Keith’s 60 Years
The Assistant Provincial Grand Master Gordon Brewis attended Caradoc Lodge No. 4749 to present W Bro Keith Etherington with a long service Certificate to celebrate 60 years of continuous membership in the Craft.
Keith was born in 1931 and attended Henry Smith Grammar School and after leaving joined the RAF for 2 years before attending Durham University Teacher Training College. Almost all of Keith’s 38 years of teaching was done in Hartlepool before early retirement due to health issues. Keith married his wife Lily in 1958 and they have 2 sons and a daughter. They still live in the same house in Blackhill Rocks, now totalling 62 years.
He was Initiated into Caradoc Lodge in 1960 and attained the Chair of the Lodge in 1976. Health issues have restricted his attendances in recent years and he was made an honorary member in 2017.
We all wish him good health for the future.
TLC Teddy Initiative……
“thank you Freemasons for the thousands of teddies donated to children’s casualty departments”
Community Support Grants…..
“The grant from Durham Freemasons has made an enormous difference to our service users”
Provincial Annual Meeting….
“The Provincial annual meeting is one of the highlights of my year, it’s great to meet everyone and support all those being rewarded for merit”….
“My husband would be so proud that you still contact me so many years after his death, thank you for remembering me”
“The Provincial annual meeting is one of the highlights of my year, it’s great to meet everyone and support all those being rewarded for merit”
The Royal Arch…..
“I feel that I have a much better understanding of the whole Masonic story after joining the Royal Arch”
What have you gained?
“I’ve made wonderful friendships with people from all walks of life who I wouldn’t otherwise have even met”
In respect to the TLC Teddy initiative
“A child patient copes with medical treatment so much better when they’ve been given a TLC teddy”
What Freemasonry has done for you?
“The teachings of the masonic ceremonies helped me to be a better father, better husband, better son and better neighbour”What Freemasonry has done for you
One of the best things I have ever done…
“Along with getting married, the birth of my children and Sunderland winning the FA Cup, becoming a Freemason is one of the best things I’ve ever done”