It is with sadness to report the passing of

Allan James Hiscock

Born 2nd June 1935 and died in Southampton Hospital 16th January 2015.

Initiated into Saint Hubert Lodge No. 1373 meeting in Andover on 9th September 1975, proposed by his father W.Bro. A.J.Hiscock, was Worshipful Master in 1988. He was Lodge Director of Ceremonies for 10 years and promoted to Past Provincial Grand Sword Bearer (Hampshire & isle of Wight) in 2003.

Advanced into Border Lodge No. 1143, 6th February 1980 and became Worshipful Master 1991. Appointed to Provincial Assistant Grand Chaplain in 1995, after two promotions served as Provincial Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies for 3 years from 2000 and then as Provincial Grand Senior Warden in 2003. He was appointed as a Grand Steward in 2005 and promoted to Past Grand Junior Deacon in 2008.

He was also a member of the Grand Steward’s Lodge, Wiltshire Installed Mark Master’s Lodge No 1460, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Installed Mark Masters Lodge No. 1687, Winchester Lodge No. 969, a Founder Member of Wiltshire Downs Lodge No. 1843 where he was the Worshipful Master, a Founder Member of the Joey Dunlop Lodge No. 1881, An Honorary Member of Swindon Keystone Lodge No. 401.

He was elevated into the Wyndham Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners No 37 on 16th February 1983 and became Commander in 1991. Appointed to Royal Ark Mariner Grand Rank in 2003. He was also a member of the Wiltshire Anchor Lodge No 178 and a founder of the Stuart Parry Lodge No 1843 in 2010.

He was also a member of other Orders and Lodges in Freemasonry amongst those being, the Holy Royal Arch, the Ancient and Accepted Rite (Rose Croix), Royal and Select Masters and Worshipful Society of Free Masons (The Operatives).

He was Director of Ceremonies and Treasurer in many of the Lodges of which he was a member and will be remembered as a very willing worker, but liked to have things done correctly.

He grew up in Hampshire and after school was apprenticed in the Motor Industry, eventually having his own garage at Hurstbourne Tarrant. He retired to live in Andover.

His other great interest outside Freemasonry was motorcycles, hence the Joey Dunlop Lodge, he owned a number new and old and was a regular rider until his illness last year.

He leaves a widow Thelma, who was also very supportive of his Masonic activities and our Prayers and Thoughts go out to her at this difficult time.

His funeral will take place on Tuesday 3rd February at Salisbury Crematorium at 3-13pm.

Family flowers only, donations in Allans memory are for Cancer Research UK, can be left at the Crematorium

or to S & J Maddocks, Staion Approach, Andover. SP 10 3HN

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