Mississauga Masonic Temple

IN THE BEGINNING and for the first seven years, Mississauga Masonic Corporation personnel consisted of the entire Mississauga Lodge membership. Indeed the acquisition of our Temple building was made possible by personal loans from several ardent pioneer members of Mississauga Lodge. Its name is thereby seen to be quite appropriate. As Grand Lodge of our jurisdiction does not sanction Masonic lodges holding property, the Corporation was, for that reason created. THE FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY of the CORPORATION is that of maintaining the building, including upkeep, insurance, heating, taxes, janitor service and last but not least - rent collection.

MEMORANDUM of AGREEMENT of the MISSISSAUGA MASONIC CORPORATION was made and entered into on March 19th 1917; signed by Charles Elliot, William S. Gibson, Walter G. Price, Edward Burns, Edwin S. Munroe, Johnson J. Foy, and John A. Smith; signatures witnessed by John E. Hall, all members of Mississauga Lodge. So they were Charter Members who also held an organisation meeting May 7th 1917, at the residence of Charles Elliott, at which time the 'Signers of the Agreement' were elected the first Board of Directors of which Charles Elliott was made Chairman and W.G. Price, Secretary. "The Letters Patent" were read clause by clause and made the "Charter of The Corporation", on motion of Ed. Burns, seconded by J. J. Foy. A Corporate Seal was agreed upon and adopted - "to have the words MISSISSAUGA MASONIC CORPORATION within two concentric circles and THE INDIAN HEAD OF THE MISSISSAUGA LODGE in the centre thereof".

In Early in 1914, meetings of the above mentioned masons were called and held in the homes of Walter Price and William Gibson. These two Masons seen to have been the instigators of the meetings. These meetings proved fruitful, for, at the last of them, held at the home of Walter Price on April 16, 1914 a Dispensation to start a Lodge was applied for, a Secretary appointed ( W.G. Price ), a Treasurer (J.W.Thompson), a Committee to nominate the officers, $600 borrowed to launch the Lodge, and a previously appointed committee to procure furniture reported that they could obtain Lodge furnishings once used by Ashlar Lodge and now in storage, for $500.00.

At the above meeting were 12 brethren, all to be charter members. They are marked thus * on the following list. The Lodge would have 22 Charter Members. River Park Lodge, Streetsville is given the honour of sponsoring the new Lodge, perhaps because four of the charter members were from there, more than from any other single Lodge.

Port Credit

The story of Port Credit begins long before the arrival of non-Native settlers. Archaeological evidence suggests that both Iroquoian and Algonkian-speaking peoples were attracted to the Credit River Valley over a period of thousands of years. By 1700 the Ojibwa, an Algonkian tribe, had driven the Iroquois from the North Shore of Lake Ontario, and a group of Ojibwa, known as the Mississaugas, had settled around the mouth of the Credit River. The Mississaugas themselves referred to the river as “Missinihe” or “Trusting Water”, but the river came to be known as the Credit River, a name derived from the custom of trading on credit.
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W. Bro. John McLaughlin W.M
W. Bro. David Lovelock I.P.M
Bro. Hansel Penaflor-Marcek S.W
Bro. Lawrence Francis J.W
V. W. Bro. Philip Hebert Treas.
R.W. Bro. Andres Penaflor Sec.
Bro. Tom McCartney A\ Sec.
Bro. Aris Avila S.D
Bro. Raza Khan J.D
W. Bro. Diomedes Garcia D of C
Bro. Simon Okoroji I.G
Bro. Richard Go S.S
Bro. Walter Solari J.S
Bro. James Hugo Bond Chaplin
W. Bro. Ian Gardner Tyler
W. Bro. Steve Toner Organist
Bro. Victor Andino Historian
Advisory Board
Chairman: R.W. Bro. Bill Bath
R.W. Bro. Howard Adams
V.W. Bro. Phil Hebert
RW. Bro. George Burt
Assisstant Stewards
Bro. Lawrence Francis
(All brethren initiated since 2011)
Auditors
V.W. Bro. Efren Recuenco
V.W. Bro. Juan Delmas
Benevolence
W. Bro. Steve Toner
Blood Donors
Chairman: Bro. Vinesh Lala
Communication
Chairman: R. W. Bro Howard Adams
V.W. Bro. Phil Hebert
Cornerstone
Chairman: W Bro. Ian Gardner
Education/ Mentors
Chairman: R.W. Bro. Bill Bath
Bro. Raza Khan
Bro. Aris Avila
General Purposes
Bro. Hansel Penaflor-Marcek
Bro. Tom McCartney
Entertainment/Fellowship
Chairman: Bro. Lawerence Francis
Bro. Aris Avila
Bro. Richard Go
Bro. Raza Khan
Finance
Chairman: R.W. Bro. George Burt
R.W. Bro. Howard Adams
Bro. Hansel Penaflor-Marcek
Bro. Richard Go

Librarian
Bro. Ralph Cornish
Lodge Facilitator
Bro. Hansel Penaflor-Marcek
Long Range Planning
V.W. Bro. Phil Hebert
Masonic Foundation & Projects
W. Bro. Steve Toner




By-laws Review
Chairman: W. Bro. David Lovelock
R.W. Bro. Howard Adams
V.W. Bro Phil Hebert

1916 W.Bro. H. Earle 1914-16 *
1917 V.W.Bro. C. Elliott *
1918 V.W.Bro. W.S. Gibson *
1919 V.W.Bro. W.G. Price *
1921 V.W.Bro. J.E. Hall *
1922 W.Bro. D.C. Cotton *
1923 W.Bro. A.H. McFadden *
1924 W.Bro. A.H. Orr *
1925 V.W.Bro. G.M. Petrie *
1926 V.W.Bro. G. Patinson *
1927 W.Bro. W.H. Arms *
1928 V.W.Bro R.E. Malpass *
1929 W.Bro. G. Hamilton *!
1930 R.W.Bro. G.B. Jackson *
1931 R.W.Bro. C.W. Robb *
1932 W.Bro. M.E. Cavan *
1933 W.Bro. R.F. Dudman *
1934 W.Bro. A.A. Hardy *
1935 W.Bro. R.C. Everett *
1936 V.W.Bro. J. Haywood *
1937 W.Bro. W. Baldwin *
1938 W.Bro. W.S. Hamilton *
1939 W.Bro. J.A. Smith *
1940 W.Bro. T.S. Bayley *
1941 W.Bro. W.H. Shaver !
1942 W.Bro. G.E. Williamson *
1943 W.Bro. E.E. Slacer *
1944 W.Bro. H.R. Warren *
1945 V.W.Bro. B.H. Holland *
1946 W.Bro. G.C. Main *
1947 W.Bro. G.A. Harris *
1948 W.Bro. W.H. Pallett *
1949 V.W.Bro. R.G. Forsey *
1950 W.Bro. G.H. Riches *
1951 W.Bro. H.E. Sanders *
1952 R.W.Bro. J. Grimmon *
1953 W.Bro. G. Peters *
1954 V.W.Bro. A. Russell *
1955 W.Bro. L.A. Brunskill
1956 W.Bro. A.C. Foster *
1957 W.Bro. D.B. Searles *
1958 W.Bro. E.A. Barrett !
1959 W.Bro. W. Laughton *
1960 V.W.Bro. A.E. Gerhart *
1961 R.W.Bro. W.G. McNay *
1962 W. Bro. A.R. Jamieson *
1963 W. Bro. N.C. Matheson *
1964 W. Bro. R. Dunthorne *
1965 W.Bro. W.N. Baily !
1966 R.W.Bro. R.P. Jackson *
1967 W.Bro. E.H. Cavan *
1968 W.Bro. L.W. Peer *
1969 R.W.Bro. C.O. Stephen
1970 W.Bro. A.J. Slacer *
1971 W.Bro. W.L. Russell
1972 W.Bro. J. Dick !
1973 V.W.Bro. B.L. DeMan *
1974 W.Bro. W. Wiber *
1975 W.Bro. H.W. Ford *
1976 V.W.Bro. J.W. Cherrett *
1977 W.Bro. D.B. Hurst *
1978 V.W.Bro. E.R. Carr
1979 W.Bro. B. Hansen !
1980 W.Bro. F.C. Gill *
1981 R.W.Bro. G. Burt
1982 W.Bro. G. Roe *
1983 W.Bro. L.A. Ferguson *
1984 W.Bro. J.T. Thorn !
1985 W.Bro. G.J. Cutland !
1986 W.Bro. K.A. Cooper !
1987 V.W.Bro. G.J. Carr
1988 W.Bro. W.H. Schneiders !
1989 W.Bro. K. VanDeStouwe *
1990 W.Bro. B. Bassett
1991 V.W.Bro. J.G.M. Lawson
1992 W.Bro. G.A. Murphy
1993 W.Bro. R.W. Landers
1993 W.Bro. David Romaniuk !
1993 W.Bro. Michael Cowan !
1996 W.Bro. D. Grightmire *
1997 R.W.Bro. D.E. Roberts
1998 V.W.Bro. P.R. Booker
1999 V.W.Bro. E. Recuenco
2000 R.W.Bro. A. Penaflor
2001 W.Bro. D. Craig
2002 W. Bro. W.K. Schlatter
2003 W.Bro. D.R. Jamieson
2004 W.Bro. A.A. Rodgers
2005 W.Bro. C.E. Howard !
2006 W.Bro. P. Jackman
2007 R.W.Bro. W. Bath
2008 V.W.Bro. Phil Hebert
2009 R.W.Bro. Howard Adams
2010 R.W.Bro. J.G.M. Lawson
2011 W.Bro. Harinder Singh
2012 W.Bro. Steve Toner
2013 W.Bro. Noris Dela Cruz
2014 W. Bro. Ian C. Gardner
2015 W. Bro. Diony Garcia
2016 W. Bro. David Lovelock
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* Deceased - ! Demitted

Ceremony Of Dedication And Consecration

At the Convocation of Grand Lodge in the summer of 1915, Mississauga Lodge was granted a Charter and given the number 524 on the Grand Lodge Register. [This document, The Warrant of Constitution, is dated July 21, 1915, and hangs behind the secretary's desk. (ed. note)] The Ceremony of Dedication and Consecration was held following the regular meeting on September 23, 1915. The Grand Lodge officers were headed by Rt.W. Bro. James R. Fallis, D.D.G.M. assisted by four P.D.D.G.M.s, a Past Grand Registrar, the Grand Registrar, a Past G.J.W. and the G.D.ofC. and 12 P.M.s of various Lodges. The 2nd initiate was Dr. A.B. Sutton, a well-known Port Credit doctor for over 50 years. The 8th was Bro. W.H. Thomson, lumber merchant and brother of Bro. Lt.Col. Alex. Thomson. The 12th was Bro. Franklin Ott, whose name is on the bronze plaque in the Lodge Room along with Bro. Alex. Thomson. (Other members played an important part and made a significant contribution to Mississauga Lodge or to Masonry in general. Every members name can be found in the Register.)
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W Bro. Harry Waren recounts a tour of the old
Indian Mission grounds with Bro. George Gordon

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W Bro. Harry Waren recounts a tour of the old
Indian Mission grounds with Bro. George Gordon

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W Bro. Harry Waren recounts a tour of the old
Indian Mission grounds with Bro. George Gordon

The Institution

The ceremony of Institution took place on September 30, 1914, at the residence of Bro. J.J. Foy. The dignitaries present and performing the ceremony were: Rt. Wor. Bro. John Tanner, Grand Junior Warden Rt. Wor. Bro. C.E. Edmonds, Grand Director of Ceremonies Rt. Wor. Bro. George Smith, D.D.G.M. District 11. (our District) Rt. Wor. Bros. J. Stephen and H. Scully, P.D.D.G.M.s Wor. Bros. (4) from Streetsville Wor. Bro. D.G. Sturrock, District Secretary. The Banquet following the ceremony was held at the Mississauga Golf Club (at a cost of $21.25 ) At the next regular meeting, the first application for initiation was received and acted on, from Mr. William John Alexander Smith. He was the first to be initiated and was a member until he resigned in 1938. In subsequent meetings while the Lodge was under Dispensation, the by-laws were formulated, amended, finalized and approved. Dues were to be $12.00 and $6.00 non-resident but $10.00 and $3.00 if paid by May 1. Wor. Bro. Sam McIlroy was appointed Tyler and was to receive $20.00 a year salary. The name chosen "Mississauga" was, of course, in memory of the Mississauga Indians who had inhabited the area for several hundred years. In the 1840's they had been forced to sell their lands here and were moved to the Six Nation Reserve near Brantford

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Bro. John A MacDonald, First Canadian Priminster | St. John's Lodge No.5, Kingston. Initiated: 1844

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Bro. Tim Horton, Hockey Legend | Kroy Lodge No.676, Toronto. Initiated: 1962

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Bro. Honorable John Ross Matheson, Maple leaf flag | Queen's Lodge No.578, Kingston. Initiated: 1940

"I bow to no man for I am considered a prince among my own people. But I will gladly shake your hand."


W Bro. Joseph "Thayendanegea" Brant | First Master of Lodge No. 11, Mohawk Village (near Brantford) in 1798.