As most will now have heard, we lost Ill⸫Bro Peter N Carter 32° to the Grand Chapter above on Tuesday 9th July. He had seemed very well at Bucks Masters on the previous Friday, but he suffered heart complications on Monday evening and though he was taken quickly to Milton Keynes hospital, he died in the early hours of Tuesday. Our deepest sympathy goes to Linda, to Nick and Suzie and to James, his son-in-law and Bobbie, his daughter-in-law - and 5 grandchildren.
Peter was well known to all in Buckinghamshire District Rose Croix as well as many adjoining Districts having served as District Recorder for V⸫Ill⸫Bro David Sawyer for 7 years and V⸫Ill⸫Bro Peter Harborne for another 2.
Peter joined Robert de Turnham Chapter No 917 in 1985 and was MWS in 1992. He was a member of Thames & Chilterns Chapter No 1075, our Higher Degrees Chapter in the District of Berks, Bucks and Oxon, and was their MWS in 2016. He was also the founding Recorder for our single-district Buckinghamshire Higher Degrees Chapter No 1176 in March 2006 and Sovereign in 2015.
Peter was a keen and enthusiastic member of all the Orders of which he was a member, attained Grand Rank in Craft and Royal Arch, was elected to the 32° of the Ancient and Accepted Rite in 2007 and was also a member in the Mark, Royal Ark Mariner and Royal&Select Masters Degrees. He was a friendly, gregarious and generous man who was always a pleasure to be with and we shall all miss his company as we attend the many units of which he was such a strong supporter.
Requiescat in Pace Peter!
The funeral was held at Crownhill Crematorium on 22 July and was attended by our current and past Inspectors General, together with a large number of Princes, friends and family.
JULY 2019 - Cygnet Chapter at Slough welcomed E&P Bro Vince Peacock to the Order.....
...on Tuesday 2nd July in an excellent ceremony which was conducted by our Inspector General, our District Recorder and Ill Bros Peter Roe and Paul Smallman of the Chapter. They were ably assisted by the Officers of Cygnet Chapter and everyone enjoyed a very hospitable Festive Board afterwards.
E&P Bro Vince is a Master Mason who was raised in Industria Lodge and was proposed by the MWS, E&P Bro Clifford Waugh, who was unavoidably absent, and Ill Bro Peter Cole shown to the right of our new Perfectee in the photograph. We all wish him many happy and successful years in this wonderful Order.