Keith Lewis Mason

1929 to 2011

Died peacefully at NRGH on June 25, 2011 with family by his side.

Keith is survived by his wife Edith with whom he had shared the last 45 years. He is also survived by his children; Cherie Clancy (Dick), Katherine-Anne Shadforth/ Burg (Lyle), Jamie Shadforth (Lisa), Craig Shadforth (Kelly). Ten Grandchildren Keith will also be missed by his three step-sons; Clive Fales, Dale Erickson (Jana) and Blake Erickson (Rhonda).

Born and raised in Victoria BC (Dec. 24, 1929) Keith spent his working life on the BC Coast. As a young man he held different jobs, all in the forest industry. Keith also work on the supply ships which plied the BC Coast. After gaining much experience as a log scaler, Keith and his wife Edith began Shadforth Log Scaling Ltd. in 1972. A thriving and successful business which continues to this day.

Keith and Edith had a long history with local Theatre. A past President of Theatre BC, Keith and Edith were the joint recipients of the Eric Hamber Award of Merit for outstanding contribution to Community Theatre in BC

Keith was also a Director of the Truck Loggers Association of BC. “He was a pioneer in the business of scaling and was instrumental in training new scalers when the ministry phased out… His leadership, commitment and integrity within the industry was truly exemplary” Truck Loggers Association of BC, July 2, 2011.

The family wishes to thank the Nurses, Doctors and volunteers of the NRGH Palliative Care Unit as well as Dr. Mark and staff at the Sow’s Ear Medical Clinic. Further thanks to Central Island Health Services most notably Kelly and Pauline.

A funeral is declined at the request of the deceased. In consideration of family members who are presently absent, a Celebration of Life is tentatively set for September 17 (location to be announced).

Donations in Keith’s memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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