Granville was proposed by W Bro. Tony Oates and initiated into Pathfinder Lodge 8236 on the 6th July 2007. He served as Worshipful Master 2014-2015.
Always an active member of the Lodge with a willingness to partake in any event, he lived near Scarborough and latterly Pickering, travelling to Sheffield for Lodge meetings Summer and Winter not far short of 100 miles each way, a 4-hour trip, such was his dedication to Freemasonry.
Granville was a Police Sergeant with the North Yorkshire Police and served for many years around the “Heartbeat” countryside and was the Station Sergeant based in Whitby.
Granville’s other vocation was Scouting, and he was the Assistant County Commissioner for North Yorkshire and District Commissioner for Ryedale.
His willingness to help others was an outstanding part of his character and showed in the way he collected aged Brethren and their wives to enable them to participate in Lodge activities going out of his way to do so.
He was never short of words, and it could be said that a microphone was the last thing he needed such was the clarity of his delivery, from masonic ritual to his famous renditions of monologues “Albert and the Lion” being one of his favourites.
He was married to his first wife Pat, who he nursed through a long illness until she sadly died.
More recently he found happiness in the company of Jean, and they married on the 31st December 2019
It is tragic that as he was about to embark on a new chapter in life, Granville should contract the awful Covid 19 Virus which has cut short that journey.
A most kind, generous and sincere Mason with a devotion to stand by his word, an inspiration to many, he will be sadly missed by his family, friends and Freemasonry in particular.
May God shine a light perpetual upon him and bless him for all he did.