John Malcolm Lane joined Caledonia Lodge No.68 on 16 February 2004. In October 2005 he became a first affiliation member of Old Tower Lodge No. 49. In 2005 he became Assistant DC and for the following 2 years became the Lodge DC and preceptor. Together with W.Bro. Russell Frost, he successfully ran the 49 ers which was the charity arm of the Lodge and was responsible for all Lodge social functions. John was taken seriously ill in 2009 and was cared for in a Spanish care home until his subsequent death on 22 July 2009. It was during his period of serious illness that he was given honorary membership of the Lodge.