David O. Mosher, PGM
Most Worshipful Brother
David O. Mosher
Grand Lodge of Prince Edward Island A.F & A.M.
Grand Master 2008 – 2009
M.W.Bro. David O. Mosher was raised on Corkums Island, Lunenburg Co. Nova Scotia by parents Captain Daniel and Ethel Oliver Mosher. Captain Daniel Mosher MM was one of the last hook and line salt banker fishermen out of Lunenburg, N. S. One of his last commands was the schooner Haligonian that will go down in history as one of the competitors against the great racing schooner Bluenose. A replica of the Haligonian made by Captain Daniel can be seen at the ECO centre museum in Mount Stewart, P. E. I. M.W.Bro. Mosher went to sea at an early age with his father and his love of the sea and sailing still remains. In 1985 David became the proud owner of Blitz – a DB2 racing yacht – and over the next several years won many prestigious races and trophies. These included the Prince of Wales Trophy and the Winnough Cup which are displayed at The Royal Nova Scotian Yacht Squadron in Halifax. N.S. Blitz was also the top Canadian boat and second place finisher in the 1985 Marblehead to Halifax Race in a field of 140 yachts. This love of the sea has been passed on to David’s son Daniel who was named for his grandfather.
M.W.Bro. Mosher attended Lunenburg Academy, Acadia University and the State University of New York. He worked in the engineering department at Consolidated Denison, Elliot Lake. It was the first Canadian Company to produce uranium oxide in North America. After returning to Nova Scotia, he worked for a number of years with H. B. Nickerson and Sons – a major company in the fishing industry. This was the era when Atlantic Canada was very prominent in the fishing industry. The engineering of new processing facilities and equipment for the fishing and whaling industry was a non-stop and demanding occupation.
In 1964 David married Carolyn Corkum of Lunenburg and they had two children – a daughter Deborah and a son Daniel. The family lived for a number of years in North Sydney and in 1970 moved to Prince Edward Island where David became a partner in Charlottetown Metal Products. They resided in Parkdale and on one September evening their daughter Debbie was traveling to her first sleep over with a neighbour when both of them lost their life in a tragic car accident.
Charlottetown Metal Products was in the early stages of fabricating equipment for the food industry. The company facility on Allen Street in Charlottetown was no longer large enough for the expanding company and a new modern plant was built in Milton. The company now had the capability of supplying equipment to all parts of the globe. Over the years David became President of the company and a partner in other companies in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Ontario. In later years he sold his interest in the company and pursued other endeavours.
M.W.Bro. Mosher joined St. John’s Lodge No.1 in 1991 and served in progression of offices and was elected Master in 1996.
In 1993 David joined the Scottish Rite in the Valley of Summerside and made a member of Albert Edward Lodge of Perfection and St. Lawrence Chapter of Rose Croix receiving his 32nd Degree.
In October 1997 he became a Noble of the Mystic Shrine of Philae Temple in Halifax, N. S. and duly enrolled as such upon the records of the Order. He is a member of the Island Shrine Club and has been chairman of a number of committees. He held the office of President in 2001 and is presently the Secretary.
In June of 2001, David was appointed Grand Pursuivant of the Grand Lodge of Prince Edward Island and progressed through appointive and elective offices. He was elected Grand Master in June 2008.
M.W.Bro. Mosher believes that a complete knowledge of Ritual work is essential to a good Lodge and makes the Fraternity stronger. Visitations of Lodges gives Brothers the opportunity to learn from one another and increase Brotherly Love. His theme for this coming year is “UNITY”.
At the present time David and Carolyn live in Stratford, P. E. I. Their son Daniel was raised in True Brothers Lodge No. 8 in Crapaud. They have one grandson – Daniel David Oliver Mosher – age 7 – who has just completed his first sailing course. He proudly attended his grandfather’s installation as Grand Master.