Most Worshipful Brother
Douglas Creelman MacKinnon, PGM
Grand Lodge of
Prince Edward Island, A.F. & A.M.;
Grand Master 1981 – 1982

Most Worshipful Bro. Douglas Creelman MacKinnon was born January 7, 1935, in New Argyle, Queens County, P.E.I. He began his formal education in that area and later attended classes in Crapaud, High School at Birchwood in Charlottetown, and the University of Prince Edward Island.

While in his late teens, Brother MacKinnon began his working career by accepting employment in Streetsville, Ontario. In July, 1955, he came back to the Island to marry Francis Myers of P.E.I., who returned with him to Ontario. But a short 9 or 10 months later, Douglas and Francis resettled in P.E.I., in the community of Crapaud which they called home thereafter.

Douglas and Francis raised three sons, Ronald, John, and Larry. Ronald and his wife Donna, and John and his wife Connie, lived in Crapaud. Larry and his wife Cindy lived nearby in Hampton. The MacKinnon family expanded further to include four granddaughters, Kelly, Alexis, Amanda and Ellen, plus three grandsons, Kirk, Mitchell and Spencer, one great granddaughter, Jane, and a great grandson, Dennis.

In P.E.I., Bro. MacKinnon developed a career with the Irving Oil Company, advancing by promotion through positions as Sales Representative, Assistant Manager, and Manager of the Charlottetown branch, to become area Superintendent for the company. After retiring from Irving Oil in 1982, he began another career as Program Officer for the Emergency Measures Organization, contributing 15 years to that activity until final retirement in 1997.

He was also active in community affairs as a long-time member of the School Board, and for many years as Secretary of the Crapaud-Victoria Chamber of Commerce, of which he became a Past President. More, he served as Area Representative for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation, Inc., Area Coordinator for Alzheimer P.E.I., and Fund Raising Volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society.

In the family church, Saint John’s Anglican in Crapaud, Douglas served many years with the Parish Council, and as a Church Warden.

Doug’s summer recreational pursuits included fishing, water-skiing and swimming, and in winter his entire family enjoyed snowmobiling.

Brother MacKinnon was raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason in True Brother’s Lodge No. 8, Crapaud, in 1961. He served there as Worshipful Master in 1969, and soon was chosen to become a Grand Lodge Officer. After progressing through the appointive and elective offices he was elected to the Grand East in 1981, and installed at the One Hundred and Sixth Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge which included a service in his own Saint John’s Anglican Church in Crapaud.

Most Worshipful Bro. MacKinnon also held the offices of Grand Representative of the Grand Lodge of the State of Washington and of the Grand Lodge of Turkey, near the Grand Lodge of Prince Edward Island.

He laid down his working tools on 21 April 2011 and was honoured with a very well attended Masonic Memorial Service.