Jacob Seur

Jacob (Jaap) passed to the Grand Lodge above on the 4th of December 2018

Jacob Seur, Born 11 July 1931 in Rotterdam .

His father was a police officer and his mother took care of the family, two girls and two boys.  Jaap completed his study as accountant and in 1954 decides to join his fiancé in Australia.  This relation was not meant to be.  1959 Jaap met Rietje his lifelong love.

In Australia, Jaap worked for Mobil oil as a purchasing manager of everything that had to do with oil, from barrel to tap and everything in between, privately Jaap owned a landscape gardening company .

Mobil planned to appoint Jaap at Papua new Guinea  however Jaap possessed a Dutch passport and the Dutch were not welcome there in those days.  In 1970 Mobil assigned him to the Netherlands where Jaap lived and worked until 1995 then in 1996 they moved to Spain.  They build a house in Javea and joined the Dutch and golf club.  In the recent years they lived in Benidorm, Ciudad Patricia.

Jaap became a mason in Australia and reminisced  over the strong bonds between brethren.  Jaap was a man of great integrity, he loved to bring his family together but also connecting us, he was proud and modest to be a mason.

My acquaintance with Jaap  started in the lodge.

Jaap was the first male brother with whom I went arm in arm Wednesday evening and as we entered the steps of the lodge.  The fun was that we both could laugh, with my broken knees and Jaap’s straining of the years, and so we went to the lodges for a few years with great pleasure.

Jaap, it was a honour to have known you and I can confidently promise you however divided the brother sometimes are at the end we all go East and who knows, maybe we meet again.  Goodbye.


Translation of the eulogy as  presented by Bro. Willem van der Linde.