It is with great sadness that I have to inform you of the passing to The Grand Lodge Above of Worshipful Brother & Excellent Companion Derek Francis Bird, 83 years. Unfortunately this was COVID-19 related. He leaves his wife Pat and Son Richard and Daughter Cally. Derek passed away in the early hours of this morning in the Luton & Dunstable Hospital. Yesterday evening his daughter Cally was allowed to visit Derek in hospital, during which time apparently he opened his eyes and acknowledged her presence. I hope that visit can bring some peace for the rest of the family.
Derek was a member of a number Lodges including;
St Peter Lodge No 6092 – Honorary member
Earl of Courtown Lodge No 7653 – Honorary member
Martin Foss Lodge of Research No 9722 – Founder member
Bedfordshire Lodge of Installed Masters No 7301
John Hindle Lodge No 9432 – Founder member
Derek was also a Mark Master Mason and I have been in contact with the PrGAlm for Bedfordshire Mark.
As always I will be sending a condolence card to the family on behalf of the PGM/MEGS, the Provincial Executive and the Brethren of the Province .
Tony Green Pr G Almoner