2019 – Obituary – Brother George J Carson PM

George J Carson PM 300x300Brother George J Carson, Past Master of Lodge Crawfurdsburn No. 1121 and Honorary Provincial Grand Chaplain was called to higher service on Sunday 27th January 2019 at the age of 92.

In addition to his life in Freemasonry, George was a well-loved member of the Royal West of Scotland Boat Club and was still enthusiastically rowing in recent years. However, Brother George’s love for freemasonry was legendary and he was a regular visitor at all the Lodges in the Province until very recently, enjoying not only the meetings themselves but the fellowship which followed.

As a mark of respect, the boat Club will lowered its colours to half-mast as his funeral procession passed by on the way to his committal at Greenock Crematorium on Wednesday 6th February 2019.

George had been a member of Lodge Crawfurdsburn No. 1121 for over 66 years having been initiated on the 9th January 1953, Passed on 10th June 1953 and Raised on the 17th November 1953. He served as a very popular Master of the Lodge and had the honour of installing his son George into the chair of their mother Lodge.

In 2017, in his 90th year, he was presented with his jewel as Honorary Provincial Grand Chaplain, which he proudly wore are every meeting until his passing. The phrase is that we can hope for no more than to live respected and die regretted and this was never more true than when applied to Brother George Johnstone Carson PM.