Peter Stubbs (1935-2019)
Peter Stubbs, a former chief inspector with the Bermuda Police Service, has died. He was 83.
Mr Stubbs, who died on January 31, was buried yesterday after a service at Christ Church in Warwick.
He was a senior officer in the Special Branch and a high-ranking member of the Freemasons.
He was a devoted sportsman and a founding member of the police rugby club. He captained the side and was later touch judge and president.
Mr Stubbs was born in Manchester, England, and joined the Bermuda police in 1957 after serving two years in the Royal Military Police.
His service started in central division in Hamilton, followed by the traffic division. A spokesman for the Bermuda Ex Police Association said Mr Stubbs excelled as a motorcyclist and was a member of the Police Motor Cycle Display Team.
Other roles included service as a sergeant in uniform in Hamilton, and as a press liaison officer.
He spent much of his career in Special Branch, apart from several years as officer in charge of the eastern division.
As well as rugby, Mr Stubbs played darts, tennis, snooker and golf for police teams.
He retired in 1981 and later served as head of security and building maintenance for HSBC bank.
Mr Stubbs presided over the Bermuda Senior Golfers Society and was a director, captain and ranger at Riddell’s Bay Golf Club.
He was honoured in 2015 for more than 50 years’ service to Freemasonry in Bermuda.
He joined the Broad Arrow Lodge in Hamilton in 1963, was installed as Worshipful Master in 1968, and was District Grand Senior Warden from 2006 to 2015.
A spokesman for Broad Arrow said Mr Stubbs’s health problems kept him away for the past four years, but that he had been “a kind and caring mentor to all who knew him”.
He added that Mr Stubbs was “deeply respected for his in-depth knowledge of the craft and became a master in Masonic ritual and rite”.
He was recognised by the Grand Lodge in England as a leader on Masonry in Bermuda.
The spokesman added: “He is missed. Not only the Broad Arrow Lodge, but the fraternity at large has lost a Mason’s mason.”
Mr Stubbs is survived by his wife, Kate, and two children, Jacqueline and Robert.
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