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Atkinson, Patricia, 1952-

  • PA 209
  • Personne
  • 1952-

Patricia Atkinson was born on September 27, 1952 in Biggar, Saskatchewan to Robert Roy and Betty Atkinson. She attended Walter Murray Collegiate in Saskatoon and earned Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and Education degrees from the University of Saskatchewan. Atkinson worked as a teacher, union organizer and principal until 1986, when she was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature. She served as the New Democratic Party Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Saskatoon Nutana (1986-1991, 1995 - ) and Saskatoon Broadway (1991-1995) constituencies.

Atkinson served in the Roy Romanow Government as Minister of Social Services (1992-1993); Minister Responsible for Seniors (1992-1993); Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Legal Aid Commission (1992-1993); Minister of Education, Training and Employment (1993-1995); Minister Responsible for New Careers Corporation (1992-1995); Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Communications Network Corporation (1993-1995); Minister Responsible for Teachers Superannuation Commission (1993-1998); Minister of Education (1995-1998); Minister of Health (1998-2001); Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Health Information Network (1998-1999); Minister Responsible for Health Services Utilization and Research Commission (1998-2001); and Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Cancer Foundation (1998-2001).

Atkinson served in the Lorne Calvert Government as Minister of Highways and Transportation (2001); Minister Responsible for Rural Revitalization (2001); and Deputy Government House Leader (2001). She left Cabinet in October 2001 and returned in 2003, when she was appointed Minister of Crown Management Board (2003-2006); Minister of Advanced Education and Employment (2006-2007); Minister of Finance (2007); Minister Responsible for the Public Service Commission; and Minister Responsible for Immigration.

From 2007 to 2011, Atkinson served as MLA for Saskatoon Nutana and was Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Opposition Critic for Education. In January 2011, she announced her retirement from politics and served in the Legislative Assembly until May 2011. Currently (2011) she continues to reside in Saskatoon.

Pat Atkinson married Kenneth Kutz on December 26, 1981.

MacKinnon, Janice, 1947-

  • PA 217
  • Personne
  • 1947-

Janice MacKinnon was born on January 30, 1947 in Kitchener, Ontario to William and Melinda Potter. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario and a Master of Arts degree and doctorate from Queen's University.

Prior to entering provincial politics, MacKinnon was a professor in the History Department of the University of Saskatchewan. She was President of the Saskatoon Co-operative Association and from 1988 to 1990 she was Vice-President of the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party and a political commentator for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).

MacKinnon was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in 1991 and served as the New Democratic Party MLA for the Saskatoon Westmount (1991-1995) and Saskatoon Idylwyld (1995-2001) constituencies.

MacKinnon served in the Roy Romanow and Lorne Calvert Governments as Minister of Social Services (1991-1992); Associate Minister of Finance (1992-1993); Minister of Finance (1993-1997); Minister of Economic and Co-operative Development (1997-2001) and Government House Leader (1997-1999).

MacKinnon was Minister Responsible for Crown Investments Corporation (1992-1993, 2001); Seniors (1991-1992); New Careers Corporation (1991-1992); Meewasin Valley Authority (1991-1993); Wanuskewin Heritage Park Corporation (1991-1993); CIC Mineral Interests Corporation (1992-1993); Saskatchewan Gaming Commission (1992-1993);Saskatchewan Pension Plan (1992-1997); NewGrade Energy (1992-1993); Municipal Financing Corporation (1993-1997); Saskatchewan Development Fund Corporation (1993-1997); Saskatchewan Opportunities Corporation (1997-2001); Saskatchewan Government Growth Fund Management Corporation (1997-2001); Tourism Authority (1997-2001); Information Highway (1998-2001); SaskEnergy Inc. (2001); Saskatchewan Power Corporation (2001); Saskatchewan Telecommunications (2001); Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corporation (2001); Saskatchewan Government Insurance (2001); and Saskatchewan Transportation Company (2001).

MacKinnon resigned from Cabinet on March 2, 2001 and vacated her seat in the Saskatchewan Legislature on September 30, 2001. David Forbes (NDP) became the MLA for Saskatoon Idylwyld in the November 8, 2001 by-election.

MacKinnon returned to teaching at the University of Saskatchewan in 2001. In October, 2003, she was appointed to the board of the Institute for Research on Public Policy. MacKinnon has written extensively on public policy and is the author of books on women refugees and political culture, including Minding the Public Purse: The Fiscal Crisis, Political Trade-offs and Canada's Future.

MacKinnon currently (2006) continues to teach at the University of Saskatchewan.

Janice Potter married R. Peter MacKinnon, a lawyer, on April 20, 1974. They have two children: Alan Douglas and William Taylor.

Shillington, Edward Blain (Ned), 1944-

  • PA 6
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  • 1944-

Born August 28, 1944 on a farm near Caron, Saskatchewan, Edward Blain 'Ned' Shillington received his early education at Grayburn Public School. He attended St. Louis High School in Moose Jaw, and graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with Bachelor degrees in Arts and Law in 1967. Shillington articled in Regina and practiced law in Moosomin from 1968-1971 prior to entering politics.

After a failed attempt to win a seat for the New Democratic Party in Moosomin in 1970, Shillington was appointed Executive Assistant to the Attorney-General in 1971, and served in this position until 1975.

First elected to the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly as a New Democratic Party member for Regina Centre Constituency in 1975, Shillington later served as MLA for the Regina Churchill-Downs and Regina Northeast Constituency until his retirement in July 1999.

He has held numerous Cabinet portfolios in the Blakeney and Romanow Governments: Minister of Co-operation and Co-operative Development (1975-1977), Minister of Consumer Affairs (1975-1976), Minister of Government Services (1976-1978), Minister of Culture and Youth (1977-1980), Minister of Education (1978-1979), Associate Minister of Finance (1992,1995), Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Property Management Corporation (1992), Associate Minister of Finance (1992, 1995), Minister of Labour (1992-1995), Minister of Justice and Attorney General (1995), Minister of Intergovernmental Relations (1995-1996), Provincial Secretary (1995-1998), and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs (1996-1997).

After leaving politics Shillington worked as a consultant on legislative process for PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Regina. In June 2000 he became Vice-President of Points West Consulting Inc. responsible for the Alberta Region. He held that position until May 31, 2002, when he became an investment manager of a privately owned investment fund.

Shillington married Sonia (Koroscil) in 1970; they have two children, Ryan and Tara. The Shillingtons currently (2010) reside in Calgary, Alberta where Shillington is a private securities investor.

Newnham, Jervois Arthur, 1852-1941

  • PA 19
  • Personne
  • 1852-1941

Jervois Arthur Newnham was born October 15, 1852 in Somerset, England. He came to Montreal in 1873 where he received his B.A. (1878) and M.A. (1883) from McGill University. In 1890 with the support of the Anglican Church Missionary Society (CMS) Newnham began work at Moose Factory, Ontario, where he started learning the Cree language. Following the death of Bishop Horden, Jervois Newnham was consecrated as Bishop of Moosonee, in Ontario, serving from 1893 to 1903.

In 1903 Newnham was translated to the position of Bishop of Saskatchewan, arriving in Prince Albert, the seat of the Diocese of Saskatchewan, in1904. He travelled extensively in the diocese covering 4,000 miles within the territory during the first year. His residence was "Bishopthorpe" (2015 - 2nd Avenue West, Prince Albert) which he shared with his wife and five daughters, Georgina, Hazel, May, Kathleen and Dorothea. Jervois Newnham served as Bishop of the Diocese of Saskatchewan, Anglican Church of Canada from 1903-1921. He resigned effective October 15, 1921 and moved to Clifton, Bedfordshire, England, to be Rector at All Saints' Church. In 1925 he retired to Hamilton, Ontario where he died January 11, 1941.

Calvert, Lorne, 1952-

  • PA 276
  • Personne
  • 1952-

Lorne Albert Calvert was born on December 24, 1952 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan to Albert Calvert and Beulah (Phillips) Calvert. He earned a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) degree from the University of Regina and a Bachelor of Divinity (Theology) degree from St. Andrew's College, University of Saskatchewan.

In 1976, Calvert was ordained in the United Church of Canada and served various congregations in rural Saskatchewan. He was Minister of Zion United Church in Moose Jaw from 1979 to 1986.

Calvert was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in 1986 and served as a New Democratic Party Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for the Moose Jaw South (1986-1991) and Moose Jaw Wakamow (1991-1999) constituencies. He was elected MLA for the Saskatoon Riversdale constituency in 2001.

Calvert served in the Roy Romanow Government from 1992 to 1998 as Associate Minister of Health (1992-1995); Minister of Health (1995) and Minister of Social Services (1995-1998). Calvert was Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Power Corporation (1992-1993); SaskEnergy Inc. (1992-1993); Souris Basin Development Authority (1992-1993); Wakamow Valley Authority (1992-1998); Health Services Utilization and Research Commission (1995); Public Service Commission (1995-1998); Seniors (1995-1998); and Disabilities Directorate (1997-1998).

Calvert resigned from Cabinet in 1998 and did not run in the 1999 provincial general election. He worked as a social policy advisor to Premier Romanow from 1999 to 2000. Calvert was elected Leader of the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party on January 27, 2001 and became Premier of Saskatchewan and President of the Executive Council on February 8, 2001. He was re-elected in the 2003 general election and served as Premier of Saskatchewan until his Government was defeated in the 2007 general election by the Saskatchewan Party. Calvert announced his retirement as party leader and MLA on October 16, 2008 and was succeeded as leader by Dwain Lingenfelter on June 6, 2009.

Calvert currently (2009) is Principal of St. Andrew's College at the University of Saskatchewan.

Lorne Calvert married Betty Anne Sluzalo on October 25, 1975. They have two children: David Lorne and Stephanie Anne.

Bloudoff, Peter Alexavitch, 1886-1946

  • PA 562
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  • 1886-1946

Peter Alexavitch Bloudoff, son of Alec Bloudoff, was born at Bashkichet, Georgia, Russia on July 12, 1886. His mother died when he was a young boy. He emigrated from Russia in January, 1889 as part of the first group of Doukhobors from Russia to arrive in Canada. He subsequently settled in the Doukhobor communal village of Kamenka, North-West Territories, which was part of the North (Swan River) colony. After the village of Kamenka disorganized, Bloudoff was granted title to land at NE 22-33-31 W1 on February 26, 1915.

In addition to homesteading, Bloudoff was employed as a salesman for merchants in Pelly, Saskatchewan including Campbell Bros., a Ford dealership, and as a foreman for the Saskatchewan Department of Highways. He also served as Reeve for St. Philips Rural Municipality No. 301 for the periods 1922 to 1928 and 1930 to 1934. Bloudoff's hobbies included photography, taking photos primarily of family, fellow Doukhobors and the Arran community; beekeeping; woodworking and wool spinning.

Bloudoff married Fanny Makieff and together they had five children: Mike; George; Nellie; Peter Jr. and Fred. Peter Bloudoff died in 1946.

Smith, Frederick Neil, 1891-1987

  • PA 33
  • Personne
  • 1891-1987

Frederick Neil Smith (1891-1987), was the eldest son of William and Barbara Smith of Guelph ON. He had three siblings, Mary, John and William, William however, died at four months of age. In 1896, Smith's father passed away, and the family moved from Guelph, back to the Newmarket area. In 1913, when Smith was 22 years of age, he found work breaking land in the Kindersley SK area. Smith was in the Kindersley area for a short period of time, less than five years, before he moved back to Ontario. After returning to Ontario, Smith became an auctioneer, member of the town council, and manager of a feed and seed business. He was married to Edith who passed away in 1963. Smith died in Newmarket in 1987.

Rimmer, Reginald, 1865-1952

  • PA 195
  • Personne
  • 1865-1952

Reginald Rimmer was born in Southport, Lancashire, England in 1865 to Edward Johnston Rimmer and Sarah Frances (Boothroyd) Rimmer. He practiced law in England for several years before moving in December 1892 to Regina, North-West Territories, where he entered a law practice with Nicholas Flood Davin.

In 1896 Rimmer was appointed as legal advisor to the Lieutenant Governor of the North-West Territories, an office he held until the formation of the first Executive Council. In 1898 Rimmer went to Ottawa, Ontario where he served as a law clerk for the federal Department of Indian Affairs under Clifford Sifton. He resigned the position in 1904 to return to Regina and joined the law firm of police magistrate William Trant. Rimmer was appointed Saskatchewan district court judge for the Cannington Judicial District (later the Arcola Judicial District) in 1907 and served in that capacity for 33 years. He retired in 1940 and died in Regina on December 13, 1952.

Rimmer was involved with numerous organizations during his lifetime. He was a member of the law societies for the North-West Territories, Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan. He was vice-president of the federal executive of the Red Cross Society; he organized the first council of the Knights of Columbus in Saskatchewan in 1907 and he served as president of the provincial Boy Scouts Association.

Reginald Rimmer married Leona Marchant (1874?-1935) in Montreal in 1893. They had six children: Gilbert, Leonard, Edward, Lucy, Madge and Muriel.

Ferguson, Thomas H., 1936-1997

  • PA 50
  • Personne
  • 1936-1997

Thomas Henry Ferguson was born in 1936 in Regina, Saskatchewan to Bill and Estella Ferguson. He attended Scott Collegiate and earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1956.

After graduation, Ferguson moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, where he worked as an architect for the duration of his career. Ferguson worked with numerous firms, as follows: Stock Keith and Associates (1956-1966); The D.H. Stock Partnership (1966-1970); D.H. Stock and Partners Limited (1970-1977); Ferguson Folstad Friggstad Architects (1977-1986); Thomas Ferguson Architect Ltd. (1986-1995); and Saunders Evans Ferguson Architects (1996-1997).

During his career, Ferguson received several awards for his projects, including the Canadian Education Showplace Exhibition of Architectural School Designs' Award of Excellence for the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences project, Regina, 1972; the Saskatchewan Association of Architects Design Award of Merit for the SEDCO Centre Building, Innovation Place project, Saskatoon, 1979; the Moose Jaw Heritage Committee Public Building Heritage Award for Moose Jaw City Hall and Police Facility project, Moose Jaw, 1988; and the Premier's Design Awards' Award of Excellence, Honourable Mention for Moose Jaw City Hall and Police Facility project, Moose Jaw, 1988. Ferguson was honoured as a Life Member of the Saskatchewan Association of Architects in 1997.

Thomas Ferguson died in Regina on June 22, 1997.

Ferguson and his wife, Arlene, had three children: Heather, Robert and Michael.

Silcox, Doris, 1912-

  • PA 60
  • Personne
  • 1912-

Doris Silcox was born on September 3, 1912 in Winnipeg, Manitoba to John and Maggie (Ayre) Andrews. Her family, including brothers Robert William, John and Edward, lived in Eureka, Montana until 1921, whereupon they moved to Langbank, Saskatchewan and then in 1926 to Kennedy, Saskatchewan. She graduated from Regina Normal School in 1932.

Silcox taught at Golden Spring (located in the Kennedy district) until her marriage to Harold Clifford Silcox in 1935. While living in Kennedy, Silcox was involved in activities such as drama, music, arts and crafts, basketball, softball, skating, curling and hiking. She also served as a trustee on the Kennedy School Board and was a charter member of the Kennedy Ladies' Auxiliary to the Canadian Legion when it formed in 1930.

In 1946, the Silcox family moved to Carlyle, Saskatchewan, where Harold Silcox operated a garage and service station business. Doris Silcox became an active member of the Carlyle community, participating in the Home and School Association, the Order of the Eastern Star, the Parks and Recreation Board, the Carlyle Public Library board, the Rusty Relics Museum and the Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society. She was also a member of the Local Histories Selection and Advisory Committee established by the Cultural Activities Branch of the Saskatchewan Department of Culture and Youth. Doris and Harold Silcox moved to a farm near Carlyle in 1975 and resided there until Harold Silcox's death in 1980. Doris Silcox was still living as of 2006.

Doris and Harold Silcox had three sons: Earl, Lynn, and Lloyd.

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