Office of the Grand Secretary

Brother Doug Swan, PGP & Gr Secretary

Notices from the Grand Secretary

In Memoriam: "Our Golden Chain of Membership has been shortened by the loss of another Distinguished Link. Sister Maxine Flint Justine (Mrs. Paul C.), passed from this life Sunday March 26, 2017.
Sister Maxine served our Order as our Most Worthy Grand Matron during the Triennium from 1994 to 1997. She was a Past Grand Matron of the Grand Chapter of West Virginia. Sincere sympathy is expressed to Sister Maxine’s family, the Grand Chapter of West Virginia, her Home Chapter in West Virginia, and the host of Friends and Members throughout our Eastern Star World. Sincerely and fraternally,Mr. Gary E. Miller, PGP of Illinois, Right Worthy Grand Secretary."

In Memoriam: With deepest sorrow the Grand Chapter of NB & PEI announces the passing of Brother Frank William Cullen , GGCCM on Shrine Charities and PGP of NB & PEI, 2010-2011 on January 11, 2017.

In Memoriam: With deepest sorrow the Grand Chapter of Maine announces the passing of Brother John E. Wardwell, PGP of Maine, 2009-2010 on October 12, 2016."

In Memoriam : Bro. Ralph Swinamer, PGP NS/PEI" lost his battle with cancer Sunday night, Mar 27th, 2015.
Star Service and Masonic Service was at the Middleton Funeral Home, Legion Service & Church service the next day, also at Middleton Funeral Home."
Kirk - WGP of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

Our sympathy goes out to the Gr. Chapter of Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island on the passing of 2 Past Grand Patrons.
Brother Ken Smith, PGP 1981-82 passed way on Wednesday, December 9th, 2015.
Brother Keith Pettigrew, PGP 1985-86 passed away Sunday, November 15th, 2015.

In Memoriam Rev. Jackie MacDonald, husband of Sister Sheila, PGM NS & PEI, died in the early morning
of July 1st in the QEII Hospital in Halifax after a long hard fight.Our deepest fraternal sympathy is
extended to Sister Sheila and family. All who knew Jackie will miss his keen wit and” Jackie jokes”.

In Memoriam William Winter, ESTARL Committee of GGC, PGP Quebec.
It is with sadness that we record the death of Brother William Winter, PGP who
passed away after a courageous battle with Cancer on June 17, 2015 aged 63.
We extend our sympathy to his devoted wife Sister Fabienne, PGM and family.

Bro, Alvin C. Bissell, PGP New Hampshire
He passed away after a brief illness on Wednesday June 3, 2015. He was Worthy Grand Patron from 1985-1986.
We extend our sincere sympathy to his wife Barbara and his family.

Unity Chapter No.35
June 12, 2015
Please be advised that Unity Chapter has recently changed their bylaws and will now be open in July and August and closed in January and February
The meeting time and day will remain the same (7:30PM on the 4th Wednesday of the month, except January and February, and Decembers meeting is the first Thursday).

Tobique Chapter No. 23
May 28,2015
Please be advised that Tobique Chapter has voted to close in July and August this year (not January & February as stated in OES Magazine).

Sis. Gladys M. Baker, PGM Vermont
Feb 21, 2015
Memoriam Sis. Galdys passed away February 15, 2015, in Bennington, Vermont. She was WGM of Vermont in 1987-1988 and a devoted Eastern Star member for almost 60 years.

Bro. Don Pierce, PGP, Maine
Feb15, 2015
PGP Brother Don Pierce passed away peacefully today, February 14th, at the Maine Veterans' Home in Augusta with family at his side. Please pass the news on to anyone who remembers Don.

Sister Wanda L. Foster, PGM, Maine
Feb 07, 2015
Worthy Grand Matron 1986 – 1987, Entered into rest February 7, 2015.

Sis. Myrtle Irene Coleridge Crutchfield, PGM Quebec
Feb 9, 2015
Past Grand Matron 1992-1993. Died peacefully on January 30, 2015 after a courageous battle with leukemia.

- Doug