W Bro David Melvyn ‘Mel’ Gray

W. Bro David (Mel) Gray’s funeral will be Tuesday 1st August 2023, 3pm at All Saints Church, Church Square, Leighton Buzzard, Beds, LU7 1AE.

Dear Brethren,

It is with great sadness that I must inform you of the passing to the Grand lodge above of Worshipful Brother and E Comp David Melvyn (Mel) Gray on Saturday 15th July 2023 (aged 84)

Worshipful Brother Mel was initiated on the 17th of November 1999 into Leighton Cross Lodge L6176, was Master in 2006 and 2010, and held the office of Secretary for many years. In 2007 joined the Bedfordshire Lodge of Installed Masters. Craft service 23 years.

Comp Mel was exalted into Beaudesert Chapter C1087 on 22nd October 2008 becoming MEZ in 2017. Chapter service 14 years. 

W. Bro Mel was promoted to the rank of PPrAGDC in 2011, PPrSGD 2017 and PPrGSuptWks in 2022. In Royal Arch Chapter PPrAGDC 2022

Sadly, life has not been easy for Bro Mel the last few years, earlier this year he had to reluctantly resign from both Craft and Chapter due to ongoing ill health both with himself and Myra his wife. 

Apparently, Mel was very quick witted, could answer most things with a smile and a quick reply, a mainstay particularly in Beaudesert Lodge. He was a staunch supporter of Rugby, local and national. 

He bravely bore his ongoing condition but sadly lost his fight and passed to the Grand Lodge above with his wife and Daughter at his side.

I am sure that you will join with me in offering our sincere condolences to Myra, Abi, and family at this very sad time. I shall send a condolences card on behalf of you, executive and Brethren of the province.

Requiescet in pace 

Yours sincerely and fraternally

Mike Fitz-Gerald – Provincial Grand Almoner