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Supreme Grand Council Eastern Jurisdiction Royal and Select Masters of Canada
The Most Illustrious Grand Master
with Jurisdiction over Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Quebec

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Our Past Most Illustrious Grand Masters

Grand Masters, Treasurers, and Recorders from 1867



2016 - Terrance S. Read
2015 - E. Carson Jackson

2014 - Laurie M. Bishop

2013 - W. H. John Baird

2012 - Gary C. Patterson

2011 - Roy E. Lively

2010 - J. Hugh Palmer

2009 - John R. Dollimount

2008 - Richard C. Thomas

2007 - George O'Leary

2006 - Barrie MacLellan

2005 - Job Parsons



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Most Illustrious Companion Raymond W. Chapman

Most Puissant Grand Master 2017 - 2018

M.Ill. Comp. Raymond W. Chapman


Most Ill. Comp. Chapman was born in Chatham, Ontario and raised in Truemanville, Nova Scotia. He attended school in Truemanville and Warren, after finishing school he moved to Toronto where he met and married Dorothy his wife of 53 years. They are blessed with five children, six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

On returning to Nova Scotia he went to work as a salesperson for A.C. Delco in Cumberland County. M. Ill. Comp. Chapman is an avid outdoors person with a great passion for farming, motorcycling and antique farm equipment.

Most Ill. Comp. Chapman was raised in Widow’s Son Lodge #48 AF & AM River Phillip Nova Scotia on the 16 th April 1996. He served as Worshipful Master in 2000, 2005 and 2009. He served as the District Grand Chaplain for Cumberland County District in 2014. Most Ill. Comp. Chapman was exalted in Cumberland Chapter #13 Amherst, Nova Scotia on 25th October, 2002. He served as Most Excellent High Priest in 2006.Most Ill. Comp. Chapman is also a member of Tantramar Council #8 Moncton, NB and received the Select Master Degree on 21 st April 2003 and the Royal Ark Mariner Degree 27 th May 2003 and the Super Excellent Master Degrees on 30t h May 2008. He served as Thrice Illustrious Master in 2007 and 2015. He is a member of Monckton Lodge Royal Ark Mariners, serving as Worshipful Commander Noah in 2009.
Most Ill. Comp. Chapman served as the Inspector General for Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick for the Supreme Grand Council Royal and Select Eastern Jurisdiction of Canada in 2010 - 2012, as Grand Captain of the Guard in 2014, the Principal Conductor of the Works in 2015, the Deputy Grand Master in 2016 and was installed as the Most Puissant Grand Master in 2017. He is the Grand Representative of the Grand Council of Kentucky.

Most Ill. Comp. Chapman became a member of Beausejour Preceptory #57 in 2004 and served as Preceptor in 2008. He was Provincial Grand Prior for Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia in 2012 – 13. Most Ill. Companion Chapman joined Northumbria Tabernacle 111 HRAKTP in 2012 and served as High Priest in 2015.

He is also a member of;
Royal William Conclave #32, Red Cross of Constantine in New Glasgow.
Eastern Canada Priory #19 Knight of the York Rite Cross of Honor.
Nova Scotia College # 132.
Nova Scotia Conclave # 6 Order of the Secret Monitor

Most Illustrious Companion
Raymond W. Chapman
Most Puissant Grand Master
2017 - 2018

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