W Bro Terence Colin Colbourne

Nothing has changed regarding the Memorial service timing but the gathering will now take place at DUNSTABLE DOWNS GOLF CLUB, to which an open invitation is extended to all Brethren and Companions.

If you plan to attend both the memorial service and wake could you please contact W. Bro Trevor Poole Trevor Poole at  tp1914@msn.com by Saturday 25th February as he has offered to  forward numbers to Gloria, for catering purposes.

Following the sad untimely passing to the Grand lodge above of W. Bro Terry Colbourne, his wife Gloria has asked if I could share the following details.

There will be a family only cremation service which will be followed by a Memorial Service at 2:30 pm on Friday 10th March at Priory Church of St Peter in Dunstable and directly after for refreshments at the Dunstable Masonic Centre.

Gloria and the Family would be delighted and honoured if Brethren and Companions could attend the Memorial service and refreshments after.

Family flowers only, any donations in memory of Terry will be to Keech Hospice, details will be in the order of service.

It would be helpful if those attending could please contact your Lodge Secretary/Almoner or Chapter Scribe E so that the family can be advised.

It is with great sadness that I must report the passing to the Grand lodge above of Worshipful Brother Terence Colin Colbourne on Monday 6th February 2023 (aged 77).

Bro Terry had been admitted to Luton and Dunstable Hospital at the weekend with breathing difficulties, and tragically and unexpectedly passed away.

He was initiated on the 10 February 2000 into Chiltern Lodge L1470 and exalted into Chiltern Chapter C1470 on the 14 February 2013. Brother and Companion Terry dedicated 22 years to the Craft and 9 years to the Holy Royal Arch.

Craft Lodge Career: –

  • Chiltern Lodge L1470, Almoner, Master, Director of Ceremonies, Mentor, Charity Steward, and Tyler
  • Thistle and Rose Lodge of Bedfordshire L9351, Tyler

Holy Royal Arch Career: –

  • Chiltern Chapter C1470

Bedfordshire Honours: –

  • Past Provincial Assistant Director of Ceremonies (Craft) 2017.
  • Past Provincial Assistant Director of Ceremonies (HRA) 2018
  • Provincial Grand Janitor (HRA) 2019 – 2021

Terry was a very well respected member of Craft and Chapter, an excellent ritualist and good friend to many. He will be sorely missed by all those that knew him.

I shall be sending a condolences card on behalf of the Provincial Grand Master and Brethren to his wife Gloria and the family.

Requiescet in pace 

Yours sincerely and fraternally,

Mike Fitz-Gerald – Provincial Grand Almoner