Bro. George was recognised as a very active and very hard working member of Lodge Kirkliston Maitland 482, going on to become Right Worshipful Master of the Lodge in 1991. While in the Chair, he was always looking for innovative ways to raise money for the Lodge and for a wide range of charitable causes.
He was also very interested in the Lodge history, especially in relation to the Lodge’s 125th Anniversary in 1993, creating a series of three booklets to mark the occasion.
He was also highly respected in the wider Masonic community, having initiated - and then editing - a magazine for the Provincial Grand Lodge of Linlithgowshire.
The work he carried out in these wider Masonic Circles resulted in recognition at both Provincial and Grand Lodge level. He was awarded the post of ‘Honorary Provincial Grand Senior Warden of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Linlithgowshire’ and ‘Honorary Librarian of the Grand Lodge of Scotland.’
In 1962, before joining Lodge Kirkliston Maitland, George was one of the founding members of Lodge St. Andrew Livingston Station No. 1587 and went on to become Right Worshipful Master of that Lodge in 1965/1966. His Mother Lodge was The Thistle Lodge 270 in West Calder.
His Masonic interest also spread beyond our shores, as he held the post of Proxy Master of Lodge Royalin in Trinidad and Tobago.
George is survived by his wife Effie, son Stewart, daughter Alison and four grandchildren. The thoughts of all the Lodges he was involved with - and indeed everyone in the wider Masonic community - are with all his family at this very sad time.
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