It is with deepest sympathy, we announce the death of WBro Tony Currie.
Tony passed to the GLA yesterday afternoon after suffering from an age-related illness. He leaves a daughter Samantha (Sam), a son-in-law Peter and a grandson George (named after Tony). Tony’s wife, Jane died on 17th May 2023.
Tony was a Fishmonger in Darlington following in his father’s footsteps before commencing his career in the Funeral industry. He started his own Funeral business before joining Seaton Leng in Darlington where he was a Funeral director for many years.
Tony was initiated, passed and raised in Restoration Lodge No. 111 in Darlington in 1966. He also held memberships in the following lodges: –
Durham Lodge of Installed Master No. 4441
Liberty Lodge No. 9614 – Honorary member
Hammurabi Lodge No. 9606 – Honorary member
Saint Cecilia Lodge No. 9685 – Founder
Castle Eden Lodge of Installed Masters No. 9685
Nevill Lodge of Installed Masters No. 9441
He was appointed Past Provincial Junior Grand Warden in 1987
Promoted to Provincial Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies in 1994 to 1996
The role that many of us will remember most is when Tony was the Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies from 1997 to 2004, an office that he held with great distinction.
He was finally promoted to Assistant Provincial Grand Master in 2005.
In Grand Lodge, Tony was JGD in 2005 and promoted to PSGD in 2006.
Tony was Exalted into Chapter of Vigilance No. 111 in 1970 and was a Founder of Indaba Chapter No.9454 in 1998.
He was appointed Provincial Grand Standard Bearer in 1991.
Tony was a respected freemason in our Province and will be missed by everyone who knew him; our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this sad time.
If you wish to send correspondence, please address these to Sam Morrison at 22, Lazenby Grove, Darlington, DL3 9QD.
The funeral of W Bro Currie will be held on Tuesday, 18th July at 2 pm at St Mary’s Church, Cockerton DL3 9EG.