Featured Deceased Member For June 2016 – Harold Fairfax Prevost (1878-1941)

Each month, Temple Lodge No.33 features one of our Deceased Brethren as a way of illustrating the contribution our members have made to the Cowichan Valley.

Our featured Deceased Member for June 2016 is Harold Fairfax Prevost (1878-1941)

Harold Fairfax Prevost
Harold Fairfax Prevost (Photo courtesy of City of Duncan)

Harold Fairfax Prevost was a local businessman; he ran a stationers business for which he built the building that is now Just Jake’s Restaurant at 45 Craig Street.

He served as Mayor of Duncan during the early years of the Great Depression. He considered his major achievement as Mayor to have been keeping the City’s budget in balance during an era of falling tax revenues.

45 Craig Street, Duncan, B.C. Built in 1922 for Harold F. Prevost's stationery business. It is now Just Jake's Restaurant.
45 Craig Street, Duncan, B.C. Built in 1922 for Harold F. Prevost‘s stationery business. It is now Just Jake’s Restaurant.

Harold Fairfax Prevost is buried in St. Peter’s Quamichan Anglican Cemetery, North Cowichan.

Harold Fairfax Prevost grave stone, St. Peter's Quamichan Anglican cemetery
Harold Fairfax Prevost grave stone, St. Peter’s Quamichan Anglican cemetery

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