There were few spare seats to be found in Kirkliston Parish Church for the service held to celebrate the life of Bro. George Fairley P.M.
As well as being a well-respected member of the craft, Bro. George was very well known in the area and had gained the nickname of 'Mr Kirkliston' for his on-going activities to promote the village, especially as the local correspondent for several local newspapers.
The eulogy delivered by Bro. John Glendenning P.M., Almoner of Lodge St. Andrew Livingston Station No. 1587, included some of the many highlights of Bro. George's' Masonic career. He was a founder member and Past Master of that Lodge.
Being a dedicated family man, The Rev. Maggie Lane, minister of Kirkliston Parish Church, then went on to cover some of the many notable aspects of George's family life.
George is survived by his wife Effie, son Stewart, daughter Alison and four grandchildren and our thoughts again go our to all family and friends.
Thanks again to all the members, Honorary Members and friends of 482 who attended the service.
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Saturday 3rd February - ANNUAL INSTALLATION - 3pm Tyle
Tuesday 6th February - Deputation to Thistle Lodge West Calder 270
Wednesday 7th February - BUSINESS MEETING - MEMBERS ONLY.
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