Vancouver Island Masonic History Project
Royal Oak Burial Park

Edward Godfrey Rodell (died December 1927) was a member of Henderson Lodge No. 84 in Oak Bay (part of Greater Victoria).

Henderson Lodge No. 84 records indicate that Edward Godfrey Rodell joined Henderson Lodge No. 84 by Affiliation on 20 May 1921 and gave his occupation as “Real Estate Broker”. He had previously been a member of Cascade Lodge No. 42 (now Cascade Lodge No. 5) in Banff, under the Grand Lodge of Alberta.

He demitted from Henderson Lodge No. 84 on December 1, 1925.

Here are the local newspaper reports of his death and funeral:

“RODELL – The death occurred very suddenly on Wednesday [7 December 1927], when he was motoring on George Road, of Edward G. Rodell, aged fifty-seven years, born in Moline, Ill. He is survived by his widow, mother, sister and several brothers. The remains are resting at the Sands Funeral Chapel and the funeral will be announced later.”

(Source: Daily Colonist, 9 December 1927, page 5)

“RODELL – Many attended the funeral service yesterday afternoon at the Sands Funeral Chapel of the late Mr. Edward Godfrey Rodell, who died suddenly last Wednesday. Relatives and a large gathering of friends were present. Henderson Lodge, A.F. & A.M., No. 84 were represented by the Worshipful Master, the Secretary and Bro. Gravlin. Many beautiful flowers testified to the high esteem in which Mr. Rodell was held. Rev.  J.P.  Westman officiated and the hymns sung were “Lead, Kindly Light” and “Abide With Me“. Messrs. R.H. Rimes, N.M. Spratt, O.N. Smyth, T.J. Seares, A. Burden and F.J. Morriss were the pallbearers. The remains were laid to rest in the Royal Oak Burial Park.”

(Source: Daily Colonist, 13 December 1927, page 5)

We will get a photo of Edward Rodell’s grave in Royal Oak Burial Park.

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