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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