This past Saturday, the BELC lost lacrosse legend and Life Member Bob Savage at the age of 84.
Starting his lacrosse career in 1946 at the age of 8, Bob went on to play goal for the Jr. A Excelsiors in 1955. Playing until 1959, Bob was one of only six players to be part of all three consecutive Minto Cup teams. After graduating from Junior, Savage joined the Major Excelsiors and was a Mann Cup finalist in 1961.
Bob Savage was honoured as an inaugural Life Member of the BELC in 1989. He has also been inducted into the Brampton Sports Hall of Fame for his performance and dedication not just in lacrosse, but for hockey and baseball too. Savage was also inducted into the BSHoF as a member of the ’57-’59 Jr. A Excelsiors.
Bob had many close friends in the lacrosse community, and even after moving to Stratford remained a dedicated Excelsior at heart. He will be missed by those who knew him, but his legacy will live on with the Brampton Excelsiors, in his own words “Excelsiors Forever!”
Bob’s obituary with details of his celebration of life can be found here.