In Memoriam

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DATE

Name

LODGE No.

 

11/04/2019

Ian Moir  JOINER

349

 

15/04/2019

Eric Arthur SIER

1395

 

17/05/2019

Frederick Roland  JONES

973

 

25/05/2019

Brian Stanley  DROZD

37

 

18/07/2019

David George BUTCHER

37

 

25/07/2019

Antony Stuart  TAYLOR

951

 

14/08/2019

Joseph William RAISON

54

 

26/08/2019

George Willliam KIGHTLEY

1385 (H)

 

02/09/2019

Kenneth William  BOWEY

611

 

17/09/2019

Terence  WAITE

886

 

25/09/2019

John LEPPARD

875

 

22/10/2019

William Edward  IRELAND

611

 

16/11/2019

Derek Clark ROBSON

988

 

20/11/2019

Rodney William  STYLES

910

 

21/11/2019

Leslie George  TUNNICLIFFE

62

 

05/01/2020

John  WRIGHT

37

 

15/01/2020

David CAMERON-DAVIES

2

 

16/01/2020

John Henry  MANSFIELD

1246

 

08/02/2020

David WALKER

1492

 

17/03/2020

Derek SHORRICK

62 (H)

 

25/03/2020

George  MASON

305

 

01/04/2020

George James  SMITH

886

 

01/04/2020

Frederick  BLOWMAN

305

 

04/04/2020

Harold  MAYNE

62 (H)

 

07/04/2020

Gordon  SKIVINGTON

1382

 

09/04/2020

John  JOPLING

988

 

12/04/2020

Donald  ANDREWS

1385

 

23/04/2020

Michael  SYMES

1296

 

06/05/2020

Janet DOUBLE

 

Beloved wife of Tim Double No349

08/05/2020

Myron PEACOCK

62

 

08/05/2020

Arthur ARNOLD

305

 

21/05/2020

Audrey TODD

 

Beloved wife of Danny Todd No.37

28/05/2020

Richard James PLANT

140

 

24/06/2020

Alexander ROBERTS

37

 

03/07/2020

Alan TIBBLE

1258

 
11/07/2020 Jack Alfred WEBB 988  
       
17/07/2020 Michael RUSHTON 381  
Last modified on Tuesday, 21 July 2020 16:32

10 comments

  • Comment Link Malcolm Lloyd Monday, 20 July 2020 10:08 posted by Malcolm Lloyd

    It is with sadness that I report the passing of W. Bro. Michael Rushton, who died peacefully on 17th July with his daughter, Wendy, at his side. He was a good member of Unity Mark Lodge number, 381, where he was Advanced on 24th January 1979, becoming Worshipful Master in 1986 and 2007. Mike was always active and willing to help out, being a good mason and above all a very good man, never an ill word about anyone. He will be missed.

  • Comment Link Patrick Burridge Thursday, 16 July 2020 18:52 posted by Patrick Burridge

    W Bro Jack Alfred Webb PGJD Saturday 11th July 2020
    Bro Jack was initiated into Shalden Mark Lodge on 1st March 1978 passing through all the offices before being made an honorary member of the Lodge on 6th May 2015. He achieved Mark Grand Rank in June 1994
    Through the sterling efforts of Robin Spray, Chris Bryan and Derek Elphee, who unstintingly taxied Jack to and from his care home in Basingstoke, Jack had been able to attend a number of meetings over the past few years despite frailties of body and memory. Few who were there will forget Jack's surprise and unbridled joy when presented with his 40 years certificate by the PGM, R W Bro GJ Deacon PGM at our meeting in October 2018. Here is a quote from the minutes of the day:
    "The PGM rose and commented that it was such a delight to be here .....................the primary purpose of his visit ... was to present W Bro Jack Webb with a 40 year certificate, the contents of which he read aloud. Bro Jack was completely and pleasantly shocked, and this was writ loud on his face! R W Bro George Deacon presented W Bro Jack Webb with his certificate. The members rose in a spontaneous standing ovation clearly pleased that their friend and Brother had been so recognised.
    The smile widened on Bro Jack’s face and he gave a moving speech in heartfelt thanks, mentioning that he had no idea this would happen."
    We mourn the loss of a great Mark Mason of whom we have many such happy memories.

  • Comment Link Malcolm Lloyd Monday, 13 July 2020 08:35 posted by Malcolm Lloyd

    It was with much regret that I received the notification of Alan Tibble's death. We were members together of Clausentum OSM and King Alfred Council, Royal and Select Masters. He was always ready with a quick quip on matters, a good sense of humour but at the same time a dedicated Mason. I, like many others, will miss his presence at meetings, Rest in peace Alan. Malcolm Lloyd

  • Comment Link Malcolm Lloyd Monday, 13 July 2020 08:23 posted by Malcolm Lloyd

    From the Provincial Grand Master, George Deacon. W. Bro. Alan Tibble passed away on the 3rd July 2020. Alan was a very keen Mason and very active in all the units he was a member of. He always had a cheerful countenance even through ill health. Alan was a Member of Craft Lodge of Maturity, 9390, Hampshire Chapter of Emulation, 1990, Chandlers Ford Mark, 1258. PProv GJW, Chandlers Ford RAM, Prov. RAMGR, and other Companion and Progressive Orders. As a member of the Mark and RAM he will be sadly missed; he lived respected and died regretted. Ian Vincent

  • Comment Link George J Deacon Sunday, 12 July 2020 18:28 posted by George J Deacon

    Alan Tibble was a great character with a good sense of humour, a devoted husband and a true Brother who was a very caring soul. Alan was known to us through other Orders of Masonry and he will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Our Prayers and thoughts go out to Alan's wife and Family at this very sad time. It was an honour to know you Alan. George PGM

  • Comment Link Malcolm Lloyd Friday, 05 June 2020 18:58 posted by Malcolm Lloyd

    Bro. Richard James Plant, affectionately known as Jim, was called to the Grand Lodge above on 28th May, 2020. He was a regular member of Medina Mark Lodge, No. 140, until his health failed him over the last few years. He did not wish to progress but was a stalwart of the Lodge. Jim was a kind, gentle man who will be greatly missed.

  • Comment Link Patrick Burridge Saturday, 30 May 2020 14:08 posted by Patrick Burridge

    Derek Clark Robson was born in Leeds on 9 October 1930. He graduated with a BSc at Manchester University in 1952 before postgraduate studies lead to a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and subsequently A Doctor of Medicine at Leeds Medical School in 1957.

    He joined the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1958, spending his entire medical career there, specialising in Pathology. Notably, for ten years Derek lead the Army’s pioneering research into the use of frozen blood; a project that would have been invaluable in the event of major conflict during the Cold War. Later his service took him to military hospitals in Hong Kong and Germany as a Consultant Pathologist, but he still maintained a watching brief on the frozen blood project. His last three years before retirement were spent as Director of Army Pathology in the rank of Colonel.

    Freemasonry was to form a big part of Derek’s life, and indeed his future wife, Val’s too. He was originally Initiated into Aldershot Army and Navy Lodge No1971 on 22nd May 1987 becoming its Master in 1997. He was next Exalted into Connaught Chapter No1971 on 24 September 1999 becoming M.E.Z. in 2006.

    Closer to the family home, he also joined a lodge in Alton, Amery Lodge No6510 in 1993 becoming its Master in 2010, and later in 2002, he joined St. Lawrence Chapter No2016, leading to being acclaimed as M.E.Z. in 2008.

    Coming into Freemasonry later in life he made up for time by his enthusiasm, in addition to his Craft and Chapter memberships, he was a member of two Mark Lodges. On 23rd March 2012 Derek was Advanced into the Aldershot Army and Navy Lodge of Mark Masters No349, meeting in Farnborough, and succeeded to Master in October 2015. Having given up driving though, he found it very convenient to attend a more local Mark Lodge in Alton, which met within walking distance. And so it was that Derek became a great friend of the Shalden Mark Lodge No988 where so popular and well respected was he that he was invited to join the Lodge - which he did in March 2017, and was Installed as their Worshipful Master just 2 months later in May. Derek would have been made an Honorary Member of Shalden Mark today had his untimely passing not precluded it. Such was the esteem in which he was held here.

    He was also a Rose Croix Mason having joined the Army and Navy Chapter No260 which meets in Bordon.

    Derek was married to Val who he met when a medical student. Val was herself an active Lady Freemason who belonged to Meon Vale Ladies Lodge and predeceased him.

    Val and Derek moved to Chawton in 1967 into the historic “Baigens” which holds a prominent position in the Winchester Road. Baigens can trace its origins back to the 15th Century and whilst carrying out renovations, Derek discovered historic wall paintings which had lain covered for centuries.
    (source: http://www.hantsfieldclub.org.uk/publications/news44/build44a.html)

    Derek was also a gifted mechanical engineer maintaining his beloved Riley which went through several iterations during its life and which he showed proudly to an appreciative few! Derek was the most gentle of men.

  • Comment Link John Burrell Tuesday, 26 May 2020 18:25 posted by John Burrell

    I knew Myron Peacock as a stalwart of Carnarvon MM and RAM No 62. I enjoyed his sunny disposition and valued the gentle words of advice and encouragement that he gave me over the years. I shall miss him very much.

  • Comment Link Patrick Burridge Sunday, 10 May 2020 11:01 posted by Patrick Burridge

    John Jopling of Shalden Mark No 988, Winchester RAM No 969 and Wey Valley AMD No 219. John was the embodiment of a Mark Mason: kind, gentle and fun - and an academic. I owe him a great deal personally, because John was the man who "eased" me into Mark Masonry, one of the best decisions of my life. Despite some ongoing health issues, his passing came as a great shock to everyone, notably his wife Irene. Irene has endured the rigors of losing John during lockdown, not easy. He will be particularly missed at Winchester RAM, where he was the "go to" member to stand in where necessary. The world needs more "John Joplings", he will be missed by all that knew him.

  • Comment Link George J Deacon Friday, 08 May 2020 20:30 posted by George J Deacon

    Myron Peacock of Carnarvon Lodge of MMM No 62 sadly passed away on the 8th of May . He was a lovely man gentle man and always had a smile even though he was registered blind and Diabetic. Myron was active in all the Units he was a Member of and received great support from his wife June. He was a great character and will be sorely missed.

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