W Bro Michael David Crisp

It is my very sad duty to inform you of the passing to the Grand Lodge Above late last night of W Bro & E Comp Michael David (Crispy) Crisp, born 3/4/1948 (aged 72 years).

He had been admitted to hospital with COVID and was improving, but then suffered a fall which caused a brain bleed from which he did not recover.

He was initiated 8/3/1979 into Sir William Harpur Lodge No 2343, and joined (and resigned from) many other lodges, chapters, and other orders.

Crispy was a true character, possessed of a sharp mind and a quick wit, he could leave an audience at a festive board crying with laughter and would educate and entertain in equal measure in the bar after a meeting.

Our thoughts are with his children, grandchildren, and his partner Veronica, who herself is hospitalised with COVID symptoms.