Jody Mason

March 14, 1978 to August 17, 2017


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of an extraordinary, heroic individual whose existence has changed the world of so many for the better. Jody Mason – eternal optimist; master selfie taker and perpetual winner of the best smile – passed peacefully away in the arms of his soul mate and wife, Cavell , on August 17, 2017 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Age 39 years.  Predeceased by his loving parents:  B. Joseph Mason (Jr) and Rosalind Mason (nee LeDrew). Leaving to mourn with treasured memories: his loving wife Cavell (nee Smith); sister Jolyn (Myron); aunt Dallas Hewitt (Richard); great-aunt Daphne Earle; cousins near and far; his brother by choice Dave Jeans and his partner, Katrina Roberts as well as special friends Keith and Cathy Kelly (and the entire Kelly clan); step-mother Anne Mason (and step family in North Carolina); his brave YACC family from all across Canada and a legion of friends. The man, the myth, the legend is resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Rd, St. John’s with visitation on Sunday, August 20th  and Monday, August 21st from 1PM – 4PM and 7PM – 9PM. A celebration of his inspirational life will be held on Tuesday, August 22nd at 1PM at the Chapel at Carnell’s with a reception to follow.  We invite those attending his Celebration of Life, who are comfortable to do so, to salute our favourite real-life superhero by wearing a superhero t-shirt in his honour. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jody’s name may be made to Young Adult Cancer Canada. A special thank you to the nurses of the Palliative Care Unit at the Leonard Miller Centre and the entire Oncology Team at the Health Science Centre for their kindness and compassion.



1 - 4 p.m on August 20, 2017

7-9 p.m. on August 20, 2017

1 - 4 p.m on August 21, 2017

7-9 p.m. on August 21, 2017

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Celebration Of Life

1:00pm, Tuesday August 22nd

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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Our hearts are broken by the loss of such an amazing person. Our only comfort is that the world is so much a better place for his having been in it. Deepest condolences to all of Jody’s loved ones.

So sorry to hear of Jody’s passing. He was such a sweetheart! A beautiful smile and a beautiful soul.
Please accept our sincere condolences.

Our deepest sympathies goes out to Cavell and Jolyn on Jody’s passing. Jody was a super hero in many people’s eyes. His courage, humour, and gift to simply make people smile will never be forgotten. He was a true inspiration. Rest in Peace my friend-until we meet again.

Our deepest sympathy for your loss. We are sorry we can not be there in person, but know we are thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. We wish you peace to bring you some comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

My deepest sympatny to all of Jody’s family and friends. We first met when I joined the St. John’s Board of Trade and we both later spent time on the Ambassador’s Committee. We had a membership blitz in the Fall and I was part of Team Superhero with Jody, before he was diagonised, just goes to show that he has always been one, not just in the face of adversity! I am out of town and so sorry I will not get to pay my repsects but rest assured, my thoughts, prayers and humour are with Jody.

Our deepest sympathy to all of Jody’s family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Our heartfelt condolences to
Cavell, Jolyn and Jody’s extended family and friends. Jody was an inspiration to everyone he touched and he is now flying high with the Angels! May he RIP!
Linda & Ralph Ryan.

Condolences to all your family and friends.
Jody, though we may not have been in regular communication the last couple of years you were never too far from mind, your strength of spirit, determination and optimism is an inspiration to all who knew you. Put in a good word for “The Hotstepper”. RIP my friend.

So sorry to hear of Jody’s passing. May the precious memories of your time together sustain you through this difficult time.

I am sorry about how your name is spelt..Cavell
I did spell it right, but my I pad decided to spell it differently….and once sent it could not be changed.deepest apologies, and again deepest sympathy ..

I am so sorry to learn of Jodys death, he was Very special.. Deepest condolences. I apologize for not being at the funeral home and funeral.., I have Shingles , and am not well enough to attend..( I am Dallas sister in laws aunt. )may your memories comfort you through the coming years.

May fond memories of Jody bring you great comfort in the days ahead. Condolences to all the family.

So sorry to hear of Jody’s passing, such an amazing young man, when in so much pain himself,,always had that broad smile and encouraging words of comfort for others. You fought a hard battle, rest in peace now Jody, you have left so many with a positive outlook!

Great person, if we all could only be half the man you are, this world would be a better place. Your suffering is finally over, Rest in peace my friend.
Avondale will miss you.

Cavell & Jolyn
So very sorry to hear of Jody’s passing. He always had a smile on his face. He was very brave & fought a hard fight against his cancer. It was a honor to have known him. Heaven has gained a wonderful Angel. RIP Jody.
Patsy & Harvey Sheppard

So sad to hear of Jodys passing. It was always so inspiring to read his Facebook statuses and blog posts. He will be missed.

Carve your name on hearts, not on tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they tell about you.