It is with great regret that we have to announce that Right Noble Chevalier John Montgomery-Goodrum passed away suddenly at home on Saturday 8th October aged 74 years. 
John joined the Order in October 2008 and over the years was promoted to Knight Grand Commander of the Order and Grand Cross of the Order of St. James of Altopascio. 
He helped form both the Chester Company No. 7 and the Linlithgow Company No. 8 becoming the first Company Commander of each in order to help them get established. 
During his time with the Order he became Grand Marshal, Quartermaster General, Great Chancellor and Chief of Staff and finally Vice-Regent for the north of England. 
In 2021 at his request he was formally adopted into the Comber branch of the Montgomery family and proudly wore his Montgomery trews. 
He performed an enormous amount of work for the Order and was never stinting of his time. As Great Chancellor he attended every muster of all of the companies and supported the Company Commanders. 
Apart from the Order he was Court Assistant in the Worshipful Company of Firefighters and a member of the Firefighters Memorial Trust, where he organised the fire service contingent at the Cenotaph each November. He was active in the LFB retired members association attending many of their visits and events. He originally joined the Warrington County Fire Brigade, then moved to the London Fire Brigade and finally to the new Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service (post local government changes in 1974). He was nevertheless a proud old “Warrington” fireman and was a specialist Hydraulic Platform Operator and Instructor when he retired. 
John was also an active Freemason involved in a number of different Freemasonic Orders, in many of which he reached high rank. 
He will be sorely missed by all members of the Order and our thoughts and prayers are with Alison and his family. 
He was an example to all of us by living according to the tenets of the Order; Honour above Self, Duty above Wealth, Justice above the Law, and Truth above All. 
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