It is with sadness to report the passing of

Barton (Bart) William Bishop

Born 22nd March 1928 and died in Great Western Hospital 6th April 2016.

Initiated into Moonraker Lodge No 8747 in 1989 and Worshipful Master in 2000.

He was Advanced into the Wiltshire Keystone Lodge of Mark Master Masons No. 178 10th December 1993 and Worshipful Master in 2006. He was appointed Provincial Grand Steward in 2008 and promoted to Past Grand Inspector of Works in 2012.

He was a Fonder Member of the Wiltshire Downs Lodge No 1843 in 2004.

He was elevated into the Wiltshire Anchor Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners No 178 on 2th October 1997.

He will be remembered by many who visited Devizes, how he assisted behind the Bar especially when other Lodges were meeting there, always with a smile and good conversation.

He leaves a widow Rosie and a son Simon, our Prayers and Thoughts go out to them at this difficult time.

His funeral will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Friday 29th April at West Wiltshire Crematorium, Semington. Family Flowers only, donations to Wiltshire Air Ambulance.