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Brother James Mackie

Brethren - it is with great sadness that I have to advise you of the passing of Brother James Mackie, Past Master, who passed to the Grand Lodge Above on Sunday 4th July 2021 aged 80 years.

Brother Jim was initiated into Lodge Camelon No 1456 on the 21st November 1963 at the age of 22. Brother Jim was first installed into Office in the Lodge on the 14th October 1965 as Marshal. He quickly rose through the Offices of the Lodge and was installed as Master of the Lodge on the 11th October 1979 and served as Right Worshipful Master from 1979 till 1981. After coming out of the Chair Brother Jim didn't relax, he was always at the forefront and served as Secretary for a year.

When the Lodge hit difficulties with Office Bearers due to various reasons Brother Jim agreed to take up the position of Master again and served as Right Worshipful Master of the Lodge for the second time from 1991 till 1993.

Brother Jim took up his final Office in the Lodge in 2019 as Lodge Almoner and served as the Almoner until his passing.

On the 24th January 2014 Brother Mackie was presented with a Diploma in recognition of having been a member of the Craft for 50 years. On the same evening RWPGM Brother Andrew McKinnon presented Jim with his Diploma and Jewel as Honorary Grand Jeweller which the Grand Master Mason had honoured him with the previous November.

On the 28th September 2017 RWM Brother Tony Gault presented Brother Jim with Distinguished Service Diploma in recognition of his services not only to his Mother Lodge but also to Freemasonry in General.

Brother Jim was also installed into the office of Provincial Grand Inner Guard at the Installation of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Stirlingshire in February 2020.

Brother James Mackie was a Member of many other Masonic and non-masonic orders but he always held Lodge Camelon in his thoughts and worked tirelessly for Lodge Camelon.

Past Master Mackie was the only Brother of the Lodge to hold the position of Right Worshipful Master twice and was a great encouragement to many and mentor to two or three of the Masters who followed him.

He will be missed not only his family but by the Brethren of Lodge Camelon and everyone in the Masonic Fraternity who had had the pleasure to meet with him.

Our deepest sympathy and condolences go out to Jims family at this sad time.

“Well done though good and Faithful Servant enter though into the joy of the Lord”

Cheers Mr HP

The Funeral of Past Master Mackie will take place on Wednesday 14th July 2021 at 10:45 in Falkirk Crematorium.

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Brother James Mackie

RWM 1979 - 1981 & 1991 - 1993

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Brother James Mackie Honorary Grand Architect

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Brother James Mackie 50 years a Mason

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Brother James Mackie DSM

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Brother James Mackie

Provincial Grand Inner Guard

Provincial Grand Lodge of Stirlingshire

February 2020.