Famous Canadian Masons


Abbott, Sir John, J. C.   Canadian Prime Minister 1891-1892. Initiated St. Paul's, No. 374, E.R., Montreal, 1847.

Badgley, William.   Canadian Lawyer, first Dean of the Faculty of Law at McGill University, Montreal. St. Paul's Lodge, No. 374 UGLE, Montreal. Past Provincial Grand Master.

Ballard, Harold.   Fiesty owner of Toronto Maple Leafs National Hockey League team. Corinthian No. 481, GRC, Toronto, ON.

Borden, Sir Robert L.   12th. Canadian Prime Minister 1911-1920. St. Andrew's Lodge No. 1, Halifax, Nova Scotia.


Bowell, Sir Mackenzie.   Canadian Prime Minister 1894-1896. St. Lawrence Lodge No. 640 E.R. Montreal, PQ. Affiliated with Belleville Lodge No. 123, Bellville, ON.

Conacher, Charlie.  Toronto Maple Leaf ice hockey legend. North Gate Lodge No. 591, Pickering, Ontario, Canada.

Diefenbaker, John George.   Canadian Prime Minister 1957-1963. 57 year member of the craft. 33 deg. Sottish Rite. Knights Templar and a Shriner (First Potentate of Tunis Temple, Ottawa). Initiated, passed and raised, Wakaw Lodge No. 166 GRS (Saskatchewan). Affiliated Kinistino No. 1, GRS. Honorary Grand Master of DeMolays.


Dunckerly, Thomas.   Illegitimate born son of George II, consolidated the Royal Arch and was the first Grand Master of the Masonic Knights Templar. Acted as Grand Master for the warranted lodges in Quebec.

Dunn, Alexander Robert.  Canadian soldier who won Canada's first Victoria Cross at the Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava. Ionic Lodge No. 18 (now No. 25), Toronto, Ontario.

Fleming, Sir Stanford.   Canadian engineer and surveyor. Creator of first Canadian stamp. Suggested the use of time zones. St. Andrew's No. 16, Toronto, Ontario.


Gibson, Gordon Sr. - Canadian Lumberman


Henson, Josiah.   American black slave who escaped from slavery in Kentucky into Canada. Inspiration for the novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin". Mount Moriah Lodge No. 4 GRC, Dresden, Ontario.


Horton, Tim.   Canadian ice hockey legend. Founder of the donut chain bearing his name. Kroy Lodge No. 676, Toronto, Ontario.


Layton, Athol.  Canadian professional wrestler. Birch Cliff Lodge No. 612, Scarborough (Toronto), Ontario. Potentate Rameses Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. 1968.


Macdonald, Sir John Alexander.   First Canadian Prime Minister. St. John's Lodge No. 758, Kingston, Ontario. Honourary Past Grand Senior Warden.


McLaughlin, Col. R. S. "Sam".   Founder of the McLaughlin Carriage Co. which later became General Motors of Canada. Cedar Lodge No. 270, Oshawa, Ontario. Grand Steward, 75 year member in the craft. Royal Arch, Knight Templar, President of Oshawa Shrine Club.


Molson, John.   Founder of Molson Breweries. St. Paul's Lodge, No. 374 UGLE, Montreal. Past Provincial Grand Master.

Owen, Most Rev. Derwyn T.   Archbishop of Toronto and Primate of all Canada. Ionic Lodge No. 25, Toronto, Ontario.


Simcoe, Lord John Graves.   First Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada - now Ontario. Union Lodge No. 307, E.R. (Moderns), Exeter, England.

Sinclair, Gordon "Sinc".   Canadian journalist and broadcaster. John Ross Robertson No. 545, Toronto, Ontario.


Watson, Whipper Billy.  Canadian professional wrestler. Temple Lodge No. 525.


Wilson, William Mercer.   First Grand Master of the independent Grand Lodge of Canada, 1855. Also first Grand First Principal of Royal Arch Masons of Canada.


Winch, Ernie - Canadian Labour Activist & Politician



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