After seeing a headstone of one of his Brothers lying on the ground, damaged by vandals, Brother Al McLaren of the Lincoln Lodge set into motion to have it replaced as a project for the lodge's centenary. He researched Bro Spickett's life history and raised funds for a new stone to be placed at his gravesite. Thomas George Spickett, who was initiated into Acacia Lodge as a Mason in 1871, died in 1880 of heart disease at the young age of 31. He married and had two sons, both of whom would die of scarlet fever within three days of each other. Eight months before he died, a daughter was born. The daughter would eventually move to Connecticut with her new family and Thomas' widow would follow her there.
Standing by the grave is Robin McKee who holds regular cemetery tours on various themes, including this Masonic Tour, which alerted Mr McLaren of the travesty of the vandalized stone.
Bro. T.G. Spickett's Masonic dignity was restored with the unveiling of his new
headstone. Brethren present on October 22, 2011, paid tribute by placing
sprigs of evergreen on the headstone in the usual Masonic manner
for a Taphophile Tragics at the Hamilton Cemetery