On August 3rd 2022, Robert Edward Lynden Maslen (“Mas”, “Lindy”) in his 75th year passed away after a 6+ year battle with cancer with family by his side at Bethell Hospice in Inglewood ON. Beloved husband of Dale Maslen (nee Cunningham) cherished father of Derek Corlett (Lydia), Marc Corlett (Sue), Matt Maslen, and Darcy Maslen (Ben). Loving Grandfather to Leah, Erin, Samantha, and William. Lindy was survived by his brother John (Alf) and sister-in-law Anne, as well as many nieces and nephews, Mark (Ann), Tim (Dale), Ann (Gary), Judy (Glen), Sue, Karen (Kelly), Darlene (Lee), Karen (Ken), and Harjeet. Predeceased by his parents Alf and Lucy and by his brothers Bert and Bill and sister Dorothy (Johnston). He will be lovingly remembered by his extended family and many friends. Lynden was born and raised in Lindsay ON, the youngest of Alfred and Lucy Maslen of Elgin Street.
He attended L.C.V.I. and was active in the Salvation Army. He went on to graduate in 1970 from Queens University with a degree in chemical engineering (Sci-70!), where he met several lifelong friends. Lynden worked for Calgon Carbon Corporation as a senior sales manager until his retirement in 2012. Mas and Dale married in 1979 and began raising their family in Bolton ON. In 1991 Lynden was relocated to Pittsburgh PA where they spent four years enjoying all it had to offer and the continuous flow of family and friends visiting on weekends. In 1995 the family returned to Bolton, where Mas and Dale were able to enjoy many years of entertaining their friends and family at the house on King Street East, especially around the Christmas season which was his favourite holiday. Mas’ second home was on Pinegrove Road in Kearney ON. Purchasing the lot in 1973, Mas and his friends built a close community that continues to this day. There were so many memories and stories about the cottage on Perry Lake, there was literally a book written about all the shenanigans. Thanks to the unwavering support from his dearest friends from day one of diagnosis and the team at Stronach Regional Cancer Centre in Newmarket ON, Mas was able to enjoy extra summers in his favourite spot on the dock with a cold beverage. Lynden hoped his willingness to participate in different treatment trials for lung cancer could help with future treatment breakthroughs. Along with the time at the cottage, Mas was fortunate enough to enjoy several trips with the guys to cross off some of his bucket list items including watching his favourite football team, the Green Bay Packers play at Lambeau Field in Green Bay Wisconsin (GO PACKERS!). Mas was a music enthusiast, Maple Leafs fan, and a collector of many, many, many things.
What he will be most remembered for is a loyal friend, and loving father, husband, and brother.
The family will receive their friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street South (Hwy 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) on Monday, August 8 from 5 – 8 p.m.
Private interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Lindsay and a Celebration of Life will be held in Lindsay at a later date.
Condolences for the family may be offered at www.EganFuneralHome.com