“The Most Worshipful the Grand Master of Masons in Nova Scotia”
M.W. Bro Ricky D. Crawford
M.W. Bro. Crawford was born in Victoria British Columbia. Travelled throughout Canada attending schools in Canada, Germany and Texas. 1969 Was employed by Caterpillar Canada as a heavy equipment maintenance man in Fort MacMurray Alberta when it was a boomtown.
Joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1971, served for almost 42 years in the Royal Canadian Navy serving on both coasts but settled in Dartmouth for the lion’s share of my career.
In 1973 I met my lovely wife Norma and we were married in 1974. And have been happily married ever since. We have two children, Duncan lives in Cove Head PEI and is Past Master of St John’s Lodge #1 GLPEI, and daughter Erin who lives in Truro.
Is President and Chief Steward of the Atlantic Canada Pipe Band Association, and a member of Gloosecap Heritage Archers Association. Is a “Member at Large” for the Bluenose Chapter of North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association.
My Masonic career started in Cornwallis Lodge No.95 where I was Initiated, passed and Raised in 1977. I joined the Scottish Rite in 1978. Joined Royal Arch in 2004 and was a member of Order of the Secret Monitor.
In 2000 I was Master of Cornwallis Lodge. In 2011 was presented with the Historians Long service award. In 2003 we sold our house in Dartmouth and moved to our summer house in Tennycape and turned it into our permanent place of residence. Shortly after moving to the Noel Shore affiliated with WD Lawrence Lodge No.101, and have been Master of WD Lawrence for the years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017 and 2019. Appointed to the Board of General Purposes as the representative of Hants County for a term during that period by RW Bro Reed McDuff.
I have had the pleasure of serving as Grand Piper for various Grand Masters in 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2017. As Grand Standard Bearer in 2005 and Grand Sword Bearer in 2012.
I was given the honour of being made Grand Representative of the Grand Lodge of Parana in the Country of Brazil by MWGM Faulkner in 2002.
I was District Deputy Grand Master for Hants County in 2016/2017.
I was appointed as Grand Lecturer in 2017 and served until 2021. Assisted in developing and rolling out the Cornerstone Project of which I am the Cornerstone Project Leader.
In 2019 WD Lawrence presented me with the Meritorious Service Medal, which has been one of the highlights of my Masonic Career.