Most Worshipful Brother Donald H. Mumby was bom in Lethbridge, Alberta, on November 17, 1939.He received his primary, elementary and high school education in Cross-field, Alberta; later, graduated from Carleton University, in Ottawa, with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (With Distinction); a graduate of the National Defence College in Kingston, and the Canadian Police College (Executive Development) in Ottawa.
On April 28, 1958, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Calgary, Alberta, and served for thirty-five consecutive years, retiring in May, 1993, with the rank of Chief Superintendent. Holds membership in the Ottawa Division of the R.C.M.P. Veterans’ Association.
He is the recipient of the R.C.M.P. Long Service and Good Conduct Medal with Gold Clasp and Stars, and the Canada 125 Medal which was awarded for community service and volunteer activity. Our Grand Master was initiated, passed and raised in Dalhousie Lodge No. 52, Ottawa, and served as Master of that lodge in 1984/85. A Charter Member and Charter Senior Deacon of Luxor Daylight Lodge No.741, Ottawa, serving as Master in 1994/95. Charter Member of Millennium Lodge No. 743, and an Honorary Life Member of several lodges in Ontario.
Appointed a Grand Steward in 1987; elected District Deputy Grand Master of Ottawa District 2 in 1989; appointed to the Board of General Purposes in 1993, and elected to the Board in 1995, 1997 and 1999. Elected Deputy Grand Master in July, 2001. Installed as Grand Master July 17, 2003. He has served on several committees, including Management, Masonic Education, Condition of Masonry, Communications, Blood Donors, Friend to Friend and Mentors.
M.W. Bro. Mumby is the Grand Representative to the Grand Lodge of the State of Rhodelsland and the Providence Plantations.
He is a member of the Ottawa Lodge of Perfection, Murray Chapter of Rose Croix and Past Commander in Chief of the Ottawa Consistory.
Honorary Past First Principal, Carleton Chapter No. 16, Royal Arch Masons, Ottawa.
Member of Tunis Shrine, Ottawa, and an Honorary Life Member of Rameses Shrine, Toronto.
Inducted into the Royal Order of Scotland in April, 2003.
M.W.Brother Mumby was made an honourary member of St. John’s Lodge No. 63 in 2001.