R. W. Bro. Trevor L. Hemmerling, District Deputy Grand Master, Ottawa District 1
R.W. Bro. Trevor L. Hemmerling was elected as the District Deputy Grand Master of Ottawa District 1 for 2016-17 at the 161st Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario. He is a Companion of The Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario, Kitchener Chapter No. 210, and a Noble of the Tunis Shriners.
R.W. Bro. Hemmerling was born and raised in the Canadian Rockies as the youngest of seven sons to a coal miner and homemaker. He attended the University of British Columbia earning a degree in International Finance, later coupled with a professional accounting designation (CPA), and currently works as a professional accountant with the federal government in Ottawa.
R.W. Bro. Hemmerling was initiated, passed and raised in Baseline Lodge #198, Spruce Grove Alberta in 1993 and moved about with his profession affiliating with Whitecourt #153, Whitecourt Alberta, and Tweedsmiur Lodge #152, Burns Lake BC, prior to relocating to Ottawa where he affiliated with Temple Lodge #665 and is twice a Past Master (2011-12 and 2015-16).
This year R.W. Bro. Hemmerling is proud to continue the district support of the Masonic Foundation of Ontario’s Prostate Hope initiative. He has lost a grandfather to the disease, however thanks to research and advances in treatment funded through initiatives such as these, he can state that his own father successfully fought prostate cancer twice as have two of his six brothers.
When not attending meetings and practicing Masonry, R.W. Bro. Hemmerling may be out during the summer months in his Mustang, on his motorbike, hosting scotch and cigar events, or buying various woodworking tools intending to develop an actual hobby one day.