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Lieutenant-Governors - Saskatchewan

Forget, Amédée E., 1847-1923

  • PA 193
  • Person
  • 1847-1923

Amédéé Emmanuel Forget was born on November 12, 1847 in Marieville, Lower Canada (now Québec) to Jérémie and Marie (Guenette) Forget. One of four children, he was educated at the village school in Marieville, the School of Military Instruction of Québec and the College de Marieville. After being called to the Lower Canada (Québec) Bar in 1871, Forget practiced law in St. Hyacinthe, Québec and served as Secretary to the Council of the Bar of Québec.

Forget's career as a federal civil servant began in 1875, when he was appointed secretary of the Métis Commission in Manitoba. Positions Forget subsequently held included Clerk of the North-West Council and Private Secretary to David Laird, the Lieutenant-Governor of the North-West Territories (1876-1888); Assistant Indian Commissioner for Manitoba and the North-West Territories (1888-1895) and Indian Commissioner for Manitoba and the North-West Territories (1895-1898). He also served on the Council of Public Instruction of the North-West Territories (1893-1895). Forget was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of the North-West Territories in 1898 and was reappointed in 1904. On September 1, 1905, he became the first Lieutenant-Governor of the newly created province of Saskatchewan. Forget served in that position in Regina until 1910, when he moved to Banff, Alberta. In 1911 Forget was appointed to the Senate of Canada, where he continued to serve until his death in Ottawa, Ontario on June 8, 1923.

The Town of Forget, Saskatchewan; Forget Street in Regina and the Forget Chapter of the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire in Regina were named in honour of Forget.

Forget married Henriette Drolet in Montreal on October 17, 1876. The Forgets did not have any children.

Hanbidge, Robert Leith, 1891-1974

  • Person
  • 1891-1974

Member of the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly for constituency of Kerrobert from 1929 to 1934. Member of the House of Commons for Kindersley from 1958 to 1963. Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan from March 1, 1963 to February 1, 1970.

Haverstock, Lynda M. (Lynda Maureen), 1948-

  • PA 524
  • Person
  • 1948-

Lynda Maureen Haverstock was born on September 16, 1948 in Swift Current, Saskatchewan to Thomas Edward Ham and O'Nita (McCaskill) Ham. Haverstock completed her primary education in Swift Current and completed Grades 11 and 12 as an adult. She later attended the University of Saskatchewan, where she completed Bachelor of Education (1972), Master of Education (1977), and Doctor of Philosophy (1985) degrees.

From 1972 to 1980, Haverstock worked as a special needs educator and consultant in Saskatoon. She was registered as a psychologist in Saskatchewan in 1987. From 1986 to 1989, she was employed as a psychologist with the Saskatoon Mental Health Clinic and was a sessional lecturer at the University of Saskatchewan. Haverstock was also employed as a research associate with the Centre for Agricultural Medicine in Saskatoon specializing in farm stress. Haverstock served on numerous professional committees, established various programs, delivered hundreds of seminars and workshops and contributed to numerous publications.

Active in the Liberal Party in the 1980s, Haverstock's political career began in April 1989 when she was elected leader of the Saskatchewan Liberal Party. She was the first woman elected leader of a political party in Saskatchewan. Haverstock served as a Liberal Member of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan (MLA) for the Saskatoon Greystone constituency from 1991 to 1995. Haverstock served as Leader of the Official Opposition from June 22, 1995 until November 12, 1995, when she resigned as leader. She remained as an independent MLA for Saskatoon Greystone until her retirement from provincial politics in 1999. During her legislative service, Haverstock was a member of the Standing Committees of Public Accounts, Crown Corporations, Board of Internal Economy, Rules and Procedures and Constitutional Affairs.

After her retirement from politics, Haverstock worked briefly as a radio show host before being appointed as Saskatchewan's 19th lieutenant governor. She was appointed by Jean Chrétien and sworn in on February 21, 2000. Although her term expired in 2005, Haverstock was asked to remain in office for an additional year. One of her major initiatives as lieutenant governor was the Celebration of the Arts programs in 2005 to commemorate Saskatchewan's Centennial. Haverstock was succeeded as lieutenant governor by Gordon Barnhart on August 1, 2006.

In May 2007, Haverstock was appointed president and CEO of Tourism Saskatchewan and served in that position until 2012. In October 2012, Haverstock became senior vice-president, special projects, with RMD Engineering Inc. in Saskatoon. Haverstock continues (2014) to reside in Saskatoon.

Haverstock is the recipient of numerous honours and awards, including the Order of Canada; the Saskatchewan Order of Merit; the Chancellor's Community Recognition Award from Royal Roads University; and the Distinguished Canadian Award. She has been awarded honorary doctorate degrees from universities across Canada and was named one of the University of Saskatchewan's 100 Alumni of Influence.

Haverstock has one daughter and numerous grandchildren. She married Harley Olsen in 1991.

Johnson, Frederick William, 1917-1993

  • PA 236
  • Person
  • 1917-1993

Frederick William Johnson was born in Staffordshire, England on February 13, 1917. After emigrating to Canada with his family in 1928, Johnson resided in Lipton and Balgonie, Saskatchewan, where his father, V.H. Johnson, served as a United Church minister. Johnson attended Regina Normal School and taught in rural Saskatchewan for four years.

In 1941, Johnson joined the Canadian army and served as a private and lieutenant with the Royal Canadian Artillery. He went overseas in 1942 with the 101st Light Anti-aircraft Battery from Moosomin, Saskatchewan, part of the Fourth Armoured Division. He first saw action at the invasion of Normandy with the Third Army Infantry Division. Johnson was discharged from the armed services in 1946 with the rank of major.

In September 1946 Johnson entered the University of Saskatchewan, where he earned Bachelor of Arts (1947) and Bachelor of Law (1949) degrees. After being admitted to the Saskatchewan bar in 1950, he started practicing law in Regina. Johnson was elected to the Regina Public School Board in 1956 and served as a trustee for two consecutive terms. In 1960 he became a Bencher of the Law Society of Saskatchewan and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1963.

After serving the Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench as a judge (1965-1977) and Chief Justice (1977 to 1983), Johnson was appointed Saskatchewan's 16th Lieutenant Governor on July 6, 1983. He served in that capacity until his retirement on September 6, 1988. Frederick Johnson died at his cottage on Pasqua Lake on June 20, 1993. He was given a state funeral on June 23, 1993.

During his career, Johnson served as chairman of the Royal Commission on Government Administration (1964) and of the Cancer Assessment Committee (1970-1972). He was active with numerous organizations, including the Salvation Army, the Canadian Bible Society and the Royal United Service Institute of Regina. He also served for many years as a church elder of Westminster United Church in Regina.

Johnson was the recipient of many honours, including the Order of Canada (1990) and the Saskatchewan Order of Merit (1991). In 1985, F.W. Johnson Collegiate in Regina was dedicated in his honour.

Johnson married Joyce Laing of Stockholm, Saskatchewan in 1949. They had three children: William, Royce and Sheila.