It is with very great sadness that we have to tell you that VW Bro Michael H R Cole, Past Grand Sword Bearer,
Past Deputy Provincial Grand Master, passed to the Grand Lodge above on July 2nd, at home in Redditch.
Grand Director of Ceremonies, Provincial Grand Secretary and Scribe Ezra, and then as Deputy Provincial Grand
Master until his retirement in 2017. He made an enthusiastic and uniquely special contribution to Freemasonry
for all of that time.
VW R.W. Michael H R Cole
1946 - 2020
Michael Howard Richards Cole was never of the same mould as Sir Humphrey Appleby (Yes, Prime Minister) The title 'secretary' did not sit squarely whereas Managing Director in any other business it would. Mike was a kind hearted and generous man well able as an accountant and administrator with a capacity to enjoy a difficult challenge.
“Michael was a friend, adviser and comforter to many and the shock of the news of his passing leaves us all in need of comfort and consolation. I am personally in his debt for the unfailing support and guidance he gave to me over the years. An appropriate tribute will be paid in due course, but in the meantime our thoughts and condolences go to Michael’s wife, Janet and his family and I ask that you respect their privacy at this difficult time”. - R. W. Prov GM - Robert C. Vaughan
Below is a link to the audio tribute to Michael from the R. W. Prov GM - Robert C. Vaughan