Ashlar Lodge No. 3 has long been aware of the grave of Samuel Hudson, an Ashlar Lodge No. 3 member who died in the Esplanade No. 1 mine explosion on 3 May 1887. Samuel Hudson is buried in Bowen Road Cemetery in Nanaimo, B.C.
But until a few days ago we were unaware of several other Ashlar Lodge No. 3 members who died in 19th century coal mine explosions and other industrial incidents in and around Nanaimo. Continue reading Ashlar Lodge No. 3 Members Who Died In Nanaimo’s 19th Century Coal Mines
Ashlar Lodge No. 3 and Doric Lodge No. 18 will be holding a joint Master Master degree for two Brothers, one from Ashlar Lodge No. 3 and one from Doric Lodge No. 18, on 15 February 2017, 7:30 p.m. at Ashlar Masonic Temple.
All Visiting Brethren are welcome, and encouraged, to attend.
Each month Ashlar Lodge No. 3 features a Deceased Brother as a way of remembering our Deceased Brethren and highlighting Masonic history in Nanaimo and the surrounding area.
Our Featured Deceased Member of Ashlar Lodge No. for February 2017 is Joseph Miller Brown (1867-1944), Worshipful Master of Ashlar Lodge No. 3 in 1895 and son of James Miller Brown (1830-1926) our Featured Deceased Member of Ashlar Lodge No. 3 for January 2017 and his first wife, Leah Brown (nee Westwood).
See our webpage on Joseph Miller Brown.
We have also added Joseph Miller Brown’s family residence, 418 Kennedy Street, Nanaimo, B.C. to our series on Buildings Associated With Ashlar Lodge No. 3 Members.
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Our District Deputy Grand Master for District 5, R.W.B. Neil Westmacott, has asked that his Lodge visitation schedule be circulated. Here is his message: Continue reading District Deputy Grand Master’s Visitation Schedule – February & March 2017