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109 RWM Brother George B Fraser 158th RWM 2005-2006

07 02 2017   In Memory of:

  Bro George Batley Fraser PM 1st September 1932 – 27th January 2017.

Bro George Batley Fraser was initiated into the Celtic Lodge E & L 291 on the 4th November 1980 Bro George worked his way around the various offices and was RWM in 2005-2006

The Order of service as follows:

Entry Music. Stranger on the Shore by Acker Bilk.

Prayers by the Chaplain

First Hymn. Will your Anchor hold in the storm of life? Priscilla Jane Owens (1829 – 1907)

  Bro Alistair Easson RWM PM of the Celtic Lodge E & L 21.

   I first met George as a colleague when I joined Peek Frean as a Sales Representative in 1966 around the Borders area.

George worked the same territory and was always ready to offer help and advice. We both seemed to get on well together and soon became friends.

I can remember when I visited George’s home at Ladywell Avenue it was called Broomhouse Road in these days,

George and his next door neighbour Gerry did not think Broomhouse Road was posh enough so they got it changed to Ladywell Avenue.

George had a Dog, a little White Poodle called Penny who always sat on his knee and when I came in and sat down she would growl at me continually did so on every visit I made. George said it was probably because I was wearing glasses but I’m not so sure. George liked to play Bowls and was a Member of Dean Bowling Club and he introduced me as a Member.

George Knew that I was a Freemason and when his Wife Rena passed away George approached me and said he would like to become a Member.

George had all the proper attributes and along with his Brother in Law John Sinclair both joined the Celtic Lodge E & L 291 on the 4th November 1980.

Bro George enjoyed the friendship and fellowship of the Craft and hardly missed a meeting. George got fully involved in the Lodge proceedings and it was my great honour and delight to Install him in the Chair of Solomon as Master of the Celtic Lodge E & L 291 for the year 2005 – 2006.

George was remarried to a lovely lady named Heather.

George had many friends as can be seen from the large attendance here today.

I felt privileged to be counted as one of his closest friends and as we say goodbye to George I would thank him for his friendship over all the many years and for the memories which I will always cherish.

A special thank you to Heather and the family for allowing me to deliver this tribute to George.

The Second Hymn. The Lord’s my Shepherd, I’ll not want. Scottish Psalter (1650).

  Bro Jim E Fraser PM Piper. Played Amazing Grace as he walked into the distance.

Heather said the family were delighted that Jim Fraser played the Pipes and it was 31 years that Jim played the Pipes for George and Heather at their Wedding and she was sure George would have also been please.

The Exit Music. Unforgettable by Nat King Cole.

Heather and Family wish to thank everyone for their attendance today and would love you all to join them for refreshments at the Holiday Inn 107 Queensferry Road Edinburgh.

The RWM Bro Alistair Easson Warden's and Brethren of the Celtic Lodge 291 will hold a Minutes silence at our next Regular Meeting. Bro W JR Boland PM Almoner LH.

Our thoughts are with Bro George's family and Friend's.