Featured Deceased Vancouver Island Freemason For April 2017 – Charles Hayward (1839-1919)

As part of our Vancouver Island Masonic History Project we are starting a monthly feature highlighting a deceased Vancouver Island Freemason who has played a role in Vancouver Island history.

This is our first such post. Our first Featured Deceased Vancouver Island Freemason and our Featured Deceased Vancouver Island Freemason for April 2017 is Charles Hayward (1839-1919), a member of Vancouver & Quadra Lodge No. 2 and a former Mayor of Victoria.

Charles Hayward (1839-1919). This photo appeared in his 1919 obituary in the Daily Colonist newspaper
Charles Hayward (1839-1919). This photo appeared in his 1919 obituary in the Daily Colonist newspaper

Charles Hayward‘s term as Mayor of Victoria saw the start of the Inner Harbour Causeway project and negotiations for the construction of the Empress Hotel. Charles Hayward‘s home at 1003 Vancouver Street in Victoria is listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places.

To find out more about Charles Hayward, see our webpages for Charles Hayward and 1003 Vancouver Street.

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Featured Deceased Member of Temple Lodge No. 33 For April 2017 – Major James Mitchell Mutter (1854-1920)

Each month Temple Lodge No. 33 featured a Deceased Brother as a way remembering our Deceased Brethren while highlighting the contributions Temple Lodge No. 33 members have made to Duncan and the Cowichan Valley.

The Featured Deceased member of Temple Lodge No. 33 for April 2017 is one of our Charter Members, Major James Mitchell Mutter (!845-1920), farmer and Member of the Legislative Assembly.

Major James Mitchell Mutter, circa 1890's
Major James Mitchell Mutter, circa 1890’s (Photo courtesy Mutter Family Private Collection – used with permission)

Major James Mitchell Mutter is buried in St. Mary’s Somenos Anglican Cemetery.

James Mitchell Mutter grave, St. Mary's Somenos Anglican cemetery, North Cowichan, B.C.
James Mitchell Mutter grave, St. Mary’s Somenos Anglican cemetery, North Cowichan, B.C.

See our webpage on Major James Mitchell Mutter.