Companion Terence S. Read
Most Puissant Grand Master
2016 - 2017
Most Excellent Companion
Terence (Terry) Stanley Read was born in Kent England on 26th
December 1941, the oldest of five siblings. In his youth he lived in both Malta
and France for six years, returning to England when he was fifteen.
He commenced a five-year general engineering apprenticeship with CAV Ltd and
attended the Medway College of Technology graduating in 1962 with honours as a
Machine Tool Designer. He was also awarded the Shorts Brothers Prize for
scholastic achievement. Shortly after completing his apprenticeship Comp. Read
was employed by Hobourn Aero Ltd as a special purpose machine tool designer.
There then followed a short
term in the British Army in the Royal Engineers where he served in a bomb
In 1967 Comp. Read was hired by Canadair Ltd of Montreal to work in their
engineering department however on arriving at Canadair Ltd he was immediately
transferred to the Quality Assurance department where he worked on all aspects
of Quality Assurance eventually rising to a management position.
In 1971 due to a downturn in
the aircraft industry, Comp. Read sought other employment and was hired by
Michelin Tire Canada Ltd to work in their Nova Scotia plant in Granton, Pictou
County. After spending nine months in the Michelin management training school
in France he returned to Canada in a management position in the Quality Control
department. Three years later he was transferred to the plant-engineering
group, eventually rising to a management position. He retired in 1996 after 25
He then worked as a consultant
engineer for two companies before retiring completely in 1998.
He then worked as a contract volunteer with the Children's Aid Society working
with foster children. When CAS was taken over by the Nova Scotia government he
became a full time employee and eventually retired again in 2014.
Most Ex. Comp. Read met his
best friend and partner in life, Diana in 1957 and they married in 1962. They
have two children, Caroline and Andrew and are very proud of their six
grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Their roots in Canada are
In his youth Comp. Read was an
avid sportsman participating in soccer, athletics and boxing. On his arrival in
Canada he continued to play soccer and eventually became involved in league
management and served as the President of the Metropolitan Soccer league and as
Chairman of the Discipline Committee of the National Soccer League in Montreal.
In 1968 whilst on a winter photography expedition in the Laurentians. Comp.
Read was introduced to the sport of Luging. He fell in love with the sport and
was the Canadian Singles champion in 1969 and 1970 and was a member of the
Canadian Men’s Doubles Championship Team in 1970,
Most Ex. Comp. Read now spends his time between his home in Westville and his
summer home on the shores of Merigomish Harbour. He likes to kayak, wilderness
hike and makes the occasional camping trip. He is an avid reader, a wood carver
and is a Masonic researcher and writer of masonic lectures.
Most Ex. Comp. Terence Read
was raised in Western Star Lodge #50 AF & AM Westville Nova Scotia on the
12th April 1977. He served as Worshipful Master in 1983 and was
secretary of his Lodge for eight years. He is also a charter member of Loge la
France #138 AF 7 AM, serving as Master in 2007, 2013 and 2014 and has been the
Treasurer for twelve years. In 2008 – 2009 Comp. Read served as the District
Grand Director of Ceremonies for Pictou County District. He is the Grand
Representative of the Grand Lodge of San Marino.
Most Ill. Comp. Read was
exalted in Mount Lebanon Chapter #14 New Glasgow Nova Scotia on 17th
June 1981. He served as Most Excellent High Priest in 1985 and was secretary of
his Chapter for two years. Comp. Read is also a member of St. John’s Chapter
#8, Pictou. He was appointed Grand Master of the 3rd Veil in 1986.
In 2005 – 2007 Comp. Read was the District Grand Superintendent for District
#2. He has served on the Board of General Purposes of Grand Chapter either as
an appointed or elected member since 2002 and was Chairman of the Audit
Committee for three years. He is the Grand Representative of the Grand Chapter
of Idaho to the Grand Chapter of Nova Scotia. He was elected to the office of
Grand Scribe in 2007, Grand King in 2008 and Grand High Priest in 2009.
Most Ex. Comp. Read is also a
member of Orient Council #5 New Glasgow and received the Select Master Degree
on 4th December 1985 and the Royal Ark Mariner and the Super
Excellent Master Degrees on 11th November 1987. He served as Thrice
Illustrious Master in 1993. He was Recorder for one year and also served as
Treasurer for a number of years.
He is a member of Cobequid Lodge Royal Ark Mariners.
Comp. Read served as the
Inspector General for Nova Scotia for the Supreme Grand Council Royal and
Select Eastern Jurisdiction of Canada in 2006, as Grand Captain of the Guard in
2013, the Principal Conductor of the Works in 2014, the Deputy Grand Master in
2015 and was installed as the Most Puissant Grand Master in 2016. He is the
Grand Representative of the Grand Council of North Dakota.
Comp. Read is a member of Malta Preceptory #27 New Glasgow, Nova Scotia and
received the Order of the Temple on 27th April 1985. He has served
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 Honour
Ceilidh Chapter #10 OES.
Comp. Read is a member of
Philae Temple A.A.O.N.M.S and was a member of the clown unit and served as boss
clown for many years.
Most Illustrious Companion
Terence Stanley Read
Most Puissant Grand Master
2016 - 2017