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Note the somewhat unusual separation of the square and compasses on Paul Medana's gravestone.
MASONIC FUNERAL - Yesterday the earth closed over the mortal remains of Mr. Paul Medana, a kind husband and father, a consistent Mason and a worthy and respected pioneer resident of Victoria. Mr. Medana died of aneurism on Saturday evening last. His death, though not unexpected for many months, was extremely sudden. The funeral took place under the auspices of the Masonic Order of this Colony. The brethren met at Masonic Hall at 2 o'clock, p m, and after the usual preliminary exercises had been gone through with, under the direction of Bro. Robt Burnaby, District Grand Master, E R, a procession was formed under the able direction of Bro. Lumley Franklin, Grand Director of Ceremonies, and preceeded by the Volunteer Band. In the line we observed Bro J W Powell [sic], Provincial Grand Master, R S, and officers; the officers of District Grand Lodge, E R; Victoria Lodge, 421, E R; Vancouver Lodge, 421, R S; British Columbia Lodge, 1090; together with members of other Lodges, and citizens. The regalias worn by the officers and members of the Grand Lodge were very handsome and attracted universal admiration. The body was borne from James Bay to the cemetery, where the burial service of the Order was read over the grave by Bro Burnaby, and the solemn and impressive rites performed, after which the brethren returned to their Hall and were dismissed. The funeral was one of the most numerously attended here, the deceased being known to all classes as an amiable, upright and generous- hearted citizen.
Reproduced verbatum from British Daily Colonist, 16 November 1868, page 4.
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