In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar


Cecil Savage


Able Seaman Anti-Aircraft Rate 3rd Class, V75539, RCNVR


Born: 14 Oct 1925          Died: 22 Mar 2011


SAVAGE, Cecil, Rev. - entered peacefully into the presence of his Lord and Saviour on March 22, 2011. Predeceased by his wife Joan of 49 years; he is survived by his children David (Becky), Debbie (Todd) Payne, Stephen (Debbie), Darryl (Karen) and Peter (Katie); siblings Joy (Hugh) Muller and George; 14 grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. After his commitment to our country in WW II, Cecil served the Lord faithfully as a pastor for 50 years - 15 of which were with the Sovereign Grace Baptist Church as well as Legion Chaplain in Mission. He will be greatly missed by many family and friends and he will be remembered for his humour, gentle charm, welcoming spirit and the ability to lighten peoples' hearts. A graveside service will be held Saturday, April 2 at 1 pm at Hatzic Cemetery, 34867 Cemetery Road, Mission. A celebration of his homegoing will follow at 2 pm at Northside Community Church, 33507 Dewdney Trunk Road, Mission. Rev. Bruce Ray will officiate. Philippians 1:6 (The Vancouver Sun / The Province 30 Ma 2011)


Cecil's twin brother Albert Savage also served in the RCNVR during the Second World War.


Ships served in:

HMCS YORK - Enlisted 17 Nov 1943.  Commenced Active Service 24 Jan 1944

HMCS VISION - Served in VISION 10 Jun 1944 - 16 Jun 1944 as an OS, RCNVR while in training at HMCS CORNWALLIS

ML Q083 - Served in Q083 18 Jul 1944 - 15 Dec 1944 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS UGANDA - Served in UGANDA 12 Jun 1945 - 26 Sep 1945

HMCS DISCOVERY - Drafted to DISCOVERY 13 Oct 1945. Demobilized 27 Nov 1945


Shadow box for Cecil Savage

Page two of Cecil's Certificate of Service

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Form for volunteering to serve in the Pacific Theatre of operations against Japan



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