On May 25th brothers from Widow’s Son Lodge #48 went to the home of Fred and Bonnie Spencer. They presented him with his 70 Year Jewel. Above we see left to right: RW Bro. Bill Merriam, VW Bro. Gary Sterling, W Bro. Bruce Stewart and seated, VW Bro. Fred Spencer.
The following is a write up of our distinguished brother by RW Bro. Bill Merriam:
VW Bro. Fred was born in River Philip, 1926. He submitted his Petition for Initiation in Sept. 17, 1946 to Widow’s Son Lodge #48. Was Initiated Oct. 15, 1946, Passed on Nov. 14th and Raised on Dec. 17, 1946. VW Bro. Fred served in all Offices of the Lodge and in June 1976 he served as Grand Steward for the Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia. VW Bro. Fred was self employed as he and his wife Bonnie operated a store in River Philip for many, many years. World War 11 came along and he enlisted in the Canadian Navy where he served until the war ended in 1945. He then returned to River Philip to carry on his career, proprietor of his & Bonnie’s store for many years after the war. VW Bro. Fred was a very faithful Mason, never missing his monthly meetings and enjoying fellowship with his Brothers. The last couple of years have not been good to him as his health has not been the best but he still loves to have Brothers visit with him. He doesn’t attend Lodge now but his wife Bonnie keeps him abreast of the Lodge activities through his Lodge notices sent to him each month. We miss you in Lodge VW Bro. Fred, congrat’s on your 70 years as a Mason.
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