W Bro Gerald Beacom

Dear Brethren,

Once again it is my sad duty to inform you of the passing to the Grand lodge above of Worshipful Brother Gerald Beacom PPrSGD on Saturday 25th March 2023 (aged 95).

Bro Gerry had a serious stroke some time ago from which sadly he never recovered and peacefully passed away in Bedford Hospital.

He was Initiated 19/11/1975 into St Peter de Merton Lodge L7559 and was Master in 1985-86, held the post of Treasurer for many years and was an active member until recent times.

Gerry was also a member of Sir John Cotton Lodge of Mark Master Masons M1507, a Mark provincial grand officer and listed in the Mark Master Masons scroll of Honour.

Bro Gerry’s funeral is on Thursday 13thApril at 11.30am at Marston Moretaine Church, followed by burial in the Church Yard. Joan his partner has requested a Guard of Honour inside the Church with Provincial Ties.

It is Family Flowers only but donations to British Heart Foundation or British Stroke Association will be welcomed. Details will be on the order of service.

There will be a wake at the Bell Public House close to the Church following the committal.

Bro Gerry enjoyed a full and active Masonic career, he will be sorely missed by all his lodge members, fondly remembered.

I am sure that you will join with me in offering our sincere condolences to his partner Joan at this very sad time.  I shall be sending a condolences card 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