Brethren, it is with great sadness that I must announce the death of
V.W. Brother W.R.T. (Bill) McClenaghan earlier today (Monday 29th
March 2021), peacefully in Antrim Hospital after a short illness.
Bill has been the Provincial Assistant Grand Treasurer since November
2006 and was the Secretary to the South Antrim Committee of Inspection
for over ten (10) years. Bill became a Very Worshipful Brother when he was
elected as Provincial Grand Senior Warden in 2005
He was very much involved in all aspects of Freemasonry.
He was nominated by the then Provincial Grand Master, R.W. Brother John
Dickson, for the Office of Grand Lodge Standard Bearer in 2014, Grand
Steward in 2015 and Senior Grand Deacon in 2016.
V.W. Brother Bill had been a member of North East M.L. No.525, St.
Andrews M.L. No.1012, Whiteabbey Past Masters M.L. No.993 and
Andrew Henderson M.L. No.512.
Bill was also a member of Jubilee Council of Knight Masons No.77 and
Carnmoney Council No.65. He was also a member of RAC No.449 and
Abbey RAC No.180.
He was a member of Amethyst Preceptory and the Belfast Chapter No.8.
V.W. Brother Bill was a quiet person and a worker, who enjoyed his
freemasonry, but did not crave the limelight.
He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him, especially his
Provincial Office colleagues.
The sincere condolences of the Provincial Grand Master, Senior Officers
and the members of Provincial Grand Lodge of Antrim are passed to Bill’s
wife Myrtle and the family circle.