21 April 1939 - 6 April 2020
Initiated into Pengestone Lodge No 6933 15 May 1985 and Worshipful Master in 2002.
Following National Service, David entered the Steel Industry at Stocksbridge Works where a number of Pengestone Lodge members were employed, leading to his Masonic interests.
At that time, the Lodge membership was very high, and a 17-year path to the Chair was not uncommon while fulfilling the progressive Officers pathway.
David became Secretary of the Lodge in 2009 and was later promoted to Past Junior Warden in Provincial Grand Lodge, subsequently becoming Liaison Officer and Honorary Member of Friendly Lodge No 1513.
David had a wry sense of humour and could use this to bring smiles to the faces of his Masonic colleagues, and for this, he will be particularly remembered.
Together with his wife Margaret, he made a great contribution to the running of the Lodge and its variety of Social activities In recent years both Margaret and David had health problems, necessitating Margaret's admission to a Barnsley Care Home. Sadly, Margaret died on 20 March, her funeral taking place on 3 April. In a strange twist of fate, David was called to the Grand Lodge above only 3 days later.