Most Worshipful Brother
John Winston Cousins, PGM
Grand Lodge of
Prince Edward Island, A.F. & A.M.;
Grand Master 1992-1993

Most Worshipful Bro. Cousins was born May 16, 1945, at Park Corner, P.E.I., to John E. and Ellen (Harrington) Cousins. He received his early education at Sea View School and Kensington High School, then attended Ontario Agricultural College at the University of Guelph, where he received his B.Sc. in 1968 and M.Sc. in Crop Science in 1969.

In 1969, Winston married Linda MacNamara of Guelph, Ontario, and they raised two daughters, Marilyn and Rosanne, and three sons, Lyndon, Stuart and Trent.

The family has lived in Alberta and Manitoba, where Winston worked in potato processing, and in Toronto, where Winston joined the management team of Morrison Lamothe Frozen Foods.

During their time away from P.E.I., Winston kept in touch with farming here, and in 1974 the family returned to Park Corner where he now operates Springloam Farms, producing potatoes and feed, and milling grain and soybeans. He also operates Cousins Produce Ltd., a fresh potato packing plant shipping potatoes to domestic and export markets.

Brother Cousins has been a member of the P.E.I. Institute of Agrologists and the Canadian Society of Agronomy, and served ten years as a National Director of SECAN and the Canadian Seed Growers Association. In community life, he has also served as Chairman of the Malpeque Bay Community Council and was a founding Director of the East Prince Industrial Commission.

He is a member of Kensington Presbyterian Church and has also enjoyed skiing, snowmobiling and swimming with his family.

Brother Cousins was raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason in King Edward Lodge No. 16, Malpeque, on January 3, 1967, serving as Master of that Lodge in 1980 and again in 1982.

He is also a member of the Scottish Rite’s Albert Edward Lodge of Perfection and Gordon L. Bennett Chapter Rose Croix (formerly St. Lawrence Chapter) in the Valley of Summerside, and Nova Scotia Consistory in the Valley of Halifax. Most Worshipful Bro. Cousins holds the office of Grand Representative of the Grand Lodge of Germany, near the Grand Lodge of Prince Edward Island.