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John R. Smith
Landmarks/Doric Lodge No.654
Passed December 6,2018
John was born November 10, 1936 in London, Ontario to Mildred and Hector Smith. Predeceased by his brother Garnet (Betty Smith). He died at the Hamilton General Hospital on December 6, 2018. He attended Hillfield College, Hamilton Teacher's College, and McMaster University. He served as an alderman for Hamilton during two different periods in his life, and from 1967-1977, he was the Conservative MPP for Hamilton Mountain. He was also Minister of Correctional Services and Minister of Government Services. For four years, he sat on the Immigration Refugee Board of Canada. His last quest in life was to convince the Provincial Government to replace the statue of Chief Tecumseh in the lobby of Queen's Park. During the exodus of refugees from Vietnam, he invited a small group of friends to form a federally registered charity known as The Mountain Fund To Help The Boat People. Over a period of fourteen years, the group brought hundreds of Vietnamese men, women, and children to Canada. In John's final days they came from everywhere to hold his hand. Late in life John was Ordained into the Reformed Episcopal Church (Anglican). He served as Rector of St. George's Hamilton for ten years and remained as Archdeacon. He lived his life according to a firm belief in the Gospel message. John leaves to mourn his wife of forty-two years, Judy (Pollard) Smith, their three children and four grandchildren: Hayley and Isaac Post and their children Edwina and Hamish of Alexandria, Virginia, Drew and Elizabeth Smith and their children Charlotte and Lucia of Burlington, John (Jock) Smith and his wife Ashley Robinson of Hamilton. He leaves behind many nieces and nephews, including Susan and Roy Smith of Kanata, and Murray and Maureen Smith of Constance Bay. Jan (Pollard) Rowe and Rob Rowe of Kingston will miss him, as will Brian and Gail Pollard of Spain. Funeral services will be held at Apostolic Holiness Church, 40 Empress Ave., Hamilton, on Thursday, December the 13th at 2:00 p.m. Thank you to our friends at Apostolic Holiness for lending us their sanctuary. Our sincere thanks to the Rev'd Paul Luth and the Rev'd Dr. John Ferns, and to the wonderful staff in Cardiac Care at the Hamilton General Hospital. If you so wish, donations may be made to St. George's Church at 134 Emerson Street, Hamilton, ON, L8S 2X8, or to a charity of your choosing.

Masonic dates (I, P., Raised)

1967-03-08

1967-04-12

1967-05-10


R.W. David Midgley
Westmount Lodge No.671
Passed November 18, 2018
 

 


W. Bro. Donald Herbert Cliff
Valley Lodge No. 100
Passed September 28,2018
Donald Herbert Cliff in his 93rd year passed away on Friday September 28 at 12.45 pm.
Cremation has taken place and his daughter will convey his ashes to the Dundas Ontario for a private burial in the family plot.
A celebration of life will be held at a future

Lived in Kelowna, BC

 


V.W. Bro. William "Billy" Stanfield
Ionic Lodge No.549
Passed July 30,2018
Peacefully passed surrounded by his loving family on July 30, 2018 at Hamilton General Hospital ICU, in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Lila, loving father of Mark and Adele (Brian), dear grandfather of Kayleigh, Tarrin and Brennan.

He will be missed by many relatives and friends in Northern Ireland, England, North Carolina and Hamilton, Ontario. Billy was a member of the “World Famous Clawhammers”. An integral member of many branches of the Masonic Order for 58 years, holding many prominent positions. Dedicated Dofasco employee for 28 years, retiring in 1992.

A celebration of his life will be held at MacNab Street Presbyterian Church, 116 MacNab St. on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 12:30 PM, followed by a short Masonic service and reception. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation or MacNab Street Presbyterian Church Building Fund are appreciated.

Many thanks to VON visiting nurses and staff the General’s ICU for their extraordinary care of Billy.

V.W. Brother William "Billy" Stanfield

Born: July 8 1938

Lodge: Cherryville Lodge No. 695 Northern Ireland

Initiated: February 3 1962
Passed: April 7 1962
Raised: May 5 1962

Affiliated to The Ionic Lodge No. 549: April 2 1975

Affiliated to Centennial Lodge No. 679: February 15 1994

Worshipful Master of The Ionic Lodge No. 549

1981 – 1982
1988 - 1989
2002 – 2003
2005 – 2006

Celebrated 50 years a Mason : April 4 2012


Passed to the Grand Lodge Above July 30, 2018

 
 

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