It is with regret we have to report the passing to the Grand Lodge above of WBro Norman Burden on 12th July 2019.
We have received notification that the funeral will take place on Friday 9th August 2019 at 1.00pm at the Parish Church of St Mary and St Bartholomew, 2 Solihull Road, Hampton in Arden, Solihull, B92 0AT. Following the service, there will be a reception at the nearby Fentham Hall, which is a short walk away at Marsh Lane, Hampton in Arden, Solihull, B92 0AH to which all are welcome.
The family are keen to make this a celebration of Norman’s life and as Norman’s favourite colour was green, they have asked that all who wish to do so should wear something green.
The family have also asked for family only for flowers but for anyone wishing to make a donation, this will be split between Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis and the Worcestershire 2022 Festival.
Finally, the family are keen to have an idea of numbers attending so that they can make the necessary catering arrangements so if you can let Derek Owen know if you are proposing to attend, preferably by e-mail, he will be happy to collate the numbers and pass them on to the family. If you do not have Derek’s contact information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and I will pass it along.
Norman was Advanced into the Stechford Lodge of Mark Mater Masons No 747 on 27/01/1996 and was Installed as Master in 2002. He was Elevated into Stechford Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners No 747 on 27/09/2997 and Installed as Commander in 2002, so that must have been a busy year for him.
He was also a joining member of Worcestershire Installed Masters No 1409 in 2003 and a joining member of Centenary Mark No 1623 in 2005. He was a Founder of Centenary Royal Ark Mariner No 1623 in 2010.
He will be sadly missed.