Masonic Lodge of Sorrow
Eulogy in Memory of
Clive Vernon Keylock
Passed away 7 May 2008
Old Tower Lodge was consecrated on Saturday 19 May 1990 at the Villamartin Restaurant, with 22 petitioners mainly from the members of the established Torrevieja Dining club.
Bro Keylock worked tirelessly to achieve Freemasonary in Torrevieja, therefore becoming the petitioners popular choice to be installed as the first Worshipful Master.
His esteem was obvious by the attendance of the Grand Master of Spain. ” The Most Worshipful Grand Master of Spain Luis Salat Gusils ” along with 14 eminent Consecrating and supporting Freemasons. His esteem was further enhanced by the number of very senior masons present at his funeral along with brethren from throughout the Province.
On completing his year in office he installed his successor in an exemplary manner. Bro Keylock was immediately awarded with his first provincial rank of Provincial Grand Experto.
He subsequently became Secretary of the Lodge, the office he held for a number of years.
Other promotions followed and between 1992 and 2006 he was honoured with 10 promotions and finally acquiring the Rank and Title of Right Worshipful Bro. C.V. Keylock PJGW DepPGM.
Excellent Companion Keylock was a Past First Principal of a Royal Arch Chapter in the U.K. Subordinate to the Supreme Grand Chapter of England . He became a founder of the Torrevieja Royal Arch Chapter here in Spain when it was consecrated in 1993, and was the first Scribe Ezra [Secretary]. He was soon invested with the Rank of P.G.D.C.
In June 1999 Bro. Keylock also became a founder member of the Torrevieja [Specialised] Lodge of Installed Masters – the “Specialised” was later discontinued. Once again he took Office as the first Secretary.
Freemasonry was very close to his Heart at all times and his Masonic responsibilities were taken exceptionally seriously particularly in offering help and advice to inexperienced brethren.
He gained much pleasure observing the progress the Lodge was making from its very humble beginnings, and the Lodge building itself. He would certainly have approved of the continuous embellishments that have taken place. R.W. Bro. Keylock was again at the forefront when it was necessary to raise capital for the purchase of the building.