W Bro Colin Arthur Roberts

Brethren, W. Bro Colin Roberts’ funeral is at 09.15 hrs on Monday 27th March at Bedford Crematorium, Norse Road Bedford MK41  0RL. The family invite you to join them at the Keep after the funeral.

A request for “Family Flowers only” however any Donation in memory of Colin will be to Epilepsy Action, The British Epilepsy Association. Full details will be on the order of service.


Dear Brethren,

Once again it is my sad duty to inform you the passing to the Grand lodge above of Worshipful Brother and Companion Colin Arthur Roberts on Thursday 9th March 2023 (78).

Lodge Career
L4900 Syenes (Middx). Initiate 11/10/1978 Resigned 31/03/2001
L8555 St Giles (Bucks). Joiner 16/04/1986 Resigned 29/11/1990
L9643 Bedfordshire Meridian (Beds). Founder 25/03/1997 Resigned 30/03/2018
L7301 Bedfordshire Lodge of Installed Masters (Beds). Joiner 04/06/1999 Resigned 29/10/2006
L2343 Sir William Harpur (Beds). Joiner 13/04/2006 Resigned 31/12/2008
L9835 Gavel and Staff (London) Founder 26/11/2007 Elected to Honorary 08/05/2008
L9835 Gavel and Staff (London) Honorary 08/05/2008 Deceased 09/03/2023
L8555 St Giles (Bucks). Re-Joiner 21/02/2018 Deceased 09/03/2023

Chapter Career
C2812 Oliver (Bucks). Exalted 11/12/1980 Resigned 08/10/1992
C1470 Chiltern (Beds). Joiner 13/02/2003 Resigned 10/12/2007

Provincial Ranks

Past Provincial Grand Sword Bearer (PPrGSwdB, Beds.) 17/10/2006

Past Provincial Senior Grand Deacon (PPrSGD, Beds.) 17/10/2000 16/10/2006

Provincial Senior Grand Deacon (PrSGD, Middx.) 10/05/1994 28/07/2015

Bro Colin enjoyed his Freemasonry and took an active role in many lodges. He will be sorely missed by all those that knew him and will bed fondly remembered. 

I am sure that you will join with me in offering our sincere condolences to his family at this very sad time, I shall be sending a condolences card to his wife Val on behalf the Provincial Grand Master, executive and Brethren of the province. 

Requiescet in pace 

Yours sincerely and fraternally

Mike Fitz-Gerald – Provincial Grand Almoner