In Memoriam


Comp. David Colin Scarfe, Felix Chapter 2371

Comp. David, passed to the G Chapter above on the 27th January 2022.
A good and Loyal member of the Chapter, he will be sadly missed by all who knew him.


Ex.Comp. W. Bunn, PAGDC, Royal Alexandra 959

Ex.Comp. Bill Bunn, passed to the G Chapter above on the 28th November 2021.
A good and Loyal member, as well as a Past Officer of the Chapter, he will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Ex.Comp. J. W. Yeldham, AGS Eng. Priory Chapter, 4618

It is with great regret that I have to inform you that Wx.Comp John W Yeldham PSGD Eng, PAPGM Suffolk, passed to the Grand Lodge above on Saturday morning 27th November, following a period of ill health.
Ex.Comp John has been a major influence in Suffolk Freemasonry for almost fifty years and was well known throughout the province in the many offices that he held during an illustrious masonic career.
The RWPGM has asked that his family’s privacy is respected for the time being.

Comp. Peter Jackson, Abbot Baldwin Chapter 8656

Peter sadly passed away earlier this year. Our condolences to his family and friends.


Dear Companions
It is with great regret that I inform you of the sudden tragic passing of WBro/Excellent Companion Nicholas Brian Le-Grys, “my friend” and Brother.
I have known Nick over 25 years, we have shared many Car/Plane journeys over those years, our shared passion and love of cars, when they weren’t fast enough for Nick we took to the sky’s, travelling the length and breadth of the UK enjoying both Freemasonry and our friendship. During that time he shared many stories of his interesting life.
With regards to Freemasonry Nicks talent was paperwork he was our Provincial Scribe “E”, his help was invaluable to me during my time as Grand Superintendent, he found a purpose in Freemasonry and grasped it with both hands.
I apologise for not returning calls or emails to those of you that phoned and emailed yesterday, dealing with the death of a very dear friend was deeply emotional and traumatic.
Nick was indeed a larger than life character who’s presence will be missed in the coming months and years, as we return to Freemasonry our 9o/c toast will be more poignant than ever to many of us.

With my kindest regards to you all – David Boswell

E.Comp Nick Le Grys PGStwd
Chapter of Wisdom 9333, Suffolk GSwd Chaper 9215

Nick sadly assed away on 11th August 2021 Condolences to his family and friends.

E.Comp. David Harold Last, PPGR, Martyn Chapter 1224

David sadly passed away on 1st July 2021.  Our thoughts and prayers are with him, his family and friends.

E.Comp. Bernard George (Ben) Bullen, PPDGDC, Magna Carta Chapter 8017

Ben sadly passed away on 21st May 2021. He was exalted into Magna Carta Chapter 8017 on 22nd May 1995. Condolences to his widow Pat and daughters Claire and Dawn.

E.Comp. Peter Leveridge, Tercentenary Chapter 9276

Peter sadly passed away on 6th May 2021

Peter nursed his wife for several years in Ipswich later moving into Westerfield House Care Home.

9306 – Rotary Lodge

E. Comp Andrew Arthur Goom, Triune Chapter 114

Andrew sadly passed away at Ipswich Hospital on Thursday 22nd April 2021.
His Chapters were as follows:
4234 – Paulatim, London. MEZ 1994-5
114 – Triune, Suffolk
7464 – Euclid Chapter of First Principals, London

Comp. Edmund Patrick Worby, Mildenhall Chapter 6292

It is deep regret that to inform you of the passing to Grand Lodge above of Comp. Ted Worby on 12th April 2021.

Condolences of the Chapter Exec to Ted’s family and all the Members of Mildenhall.

E. Comp. Cyril Webb, Felix United Service Chapter 3833

It is deep regret that to inform you of the passing to Grand Lodge above of E. Comp. Cyril Webb on 25th February 2021.

Cyril was well known in the town having a shop in Orwell Road for many years. A Founder member of our Chapter and a member of Felix Lodge. He was made an Honorary member of our Chapter in May 2019. He was 84 years old.

Condolences go to his family and friends – Scribe E

E. Comp James Anthony Daltry, PPGSN, Phoenix and Ala Chapter 516

Sadly passed away on Sunday 14th February 2021. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.

Comp. Trevor Keith Gant, Felix United Service Chapter 3833

It is with the deepest regret and sadness that I must announce the passing of Companion Trevor Keith Gant on 14th February 2021. Our condolences go to Judy, his son Matt and his girls. Trevor was a one off; a big man, a big heart and a big mason.

Comp Edwin Dixon Cattermole, Phoenix and Ala Chapter 516

Sadly passed away on Monday 1st February 2021. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.

E Comp Ian B Johnson GStB,  PPGSN, Abbot Baldwin 8656 

Sadly passed away on the 22nd January, after catching Coronavirus following a spell in hospital for Chemotherapy.

E. Comp. Ewen Stamp PPGSwdB Sparta Chapter 9771

It is with great sadness to announce the passing of the Sparta Chapter treasurer and Founder, E Comp. Ewen Stamp.

He had suffered bravely with prostate cancer for some time and succumbed to the condition on Friday, January 15th. He was always willing to do any work in the Chapter requested of him and was always cheerful and had an infectious chuckle.

He will be sorely missed by all of us who knew him.

E Comp Richard Vickerstaff Snr., PPDepGDC, Royal Sussex 376

It is with much sadness I have to inform you that E Comp Richard Vickerstaff Snr., PPDepGDC passed to the Grand Lodge above earlier this morning (7th January 2021).

Our thoughts and prayers are with our own MEZ Richard Jnr, and his family, at this very sad time.

With a very heavy heart, Kelvin – Scribe E

E Comp Peter Niven, Royal Alexandra Chapter 959

It is with a heavy heart I must inform you that Excellent Companion Peter Niven, has pass to the Grand Chapter above. His daughter contacted me and asked me to inform you that he had passed away in the early hours, 2nd January 2021. The Hospital had allowed the family to be with him since New Years Eve, they were able to say their goodbyes.

I shall personally miss Peter as he has been a friend, proposer and Mentor during my Masonic journey and I am sure a close friend to many of the members.

YSF, E Comp Glen Rae


E Comp Gil Corbett, PAGSoj. Past TGP

24th December 2020. He will be sadly missed.

E Comp Michael Bert Francis Cole Grand Stewards Chapter 9215

Michael died of a heart attack on 16 November 2020.

As well as a Member of Stewards Chapter he was also a Member of Prudence. He will be sadly missed! RIP.

Comp Robert Arnold Rider Mildenhall Chapter 6292

Died on 19th November 2020

E Comp Michael Bert Francis Cole Chapter of Prudence No 388

Michael died of a heart attack after being flown to N & N Hospital.

Until his health deteriorated in the last few years, he was a stalwart of the Chapter and also his Lodge of Prudence.

E Comp Robert Whisson PGSwdB – Phoenix & Ala 516

It is with great sadness that I advise that E Comp. Bob Whisson passed away 12 October.  He was at home and fortunately his two sons, who both live abroad, had travelled in time to be there with him. 

E Comp Trevor Keith Greenow PPDepGDC., known to us as Keith or Taffy – Felix United Service 3833

Taffy  was a retired Petty Officer RN, medical branch and lived in Shotley. He was 91 years old.

He died at Noon on the 14th September 2020 in the Ipswich Hospital, after a very severe though short illness.

His Widow, Pat, is being well supported by their two sons Allan and David.

Keith was a much loved and in different times would have needed a large Church for the funeral.

E Comp Lesley Richard Peachey PPGSN – White Rose Chapter 1008

Died on 5th September 2020

E Comp Douglas Mitchell, PProvGSwdB – Lowestoft Chapter 71

Died on 12 June 2020

Comp./Bro. Gordon Steggall

It is with much sadness and a very heavy heart, that I have to report the passing of Companion/Brother Gordon Steggall to the Grand Lodge above, on Monday 4th August, 2020.
He will be missed by all who knew him and laughed with him.

Although not a member of either Lodge or Chapter Faith, Gordon has been our Tyler/Janitor for many years.

E Comp Derek Charles Barnard, PPGSoj – Magna Carta 8017

Derek died on Monday 4th August, 2020.

Comp Trevor J Rose Royal Sussex Chapter of Perfect Friendship 376

Trevor died on 29th July 2020.
He was exalted in March 2017. A really lovely man.

E Comp David Walter Durrant, PPGSN – St Margaret’s 1452

David died on 6th July 2020.

Comp. Peter Whipps – Phoenix and Ala 516

Peter was a joining member of Ala Lodge in October 2017.  He had been unable to attend the Chapter in the few months prior to lockdown.  It appears he was in Ipswich Hospital recovering from a broken hip when he became infected with, and succumbed to, Corona Virus.  Peter was aged 77 years, a widower.  He was also member of a London Lodge from 1977.

E.Comp. Brian William Keable – St. Michael’s 305

Brian died on the 20th April 2020

E.Comp. Val Overett – Phoenix and Ala Chapter 516

Val was, as many of us will remember, Scribe E and the  Director of Ceremonies for Ala Lodge for many years and was responsible for the standard of ritual performed by many of the senior members of the Chapter and Lodge who worked under his tutelage.

Val resigned some time ago when he fell victim to Dementia.  He was a lovely man, an excellent Mason and Companion and I know that you will be saddened by his passing.  

Val died on the 1st April 2020 in the Finborough Court Care home. There will be a private cremation with a celebration of Vals life to be held at a future date.  

Donations if wished to The British Heart Foundation care of Andrew Bingham, independent funeral service, The Nutshell, Milton Road South, Stowmarket.  

Comp. Barrie Michael Chester – White Rose 1008

Barrie died on the 14 April 2020

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