Chris Mason

It is with great sadness that we let you know our dear County Chairman, Chris Mason passed away on Friday 10th October. He’ll be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.

Chris has been a huge part of archery within the county for many years, working tirelessly not least as Chairman but in everything from running shoots to simply helping others whenever they needed it. This is just a little of what he did for us all. He will be sorely missed and his absence will be felt by many many people.

We would like to pass on our deepest sympathies to Chris’ children Jamie and Steph, and to Chris’ partner Angie. So many of you will be sending your love and thoughts to them at this sad time.

Details of the funeral will follow as soon as possible. Please feel free to share any of your own condolences and thoughts in the comments below.


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19 thoughts on “Chris Mason

  • October 14, 2014 at 8:21 am

    To Chris, a lovely man we were privileged to have known.
    Thank you for your advice, support and most of all your friendship. We will miss your enthusiasm, your belief in others, your passion for our sport, your gentle ways and your wonderful laugh.

    Rest in Peace Chris x

  • October 14, 2014 at 12:53 am

    I remember when Chris started archery and his first few competitions, he enjoyed both field and target archery and we always had a good time regardless of scores. He was always friendly and never spoke bad about any one, he was always there to help people even at the expense of his own shooting. I will miss you mate but I won’t forget you. Good shooting.

  • October 13, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    What an amazing man Chris Mason was. Everything he did, he did for other people. He never put himself first. Always making sure everyone else was ok. I feel privaliged to have known him. He did make me laugh and giggle every time he came into a club. I will miss him a great deal, as I would see him three or four times a week with Jamie, we would spend time sorting out the world. What a lovely friend. Chris, I simply loved you and your optimism.

  • October 13, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    We will miss this real gentleman of archery. He was always approachable – always sincere, always helpful and always kind. His knowledge was amazing. A gentle giant of a man. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  • October 13, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    I remember my very first Competition outside of my club was one of W.O.A.Cs indoor comps and when I arrived at the school Chris was the first person I saw, On explaining to him it was my first, He immediately took me under his wing, Showed me around and made sure I was alright throughout the shoot. Over the years I’ve had the pleasure of knowing him I realised what a great man he was, always quick witted, always smiling and always willing to help, a big man with a big heart.
    The line won’t be the same without you Chris, R.I.P.

  • October 13, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Sad news to hear that the “gentle bear” of archery in northamptonshire is no longer with us. Jazmine and i will always remember him giving us advice. RIP Chris, our thoughts are with Angie, Jamie & family.

  • October 13, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Purely and simply Chris was one of the good guys, in fact the number 1 good guy. He gave so much of anybodies most valuable resource, his time, to help others and all expected in return was the joy is seeing the person or club he help succeed or probably most importantly for him to see them enjoying themselves.
    Chris has been at the very heart of the Northamptonshire archery community for decades and has been central to turning us into the successful county we are today, without him I’m not sure the county would have made it through some very difficult situations in the past. I remember him telling me that on one occasion the County was so strapped for cash that we couldn’t send team to represent us at the EMAS inter-county shoot, he was distraught at this decision, as he was so proud of Northamptonshire, so he went on his own as our team! Thats the type of guy he was, and we will all miss him.
    Rest in peace my friend Chris, I’ve shed a few tears this weekend but rest assured when I remember you in the future it will be with a huge smile on my face.

  • October 13, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    We first met Chris at WOAC and soon appreciated how passionate he was about archery. He always had time to help people with their shooting, to have a chat and and a joke, he was also heavily involved in running the club. He was a lovely guy and we are both pleased to have known him, we will miss him very much.

  • October 12, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    Chris was a great big bear of a man but was one of the most gentle and unassuming people you could meet, he was also an excellent 2nd row forward for Kettering Rugby Club for many years.He played a part in many of the clubs greatest victories. He will be fondly remembered and sorely missed by many of his friends from KRFC.
    Rest in Peace Cuddles.
    Bob Wheeler
    President KRFC

  • October 12, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    Archery has seen the loss of an amazing man, he was always there if you needed to be put on the straight & narrow or just a chat about nothing in particular. He helped me and has helped many people over the years, he gave his time & efforts to helping others – one of life’s greats who leaves a big hole in archery & his family life x RIP

  • October 12, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Chris was a great man and I would of never had been the Chairlady of NAC without him and all of his support. So I thank him for helping NAC and me from the bottom of my heart. I will miss him very much. My thoughts are with the family at this time. xx

  • October 12, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    I first met Chris in 2000 in my first year of regular competition in Northants and since then had many pleasant days sharing a target with him. Once I started to organise shoots I always made sure Chris was on the same boss as me. I have happy memories of shooting for Northants when Chris was County captain and having him in the team when I was at the helm. In common with most of the county archery family I will miss Chris but I am pleased to have known him.

  • October 12, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Such sad & shocking news, Chris always helped everyone & was always a great laugh. He will be missed. My thoughts are with the all of the family at this difficult time.

  • October 12, 2014 at 9:31 am

    All the members of Archers of Raunds would like to pass on their condolences to Angie, James, Steph and the rest of his family on the sad loss of Chris. Thoughts are with you all at this sad time.

  • October 12, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Chris was a great Coach and a well liked and respected member of the Archery world. He will be truly missed by everyone who had the privilege of knowing him and shooting with him. R.I.P

  • October 12, 2014 at 1:19 am

    This big man was a massive part of Northamptonshire County Archery, so much passion and support for the county.
    He will be truly missed, RIP Chris

  • October 11, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    Thinking of a lovely man. Love and best wishes to those who will miss him most of all xx

  • October 11, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    it is so sad,we was all shocked to hear abt Chris today,our thoughts go out to his family,at this sad time he will be sorely missed in the archery world, heaven as gained another angel sleep tight Chris regards bez an Steve frm N.A.C xxxx

  • October 11, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    Chris was the life and soul of archery in our county. A very sad day for everyone who knew him. He was always there to help whenever needed, expecting nothing in return. A true gent who will be very sorely missed. My thoughts go to his nearest and dearest, especially Jamie and Angie.

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