R. W. Bro. Stewart Westhead was born in England and immigrated to Canada at the age of five. He lived and went to school in Toronto, where he met Jackie his high school sweetheart whom he married after graduating. They have two children who were born in Prince Edward County and four grandchildren who all live in the area.
After high school he went to work for The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce becoming an assistant accountant before leaving to join The Metropolitan Toronto Police Department and worked in No.52 Division downtown. After seven years with their first born on the way he sought employment in Prince Edward County so that he and Jackie could raise their family in the country. In 1980 he joined the Picton Police Force and served there until it amalgamated with the Ontario Provincial Police Service in 1988.
He continued to serve as a member of Prince Edward Detachment until 2001 when he obtained a position as a seconded instructor at the Ontario Police College, in Aylmer Ontario. After commuting every weekend for two and a half years he retired from policing after over thirty years of service. He currently works part-time as the Assistant to the Provincial Prosecutor for Hastings County.
During his time in Prince Edward County he played hockey and soccer and coached and has been coach and trainer for youth hockey and soccer teams and served as a Youth Group Leader at his local church.
R.W. Bro. Westhead joined masonry in Toronto at Mimosa Lodge in April of 1975. In 1985 he affiliated with Prince Edward Lodge No. 18 where he has served two terms as Worshipful Master.
He is a member of the Royal Arch Masons of Canada and served two terms as 1st Principal of Prince Edward Chapter No. 31 and a member of St. George Preceptory No.52, also serving two term there as Presiding Preceptor.