W. Bro. Anthony William John Worcester, PPJGW 9th November 1935 - 14th July 2020
W. Bro. Worcester was initiated into Goderich Lodge No. 1211 on 1st May 1967 and installed as its Master on 31st March 1980. He fulfilled all his Offices in the Lodge with dignity and distinction and was a true example to his fellow brethren.
He was awarded a Certificate commemorating his 50 Years in Freemasonry at a Regular Lodge meeting held on 15th May 2017.
W. Bro. Tony was Goderich Lodge’s most senior Subscribing Past Master and was a stalwart member, maintaining a regular attendance until recent health problems made it difficult. His enthusiasm for freemasonry was matched by his knowledge and wise counsel and the members will be eternally grateful for his outstanding contribution to the wellbeing of Goderich Lodge.
He was also a member of the Leeds and District Lodge of Installed Masters No. 7918 and Headingley Lodge No. 2608, and was a founding member of the Rugby Football Lodge No. 9811.
Tony was also a Companion in the Royal Arch, having been Exalted on the 9th of February 1970. He never progressed to be a Principal, but served a total of 12 years as its Scribe E.
Outside of Freemasonry, Tony was a successful businessman, being head of a Leeds based prestigious construction company and a lead figure of a number of sporting organisations.
Above all, he was a genuine family man, he was married to his wife Alvena for 60 years and they have a son Paul and a daughter Lisa, who all supported him in his masonic journey.
W. Bro. Tony was a much loved and well respected man who will be sadly missed but never forgotten.