As part of our Vancouver Island Masonic History Project, here is a page on Alexander Dallas (died 1924), who is buried in Royal Oak Burial Park. Alexander Dallas was a member of St. James Operative Lodge, No.97 in Edinburgh, Scotland and of Victoria-Columbia Lodge No.1 in Victoria.
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Members of Victoria-Columbia Lodge, No.1, A.F. & A.M., are requested to meet at the Masonic Temple, Fisgard Street, on Thursday, October 23, at 2 p.m., to attend the funeral of our late Brother Alexander Dallas, of St. James Operative Lodge, No. 97, Scotland. Members of other local lodges and sojourning brethren are cordially invited.
By order of the Wor. Master.
J.R. Saunders, Secretary”
(Source: Daily Colonist, 22 October 1925, page 5)
“The funeral of the late Alexander Dallas, who passed away at his home on Cadboro Bay on Tuesday, took place yesterday afternoon from McCall Brothers Funeral Home. A large number of friends attended and the many beautiful floral tributes gave testimony to the esteem in which Mr. Dallas was held by them. Rev. W.G. Wilson, D.D., conducted the service, during which two hymns were sung: “The Sands Of Time” and “Nearer My God To Thee.” The service at the graveside was conducted by the brethren of the A.F. & A.M., of which order the deceased was a life member. The remains were laid to rest in Royal Oak Burial Park, with the following brethren as pallbearers: Wor. Bro. F.V. Hobbs, Bro. W. Galt, Bro. E. Williams, Bro. W.H. Bland, Bro. G.S. McTavish and Bro. T. Ash.”
(Source: Daily Colonist, 24 October 1925, page 5)
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