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Mark Bate (1857-1927) became a member of Nanaimo Lodge, No. 1090 in 1869, Nanaimo Lodge, No.3 in 1871 and Ashlar Lodge, No.3 in 1873. He remained a member of Ashlar Lodge, No. 3 until his death in 1927.
W. Bro. Mark Bate was one of Nanaimo’s leading citizens. He was the first Mayor of Nanaimo and subsequently served a total of 14 terms as Mayor. Nanaimo has some public monuments honouring Mark Bate.
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