September 15, 1994 – August 5, 2017
Paul, Mason Marcel aged 22, suddenly on Saturday, August 5th, 2017 in Dundas ON. Mason’s zest for life, fierce commitment to human connection and compassion for animals will be sorely missed by all those who knew him. A vibrant, wonderfully unique and passionate life cut far too short by addiction. Youngest son to Caroline and Bill, younger brother to India and Dylan, grandson to Barbara and Bill Paul, Marylin Howard and Marcel Beauchamp (deceased). Cremation has taken place. A memorial visitation will be held on Friday, August 11th, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas ON. Everyone warmly welcome. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Mason’s honour to: Ontario Wildlife Rescue.
I only met Mason a handful of times but he was so magnetic, I could see why he was Aiden’s freind. I wish I could have gotten to know him better.
Though I didn’t teach Mason, I remember him well from Parkside. He was a friendly, easy-going guy who was universally liked. I remember particularly his kindness to our students with special needs, and his enthusiasm for animals. I am so very sorry for your loss, and for the loss to the world of a young man with the potential to make it a better place.
As you know Mason was very special to me. Mason was my first serious boyfriend, my first love and an amazing friend. Throughout the years we always kept in contact. Sharing stories, photos and memories. Mason was by far the most amazing human I have ever came across. His passion for life was amazing. It breaks my heart that I will not see his smile again, or hear his sweet .. oh so sweet laugh. Mason was one of a kind. He will never be replaced, and he will always have a special place in my heart. You left this world way to soon mase, I’ll never forget you , or the memories we spent together. Thanks for always looking after me, checking up on me, and being so sweet to me.
Love you mase
My heart is with your family on this tragedy
Forever in my heart xo
God Bless you amazon Paul. Thank you for being such a ray of sunshine in so many people’s lives. You had the ability to shine and make people feel so important. Rest peacefully may you rest with Julian and Jack. Some life long friends of yours. Gone but never forgotten. Ps thanks for making st patties day 2012 so memorable. Love you.
I was proud to be this young man’s dad.
I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I hope he finds peace. My sincere condolences to your family.
Grandparents grieve too
They watch their children grieve
And don’t know what to do
They try to make things better
But sometimes it makes it worse
Their grandchild should be driven home
Not driven in a hearse
They have not just lost a grandchild
They watch their child in pain
They hold it all together
But their grief isn’t the same
To see your child hurting
For the child they have lost
They want to take the pain away
From those they love the most
In time you will get stronger
And your child not forgotten
Sometimes they might not show us
The pain they hold inside
But I assure you they are hurting
Just as much as you
But themselves as a parent
Feel they must stay strong
Their own child is grieving
And the process is long
It’s not a case of taking months
It’s a case of taking years
But every step along the way
They’ll be there to wipe your tears
Rest in Peace dear Grandson……
Very sad to learn of another young person’s life taken when they had so much to give. Although I didn’t personally know Mason, I am a relative through his grandfather Bill’s side (Ricker clan) and family is still family. The words that others have written give a good picture of his personality and I feel I do have an understanding of who he was. My thoughts go out to family and friends as they celebrate Mason’s life and keep the memory of his having lived for 22 years and for the credit to humanity that he was.
While Mason and I we’re only friends for a short period of time, mason drastacially influenced me in my life. Being two years younger than him, and growing up around some people that didn’t treat me the kindest at times, Mason always helped put a smile on my face when I was down, and stood up for me on a number of occasions. And with that, he helped me gain confidence in myself, and helped teach me what it was like to treat others with compassion. I’d like the family to know, that your son was an amazing person, and that he was my hero in my eyes at the young age of 10. He’s left a mark on my life that I’ll forever remember.
So sad to hear this news. Our deepest condolences to the family and all of Mason’s friends who we know will miss him terribly.
Last year my boyfriend and I traveled through Canada. We worked with Mason in Lake Louise for a couple of months. We became friends and changed “friendship-bracelets” and I still wear his one.. everyday. I am from Germany , so i didn’t now what is going on. What happened to Mason? Can somebody tell me, why he is not here anymore? After continuing traveling and leaving Lake Louise we said good bye.. but now I know it is forever and i don’t understand. Best wishes to his family and friends. I know you lost more than friend.
Many fond memories from the Dundas Hockey days. A young life taken too soon, our deepest condolences to the Paul family.
Bill, I know their is little, if anything, I can do to help you with the heavy heart you now carry. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Whenever we see a young a young man smile we will think of you.
You were a bright light in our lives and we miss you terribly.
Love you forever
My Deepest condolences to the friends and family of Mason , so sorry for your loss.
I’m so sad to hear of the sudden loss of this wonderful young man. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of sorrow. All my love, Joanne.
Mase last time I seen you you came into my work & lit up the whole night . You also saved me a few thousand times hahaWe had a nice talk & you told me how beautiful my daughter was for a whole 30 minutes lol I’ll never forget it ?❤️
We met years ago through another beautiful soul Connor & im so beyond thankful
Watch over us and your loved ones & stay you up there .
I hope heaven is all it’s suppose to be for someone so pure & so beautiful .
The body is only the shell to the soul. You are free now love , be free xo
God bless the family and friends struggling through this tough time . ❤️
Fly in paradise masse
Bill, Caroline and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Words cannot begin to express our sadness for the loss of Mason and at such a young age.
Pat & Marie
You were a beautiful soul Mase. We admired you greatly and will visit you often in our thoughts. Love you very much.
Our sincere condolences to the Paul family. Someone as special as Mason will forever live in our memories
Simon, Carly & Andrew Tudball.
My love to the Paul family. I had the amazing opportunity to grow up with Mason. Always the light of any room and the backbone of any great story. Thank you Mason for making wherever you were a happy place to be.
My deepest condolences to you India and your family on such a dark day. Please be strong and close to your family through such trying times. My thoughts are with you. Your friend, Paul Greenaway
I only recently met Mason. He was a pleasure. He gave me some advice on keeping a dog in check and said he had been with dogs his entire life and that his Dad taught him a lot about training dogs. He said it with such pride. I am so sad that he lost the fight with drugs. So very sorry for your loss.
A child is gone and a family grieves. It is not right that one so young should die. I didn’t know Mason but I do know his grandpa Bill and I grieve for him and his family who will never forget this fine young man. My condolences to all Masons’s family and friends and may their happy memories of Mason forever keep him alive in their minds and hearts.
There aren’t even words to describe how amazing you were. I knew you for a long time but only got the pleasure of being in your life for a short period of that before you left for out west. I know people usually say “no one has negative thoughts about someone who’s passed” but I couldn’t think of a bad thing to say if I tried. You, even after all these years still connected with people from your past. I’ll never forget the time you picked me up after work, we got back to your place and made “mudwater”. The time you lived on Fennel and I always had a place to go after an escapade at the bar when I got into a fight with my best friend. You were always there whenever you could help. You already had another person sleeping on your couch, while I did your dishes quietly in the morning trying not to wake them. . I hoped that we would reconnect and rekindle the friendship that we had at some point in our lives. We had spoken not even a week prior and made plans to hangout. I wish I had made them sooner. You’ll always have a special place in my heart, as well as everyone else’s. I really hope that somewhere, someplace, you can read all of these. And feel what everyone feels knowing that you’re gone. You’ve left such a serious impact on this world Mason. I want to be angry but there’s no point. You lived such a carefree and magnificent life I would feel guilty being mad. You did your part for everyone and everything on this Earth and although your story was cut too short, I don’t think you would have changed a single opportunity you had. There’s no one that could come close to replacing you and it was a pleasure having you in my life. We all love you ♥️ Rest easy you raccoon lover
Mason will forever hold a special place in our hearts. Our sincerest condolences to Bill, Caroline, India, Dylan and family.
Love, Ken, Denise, Jasmine and Jacob
To the Paul family,
Bill, we would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family; words cannot express our sadness. You are in our hearts and minds.
David and Leslie Giroux.
Caroline and family, Please accept our deepest condolences in the tragic and sudden loss of your dear son, Mason. You’re in our thoughts and prayers during this extremely difficult time.
Bill, my heart goes out to you and your family through this difficult time. Please know that you are in my thoughts and wishing you comfort in this time of sorrow.
Sincere condolences to you and your family for your loss. Mine and Jackies thoughts are with you all.
Bill, my thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Our deepest condolences to your entire family. We hope you can find comfort in your loving memories of Mason, which you will forever hold close in your hearts.
We can only imagine there is no pain more far reaching and deeper than losing a child/brother. Our hearts go out to you at this most difficult time. Although it’s difficult to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help to comfort you today, tomorrow and beyond. Extending our deepest sympathy for you in your loss. And hoping, too, that comfort and peace may come to you.
Jan & Tom Wynne
Thinking of you and sending our sincere condolences to Bill, Caroline and your entire family at this very sad time. Steve & Tash xoxoxo
My condolences on the loss of your grandson.So sorry to hear about this.My sympathies to you and your family in this troubled time.Stay stong.
Caroline and family, so deeply sorry for your loss. Your all so strong to let everyone know what happened to Mason. You have brought awareness to not only his struggles but you may help others who face similar challenges.
So sorry about the passing of your beautiful son Mason. My heart is breaking. May memories of Mason help ease your pain. Sending love and hugs to you Caroline and your family.
So very sorry for your loss.
My condolences to Bill and Caroline and all the Paul and Beauchamp family. By reading through the Messages it is clear he was a very well though of young man. Thinking of you all.
Rich and Joanne.
I know this is a little late but I felt compelled to post a message. I haven’t spoken with Mason for a few years now but the news of his passing really shook me. All the childhood memories came rushing back and it was painful remembering all the good times I had with him when we were younger. I cannot possibly imagine how his family and close friends are feeling and my thoughts and good wishes are with you all.
Mason was a fun-loving and charismatic childhood friend and hockey teammate that I looked up to despite being the same age. Although we drifted apart over the high school years and attempts to reconnect afterwards never fully came to pass, I miss Mason and somehow the world seems a little darker with the knowledge that he is no longer around.
But I know he touched many lives, including mine, and I will cherish the memories made with him and never forget all that I learned from him about being a good friend and person. I’m sure everyone who was fortunate enough to know Mason will do the same and in that way his life that was cut far too short will leave a lasting impact.
My deepest condolences and those of the Parry family go out to his family and all those that were close to Mason.