Brothers: There will be 2 Services at the Middleton Funeral
Home starting at 7 PM on Monday; June 2. The first will be
the OES Service followed by the Masonic Service and everyone
is asked to be present for both services. This will be a
large gathering so to avoid confusion by having people move,
it has been suggested to have everyone be present for both.
Bros.of Ionic Lodge; we will assemble at 6:30 PM outside the
Most Worshipful Brother
Roger Ellis Eisner
Grand Master 2006-7
Roger Ellis Eisner, born in Berwick, Kings Co., N.S., 3rd
October 1935. In the early years he lived in Middleton,
Windsor, and Pictou. The family moved to Bridgewater, N.S.
in the fall of 1949 where he attended high school.
He began working in broadcasting at CKBW in Bridgewater
while still attending high school. From there he was
employed with CKEN, Kentville, CKFH radio (Foster Hewitt,
the voice of hockey) in Toronto, CHML and CHCH Television in
Hamilton, Ontario and the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. which
brought him back to Nova Scotia and CBHT Television in
Halifax in 1954.
In 1956 he married Donna Levy, Bridgewater and they have
a family of three; two sons (one deceased) and a daughter,
13 grand children and 7 great grand children.
While living in Halifax he was a business partner in a
Real Estate firm and owner of Bayers Stationery and Maritime
Printing and Publishing. During this period he also served
as Vice Commodore of the Armdale Yacht Club in Halifax.
In March of 1962 he became a member of Keith Lodge No.
17, Halifax and was raised to the sublime degree of Master
Mason in May of that year.
In June 1963 he was made Companion, Royal Arch Masons,
Royal Union Chapter No.1, Halifax; On the 26th of October
1963 he was made a member of Antiquity Preceptory, No. 5 in
He is also a member of Philae Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. (1963)
and was an active member of the Arab Patrol Band for a
number of years.
Both Lady Donna and Bro. Roger are members of Annaval
Chapter #31, Order of the Eastern Star, Middleton.
In 1973 the family moved to Middleton where he began
Middleton Paper and Plastics with his youngest son Phillip.
Later he owned and operated Rogers Custom Framing and
Gallery until he retired in 1997.
He affiliated with Ionic Lodge No. 73 in Middleton in
April 1975. He was installed as Master of Ionic Lodge in
1980. (His father, Ellis Eisner was raised in Ionic 73)
He was an active member of the Annapolis Valley
Affiliated Boards of Trade and a founding member of the
Western Valley Development Authority. Bro. Roger has served
on the Middleton Town Planning and advisory committee since
In 1996 he was recognized by the Province of Nova Scotia
for "Exceptional Volunteer Service" in the Town of
In 1993 and again in the year 2000 he served as District
Grand Director of Ceremonies, Annapolis-Digby District. In
2001 he was elected to serve as District Deputy Grand
Prior to being installed as Grand Master of Masons in
Nova Scotia he served as Grand Junior Warden, Grand Senior
Warden and Deputy Grand Master.
Roger wass also the Grand Representative in Nova Scotia
for the Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario.
Feb. 10th 2007, Bro. Roger was made a life member of
Keith Lodge No. 17, the first brother ever to receive such
an honour in the history of Keith Lodge. On April, 14th 2007
he was also presented with a life membership to Ionic Lodge
May it be your portion hear from Him who sits
as the Supreme Judge, the welcome words:
"Well done, good and faithful servant.
You have been faithful over a few things;
I will make you ruler over many things;
Enter into the joy of the Lord."