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Laurence Healey
MOST WORSHIPFUL GRAND MASTER, 1952-1953
[Laurence Healey]
23 February 1892 - 23 February 1970
Born on 23 February 1892 at Curniaghanstown, Ireland, near Dublin, Laurence Healey came to Canada after the First World War. He settled in Vancouver where he found employment with the Canadian Department of Customs and Excise, later retiring from that office in 1955.
A Captain in the British Coldstream Guards in World War I, he received the Mons Star for bravery and was decorated with the Distinguished Conduct Medal.
Chairman of the Grand Lodge Committee on Masonic Education and Research for many years, he was a founding member of the Vancouver Lodge of Instruction, Education and Research in 1946 and edited the Masonic Bulletin from 1942 to 1949. Author of numerous masonic research papers, two should be noted, one presented at the 1950 Western Conference on Freemasonry's role as a service club, and the other on the wearing of the masonic apron, published in the Masonic Bulletin.
He Passed to the Grand Lodge Above the morning of his 78th birthday, 23 February 1970.
Initiated March 12 1926
Passed March 26, 1926
Raised: May 28, 1926
Worshipful Master: 1932-1933
Lodge Southern Cross No. 44
District Deputy Grand Master: 1941-1942
District 15

Source: Grand Lodge of British Columbia records.

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