We are very sorry to announce the death of W Bro Gerald Winfield yet another much respected senior Mark Mason within our province.
Gerald passed to the Grand Lodge above on Saturday 23rd September.
A prominent and active mason in other orders Gerald became a member of the Mark Degree during 1959 when he was Advanced in Godson Lodge No 330. He became Master for the first time in 1970 and again held that office in 2000. His first Provincial Appointment was that of Past Provincial Junior Overseer in 1987. He was promoted to Past Provincial Grand Junior Warden in 1992 and to Past Provincial Grand Senior Warden in 1999.
Gerald was appointed a Past Assistant Grand Standard Bearer of the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Mason of England and Wales and its Districts and Lodges Overseas in 2000 and promoted to Past Grand Junior Overseer in 2013.
Elevated into the Ancient and Honourable Fraternity of Royal Ark Mariners in Abraham Green Lodge No 330 in 1990 he first became Worshipful Commander of the lodge in 1994 going on to be Commander on two further occasions during 2003 and 2004.
Appointed to Provincial Royal Ark Mariner Grand Rank during 2001 he went on to be appointed to Royal Ark Mariner Grand Rank in 2011.
Gerald was a tremendous supporter of his mother lodges and he will be sorely missed not only by his brothers at Dudley but by all who knew him.
As always our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.
The Funeral will take place on Wednesday 18th October 2017 at 12:20 at Gornal Wood Crematorium, Chase Road, Dudley, DY3 2RL
The Family invite anyone attending for refreshments afterwards at The Lodge Rooms (Dudley Masonic Hall), Wellington Road, Dudley, DY1 1RD.