Art Bossons – Celebration of Life – 29 September 2018

There will be a Celebration of Life for our late Brother Art Bossons, who died suddenly and unexpectedly following a heart attack. Art was very active in Freemasonry in the Cowichan Valley and on Vancouver Island. At the time of his death, Art Bossons was President of the Cowichan Valley Shrine Club.

The Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, 29 September 2018, 1:00 p.m., at H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre, 5285 Polkey Road, Duncan, B.C.

Art Bossons as president of the Cowichan Valley Shrine Club (photo: Cowichan Valley Shrine Club)
Art Bossons as president of the Cowichan Valley Shrine Club (photo: Cowichan Valley Shrine Club)

Here is a map showing the location of H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre, 5285 Polkey Road, Duncan, B.C.:

Here is a Google Street View image showing the Polkey Road entrance to H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre, 5285 Polkey Road, Duncan, B.C.  There is plenty of parking at the H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre:

Emergent Meeting In Memory of R.W.B. Bob Crawford – 25 September 2018

Our Worshipful Master, W.B. Ian Pirie, has called an Emergent Meeting of Temple Lodge No. 33 on Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 7:30 p.m., at Duncan Masonic Temple, to honour the memory of our late Brother Bob Crawford.

More details to follow. Visiting Brethren are very welcome to attend.

Come out and Raise a Lucky in memory of Bob Crawford.

R.W.B. Bob Crawford, Worshipful Master of Temple Lodge, No.33, April 2015 to April 2016
R.W.B. Bob Crawford, Worshipful Master of Temple Lodge, No.33, April 2015 to April 2016

Funeral Service For R.W.B. Bob Crawford – 30 September 2018

Ann Crawford has advised us that the funeral service for Bob Crawford will be held on 30 September 2018, 1:00 p.m. at Mellor Hall at the Cowichan Exhibition Ground, 7380 Trans Canada Highway, at Mays Road, north of Duncan.

All who wish to pay respects to R.W.B. Bob Crawford are very welcome to attend.

For those needing directions to Mellor Hall and the Cowichan Exhibition Grands, here is a map:

Temple Lodge No. 33 will also be holding an Emergent Meeting on Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 7:30 p.m., as a Masonic Remembrance Meeting to honour our departed Brother Bob Crawford. Details to follow.

R.W.B. Bob Crawford, Worshipful Master of Temple Lodge, No.33, April 2015 to April 2016
R.W.B. Bob Crawford, Worshipful Master of Temple Lodge, No.33, April 2015 to April 2016

Some Photos Of Our Departed Brother Bob Crawford

Since we announced the death of R.W.B. Bob Crawford we have received many messages from people who knew Bob and, like us, thought very highly of him.

Cecil Ashley, who used to work with Bob at the Hillcrest Lumber Company, put us onto the following video and provided us with the photos below.

This video from Shaw Daily is about the Hillcrest Lumber Co. Employees Reunion at Mesachie Lake circa 2015. It has several clips of Bob Crawford.


The following photos were provided by Cecil Ashley, who organizes the annual Hillcrest Lumber Co. Employees Reunion:

Bob Crawford at the Hillcrest Lumber Co. Employees Reunion in 2005. (photo courtesy of Cecil Ashley)
Bob Crawford at the Hillcrest Lumber Co. Employees Reunion in 2005. (photo courtesy of Cecil Ashley)
Bob Crawford (left) at the Hillcrest Lumber Co. Employees Reunion in 2006. (photo courtesy of Cecil Ashley)
Bob Crawford (left) at the Hillcrest Lumber Co. Employees Reunion in 2006. (photo courtesy of Cecil Ashley)
Bob Crawford (left), Cecil Ashley and others at the Hillcrest Lumber Co. Employees Reunion in 2006. (photo courtesy of Cecil Ashley)
Bob Crawford (left), Cecil Ashley and others at the Hillcrest Lumber Co. Employees Reunion in 2006. (photo courtesy of Cecil Ashley)
Bob Crawford (left) at the Hillcrest Lumber Co. Employees Reunion in 2006. (photo courtesy of Cecil Ashley)
Bob Crawford (left) at the Hillcrest Lumber Co. Employees Reunion in 2006. (photo courtesy of Cecil Ashley)
Bob Crawford (left) at the Hillcrest Lumber Co. Employees Reunion in 2006. (photo courtesy of Cecil Ashley)
Bob Crawford (left) at the Hillcrest Lumber Co. Employees Reunion in 2006. (photo courtesy of Cecil Ashley)
Bob Crawford (right) and Cecil Ashley at the Hillcrest Lumber Co. Employees Reunion in 2006. (photo courtesy of Cecil Ashley)
Bob Crawford (right) and  Cecil Ashley at the Hillcrest Lumber Co. Employees Reunion in 2006. (photo courtesy of Cecil Ashley)
Bob Crawford (right) with Al Lundgren, IWA Safety Director, who worked with Bob as a faller at Hillcrest Lumber Company. Taken at Hillcrest Lumber Company Employees Reunion, 2007. (photo: Cecil Ashley)
Bob Crawford (right) with Al Lundgren, IWA Safety Director, who worked with Bob as a faller at Hillcrest Lumber Company. Taken at Hillcrest Lumber Company Employees Reunion, 2007. (photo: Cecil Ashley)
Bob Crawford (left) with Harry Wright, the last locomotive engineer at Hillcrest Lumber Company, in 2007 (photo: Cecil Ashlay)
Bob Crawford (left) with Harry Wright, the last locomotive engineer at Hillcrest Lumber Company, in 2007 (photo: Cecil Ashley)
Bob Crawford (standing) at Hillcrest Lumber Company Employees Reunion, 2009. SEated left is George Smart, Woods manager for Hillcrest Lumber Company and Bob's boss when Bob was at Hillcrest. Seated right is George Smart's son Doug Smart. (photo: Cecil Ashley)
Bob Crawford (standing) at Hillcrest Lumber Company Employees Reunion, 2009. SEated left is George Smart, Woods manager for Hillcrest Lumber Company and Bob’s boss when Bob was at Hillcrest. Seated right is George Smart’s son Doug Smart. (photo: Cecil Ashley)
Bob Crawford at the Hillcrest Lumber Company Employees Reunion, 2012. (photo: Cecil Ashley)
Bob Crawford at the Hillcrest Lumber Company Employees Reunion, 2012. (photo: Cecil Ashley)
Bob Crawford at the Hillcrest Lumber Company Employees Reunion, 2012. (photo: Cecil Ashley)
Bob Crawford at the Hillcrest Lumber Company Employees Reunion, 2012. (photo: Cecil Ashley)

Here are two photos of Bob Crawford at the Hillcrest Lumber Co. Employees Reunion in May, 2018, a few months before his death:

Bob Crawford at the Hillcrest Lumber Co. Employees Reunion in May 2018. (photo courtesy of Cecil Ashley)
Bob Crawford at the Hillcrest Lumber Co. Employees Reunion in May 2018. (photo courtesy of Cecil Ashley)
Bob Crawford at the Hillcrest Lumber Co. Employees Reunion in May 2018. (photo courtesy of Cecil Ashley)
Bob Crawford at the Hillcrest Lumber Co. Employees Reunion in May 2018. (photo courtesy of Cecil Ashley)

Our thanks to Cecil Ashley for these photos. We will post more photos of Bob Crawford as they become available.

Temple Lodge No. 33 Regrets To Inform You That R.W.B. Bob Crawford Passed Away This Morning

We regret to inform you that R.W.B. Bob Crawford Passed to the Grand Lodge Above this morning at home after a short but courageous battle with cancer.

Bob Crawford was a very valued and highly regarded member of Temple Lodge No. 33 and he will be greatly missed by all of us. Temple Lodge No. 33 extends condolences to Bob’s family.

Temple Lodge No. 33 will post details of funeral services for R.W. Brother Crawford in the near future.

R.W.B. Bob Crawford, Worshipful Master of Temple Lodge, No.33, April 2015 to April 2016
R.W.B. Bob Crawford, Worshipful Master of Temple Lodge, No.33, April 2015 to April 2016

Upcoming Masonic Events For September 2018

Here is a list of upcoming Masonic Events for September 2018. Our apologies if we have missed anything. Please Contact Us if we have inadvertently overlooked an event.

    • 5 September 2018 – Installation  –  Mt. Shepherd Lodge No. 159 .  Hot dinner served at 6:00 PM, before tyling at 7:30 PM…..cost $15.00……Mt.Shepherd had to cancel their June dinner due to low confirmed attendance, then had brethren show up hoping to eat !……please confirm your attendance for dinner with W.B. Larry Umbach, the incoming Worshipful Master, by Phone, 250-642-4641, or by email:  jlumbach@telus.net
    • 5 September 2018 – Ashlar Lodge No. 3 – Regular Meeting – tyles at 7:30 p.m.
    • 6 September 2018 – Goldstream Lodge No. 161, Langford, B.C. – Regular Meeting
    • 6 September 2018 – Concord Lodge No. 79Regular Meeting – tyle at 7:30 p.m.
    • 8 September 2018 – Chemainus Lodge No.114Installation –  tyle at 10:30 AM, go to refreshment, then re-tyle at 1:00 PM. Lunch at 11 a.m., cost: $10
    • 8 September 2018 – Manoah Lodge No. 141 – Regular Meeting – tyle at 1 p.m.
    • 10 September 2018 – Hiram Lodge No. 14 – Regular Meeting – tyle at 7:30 p.m.
    • 11 September 2018 – Temple Lodge No. 33 – Regular Meeting – tyle at 7:30 p.m.
    • 11 September 2018 – Comox Lodge No.188 Regular Meeting –   tyle at 7:30 p.m., followed by light refreshments
    • 12 September 2018 – Admiral Lodge No.170  –  election of a new Worshipful Master and Junior Warden, due to the illness of WM Jim Clark, who is in the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria with heart problems.  Please keep our brother Jim in your hearts, minds, and prayers.
    • 13 September 2018 – St. John’s Lodge No. 21 – Regular Meeting – tyle at 7:30 p.m.
    • 17 September 2018 – Nanaimo Lodge No. 110 – Regular Meeting – tyle at 7:30 p.m.
    • 18 September 2018 – Doric Lodge No. 18Regular Meeting – tyle at 7:30 p.m.
    • 20 September 2018 –  Euclid Lodge No.158Regular Meeting –  refreshments at 6:00 PM, before tyling at 7:00 PM
    • 22 September 2018 –  Comox Lodge No.188  – Installation –   tyle at 12:30 PM, go to refreshment, then re-tyle at 2:00 PM
    • 22 September 2018 –  Malahat Lodge No.107  – Installation –  tyle at 11:00 AM, go to refreshment, then re-tyle at 1:00 PM.  This is followed at 5:00 PM by the semi-formal Gala dinner, music, and dancing.  Tickets $50.00 by pre-sale only.  Contact the incoming Worshipful Master Patrick Bolger, Phone: 250-710-0650, email:  owcabinetry@gmail.com  or RWB Ken Christofferson, Phone: 250-415-0848, email:   kmchristofferson@yahoo.ca
    • 27 September 2018 – Cumberland Lodge No. 26 – Regular Meeting – tyle at 7:30 p.m.
    • 29 September 2018 – Qualicum Lodge No. 197Regular Meeting – Coffee and light refreshments at 9:00 a.m., tyle at 1000 AM. Concord Masonic Hall, Parksville
    • 6 October 2018 – St. John’s Lodge No. 21 – Installation – details TBA

District 27 Summer Picnic – 12 August 2018

The District 27 Summer Picnic will be held on 12 August 2018 between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. at Brian Knight’s property at 8045 Vye Road in Crofton.

Food will be a roast pig prepared by Lawrence Lampson.

All Freemasons and their guests are welcome to attend.

Here is a map showing the location of 8045 Vye Road in Crofton.

Here is a Google Street View image showing what 8045 Vye Road looks like from the street entrance.

The directions to Brian Knights home at 8045 Vye road in Crofton are: At the Brass Bell Pub, turn right onto York Avenue, then turn left onto Adelaide street, then turn left onto Vye road.

Please be reminded to bring a lawn chair as seating will not be provided. Coffee will be supplied as well as cups , plates and cutlery. Also it is BYOB, no alcohol will be supplied.

This is a Family picnic so everyone is invited. The picnic will start at One and go to Five oclock. I would suggest bringing a hat or sunscreen as it will be nice and sunny. See you there

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Photos of Freemasons Hall, London, UK – from Paul Philcox

Brother Paul Philcox of Temple Lodge No. 33 has just returned from a trip to the U.K. During his trip he visited Freemasons Hall in London and sent these photos.

East Ceiling, Freemasons Hall, London, UK, July 2018 (photo by Paul Philcox)
East Ceiling, Freemasons Hall, London, UK, July 2018 (photo by Paul Philcox)
West Ceiling, Freemasons Hall, London, UK, July 2018 (photo by Paul Philcox)
West Ceiling, Freemasons Hall, London, UK, July 2018 (photo by Paul Philcox)
South Ceiling, Freemasons Hall, London, UK, July 2018 (photo by Paul Philcox)
South Ceiling, Freemasons Hall, London, UK, July 2018 (photo by Paul Philcox)
North Ceiling, Freemasons Hall, London, UK, July 2018 (photo by Paul Philcox)
North Ceiling, Freemasons Hall, London, UK, July 2018 (photo by Paul Philcox)
Main Hall Ceiling, Freemasons Hall, London, UK, July 2018 (photo by Paul Philcox)
Main Hall Ceiling, Freemasons Hall, London, UK, July 2018 (photo by Paul Philcox)
Grand Master's Chair. Grand Meeting Room, Freemasons Hall, London, UK, July 2018 (photo by Paul Philcox)
Grand Master’s Chair. Grand Meeting Room, Freemasons Hall, London, UK, July 2018 (photo by Paul Philcox)
Ceiling in Grand Meeting Room, Freemasons Hall, London, UK, July 2018 (photo by Paul Philcox)
Ceiling in Grand Meeting Room, Freemasons Hall, London, UK, July 2018 (photo by Paul Philcox)
King George III Throne, United Grand Lodge of England Museum, Freemasons Hall, London, UK, July 2018 (photo by Paul Philcox)
King George III Throne, United Grand Lodge of England Museum, Freemasons Hall, London, UK, July 2018 (photo by Paul Philcox)

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