Keith MacKinnon, PGM
Most Worshipful Brother
Keith MacKinnon, PGM
Grand Lodge of
Prince Edward Island, A.F. & A.M.;
Grand Master 1971 – 1972
On June 26, 1971, the Grand Lodge of Prince Edward Island elected Keith MacKinnon to the office of Grand Master. Most Worshipful Brother MacKinnon thus culminated a distinguished career in Masonry that began in Victoria Lodge No. 2, Charlottetown in 1947.
In 1958, which was the 100th Anniversary Year of Victoria Lodge, he had the distinction of serving as W.M. In 1954 he had been initiated into the Royal Arch Chapter, Alexandra No. 11 and the following is a list of his other Masonic activities in which he was engaged Prince Edward Preceptory No. 35, Albert Edward Lodge of Perfection, St. Lawrence Chapter Rose Croix (Presently called Gordon L. Bennett Chapter Rose Croix), Philae Temple, Crystal Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, Past Grand Patron Grand Chapter, N.S. and P.E.I. of Order of the Eastern Star.
Born in the town of Montague, P.E.I., on August 20, 1916, the newly elected Grand Master had begun his education in the hometown public school, advanced to Montague High School and upon graduation enrolled in Prince of Wales College in Charlottetown. College graduation took place in 1933, and for many years, M.W. Bro. MacKinnon has been employed by the Motor Transport, Headquarters in Charlottetown in charge of transportation between the Island and the neighboring Maritime provinces, of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
He married Gladys Huntley, R.N. of Vernon, P.E.I. in 1947 and the couple has one son and three daughters. They are members of the Church of Christ (Disciple) congregation and M.W. Bro. MacKinnon has served, first as a deacon, and later as Board Chairman. He has been a most active man in community affairs in Charlottetown, being a member of both the Rotary and Kinsmen Clubs. He is a Past President and Life Member of the latter. A Past President of both the Board of Trade and the Maritime Motor Transport Association, he also served as Vice President for P.E.I. of the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council. In political life he is a former president of the Liberal Association for the 6th. District of Queens.
From the Proceedings of the 96th Annual Communication of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Prince Edward Island A.F. & A. M. (1971).