On Tuesday the 8th May 2018 I attended The Devon Lodge No 1130 in Newton Abbot to present our Provincial Grand Masters certificate to W.Bro Thomas Robert Pearson LGR to mark his having served 50 years as a freemason. Having
been initiated into Ernest Dixon Lodge No 7856 in the province of Durham on the 28th June 1965 which this June will make it 53 years of service to our order.
On moving to London Tom joined the City of Westminster Lodge No 1563 becoming master there in1980 and receiving London Grand Rank in 1989 before moving to live in Devon, he became a joining member of The Devon Lodge No 1138 on the 8th April 2003. Tom was also a member of the chapter and mark degrees. I was able to speak of his business and family life. In presenting the certificate I brought the best wishes and congratulations of our Provincial Grand Master Rt. W.Bro Ian Kingsbury, the brethren showed their appreciation in the usual way ,brother Tom was lost for words, so we all retired for an excellent festive board ending another happy masonic evening.
Derek G Webber PSGD Past Assistant Provincial Grand Master.