August 6, 1935 – May 11, 2020
William John Mast (Bill) born August 6, 1935 passed away May 11, 2020 of natural causes. Bill was born in Vancouver and raised in Wells by William Sr. and Margaret (nee Percival) Mast with his brother Ron. Bill enjoyed the outdoors and loved the warmth of the sun. He had many long-term friends (the annual Kinsmen Picnic was always a joy) and new friends as he was a very warm and caring person. He worked many jobs in his young life and enjoyed the time he spent with the Salmon Commission. After developing epilepsy he needed to work closer to home and joined the Liquor Distribution Branch where he stayed for over 30 years. He married Eleanore Lorraine Robson (nee: Nordstrand) and took on her children, Mark and Holly, as his own. His daughter Jennifer came along and was the light of his life. Bill, Eleanore and the kids always had many pets and even bred Ocicats. The family also fostered many children over the 25 years that they were foster parents. This was difficult and sometimes rewarding work. Bill, surprisingly, survived 11 years since Eleanore’s death and missed her terribly. He also is survived by his grandchildren Amanda, Cameron, Carson and Connor and his great grand children, Tienna and Arianna.
The ability to stay home until the end was important to Bill. He and the family would like to thank the following people: Jane, from Home Instead for her friendship and kind and loving care for the past years, the warm and capable staff at the Medicine Shoppe, Dr. Andres Bredenkamp, Barb and Denise who went above and beyond medical care and treated Bill like a good friend. Bill had complicated medical needs and it took a team to keep him home. Come Share Society, Fraser Health Home Care and his daughter Holly rounded out the team. Bill was happy and well cared for until the end of his time here.
Those we love never really leave us, they live on in the joy and warmth they brought into our lives. Bill was a good man and will be missed by those who knew and loved him.
The family requests no flowers. If you are so inclined a donation to one of Bill’s favorite charities would be appreciated: White Rock South Surrey Food Bank, Canadian Cancer Society or TB Vets.
Ancientburials.com is helping with arrangements. To contact family please e mail email@example.com to find out about a future service.Obituary
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