W Bro John Holt was the longest serving subscribing member of Castleberg Lodge, having gone through the chair in 1978.
Promotion to PPJGW was followed in 1994 by Grand Rank. In June of that year he was installed as Assistant Provincial Grand Master for Area 5, as far from his own home as it was possible to get! He filled that role in an exemplary manner using his customary charm and firm but fair hand.
At Castleberg we will remember John as being one of the loveliest chaps imaginable, who never lost that common touch. He was a great mentor to all our Brethren and his help, encouragement, guidance and company will be hugely missed.