On Tuesday 22nd of August we were informed that W Bro Kevin Eltringham PPGSwdB had passed away, he became ill on Monday 21st August on the night-time and was taken to hospital where he died in the morning.
Kevin was Initiated on the 9th of February 1976 into Ryton Holy Cross Lodge.
He first became Master on the 13th of October 1986.
He received Provincial Honours in 1985 when he was made Past Provincial Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies.
He resigned from the Lodge in November 2001 but re-joined in April 2003.
He again took on the Mastership in October 2007.
He was promoted to Past Provincial Grand Sword Bearer in 2015.
That same year he again took on the Mastership of the Lodge.
He had suffered bad health for several years and was made an honorary member in January 2018.
The arrangements for his funeral have yet to be announced.