District Deputy Grand Master 2017 – 2018 York District
R.W. Bro. Librado (Buddy) Ibe
R.W. Bro Librado Ibe’s Bio
Member Rotary Club of Scarborough since 2006
Member Scarborough Ribfest Steering Committee since 2009
Chairman Scarborough Ribfest Entertainment Committee since 2009
Past President Rotary Club of Scarborough (2011-2012)
Public Member Board of the College of Opticians (2007-2014)
Past President National Council of Philippine American Canadian Accountants Foundation, NY,
USA (2010 -2011)
Past President Association of Filipino Canadian Accountants, Toronto, ON (2001)
Member King Solomon’s Lodge No 22, York District
(Initiated – February 7, 2008, Passed – March 13, 2008, Raised – May 1, 2008)
Worshipful Master King Solomon’s Lodge No. 22, York District (2013-2014)
32nd Degree Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of Canada, Valley of Toronto. May 2009
Member York District Warden’s Association (Cornerstones) since 2010
Chairman York District Masonic Foundation Committee (2016 – 2017)
York District Grand Steward
V.W. Bro. Dean E. Bayne
District Deputy Grand Master 2016 – 2017 York District
R.W. Bro. Ross T. Guerrero
York District Secretary
W. Bro. Dean E. Bayne
York District Grand Stewards
V.W. Bro Robert S Cowieson
V.W. Bro. Cowieson was born on April 12 1947, the second child of James and Mildred Cowieson. His father James was also a master mason, initiated in Humber lodge and his mother Mildred was a member of the Newmarket Eastern Star.
In 1954, the Cowieson family moved to Queensville where James soon affiliated with Sharon Lodge No. 97, the very same lodge that Bob would be initiated in in 1983 and raised on September 11, 1984 to the sublime degree of a Master Mason.
The next step for Bob in his Masonic journey took him to the Scottish Rite in Barrie Valley where he got to the 32nd degree in 1992. His journey’s through the chairs of his mother lodge eventually led to him sitting in the chair of King Solomon in 1993 and then again in 2013.
Freemasonry has been one of Bob’s greatest pleasures, and this is evident in his perpetual involvement in all things Masonic both in the lodge and outside of it in his own community.
His farming background has had him involved in a wide variety of ventures from his youth that continue to this day. The 4-H club, and Junior Farmers being two, where he served as president of both at different times. His involvement in the 4-H Club as a leader has spanned some 25 years and his wife Marilyn was a leader in the 4-H as well, along with that she has spent 25 years involved in the Guiding community.
Along with his involvement in the 4-H club, Bob served as President for the York County Holstein Club and as Director on the York Region Federation of Agriculture. Something that goes right along with this is his participation as a member in the Sutton Fair Agricultural Society as does his son Steve who has been an active participant for 25 years.
Bob and his wife Marilyn met in 1965 at a dance at Elmhurst Beach and on April 4th, 1970 made it official and became husband and wife. They have two children, Steve and Gale. Gale and her husband Andrew have had 3 grandchildren for Bob and Marilyn, Aidriana, Dallas and Austin.
Bob and Marilyn are active members of the Ravenshoe United Church.
Until 1989 Bob and Marilyn owned and ran Robalyn Holsteins in Queensville. At which time Bob then moved to work at Lake Simcoe Lumber, then went on to become manager at Bagshaw Lumber for two years before moving on again to work at the York Region District School Board. Here Bob spent 17 years, of which 11 of those years was spent as the caretaking foreman for Hurons Height Secondary School in Newmarket.
Bob retired, sort of, on August 31, 2012.
Because everyone knows you can’t take the farmer out of farming, Bob took on some seasonal work at Holcrest Farms in Keswick, just to fill in some spare time.
Bob and Marilyn both enjoy their association with Sharon Lodge and their Masonic life and treasure the many relationships they have had the opportunity to build over the years and look forward to many more.
V.W. Bro. Kamel Zabaneh