The Secretary was informed that W Bro Peter D Jones sadly passed away peacefully at his son's home on Sunday 26th April 2020, he was 95 years old.
Peter joined Ryton Holy Cross Lodge on Monday 14th May 1990 and very quickly became one of our most loved members. he joined us from Weyland Lodge No 6507 which is in Oxfordshire where he had been a Head Teacher. he retired to Ryton, so that his wife could be near her relatives in the North-East.
Although Peter never took the chair in the Lodge he did do a fair bit of work in the Lodge and was an active member of the F&GP Committee. But when his inability to walk very far became obvious he had to stop attending the Lodge, but kept up his interest in what was going on mainly due to living just across the road and through his friendship with W Bro Brian Edwards.
After spending a few years on his own after his wife died, he sold his bungalow and moved down to London to live with his son. It was there that he was presented with his 50 years certificate by the then Assistant Provincial Grand Master W Bro John Watts while he was there at the Grand Lodge meeting. He was afterwards made an Honorary member.
Even though Peter lived away from the Lodge, the thought that he is no longer with us and has ascended to the Grand Lodge above will still leave a sadness that we won't see him again.