Hugh George Egiote Savage – Featured Deceased Member of Temple Lodge for November 2016

Each month Temple Lodge, No.33 features a deceased member as a way of highlighting our Lodge history and the role Lodge members have played in the history of Duncan and the Cowichan Valley.

The featured Deceased Member of Temple Lodge for November 2016 is Hugh George Egiote Savage (1882-1957), who was the owner, editor and publisher of the Cowichan Leader newspaper from 1914 until 1956.

Hugh George Savage in Masonic regalia, circa 1932.
Hugh George Savage in Masonic regalia as District Deputy Grand Master, circa 1932. (photo copyright Temple Lodge, No.33)

In 1929 Hugh George Savage commissioned local architect Douglas James to design and build what is now 151-155 Craig Street. Hugh Savage used the building as the office and printing facility for his Cowichan Leader newspaper.

151-155 Craig Street is now two retail stores but it was built in 1929 by architect Douglas james for Hugh George Savage's Cowichan Leader newspaper.
151-155 Craig Street is now two retail stores but it was built in 1929 by architect Douglas James for Hugh George Savage’s Cowichan Leader newspaper.

Hugh George Savage is buried in St. Mary’s Somenos Anglican Cemetery on Somenos Road, North Cowichan.

Hugh George Savage, family grave, St. Mary's Somenos Anglican Cemetery, North Cowichan, B.C.
Hugh George Savage, family grave, St. Mary’s Somenos Anglican Cemetery, North Cowichan, B.C.

For more information on Hugh George Savage, see our full webpage about him on this site.

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