Kenneth Frederick George Rice

Old Tower No.49

Ken was a Founder member of Old Tower Lodge No.49 which was consecrated on the 19th of May 1990 and was for ten years the Lodge Almoner.  He became Past Provincial Senior Grand Deacon in February 2010 and an Honorary member of Old Tower in 2001. His Mother Lodge was Merantune Lodge No.6149 in Surrey. He assumed the Chair of King Solomon in that Lodge in January 1977. At Old Tower Lodge 25th  Anniversary celebrations in May 2015 Ken was presented with a Long Service Award for 50 years of service to Masonry by our Grand Master, Most Worshipful Bro. Oscar de Alfonso Ortega who also presented him with another Long Service Award from his Mother Lodge.

This was to prove to be his last Lodge meeting as by this time his health was very poor and in 2016 he and his wife returned to live in England so that their family could care for them.Ken passed to the Grand Lodge Above on the 30th of January 2017.