William Hugh Fenton Fenwick
20 January 1937 - 8 November 2017
Brother Hugh Fenwick was a Past Master of Lodge " The Prince's " No 607 in the Province of Glasgow, having been Master of the Lodge in 1979-1980. I attended the Lodge at that time frequently and indeed, became an Affiliate Member of the Lodge. Clearly then, I must have known Hugh for at least 38 years. He continued a family tradition within the Lodge. His father, George Fenton Fenwick, was also a Past Master and Provincial Grand Master of Glasgow between 1968-1970. Hugh served the Lodge as Treasurer for many years and was one of the oldest Initiates of the Lodge at the time of his death and oldest living Past Master. He assisted the Province and Lodges, using his professional skills. Hugh was a faithful member of Glasgow Sovereign Chapter No 11 having been perfected on 18 January 1985 and was promoted to Glasgow Sovereign Council No 43 on 7 October 1993. He was a member of The Provincial Grand Lodge of Glasgow and West of Scotland of the Royal Order of Scotland and a regular attender at all of these Orders. I know from having spoken to the late Brother William Fleming that, but for Hugh's ill health, even back in the early 1980’s, he would have commissioned him as a Substitute Provincial Grand Master.
Hugh Fenwick received his education at Glasgow Academy. By profession, Hugh was a Chartered Accountant, who was employed in professional practice and for many years with several local authorities. Knowing Hugh very well, I am certain that he carried out his duties with expertise, diligence and complete integrity. He was also a Kirk Elder and Treasurer in Kelvinside Hillhead Parish Church, the family Church. Hugh was a Past President and Past Treasurer of the Zodiac Circle.
In his personal life, Hugh had many other talents. He was a talented pianist and a more than competent golfer based at Kilmacolm Golf Club. Hugh was a keen follower of Scottish Rugby and a debenture holder at Murrayfield. For many years Hugh endured ill health in various forms. This never deterred him even in the last few years from attending the his Lodge or other Masonic Meetings, which showed determination and must have been physically demanding. He was always uncomplaining. I suppose we were all well aware of the fragility of Hugh's health.His manner towards others was always the same. He was a gentleman in the truest sense of the word, probably doing good towards others of which we shall never know.Hugh’s wife, Sheena, passed away only a few months before Hugh and since then his health had deteriorated. Both will now be reunited in the joy and happiness which they shared in over 50 years.
We all have lost a good friend and who has left his mark on each one of us and our Masonic Fraternity. We give thanks for his life.
Alistair Henderson Member of Lodge “The Prince’s” No 607 Immediate Past Provincial Grand Master of Glasgow