Cryptic Rite Masons of Western Canada

Grand Master Visitation Photos

2023 – 2024

RIC Kyle Burns, Grand Recorder;
RIC Godfrey Onyemaobi, Grand Deputy Master;
MIC Jerry Kopp, Grand Master;
 RIC Leif Hansen, Grand PCW;
MIC Don Murray, Grand Treasurer

MIC Jerry W. Kopp, Grand Master of Western Canada, meets with MIC Prince D. Selvaraj, Grand Master of Canada at the York Rite Sovereign College of Norh America,

Providence, Rhode Island – July 2023

MIC Jerry Kopp, Grand Master visit to Zadok Council No. 3
Select Master degree with 10 candidates.

Tri-Council Annual Assembly

Alpha Council #11, Acme Council #12 & Adoniram Council #15

October 20, 2023 – Nanaimo, British Columbia

Fall Colours on beautiful Vancouver Island near Nanaimo, BC
(Those two leaves did not land in that position)

Candidates taking their SEM Obligation and with the Grand Master


Left to right, Haggai Illustrious Comp Peter Whitehead, Zerubbabel RI Comp Bruce Allan and Joshau VI Comp John Paterson

The Grand Master with two other Grand Council Officers

from left to right
RI Comp Ed LaMarche GIG for Vancouver Island, Grand Master MI Comp Jerry W. Kopp and Past Grand Master MI Comp Les Robinson

Back Row left to right: RI Comp Doug Paugh PGIG; RI Comp Dan McCoy – Current GZ for BC & Y; unknown; RI Comp Ken Overy – immediate PGM of the Grand Lodge of BC & Y; & unknown: Middle Row: RI Comp Collin Hart – PGIG; unknown; candidate; PTIP – unknown; VI Comp John Paterson; Candidate; Unknown; Front Row: MI Comp Les Robinson PGM; RIC Brian Beech – PGIG; unknow; RIC Bruce Allen – PGIG; MIC Jerry W. Kopp – GM; RIC Ken Ward; PGIG & Recorder for Acme Council #14; RIC Ed LaMarche – GIG Vancouver Island; Ill Comp Peter Whitehead – current Grand Sovereign for the Grand Imperial Conclave of Canada and RI Comp Ken Gibson – PGIG.

Grand Master’s Fraternal Visit Zadok Council #3

Super Excellent Master’s Degree

Calgary, Alberta – May 29, 2023

The following Grand Cryptic Rite Officers attended Zadok Council #3 on May 29th 2023.

Grand Officers from Grand Council of Cryptic Rite Masons of Western Canada, R & SM:

  • MIC Donald Russell – Past Grand Master,
  • MIC Jerry W. Kopp – Grand Master
  • RIC Leif Hansen – Grand Principal Conductor of the Work,
  • VIC Keng-Wei Chiew – Grand Marshal,
  • RIC Kyle Burns – Grand Recorder
  • VIC Donald Gillies – Grand Sentinel.

Grand Officers from the Grand Council of Cryptic Rite Masons of Ontario, R & SM:

  • RIC Howard Adams – Deputy Grand Master & Grand Chancellor for Sovereign Great Priory of Canada,
  • RIC Geoff Perry – Past Grand Inspector General and Sovereign Grand Master of the Sovereign Great Priory of Canada, and
  • RIC Clive Stephenson – Past Grand Inspector General and Deputy Grand Master of the Sovereign Great Priory of Canada.

Other visitors:

  • IC Jim Borthwick – Thrice Illustrious Master of Alberta Council #5, Lethbridge,