It is with regret that we must report the passing to the Grand Lodge above of WBro John Icke PGJD, who passed away peacefully on Sunday 23rd September, surrounded by his family.
John was a stalwart Mason and a busy and enthusiastic member of his Lodges and the Province of Worcestershire.
He was Advanced into St Egwin Lodge of Mark Master Masons No 1135 in 1990 and was Installed as Worshipful Master in 2000. Provincial appointments soon followed and he was appointed ProvGStdB in 2002, PProvGSwdB in 2004, PProvGSO in 2009 and ProvGJW in 2011. In 2012 he was appointed to the position of AsstProvGSec, a role he filled with distinction until 2018. He was again Installed as Master of St Egwin in 2018, which was the Office he held at his passing.
He was also a Grand Officer, in 2014 he was appointed to the active rank of GStwd and in 2017 promoted to PGJD.
He was Elevated into St Egwin Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners No 1135 in 2002 and was Installed as Worshipful Commander in 2007. He was appointed ProvRAMGR in 2011.
John was a Founder member of the Fairways Lodge No 1938 in 2013 and was Master in 2016. He also joined the Worcestershire Installed Masters and Worcestershire Installed Commanders Lodges No 1409 as well as the Grand Stewards Lodge No 9002.
A popular figure wherever he went, John will be sadly missed.
The funeral will be held at St Peters Church, Bengeworth on the 9th of October at 1pm. This will be followed by
afternoon tea at Norton and Lenchwick village hall. Flowers will be from immediate family only but donations to St Richards Hospice in lieu of flowers would be welcome.