Sadly Brother Samuel Waite R.O.H. passed away on the 31st August 2014, he was just a few weeks away from his 81st Birthady. The funeral was held at the Charing Crematorium at 12pm on Tuesday 16th September 2014.
Brother Sam was initiated in the Lyddite Lodge No 9728 in June 1971 a true Buff having been in the Order for over 43 years and was made an Honorary Member by his compliant lodge the William Fagg Lodge No 9986. He served the Province in any way he could, he was a Trustee of Provincial Grand Lodge, an office he held for over 20 years, resigning only last year due to ill health. He held the offices of Provincial Grand Primo, President of the Roll of Honour Assembly, President of Knights Chapter, President of Examining Council, he was also involved with the committees that organised the 1977 & 1999 Grand Lodge Meetings in Folkestone and the Grand Lodge England Convention also held in Folkestone in 1988.
Brother Sammy will be missed by us all in the Province, his smile, the odd joke and of course Welsh dialogue. Our thoughts are with Jeanette his wife and all the family. Rest in Peace Brother Sam.
Brethren of the South East Kent Province
who have passed to the Grand Lodge above
(1987 - 2015)
Brother Francis Anthony (Tony) Berry ROH 2015
Brother Victor James (Jim) Laker ROH 2015
Brother William Greener ROH 2014
Brother Samuel Waite ROH 2014
Brother Kennith Winterbottom ROH 2010
Brother John Sait ROH 2007
Brother Leslie Goulding CP 2005
Brother John Gibbons ROH 2005
Brother Charles (Chas) Farrow ROH 2003
Brother Ernest McDonald ROH 2003
Brother Albert Henry Reid ROH 2002
Brother John Hawkey ROH 2002
Brother Arthur Claude Duck ROH 2001
Brother Alfred James Catt KOM 2001
Brother Fred W. Shearn ROH 2000
Brother Jack Howard KOM 2000
Brother Brian John Smith ROH 1999
Brother James (Seamus) Donohoe KOM 1999
Brother Brian MaGuire ROH 1999
Brother Frank James Robinson CP 1998
Brother George J. Fincher ROH 1998
Brother Anthony Gollin 1998
Brother William R. Young ROH 1997
Brother James Dyer ROH 1997
Brother Brian Watson ROH 1996
Brother Bernard J. Whiting ROH 1996
Brother James Cole ROH 1996
Brother John Shippy KOM 1996
Brother Frank B.J.H. Moseling ROH 1996
Brother Patrick J. McLaughlin ROH 1995
Brother Richard Leonard CP 1994
Brother Frank Foord ROH 1993
Brother Ben Tart ROH 1990
Brother William Cunningham ROH 1988
Brother Edward Haddow 1988
Brother Harry Lisle ROH 1987
Spirit Of Truth, before we homeward wend,
On Thee we call;
Assist us each to succour and defend.
Good Brethren all.
From cares and sorrows,
Absent Brethren free,
Where'er they roam, in Air, on Land, or Sea.
Let Thy kind Spirit hover round them now,
And so enthral;
That they will keep their Obligation Vow,
So say we all.
And when on us the Ivy leaves descend,
Grant we may join Thy link, our Brother's Friend.
POEM Written by David Harkins - Silloth, Cumbria, Uk
HE IS GONE
You can shed tears that he is gone
Or you can smile because he has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that he will come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left.
Your heart can be empty because you can't see him
Or you can be full of the love that you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember him and only that he has gone
Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
Or you can do what he would want: smile open your eyes, love and go on.