Mrs. Arthur W. Mason, of Grimsby, and formerly of Guelph, where she was active in I.O.D.E. and other women's organizations, died suddenly in St. Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton, Tuesday morning.
She was a member of Lincoln Loyalist Chapter, I.O.D.E., and of St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Grimsby. An accomplished musician, she was also a member of St. Andrew's choir.
Before taking up residence at Grimsby, Mr. and Mrs. Mason had been summer residents at Grimsby Beach for many years.
Mrs. Mason was a daughter of the late S. Springer, a former bursar and superintendent of the Ontario Agricultural College, Guelph. For 25 years she was soloist and choir director of the Norfolk St. United Church in that city. She was an active member of the Presto Music Club and took a prominent part in the Guelph Little theatre productions.
She was a charter member of the Guelph Teachers' Association, the College Women's Club and The Women's Canadian Club. She was soprano soloist in the Metropolitan United Church, Toronto, for a time, and was for several years a member of the Mendelssohn Choir, of Toronto. She studied singing in New York under direction of Oscar Sanger, Walter Goldie and Signor Morenzo.
She was regent of Victoria Chapter, I.O.D.E., Guelph, from 1938 to 1945, and on moving to Grimsby, was made a life member.
Her husband, Prof. A.W. Mason, who survives, retired a few years ago after 38 years' service on the O.A.C. staff.
Surviving besides her sorrowing husband are two sisters, Mrs. C.I. Arnold, Toronto, and Miss Iva Springer, Welland.
The remains are resting at the Stonehouse Funeral Home until this afternoon at 2 p.m. when services will be conducted in St. Andrew's church. Interment will be in the Mausoleum, Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph.