It is with much sadness that we report the death of W Bro John Christopher Richards of Malvern Priory Lodge MMM No 1351.
A long and brave battle with cancer ended when he passed to the Grand Lodge above on the 18th day of April.
Advanced in Malvern Priory Lodge in 1990 he went on to become Worshipful Master in 1998 and remained a regular attender and an active participant in the lodge, even holding the office of Treasurer during his illness, illustrating his resolve in his battle. Understandably his attendance become less frequent as his illness progressed.
Appointed a Provincial Grand Steward in 2000 he was quickly promoted to Past Provincial Grand Senior Deacon in 2002. Five years later he was promoted to Past Provincial Grand Junior Overseer before further promotion to Past Provincial Grand Junior Warden in 2012.
Chris was very much respected and admired by his many friends at Malvern Priory Lodge of MMM, and their loss will be shared with his friends in both Lechmere Lodge MMM and St Egwin Lodge MMM in Worcester and Evesham respectively.
Our thoughts and prayers turn to his family at this sad time.
We understand that Chris’s family will be holding a private funeral service and have advised that there will be a notification in the obituary section of the Malvern Gazette this coming Friday.
Should any brethren wish to donate to honour and remember W Bro Chris we have been advised a cancer research charity or Macmillan nurses.