SGM Bill Leipert

Leipert 2011 Official photo

M. Ven. Bro.William F. Leipert, SGC
Sovereign Grand Master
Allied Masonic Degrees of Canada (2011-2013)

William F. Leipert was born on July 24, 1929 at Burstall, Saskatchewan. He was the son of a grain buyer. He moved to the city of Weyburn in 1945.  The Korean War was on and in 1951, he joined the RCAF. He served at various stations in Canada and in 1978 served with the United Nations in the Middle East.In 1956, he married Renetta LaRocque at R.C.A.F. station Moose Jaw. They have one son, William John, who lives in Timmins, Ontario. They have one grandson.Bro. Leipert retired from the Canadian Forces in 1979 and shortly thereafter, he joined the staff at C.P. Rail. He left that job in 1982 to work at the Angus Campbell Detox Centre in Moose Jaw. He retired in 1990. He has been active in all phases of Masonry since his retirement.

Masonic History

Craft Masonry:

  • Joined Latomia Lodge No. 125, Weyburn,SK . 1951
  • Raised in Latomia Lodge No. 125 . 1952
  • Demitted . 1968
  • Affiliated with Doric Lodge No. 71, Moose Jaw . 1990
  • Served as Worshipful Master . 1993
  • Grand Pursuivant of Grand Lodge of Saskatchewan . 1996
  • District Deputy Grand Master in 2004-2005

Capitular Masonry:

  • Exalted in Valley Chapter No. 16, Middleton NS . 1953
  • Charter member of Cold Lake Chapter No. 39, Cold Lake AB . 1967
  • Demitted . 1968
  • Affiliated with Moose Jaw Chapter NO.3 . 1990
  • Served as First Principal, Moose Jaw Chapter NO.3 . 1995
  • Anointed Holy Order of High Priesthood . 1995
  • Grand Representative of Grand Chapter of Oklahoma . 1998
  • Elected Grand H (1998) and Grand Z . 1999

Cryptic Rite:

  • Greeted in Moose Jaw Council NO.9 . 1954
  • Demitted . 1968
  • Royal & Select Masters . 1995
  • Elevated in Saskatchewan Council No.6, Royal Ark Mariners . 1995
  • TIM Saskatchewan Council #6 2003
  • Grand C of G 2004
  • Installed Provincial Grand Inspector General 2010

KYCH

  • Joined in Western Canada Priory#35 2004

Knights Templar:

  • Consecrated Malta Preceptory No. 27, Truro NS . 1963
  • Demitted . 1968
  • Affiliated with Damascus Preceptory No. 58 . . 1997
  • Presiding Preceptor Damascus Preceptory No. 58 . 1990
  • Provincial Grand Prior of Saskatchewan 2002-2003

York Rite Sovereign College of North America:

  • Member of Prairie Lily York Rite College No. 71 . 1998
  • Installed Governor 2005
  • Received OPC 2006

Allied Masonic Degrees:

  • Member Wakamow Council No. 211 . 1994
  • Sovereign Master Wakamow Council No. 211, Moose Jaw . 1999
  • DDGM District #3 2004

Holy Royal Arch Knights Templar Priests:

  • Consecrated St John the Almoner, Saskatoon . 1997
  • Installed High Priest 2007
  • Installed Grand III Pillar 2011

Scottish Rite:

  • Regina Lodge of Perfection, Chapter of Rose Croix, Consistory . 1995

Shrine:

  • Received in Philae Temple, Halifax . 1953
  • Demitted . 1968
  • Affiliated with Wa Wa Temple, Regina . 1990
  • Member of Moose Jaw Shrine Club . 1991

OSM

  • Saskatoon Conclave No.5 OSM of Canada
  • Installed Supreme Ruler Nov 17 2007
  • Commissioned Supreme Ruler April 19, 2008
  • Grand Visitor (Canada Centre) 2009-2010

Red Cross

  • Sovereign Master, Sask#4, 2007

Lux in Occident College Societas Rosicruciana in Canada

  • Celebrant 2008-2009