Brethren we are sad to announce the death of one of our oldest members, W Bro Bertie Round who has been a member of Godson Lodge No 330 since his Advancement on the 21st day of September 1989.
Bertie was well-known and respected by most everyone in Freemasonry in Worcestershire.
He first became Master of Godson Lodge No 330 in 1993 and continued in that office during the following year.
Provincial recognition soon followed with his appointment to acting Provincial Grand Junior Deacon in 1995. Promoted to PPrGInspWks in 1999, to PPrGMO in 2004 and to PPrGJW in 2009.
Only last year the PGM promoted him to the rank of Past Provincial Grand Senior Warden. A fitting tribute to mark a long and very much valued contribution to our order.
Bertie was Elevated into the Royal Ark Mariner Degree in the Abraham Green Lodge on the 19th day of November 1992. He became Commander in 1998 and was appointed to Provincial Royal Ark Mariner Grand Rank in 2002.
Bertie was also a former member of Teme Valley Lodge of Mark Master Masons No 1260 meeting in Tenbury Wells.
A Man and a Mason who we admired and respected, who will live on in our memories and be missed at our gatherings. Truly a LIFE to be CELEBRATED.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this sad time.
Bertie’s funeral will be held on Thursday 7th April at 12.00 noon at Wyre Forest Crematorium on the Stourport Road, Kidderminster
Refreshments afterwards at the Kidderminster Golf Club, Russell Road.