James McLeod Campbell – Featured Deceased Member of Temple Lodge No.33 For January 2017

Each month Temple Lodge No.33 features a Deceased Member as a way of highlighting Masonic history in Duncan and the Cowichan Valley.

Our featured Deceased Member for January 2017 is James McLeod Campbell (1865-1961), building contractor who also served as Reeve of North Cowichan in 1907 and as a Councilor on the first Duncan City Council in 1912.

James McLeod Campbell, circa 1907 as Reeve of North Cowichan
James McLeod Campbell, circa 1907 as Reeve of North Cowichan (photo courtesy of Municipality of North Cowichan)

As a building contractor, James McLeod Campbell built St. John’s Anglican Church, 486 Jubilee Street in downtown Duncan, in 1905.

St. John's Anglican Church, Jubilee Street, Duncan, B.C. Dedicated in 1905 by the Grand Master of B.C.
St. John’s Anglican Church, Jubilee Street, Duncan, B.C. Dedicated in 1905 by the Grand Master of B.C.

James McLeod Campbell is buried in Mountain View Cemetery, North Cowichan.

James McLeod Campbell grave, Mountain View Cemetery, North Cowichan
James McLeod Campbell grave, Mountain View Cemetery, North Cowichan

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