Our Temple Lodge No. 33 Historian Will Be Doing A Tour Of Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, For The Old Cemeteries Society – 30 June 2019, 2 p.m.

web header photo showing Masonic Square & Compasses on a gravestone in Ross Bay Cemetery

Our Temple Lodge No. 33 Historian, W.B. Mark Anderson, will be doing a walking tour of Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, for the Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria. on 30 June 2019, at 2:00 p.m.

The topic will be some of the Masonic graves in Ross Bay Cemetery, of which there are many. See our page on Ross Bay Cemetery.

These tours are a fund raiser for the Old Cemeteries Society, which uses the funds in its work in historical research and maintaining grave stones and monuments in cemeteries in and around Victoria. Temple Lodge No. 33 has participated in these fund raising tours in the past and is is very pleased to have been asked to participate in the 2019 Old Cemeteries Society tours.  The cost for OCS members is $2.00/person, non-members $5.00/person.

One of the graves which will be on the 30 June 2019 tour is Robert Patterson Rithet, a prominent figure in Victoria business during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Robert Paterson Rithet is interred in the Rithet family mausoleum, Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, B.C.
Robert Paterson Rithet is interred in the Rithet family mausoleum, Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, B.C.

The Old Cemeteries Society tours meet in front of Oregano’s, Fairfield Plaza, 1516 Fairfield Road, Victoria and walk across Fairfield Road to Ross Bay Cemetery at 2:00 p.m.

All Masons are very welcome to come out to this Ross Bay Cemetery tour to learn something about Vancouver Island Masonic History and to support the Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria, a worthwhile organization which we have supported in the past and will continue to support in future.

Here is a map showing the location of Oregano’s, Fairfield Plaza, 1516 Fairfield Road, Victoria:

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