Past Grand Masters, 2000-
2022 – 2023
MW Bro D. Michael Learie
St. John’s Lodge No. 1
MOST WORSHIPFUL BROTHER D. MICHAEL LEARIE
Most Worshipful Brother D. Michael Learie was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland to James and Rose Learie. His father was a member of St. Andrew’s Lodge no. 13 of the Grand Lodge of Scotland and held the rank of Junior Warden when he passed at the age of 41 years.
Michael graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1991 eventually raising his two girls Heather & Grace with his wife Lynn in British Columbia before moving to Prince Edward Island. He has been working in the field of audiology for almost 30 years, eventually opening his own practice on the island in 2009.
He began his Masonic journey via his sponsor VW Bro Jack Smallwood and was initiated February 07, 2009 and raised May 19, 2009 in St. John’s Lodge no. 1 in Charlottetown. MW Bro Learie served as Worshipful Master of his home lodge in 2014 and shortly after serving as its secretary, as well as serving as President of the Island Shrine Club.
Michael also serves as President of Temple Company and as Chair of the Bursaries and Scholarships Committee which is annually awarded, by St. John’s Lodge no. 1. Outside of lodge he is a member of Toastmasters International, having participated in his local club as a mentor and past president as well as an award-winning contestant in a number of international speech competitions.
Most Worshipful Brother D. Michael Learie considers it an honour and privilege to have served as the Grand Master of Prince Edward Island for 2021-22, having been installed by the authority vested in the Grand Lodge at the 146th Annual Communication held on June 12th, 2021.
MW Bro David E. Haslam
Mount Zion Lodge No. 12
MOST WORSHIPFUL BROTHER DAVID E. HASLAM
Most Worshipful Brother David E. R. Haslam was born in Summerside P.E.I. to parents, T. Clare and Marion (Ramsay) Haslam. He a sixth-generation farmer on the Springfield homestead founded in 1837 and has operated a mixed farm and Acadian woodlot for almost 40 years. He is proud to have his wife, Grace, and son, Thomas, working with him as they continue to diversify and farm for the future.
David obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from UPEI in 1983 with a minor in Marketing and P.E.I. History Special Studies. He is a strong believer in the Co-operative Movement and is a long serving director and Past President of the Kensington Country Store. He has also served on various commodity boards and pure-bred associations during his years while dairy farming.
He is most pleased to have been introduced to the Craft by MW Bro Carl K. Thompson in 2006 and receive his three degrees in Mount Zion Lodge No. 12, Kensington. Brother Haslam has served as Worshipful Master of his home Lodge in 2011 and 2014 and as Lodge Secretary for three years until 2019.
Together with MW Bro Rowan Caseley, they established Barret’s Cross DeMolay Chapter, Kensington in 2009. This was a most rewarding experience where DeMolay boys and Masonic advisors from Mount Zion Lodge No. 12 enjoyed numerous events and training together for three years.
David also serves as Secretary/Treasurer on the Masonic Development Corporation in Kensington. The Corporation is operated by the three local Masonic Lodges and since 1985 has offered low income housing to the community.
David is an active member of St. Elizabeth’s Anglican Church, Springfield. He is a long serving warden and treasurer of the Haslam pioneer Church.
Most Worshipful Brother David E.R. Haslam is honoured and privileged to serve as Grand Master of Prince Edward Island for 2020-21. He was installed by the authority vested in the Grand Lodge at the virtual 145th Annual Communication held on June 13, 2020.
MW Bro Douglas J. Morton
St. John’s Lodge No. 1
MOST WORSHIPFUL BROTHER DOUGLAS J. MORTON
Most Worshipful Brother Douglas J. Morton was born September 12, 1958, in Charlottetown to Carl and Erma (MacDonald) Morton. With the exception of an early childhood spent in Nova Scotia and a four-year term in Halifax with the Council of Maritime Premiers Secretariat, Doug has lived and worked in Charlottetown.
Doug obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from UPEI in 1980 and his Professional Accounting Designation in 1985. He also holds a Diploma in Government Purchasing and Contract Administration. After a twenty-five-year career as Treasurer for the City of Charlottetown, Doug retired in 2018.
Although Doug has no direct family affiliation with Freemasonry, he has been, for a number of years, intrigued by the history and organization of the Fraternity. He first petitioned to join St John’s Lodge No. 1 (Charlottetown) late in 2005 and was raised to the Degree of Master Mason in 2006. He rose through the chairs and served as Master of the Lodge in 2012, the same year in which he was appointed to a position in the Grand Lodge of Prince Edward Island. In addition to his Craft Lodge, Doug is also member of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite and several York Rite Concordant Bodies. He served as Potentate of Philae Shriners in 2015.
An avid student of military history, Doug was one of the founding members of the P.E.I. Military Sites Museum Inc. and remains on the Advisory Board of the Prince Edward Island Regiment Military Museum. In 2012, he was awarded The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his efforts in the preservation of the military history of Prince Edward Island. Other affiliations include ten years as the Treasurer of the Prince Edward Island Army Cadet League along with being the current Treasurer of the P.E.I. Branch of the Royal Commonwealth Society.
Most Worshipful Brother Doug has been married for the past thirty one years to Teresa, daughter of Thomas and Marcella (MacDonald) Ross of Mermaid.
Most Worshipful Brother Douglas J. Morton is both proud and humbled to serve as the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Prince Edward Island; he was installed as Most Worshipful Grand Master on June 8, 2019 at the 144th Annual Communication in Charlottetown, PEI.
MW Bro R. Gordon Carter, PGM
Prince of Wales Lodge No. 18
MOST WORSHIPFUL BROTHER R. GORDON CARTER
MW Bro R. Gordon Carter was born on April 17, 1946 to his parents Robert and Annie (MacLennan) Carter and raised on the home family farm in North Milton, PEI. His father was a Master Master, raised on December 19, 1944 in St. John’s Lodge No. 1, Charlottetown and passed away October 1956.
Gordon bought the home family farm in 1969 where he ran a mixed farm and commenced a hog, grain and soybean operation in 1979. Over the years, he also had a custom service operation and a snow removal business.
Bro Carter was raised in Prince of Wales Lodge No. 18, Wheatley River on April 1, 1980 and installed as Worshipful Master of his lodge in 1990. Gordon was appointed as a Grand Lodge officer in 2011 and subsequently served in the Grand Lodge of Prince Edward Island to date.
Past involvements include: a number of years on Church Council, past Member of Voluntary Resource Council, Member and Past President of Local 104 National Farmers Union (NFU), past Regional Coordinator and National Board Member of NFU, Co-chair National Farmers Union Farm Crisis Committee on PEI, Member of National Livestock Committee NFU, past Boy Scout Leader (West Royalty), and six years on the Board of Directors of PEI Grain Elevators.
MW Bro Carter has been married to his wife Mary (Boswall) since 1970. They have two sons – Paul and his wife Angelie; Robert and his wife Jacqueline and grand-daughers Lauren and Olivia. His son Robert was raised on April 10, 2008 in Grand River Lodge No. 151, Waterloo, Ontario and has just completed two years as Worshipful Master of his Lodge.
Bro Gordon is both proud and humbled to serve as the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Prince Edward Island; he was installed as Most Worshipful Grand Master on June 9, 2018 at the 143rd Annual Communication in Summerside, PEI.
Most Worshipful Brother Kevin B. Crozier, Grand Master
Grand Lodge of Prince Edward Island A.F. & A.M.
Grand Master 2018-2019
Most Worshipful Brother Kevin B. Crozier was born on May 7, 1972 to parents Roy and the late Beatrice (Bea, nee Ferguson) Crozier in Summerside, PEI
On December 31, 2009, he married his wife Dr. N. Elizabeth (Beth) Barbrick-Crozier and they welcomed their daughter, Kennedy Elizabeth Anne, on June 17, 2012, Father’s Day.
Kevin was most recently employed with the Canada Revenue Agency, but has been a stay-at-home Dad since the arrival of his daughter.
Kevin joined Hiram & Lebanon Lodge No.3 (H&L) in Summerside on February 10, 2004.
The following year, he joined both the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite (AASR) and the Ancient Arabic Order of the Mystic Shrine (Shriners).
Along with several other offices, Kevin is a past President of the Red Oak Shrine Club, has served as Most Wise Sovereign in AASR and has served as Worshipful Master of his Lodge (H&L)
He was installed as Grand Master at the 142nd Annual Communication of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown on June 10, 2017.
He is looking forward to a wonderful year as Grand Master of Masons of PEI which will include a trip to London, England to take part in the celebrations of the 300th Anniversary (Tercentenary) of the formation of the United Grand Lodge of England
MW Bro Edward Roland MacLaren, Grand Master
Grand Lodge of Prince Edward Island, A.F. @ A.M.
Grand Master 2016 -2017
Ed, as he is familiarly known to his many friends, was born on September 24, 1947, to the late MW Bro Douglas Dewar MacLaren, PGM,(1953-1954) and his wife Irma Wood in Montague where he received his formal education. He was one of five children- Doris Jenkins, Anna Hill (deceased) Donald and Stewart. In 1973 he married Joan Yerby who passed away in 1996. From this union were two children- Douglas (Dawn) and Heather (Keith) Mullen. In 1997 he married Irene Renaud and they share the joy of four grandchildren- Emily and Molly MacLaren and Roisin and Eamonn Mullen
Ed’s career spanned over 28 years with CIBC which included 14 moves over a twelve year period with the last post to Charlottetown in 1988 from which he retired in 2002. Ed and his wife Irene reside in Charlottetown. Ed has been a church organist since he was 14 and has played in many churches over the years and presently attends St. John’s Anglican Church, Milton.
Ed joined Saint Andrew’s Lodge No. 13 in Montague on April 7,1969, and the day after receiving his Master Mason Degree moved to Calgary for a year. However, he continued his Lodge affiliation in Calgary with a friend at his work place (Cominco) who took him to Lodge. On returning to PEI he served as Master of Saint Andrew’s Lodge in 1991 and and several years as Secretary of the Lodge until 2008 at the urging of the Late MW Bro Malcolm Patterson, PGM, I agreed to take a Grand Office, Addition Grand Steward. Then in 2009, he became Grand Secretary, position which he held until 2014 when he was elected Senior Grand Warden.
Other interests include music, travel and volunteering. Ed volunteered for 7 seven years on the local Board of Hospice Palliative Care Association for which he received the Life Membership Award in 2010, and then another 6 years on the National Board for which he was granted the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. He also received his 32nd Degree in Scottish Rite in the Valley of Fredericton. Ed also belongs to the Order of the Eastern Star of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island and has served as Worthy Patron of Montague No. 69 Chapter and Crystal No.1 for several years and is presently Worthy Patron of Crystal Chapter No. 1. Ed has also served as Grand Organist for the Grand Chapter on many occasions. Ed is also an Honourary Member of the Grand Chapters of Quebec and Florida. For several years, he is has been the President of the Descendants of the Brudenell Pioneers. At present he has been involved in the launch for” Bikes for Books “program along with MW Bro Allison Coles, PGM. This program is intended to encourage students to read and thereby improve literacy in the school
He was installed as Grand Master at the 141st Annual Grand Lodge of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Prince Edward Island June 11,2016
2015 – 2016
MW Bro Donald Leary, PGM
Mount Moriah Lodge No. 15
MW Bro Donald Stewart Leary was born and raised in the Port Borden area of Prince Edward Island ( now know as Borden Carleton) He graduated in1982 from Kinkora High School and went on to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree form the University of Prince Edward Island. He began a career in retail management with Consumers Distributing in Charlottetown. In 1998 he was hired to manage the P.E.I. branch of Atlantic Wholesalers, remaining in that position until becoming the owner/operator of Cornwall Save Easy, now Leary’s Your Independent Grocer
MW Bro Leary has been married to his wife Juanita since 1988. They have one daughter, Desiree, and make their home in Cornwall. Don is active in his community and contributes to many local groups. He has been a member of Cornwall Lions Club and served over twenty years as a church treasurer. For more than two decades he has served on the Management Advisory Committee of Fitzroy Centre. He is also a member of the Charlottetown Executive Association and The Charlottetown Club. Don contributes to many local organizations as a way of giving back to the community for their support of his business
MW Bro Leary is a member of Mount Moriah Lodge No.15 in Bedeque, which was also the home Lodge of his father and maternal grandfather. He also belongs to Prince of Wales Lodge No. 18 in Wheatley River. He is an active member of RAM Prince Edward Chapter in Kensington. Don is both humbled and proud to have served as Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Prince Edward Island.
2014 – 2015
MW Bro D. Paul Montgomery, PGM
Prince Edward Lodge No. 14
MW Bro Montgomery was born and raised in the Kensington area of PEI. He graduated from Kensington Intermediate Senior High School and Holland College in 1982 with a diploma in Electrical Wiring. After pursuing the Electrical Trade in Toronto and working in Alberta Oil Patch, he moved back to Prince Edward Island and began a career with Marine Atlantic. He then enjoyed a very successful sales career at MicroAge Computers Centers in Charlottetown and eventually made the move to The Island Telephone Company, currently Bell Aliant, in May of 2000 where he still works as an Account Executive.
MW Bro Montgomery has been married to his wife Michele since 1987, they reside on Park Corner and they have two sons, Spencer 22 and Alex 20. Paul is very active in his community with involvement in many organizations over the years. He has coached Minor Hockey for over 20 years, has served as Referee, Referee in Chief and Board Member of the Kensington and Area Minor Hockey Association, Minor Ball and Junior Achievement. He has chaired the Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kidsake in Kensington, chaired the Provincial Boy Scouts Fall Apple Drive and Chaired Internal Corporate United Way Campaigns.
MW Bro Montgomery has been a member of Relay for Life teams, volunteered with East Coast Music Association and helps organizes annual fund raisers for Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada. He is the Immediate Past President of the New London Rural Fire Company, member of Red Oak Shrine Club and member of Prince Edward Lodge No.14 in Graham’s Road. Paul is very proud to have served as Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Prince Edward for the 2014/15 year.
2013 – 2014
MW Bro J. William Heffel, PGM
Mount Zion Lodge No. 12
2012 – 2013
MW Bro Allison A. Coles
Prince of Wales Lodge No. 18
2011 – 2012
MW Bro Larry B. Etherington
Hiram and Lebanon Lodge No. 3