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It is with sadness to report the passing of

Brian Mark Ransley


Born 29 August 1933 and died 19 April 2015 aged 81 after a short illness.


W. Bro. Brain was advanced into Lansdowne Lodge No. 1035 on 20th December 1993 and became Worshipful Master 2001. He joined the Wiltshire Installed Master Lodge No. 1460 in 2011.


He held 4 Active Provincial Officers, Senior Deacon in 2002, Senior Overseer in 2006, Junior Warden in 2010, and Assistant Director of Ceremonies in 2013 a post he held until his death.


He was elevated into the Lansdowne Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners No 1035 in 1999 and became Commander in 2004. He also joined Wiltshire Anchor Lodge No. 178 and Reginald W. Short Lodge of Installed Commanders No 1640. Appointed to Provincial Royal Ark Mariner Grand Rank in 2011.


He will be always be remembered for his work in the Province and in his Lodge as Charity Steward for a number of years, raising considerable sums for various Charities.


He was a very quiet personal man who spent his career in the RAF Police with a final rank of Wing Commander having come through the ranks.


His funeral will take place on Thursday 30th March 2015 at West Wiltshire Crematorium, Semington at 1600hrs.