V.W. Bro. William J. Balderston

Bill BalderstonIt is with a very heavy heart and immense sadness that I have to inform you that V.W. Bro. Bill Balderston, Provincial Grand Secretary, passed peacefully to the Grand Lodge Above whilst at home on Thursday 28th January 2016.

Bill was a committed and reliable Freemason who was a member of many Masonic Orders. He was an outstanding Provincial Grand Secretary for the Mark Province of Kent and represented our Province exceptionally well both in Kent itself and beyond its boundaries. He was always ready to give advice and his support for our Provincial Executive was first class. We shall all miss him so much.

Bill's passing leaves a huge hole in all of the Orders of which he was a member and he will be a very difficult act to follow as our Provincial Grand Secretary. Our thoughts and sincere sympathy go to all his family and friends at this sad time.

R.W. Bro. Archibald I. Torrance
Provincial Grand Master


We all knew Bill as a very efficient and above all approachable Provincial Grand Secretary, who was a fountain of knowledge.  But I remember him as a best friend who I could talk to about anything and joke and laugh with.  He was a friend to all my family and I know they will miss him nearly as much as me.

Rest in peace, old friend.

W.Bro. Christopher Boak
Provincial Deputy Grand Secretary


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