Mason, Stuart

Just before his home calling (Larger view)

At 8 in Nigeria (Larger view)


At home, with the Lord


Loving memory from Uncle Don.

When we went home to England in 1976, Stuart finished his secondary schooling and then went on to College to qualify in Catering and Hotel Management. He worked for a while in a hospital kitchen, but they served pre-packed airline style meals. He didn't like that because it wasn't proper cooking. When an opportunity arose to work in a bank, he took it, and worked for HSBC until his death in 2008.

Stuart had cancer in the early 1990s, and after surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy, recovered well. He had married Sharon in 1988, a lovely Christian girl slightly older than himself. They had no children. Stuart looked after our UK affairs while we were in Kenya for 7 years with Wycliffe/SIL. When we returned in 2001 we moved to a small ground-floor home here in Reading. Stuart and Sharon lived about seven miles away, and we saw them often. He did very well at HSBC, and while attending a staff course at Birmingham, had a heart attack early one morning and died at the hospital. Sharon drove us up to Birmingham believing, as we did, that we would find him recovering in ICU, but we were too late to say goodbye. We still miss him very much. He is now with Jesus, waiting for that wonderful day when we shall all rise. Had he lived, Stuart would now have been about 48.