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In Memoriam
In Memoriam

Brethren who have passed to the Grand Lodge above
We remember with affection those Brethren who have practised the Craft, shaped our Province and who have now passed to the Grand Lodge above. Sadly, Brethren have passed on since we began our online database in 2004.

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Alfred  Morris , PPrJGW on 18 November 2012
Belted Will Lodge No. 3189
It is with great sadness that I have to announce that in the afternoon on the 18th November 2012 W.Brother Alfred Morris PPrJGW passed away peacefully in his sleep. W. Bro. Alf was initiated on the 10th may 1954 at Haltwistle Lodge 5090 in Northumberland. In 1969 he became W.M. Of Haltwistle Lodge. Alf joined Belted Will Lodge 3189 on the 14th November 1994 and became a founding secretary of Sirius Lodge 9258 in 1987. Alf was active in many Masonic orders including Belted Will Royal Arch Chapter 3189 where he held the rank of PPrGSN. He was advanced into the Mark Mason Lodge John Peel 1020 on the 9th October 1962 and was the Organiser and founder of the The Written Rock Lodge 1620 on 17th September 1985. Alf was also in the Ark Mariners Cumberland 60 and attained Grand Rank in 2008 Rose Croix St. Gabriel Chapter 388 and St. Wilfrid Chapter 646 where he was promoted to 31st degree in 1992. W. Bro. Alf was also in Royal and Select Masters Cumbria & Borders Council No 199 appointed Manciple and the Royal Order of Scotland in 2007 he joined the Provincial Grand Lodge of Cumberland and Westmoreland. Alf was a grand mason a great friend and will be immensely missed. The Funeral will be held on Friday the 23/11/2012 at Hayton Church near Brampton Service at 2:15pm followed by cremation at Carlisle Crematorium at 3:40pm. Refreshments will be served afterwards at the Lawson Masonic Hall in Brampton to which all are cordially invited.
John Hamilton  Ross , on 02 September 2012
Miramar Lodge No.4470
Bro. Ross was also a member of St. Cuthbert Lodge No.5294
Roland James  Edmonds , DFM PPrGSN on 08 July 2012
Windermere Chapter No.2217
Passed away on Sunday 8th July 2012 at the age of 94. The funeral will take place at Winstewr Church on Monday 16th July 2012 at 11:30am (to find the church turn off at the Brown Horse pub). A committal service will be held at Morecambe Crematorium for family and close friends.
Joseph  Wren , PPrGSwdB on 05 July 2012
Sun & Sector Lodge No. 962
It is my sad duty to report the passing of W Bro Joseph (Joe) Wren. He died suddenly while playing golf on the morning of 5th June 2012 at the age of 74. W Bro Joe was initiated into Sun & Sector Lodge No 962 on 17th March 1982 and became Worshipful Master of that lodge on 17th June 1992. He was appointed to Provincial Rank of PPrSGD in 2000 and was promoted to PPrGSwdB in 2007. He was also a Past Master of the West Cumberland Lodge of Installed Masters having been their Worshipful Master in 2006. He was a past Z of Sun & Sector Chapter no 962 and was appointed to Provincial Grand Royal Arch Officer in 2004 with the rank of ProvGdSoj. He was also a past master in the degrees of Mark Master Mason Royal Ark Mariners Rose Croix Allied and the Red Cross of Constantine. Joe was a member of several Lodges and Degrees across the border in Scotland which he attended very regularly. W Bro Joe was a larger than life character who always had a witty comment to make about every situation. Everybody knew him and liked him and he will be sadly missed by a great many of us who were privileged to know him and to have had the pleasure of sharing his company. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his widow Kathleen.
William Kenneth  Wilson , PPGM Mark on 03 July 2012
Henry Lodge No.216
R.W.Bro. Wilson passed away on Tuesday 3rd July 2012 following a short illness. His funeral will take place on Wednesday 11th July 2012 at noon at St.Bridgets Church Moresby followed by internment at Dean Church grounds.
Ronald James  Markley , PAGDC on 07 June 2011
Miramar Lodge No.4470
A service for W.Bro. Markley was held ay Christ Church Silloth on Wednesday 15th June 2011.
Herbert Peace  Raine , PPrGSN on 27 February 2011
Kendal Castle Chapter No.129
It is my sad duty too inform you of the death of E Companion Herbert Peace Raine PPrGSN. Companion Herbert was born on the 28th June 1919 (91 years of age). Herbert was a member of Manchester St David?s Lodge No 1147 (East Lancs) and held the rank of PPrJGW and also a joining member of Union Lodge No 129 Cumberland &Westmorland. He was a member of many Chapters including: Trinity Chapter No 5651 (East Lancs) Past Z on 2 occasions St David?s Chapter No 1147 Past Z on 2 occasions East Lancashire Provincial Grand Officers Chapter No 3747 Cumberland and Westmorland Installed Principals Chapter No 8071 and of course Kendal Castle Chapter No 129. E Comp Herbert had a long and distinguished association with Freemasonry both in East Lancashire and Cumberland and Westmorland and will be sadly missed by many of his close friends and Masons. The funeral will take place at St Marks Church Natland on Friday 11th March at 2.00pm followed by light refreshment in Natland Village Hall. E Companion Johnston Ross Scribe E Kendal Castle Chapter No 129.
Don  Myers , PPrSGD on 28 November 2010
Huddleston Lodge No.6041
W.Bro. Don Myers PPrSGD passed away 28 November 2010 - initiated into Huddleston Lodge 11 May 1959 - WM in 1971 a member of the RA and a fervent supporter of Masonic Charities.
John J.  Robinson , PPrSGD on 03 September 2010
Sun & Sector Lodge No.962
W Bro John Joseph Robinson PPrSGD passed to the Grand Lodge above at approx 7:15pm on Friday 3rd September 2010 at the home of his partner Mary. John was a past master of Sun & Sector Lodge No 962 into which he was initiated on 17 Nov 1976. He became Worshipful Master in June 1988 and he stepped back into the chair in June 2007 for a second term as Worshipful Master. He being the only member for over 100 years to serve a second year in the chair of this lodge not as a result of an emergency. John was a quiet man who always saw the funny side of every situation and regularly brought a smile to the faces of those around him. John had beaten cancer many years ago but had to make regular visits to the RVI hospital in Newcastle for checkups and maintenance. He was diagnosed with cancer once again in May this year and went through the pain of radio therapy and then chemo therapy without a hint of complaint. John's daughter Lorraine from a previous marriage had travelled from New Zealand to be with him and her brother John had travelled up from the south of England. Mary has been superbly supported by her daughter Margaret as she nursed John in his final days. Our prayers and thoughts go out to them all at this very sad time. The funeral will be held on Thursday 9th September at 10:30 am at St Mary's Church Westfield followed by cremation at Distington at 11:15am.
Edward Alexander (aka Alistair)  Mitchell , MM on 04 August 2010
Belted Will Lodge No.3189
Alistair as he liked to be known was a member of Belted Will Lodge since 1999 a past member of Airdrie St John Lodge No 166 ( Scottish Constitution). He was a very popular member of the Lodge and acted as Tyler for several years. He was diagnosed with a brain tumor in January 2010 and died at home on Wed 4th Aug. tended by his loving wife Phyllis. All our sympathies and thoughts are with her at this sad time. His funeral will held at the Carlisle Crematorium at 3.0pm on Friday 13th August 2010. All are welcome to attend.
Raymond  Duck , MM on 05 July 2010
Alston Lodge No.2794
Due to failing health Ray had moved back to his home town of North Shields where sadly after a prolonged illness died. He was joining member of Alston Lodge in 1981 when he moved for work in Alston. He had recently been granted Honorary membership.
Leonard  Hutton , PPrJGD on 01 July 2010
Belted Will Lodge No.3189
W.Bro Len Hutton who died on Thursday 1st July 2010 had been Chaplain of Belted Will Lodge for several years. He had been ill for some time with lung cancer and passed to the Grand Lodge above at approx 8.30pm on Thursday 1st July. Len was an enthusiastic member of Belted Will Chapter and had been DC and ADC for several years. Len was also a member of Tyne Valley Lodge No 7506 in the Province of Northumberland. The funeral service will be held on Thursday 8th July 2010 at 1pm at St Martin's Church in Brampton followed by burial at Brampton Old Church cemetery. Refreshments will be served in the Lawson Masonic Hall afterwards to which all are cordially invited.
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