Peter Lougheed

Peter Lougheed was Born in Alberta on July the 26, 1928, he attended the University of Alberta and Harvard Business School.  He was elected Premier of Alberta in May of 1967.  In or around 1960 Peter joined Perfection Lodge #9 of Calgary and received his 50 year jewel from his mother Lodge in 2010.  In 1949 and 1950 Peter played for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League.  Peter passed to the Grand Lodge above on September 13, 2012 at the age of 84 years.

Sir John A. MacDonald

Sir John Alexander MacDonald Born on Jan 10, 1815 served as Canada's first Prime Minister 1867-1973 and 1878-1891 when passed to the Grand Lodge above of a stroke while serving in office. 

 

He was initiated in Ancient St. John's Lodge No. 3 at Kingston, Upper Canada on March 14th, 1844, passed on April 22, 1844 and raised on June 27, 1844.  He remained a mason until his death in 1891.  He was exalted as a Royal Arch Mason in Victoria Chapter in Montreal in 1847.

 

Sir John was instrumental for the Confederation of the provinces in 1867 to form the Dominion of Canada and he was very influential in promoting the building of the Canadian Pacific Railroad, the acquisition of the Province of Manitoba, the great western country and the union of it, British Columbia and PEI with the rest of Canada. 

Sir John J.C. Abbott

Sir John J.C. Abbott (1821 - 1893) was a Canadian lawyer, politician, freemason who served as third prime minister of Canada.  He was the first native born Canadian Prime Minister (1891 - 1892).  He held office as the leader of the Conservative Party.  In the lead up to Confederation he was a prominent advocate for the rights of English speaking Quebecers. 

Joseph Brant

Joseph Brant was born in 1742 around the banks of the Ohio River.  His Indian name was Thayendannegea meaning "he places two bets".  He fought in the French Indian wars of 1754-1763 on the side of the British.

 

Joseph was raised in Hiram's Cliftonian Lodge No 814 in London early in 1776.  Joseph saved the life of Captain John McKinstry, a member of  Hudson Lodge No. 13 of New York, who was about to be burned at the stake. 

 

After the war, Joseph moved to Canada and affiliated with Lodge No. 11 at the Mohawk Village of Grand River of which he became the first master.   He later affiliated with Barton Lodge No. 10 at Hamilton, Ont.

 

Joseph Brant passed to the Grand Lodge above in 1807.

Winston Spencer Churchill

Winston Churchill was born November 1874 and passed to the Grand Lodge above on  January 24, 1965.  Winston served as Prime Minister of England from 1940 to 1945 and again 1951 - 1955.  Widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century.

 

Winston was initiated in Studholme Lodge No. 1591 on May 24, 1901, completed his second degree on the 19th of June and was raised as a Master Mason on March 5th, 1902.

John G. Diefenbacker

Bro Rt Hob John George Diefenbaker (1895 - 1979) was the sixth Prime Minister of Canada.  He was initiated in Wakaw Lodge #166, Grand lodge of Saskatchewan on September 11, 1922. 

 

Bro Diefenbaker was Prime Minister of Canada from 1957 - 1963 and he was named to the Queen's Imperial Privy council.

King Edward VIII

King Edward VIII visited Canada in 1919 and purchased the EP (Edward Prince) Ranch west of High River, Alberta.  He visited Cornerstone Lodge in September 1919 and it is said that Cornerstone Lodge was the only lodge he was to visit in Canada. 

At the time that Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin landed  on the moon he was a member of Clear Lake Lodge #1417 in Seabrook, Texas and Montclair Lodge #144 in New Jersey.

Edwin E Aldrin