Allard B. Loopstra 33° Scottish Rite - Grand Chancellor, Supreme Council 33°. After a valiant fight with leukemia Allard Loopstra passed away on Friday, March 13, 2020 in his 74th year. Beloved husband to Margaret (nee Cox) for almost 50 years. He was very passionate about the Scottish Rite website, and devoted himself to bringing it to fruition! He was a great leader, a man of absolute integrity, total dedication and committed to the Scottish Rite as a whole!
In Memory of Allard B. Loopstra 33° Scottish Rite - Grand Chancellor, Supreme Council 33° who passed to the Grand Lodge above, his Mansion ready, on Friday, March 13, 2020 in his 74th year.
Allard with his wife Margaret, Jimmy Stewart, Jimmy Crowe & Sandy MacMillan at the Rose Croix Picnic, June 6, 2018
Allard & Officers of Moore Sovereign Consistory
Allard was president of the Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation of Canada and, on Sunday September 16, 2018 the Valley of Hamilton celebrated the official opening of the new Hamilton Learning Centre. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of our new home for the Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation, Learning Centre for Children in Hamilton, ON
Allard in attendance at the official opening of the new Hamilton Learning Centre. There were over 100 people in attendance to mark this very special occasion. Coincidentally, it was our new Sovereign Grand Commander, Ill. Bro. Robert S. Whitmore's, 33º first official function in his new role. This event was the culmination of several years of tireless efforts by a number of individuals, most particularly Ill. Bro. Donald D. Thornton 33°.
Allard passed to the Grand Lodge above, his Mansion ready, on Friday, March 13, 2020 in his 74th year.
An honest man here lies at rest,
As e’er God with His image blest:
The friend of man, the friend of truth;
The friend of age, and guide of youth:
Few hearts like his, with virtue warm’d,
Few heads with knowledge so inform’d:
If there’s another world, he lives in bliss;
If there is none, he made the best of this.
Brother Robert Burns.