Departed Merit Database
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Date of Death Title First Name Last Name Rank Lodge Name Lodge No. District Date of Funeral Time Funeral Venue Comments (if any)
2019-03-24 RW Bro Ian Gilbert Henderson Past Pro Grand Master Pegasus Daylight Lodge 450 26 Canterbury 2019-04-01 10.00am John Rhind Chapel, entry from London and Whitmore Streets, Christchurch A valued brother who served us well
2019-03-21 WBro James Graves Past Master Lodge St John 84 31 Wickliffe 2019-03-26 10.00am Hope and sons, cnr Oxford Street and Anderson Bay Road, Dunedin
2019-02-21 WBro Andrew Young Past Master Timaru 196 28 Midland 0000-00-00 other (show in comments below) Private Service
2019-01-03 WBro Dennis Andrew Paxie Past Master Lodge Torea 121 24 Westland 2019-01-09 2.00pm Westpark Chapel, Wairaki Road, Christchurch A man from the West Coast and a strong member of Lodge Torea No 121
2018-12-11 RW Bro Robin Donald Adams Past Divisional Grand Master United Forces Lodge 245 26 Canterbury 2018-12-18 10.30am John Rhind Funeral Directors, London Street, Christchurch First Div GM in the Southern Division. Rest in peace brother for a job well done
2018-12-01 WBro Walter Brockman Past Master The Ashley 28 25 Pegasus 2018-12-07 other (show in comments below) Private - Family and invited friends
2018-10-12 WBro Sidney Slipper Past Master Waverley 226 31 Wickliffe 0000-00-00 other (show in comments below) Private Funeral Also member of The Mt Ida Lodge 97
2018-10-07 WBro James Clegg Past Master Lodge Waverley 226 31 Wickliffe 2018-10-11 3.00pm Hope & Sons Dunedin
2018-10-01 WBro George McConachie Past Master The Caledonian Lodge 16 28 Midland 2018-10-05 1.00pm
2018-09-24 WBro Stanley W B DUNCAN Past Master United Lodge of Otago 448 31 Wickliffe 0000-00-00 2.00pm Campbell & Sons Chapel, Gordon Road, Mosgiel
2018-09-12 WBro Ronald Bruce Wright Past Master The Phoenix Lodge 43 26 Canterbury 2018-09-17 1.30pm St Christopher's Anglican Church Avonhead ChCh
2018-09-09 Bro Graham Murray Master Mason Waverley 226 31 Wickliffe 2018-09-15 2.00pm Dignity Chapel Graham had a 60 year bar to his 50 Year Service Badge
2018-09-06 WBro James Lesley (Les) Link Past Grand Steward The Concord Lodge 39 26 Canterbury 0000-00-00 other (show in comments below) Private Service Strong supporter of the Craft and will be remembered for his relentless desire to build a new lodge room.
2018-09-06 WBro James Lesley Link Past Grand Steward The Concord Lodge 39 26 Canterbury 0000-00-00 other (show in comments below) Private service A strong supporter of the Craft and will be remembered for his relentless desire to build a new lodge room.
2018-08-01 VW Bro Donald Stodart Past Grand Director of Ceremonies Clinton 183 31 Wickliffe 2018-08-04 11.00am Campbell & Sons Funeral Home Mosgiel
2018-07-28 WBro Barry Simpson Past Master United Lodge of Otago 448 31 Wickliffe 0000-00-00 other (show in comments below) Date of funeral still being determined
2018-07-23 WBro Kenneth Miller Past Master Hiram 46 31 Wickliffe 2018-07-28 10.00am Hope & Sons Funeral Chapel
2018-07-13 WBro Charles Hugh McLachlan Past Master Pegasus Daylight Lodge 450 26 Canterbury 2018-07-18 10.30am Halswell Anglican Church A strong supporter and a gifted organist
2018-07-04 WBro John Gordon Hewart Latham Past Grand Standard Bearer Pegasus Daylight Lodge 450 26 Canterbury 2018-07-09 11.00am St Bartholomew's Anglican Church, 23 Cass Street, Kaiapoi, Canterbury A strong Supporter of Doric Brighton Lodge No 236 & Pegasus Daylight Lodge No 450.
2018-06-29 RW Bro Warren Workman Past Deputy Grand Master The Waitohi Lodge 111 23 Nelson Marlborough 2018-07-03 1.30pm Picton at the "Pavilion ". The Pavilion is situated on Waikawa Road next door to the Queen Charlotte College. A dedicated Freemason
2018-06-18 WBro John Rex Fitzgerald Past Master Pegasus Daylight Lodge 450 26 Canterbury 2018-07-04 1.30pm St Andrews College Chapel, Christchurch A strong supporter of Freemasonry
2018-05-27 WBro Brian Arthur Lawson Past Master Pegasus Daylight Lodge 450 26 Canterbury 2018-05-31 1.00pm Cashmere Presbyterian Church, Crn Dyers Pass Road & McMillian Ave, Cashmere, Christchurch A valued and supportive member of the Lodge and the community
2018-04-23 WBro William Douglas Mattson Past Master The Hiram Lodge 46 31 Wickliffe 2018-04-28 12.30pm Hope & Sons Chapel, Andersons Bay Road, Dunedin
2018-04-05 WBro William Grieve Past Master The Caledonian Lodge 16 28 Midland 2018-04-10 2.00pm Aoraki Funeral Services Chapel. 160 Mountain View Road, Timaru
2018-03-20 WBro William (Bill) O'Loughlin Past Master Pegasus Daylight Lodge 450 26 Canterbury 0000-00-00 other (show in comments below) TBA A dedicated member of Shirley Lodge then Pegasus Daylight Lodge No 450
2018-03-10 WBro Ray Tavendale Past Master Southern Cross 6 25 Pegasus 2018-03-16 1.30pm The Chapel Street Centre, cnr. Chapel Street & Harewood Road, Papanui
2018-02-06 Bro John Hans Nielsen Master Mason Waihopai 189 33 Southland 2018-02-09 1.30pm J Fraser & Sons Ltd Corner Esk & Don Streets Invercargill
2018-02-01 Bro Francis Crean Master Mason The Concord 39 26 Canterbury 2018-02-05 1.00pm Academy Funeral Services - 65 Main South Road, Upper Riccarton
2018-01-16 Bro Harold Thomas Surgenor Master Mason Pegasus Daylight Lodge 450 26 Canterbury 2018-01-22 2.00pm Lamb & Hayward, Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Christchurch A loyal and retired Police Sergeant & valued Freemason.
2018-01-12 RW Bro Kenneth Forne Past Deputy Grand Master Avon Shirley Lodge 185 25 Pegasus 2018-01-17 4.00pm John Rhind Chapel, Christchurch Provincial Grand Master Canterbury 1974 - 1977
2018-01-10 WBro John Farquharson Past Master the United Lodge of Otago 448 31 Wickliffe 2018-01-16 3.00pm Hope and Sons Chapel, Dunedin A most loyal and valued member of our lodge
2017-11-26 WBro Roy Simmons Past Master Pegasus Daylight Lodge 450 26 Canterbury 2017-11-30 other (show in comments below) Cromwell Time to be advised A loyal and valued member of The Cromwell Kilwinning Lodge No 98 and Pegasus Daylight Lodge No 450
2017-11-21 WBro Hunter McGahey Past Grand Inner Guard Pegasus Daylight Lodge 450 26 Canterbury 2017-11-27 1.00pm The John Rhind Chapel London Street Christchurch A loyal member to The Crown Lodge No 138 and Pegasus Daylight Lodge No 450
2017-10-23 WBro Robert Turner Past Master Waverley 226 31 Wickliffe 2017-10-26 other (show in comments below) Private family funeral
2017-10-16 RW Bro Brian Goodman Past Divisional Grand Master The Caledonian Lodge 16 28 Midland 0000-00-00 other (show in comments below) TBA
2017-10-12 Bro Jim Rawlings Master Mason The Crown Lodge 138 25 Pegasus 2017-10-17 1.00pm A Loyal Brother of The Crown Lodge 138.
2017-10-10 RW Bro George Ross Past Provincial Grand Master Waverley 226 31 Wickliffe 2017-10-14 10.00am Gillions Funeral Home, Hillside Road. Dunedin
2017-10-08 Bro Douglas Joy Master Lodge of Progress 22 26 Canterbury 2017-10-13 2.00pm Lamb & Hayward, Wairaki Road, Christchurch
2017-09-28 WBro Alan Ferriss Past Master Koranga 197 28 Midland 2017-10-02 1.30pm St Mary's Church Church Street Timaru
2017-09-02 WBro Bevan Olsen Past Grand Sword Bearer Avon Shirley Lodge 185 25 Pegasus 2017-09-08 2.00pm Westpark Chael, Christchurch
2017-08-28 WBro Donald Townsend Past Master THe Ashley Lodge 28 25 Pegasus 2017-09-02 2.00pm Lamb and Hayward, Kippenberger Avenue, Rangiora a former member of Lodge Brighton No.236
2017-08-02 Bro John KAye Master The Ashley Lodge 28 25 Pegasus 2017-08-08 10.30am Lamb & Hayward, Kippenberger Avenue, Rangiora 7400 Bro John Kaye was 49 years old and had been battling Liver Cancer for a considerable time. He leaves a wife, and teenage daughter and two younger children
2017-07-05 Bro Tom Bennett Master Mason The Ashley 28 25 Pegasus 2017-07-08 1.00pm John Knox Presbyterian Church, High Street/King Street, Rangiora 7400
2017-06-18 Bro Ian J Herron Master Mason The Methven Lodge 51 28 Midland 2017-09-10 other (show in comments below) Surrey, Vancouver, BC, Canada Born in Balfour, Southland 1946
2017-05-18 WBro Gordon McDonald Past Master The Mackenzie 93 28 Midland 2017-05-23 1.00pm Aoraki Funeral Services Chapel 160 Mountainview Road, Timaru 7910 A brother in The Mackenzie Lodge for 27 years. Well liked and respected
2017-05-14 VW Bro Arthur Twaddle Past Grand Superintendent of Ceremonies The Ashley 28 25 Pegasus 2017-05-22 10.30am Lamb & Hayward, 92 Kippenberger Avenue, Rangiora, 7400 Believed to be a member of a Lodge in Christchurch. Member of Royal Arch, Knights Templar and other Orders
2017-03-23 Bro John Squires Master Mason Waverley 226 31 Wickliffe 0000-00-00 other (show in comments below) Private Funeral A worthy Brother - Private funeral no public notices
2017-03-22 WBro William (Bill) Armstrong Past Master Takahe 397 25 Pegasus 0000-00-00 other (show in comments below) A private funeral was held