Dennis A. Savoie
Deputy Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus
As the deputy supreme knight of the Knights of Columbus, Dennis A. Savoie is responsible for all of the Order’s day-to-day business operations.
Mr. Savoie graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Université de Moncton in New Brunswick, where he majored in sociology. He also studied business there at the graduate level.
He went on to a successful career with the New Brunswick Electric Power Corp., where he worked for 27 years before retiring as a vice president in 1996. From 2000 to 2004, he served as executive director of the New Brunswick Association of Nursing Homes.
Mr. Savoie has been active in the Church and in the community. He served as a member of the board of governors for his alma mater from 1990 to 2004, serving as chair of the board from 1998 to 2004. He was also a member of the board of governors and finance committee at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick from 1994 to 2002.
Mr. Savoie served on the board of directors of the New Brunswick Catholic Health Association for nine years, and also served as vice chair of the board of directors of the Catholic Health Partners, Inc. He has served on the parish council at Sainte-Anne des Pays Bas Parish in Fredericton.
For three years, Mr. Savoie served on the Federal Advisory Committee on Judicial Appointments for New Brunswick. He also served on the boards of several other educational and community organizations, and continues to serve on the board of directors for the Catholic Organization for Life and Family co-sponsored by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Knights of Columbus.
Mr. Savoie joined the Knights of Columbus in 1973 at Msgr. Solyme Azzie Council 2331 in Grand Falls, N.B., rising to the office of grand knight, a position he also held at Père Levasseur Council 5619 in Tracadie. He was charter grand knight of Sainte-Anne-des-Pays-Bas Council 8409 in Fredericton and served New Brunswick as state deputy from 1992 to 1994. He is a Fourth Degree member of Père Levasseur Assembly in Tracadie.
In 1995, he was elected a supreme director, and became assistant supreme treasurer and assistant to the supreme knight for Canadian affairs in 2004, and then supreme treasurer in 2006. He was elected deputy supreme knight and assistant supreme knight for Canadian affairs in October 2006.
Dennis and his wife Claudette were married in 1970 and have two children and five grandchildren.