations (payable directly) to Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer Society.