Most Worshipful Brother
Fredrick Ralph Hickey, PGM
Grand Lodge of
Prince Edward Island, A.F. & A.M.;
Grand Master 1975 – 1976

The object is not so much to get more into Masonry as to get more Masonry into men, this is the objective of Most Worshipful Brother Hickey.

Most Worshipful Brother Hickey was born in Baltic, P.E.I., and educated in Baltic and Darnley Public Schools. He is marred to Florence Bassett Rogers of Indian River, P.E.I., and from her former marriage there are 3 sons, 2 daughters, and 8 grandchildren. John, with the United Van Lines, Toronto, Carl with the Toronto Transit Commission and Ellsworth, engaged in the fishing trade at Malpeque, P.E.I., Mary (Mrs. Glen Beaton) taught school, is now living in Alexandria, P.E.I., and Elizabeth, a student at Prince County Vocational High School, living at home.

M.W. Bro. Hickey joined the Canadian Army Dec. 4, 1941, proceeded overseas in July 1942, returned to Canada with the rank of Sergeant and was honorably discharged in April 1946.

He is a Presbyterian, a member of the Kensington Royal Canadian Legion, and Regent Chapter No. 52, Order of the Eastern Star.

M.W. Bros. Hickey was initiated in King Edward Lodge No. 16, Malpeque, P.E.I., Oct. 6, 1941, was installed as Worshipful Master on October 11, 1960. After serving the Grand Lodge AF & AM of P.E. Island in several offices, M.W.: Bro. Hickey was in the Centennial Anniversary year 1975 on June 28, elected and installed to serve as the Grand Master of Masons for Prince Edward Island jurisdiction, an honor of which he is most deserving.

He is also an active member of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite having joined Albert Edward Lodge of Perfection in 1961, St. Lawrence Chapter Rose Croix (Presently called Gordon L. Bennett Chapter Rose Croix)

in 1964 and received his 32 degree in Nova Scotia Consistory in Halifax, 1970. He served as thrice Puissant Grand Master in 1972, and holds the office of First General in that Order.

In private life he operates a small farm at Darnley, and works at the North Shore Packing Co., reads good books, and Masonic literature, and attributes his success to hard work.

From the Proceedings of the 100th Annual Communication of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Prince Edward Island A.F. & A. M. (1975).