Colin C. Rous was a Lt. Col. and Past Master of Ashlar Lodge, Toronto
Died sudenly on Wednesday, December 9, 1970 at the Wellesley Hosptial, Toronto
Dr. J.A. Evans
A physician, still practising at his passing at the age of 88
Had called on the birthday of his oldest patient, 103 years old Mrs. Sarah Powers, who had been his patient for 40 years. It was said of him that one minute he was a doctore and thenext a professor talking about philosophy, history and current events. At age 50 Dr Evans returne to the University of Tronto to get his master's degree in philosophy and psychology. The day before his passing he was helping his secretary tyhpe the second part of history he was writing of the Lebanon chapter of Royal Arch Masonry.
He was born in Islington, joining the Royal Canadain REgiment at age 16, hoping to see action in the South AFrican war. Graduated from the University of Toronto in 1907 and after two years as doctor in Onttario mental hospitals became a physicician on passenger ships of the British merchant marine. He lefte the merchant marine for post-graduate work in Ireland, then became an army captain in World War I. Wounded and invalided he came home, set up private practice in Toronto and became associated with Victoria Memorial, a private hospital of the time. Until 1947, when he dropped all acitivity but his private parctice on Avenue Road, he served as physician for Imperial Oil. He was a lifelon Mason, president of the Past Masters' Association of Toronto and a member of the Masonic Research Association.
Born July 18, 1882, Died March 13, 1971, Toronto
Chief Adept of Ontario College, 3rd ____ 1949, resigned April 4, 1967
Obituary Notice in the Rosicrucian Fama of April 15, 1971.