OCAD U student, Sarah Mason, passed away suddenly in her sleep, in Thunder Bay on July 30, 2018. Sarah was looking forward to returning to OCAD U for her final year of school with her friends and classmates. An Illustration student in the Bachelor of Design program, Sarah drew much inspiration from her country home and enjoyed spending time with her mom, dad, two brothers, cat, dog and five hens, in Thunder Bay.
Sarah had been involved with the Thunder Bay art community for the last seven years in the Die-Active Art Collective from the Definitely Superior Art Gallery. For their most recent project, Sarah served as a mentor for other young artists, and coordinated one of the mural walls in the city.
Sarah was a winner in the Illustration category of the Creative Quarterly (CQ50) competition. Creative Quarterly is an international journal that focusses on promoting the work of the creative community.
A celebration of life service for Sarah was held at Slate River Baptist Church in Thunder Bay on August 8th.