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DE WOLF SMITH — On Feb. 21, 1947 at Melrose Park Hospital, Dr. William Andrew De Wolf Smith, of Sardis, in his 87th year. Survived by 1 daughter, Mrs. R. F. G. Smithwick, Sardis, B.C. Funeral service Tuesday, Feb. 25th, at 1:30 p.m., in Holy Trinity Cathedral. Rev. J. Burton Thomas officiating. Interment Church of England cemetery. S. Bowell & Son directors. No flowers by request.

W. A. DeWolf-Smith
PAST GRAND MASTER (HON.)
[De Wolf-Smith]
October 6, 1859 - February 20 1947
Surgeon to the British Columbia Penitentiary, Dr. DeWolf-Smith was a tireless supporter of Freemasonry, serving as Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Correspondence, Grand Historian, Grand Librarian and finally, Grand Secretary. His many years of service were recognized in 1932 with his election as an Honourary Past Grand Master.
In 1924 he wrote a short introductory history of Freemasonry in British Columbia.
Raised : April 17 1888 (Reg. No. 7786)
Worshipful Master 1892
Secretary : 1895 - 1930
Union Lodge No. 9
Affiliated : October 9, 1922 (Reg No. 328)
DeWolf Lodge No. 78
District Deputy Grand Master : 1894
Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Correspondence : 1897-1942
Grand Historian : 1902 - 1912
Grand Librarian : 1902-1925
Grand Secretary : 1911 - 1937
Past Grand Master (Hon) : May 20, 1932 (June 23, 1932)

Source : Grand Lodge records ; Representative British Freemasons (London : Dod's Peerage, Limited, 1915) ; Robie L. Reid, Historical Notes, Biographical sketches. Vancouver : Grand Lodge of British Columbia, 1945. p. 363 ; History of Grand Lodge of British Columbia 1871 - 1971, John T. Marshall. p. 427 See photograph in uniform; Obituary : Vancouver Sun, Monday, 24 February 1947.

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