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Joe Mashiter

Eric Mashiter

August 31, 1927 - March 08, 2021

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Eric Mashiter. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. Click on the heart to let us know you were here and to receive email updates. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

Eric passed away peacefully on 8th March 2021 aged 93. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him and certainly never forgotten. Eric was one of a kind and many of us, due to current circumstances, were sadly unable to see him and say our goodbyes as his time drew to an end. After a long and eventful life, we're sure those close to him have memories they would like to share and this memorial page gives us all a space to collect...  see more
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  • Ray Mashiter
    The day Anita's hairdryer was saved from certain meltdown - it was 'defrost the freezer challenge day', we'd carried it out to the back patio and I had only popped to the loo and came back to see that dads chosen weapon to melt that stubborn build up of...  more
  • Valerie Wilson
    Eric was one of those people who I knew would always be there for me whenever I needed him. With just a phone call he could make me feel valued and important to him. Such a great quality to have.
    Eric lived with my Dad, Joseph (his brother), my Mum,...  more
  • Ray Mashiter
    Yes that’s right Ian Dad certainly enjoyed building and never lost the enthusiasm to find more opportunities to pick up a cement trowel! … in fact Sue and I learned that Dad could identify a brick at thirty paces. It is a long story so will be as...  more
    • Ray Mashiter
      Sue Binder The correct consistency for cement is like the squidgy chocolate icing on a chocolate fudge cake - if you're interested
      I also learnt that another essential contribution for an Eric Mashiter building site is endless cups of tea and kitkats!
      • March 29, 2021
  • Bill & Dot Rodham
    And at the Ashes in 2019
  • Bill & Dot Rodham
    Some Photos at Victoria's Wedding from Bill & Dot
  • Bill & Dot Rodham
    Dot & I were so sorry to learn of Eric’s passing. I first met Eric in 1977 when he came to collect Ian from University in Newcastle. As a Civil Engineering undergraduate I was always keen to chat to a “real” engineer. Eric was rightly proud of his...  more
  • Joe Mashiter
    I've really enjoyed reading through these memories of Grandad and it's beginning to make me realise where I get my stubbornness from, or as I like to say strong mindedness! As Anita mentioned, I'll look back with particular fondness on the perpetual...  more
  • Anita Brearton
    I couldn't have asked for a better father-in-law. Eric enthusiastically welcomed me and his three bonus grandchildren, Victoria, Andrew, and Hayley, into the Mashiter family. As sad as I am at his passing, I have many great memories that always make me...  more
  • Ian Mashiter
  • Ian Mashiter
    I am very sad that you left us before you made it to 100. I was sure you would, and the Queen would then have sent you a card. (Though you would have hated that!)
    You were so rightly proud of the hard work it took to be a Professional Civil Engineer...  more
  • Ray Mashiter
  • Ray Mashiter
    Dad always felt indestructible while on the ride on. The next post is a video, notice dads little glance down before his reply... you'll need a lot of volume to hear his reply.
  • Ray Mashiter
    July of last year saw this certificate arrive in the post; dad was very proud to have achieved Chartered status in the Institution of Civil Engineers. As always dad was full of surprises and when we visited Anderton Boat lift the other year and stood...  more
  • Sue Binder
    A traditional Christmas dinner fell out of favour in our house, for various reasons, so over recent years we've been mixing it up - one year we had curry, one year macaroni cheese, and most recently, cannelloni (which actually morphed into lasagne when...  more
  • Ray Mashiter
  • Ray Mashiter
    R.I.P Eric Mashiter
  • Ray Mashiter
    This was dad on his 93rd birthday day out to Liverpool Docks. Travelling over the new Mersey Gateway Bridge he gave us both a full detailed description of how it was built as he’d been following it via the Institution of Civil Engineers monthly...  more
  • Ray Mashiter
    Thanks for setting this up guys, I really appreciate the chance to share about dads life.

    A sombre post to start with and then it will be about celebrating and laughing about what dad achieved and what dad got up to.

    This is dad eating his hospital...  more
  • Joe Mashiter
  • Joe Mashiter
    Joe Mashiter added 2 photo(s) to the memorial Eric Mashiter:
    Family day out
    Eric, Mike and Kathleen
  • Joe Mashiter
    Joe Mashiter added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Eric Mashiter:
    More 90th Birthday artwork
    Young Eric
    Like Father like Son
    Eric and Kathleen
    Young Eric and family
  • Joe Mashiter
    Joe Mashiter added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Eric Mashiter:
    Eric at the Rugby
    Eric and baby Ian
    90th Birthday artwork
    Eric and Joseph
    Eric receiving a trophy
  • Joe Mashiter
    Joe Mashiter added 6 photo(s) to the memorial Eric Mashiter:
    How's that?!
    Family Picnic
    Eric and Ian
    Eric's birthday