Grand Master

A tremendous loss for our masonry occurs when an companion releases his mortal coil and enters that house not made with hands. It is with great sadness that we issue the following report.
Grand Master Larry Gene Canada
Title: Grand Master
Year: 2009 - 2010
Home Council: Love Field Council No. 396
Birth Date: December 29, 1947
Death Date: April 1, 2012

Canada, Larry Gene Larry Gene Canada joined his mother, Helen, in heaven on Sunday April 1, 2012. Larry was born to Roscoe and Helen Canada in Galveston, Texas on December 29th 1947. He is survived by his father Roscoe Canada, daughter Christi Wolverton (Jack), brother Randy Canada, sisters Sandra Donaldson (Larry), and Darla Shaffer (Tony), and two nephews Clint and Kyle Shaffer. As a child, Larry was a Boy Scout, later working in the Boy Scout organization for many years. Larry loved the water and in his teens he worked as a life guard for the Garland public pool. And being very athletic, he picked up water skiing at age 15 while enjoying many family outings at the lake. He was proficient on trick skis and the round wake board. Larry graduated North Dallas HS in 1966. He always enjoyed a good joke and was voted Wittiest his Senior year. Larry said he wanted to go to Baylor, ride a bear, and be a doctor. He did go to Baylor where he graduated in 1970. He continued his education earning two Masters degrees, one from North Texas State University and one from the University of Texas - Dallas. In 1970, Larry joined the US Army where he was a cook and medic. He remained in the National Guard and Army Reserve until 1995 retiring as a Staff Sergeant. He pursued many avenues in the business world working several years as credit manager for multiple companies. Always one to serve others, he joined the Brotherhood of Masons in October of 1969 joining Love Field Lodge 1274. Larry served as Worshipful Master and was Past District Deputy Grand Master of Texas. In 2003, Larry was awarded the Golden Trowel for his service to the Masons. His most recent position was Grand Master of the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters. In addition, he was active in the Eastern Star serving several terms as Worthy Patron of Love Field. Larry was active in many other organizations in the Masonic Order. A Memorial Service will be held on April 14, 2012 at Peters Funeral Home, 3935 Joe Ramsey Blvd., Greenville, Texas. Condolences for the family may be given at In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorials be sent to the Texas Masonic Retirement Center in Arlington, Texas or the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. A private interment will be held in Greenville.