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Abrey, Neale - 1998
Adams, Nancy - 1980
Anderson, Boyd - 1987
Barry Andrew - 2016
Appleby, Frank - 1975
Atkinson, Roy - 1990
Auld, Hedley - 1973
Austenson, Herman Milton - 1999

Portrait

Boyd Anderson

Boyd Anderson, rancher and leader in farm and municipal organizations, was born on a ranch near Macworth March 1, 1920. As a boy he went to school in summer and herded sheep and fed cattle in winter. At the age of 17 he acquired his first quarter-section of land and by the age of 20 he was an established shortgrass sheep rancher in the Fir Mountain area.

During the Second World War he sewed overseas with the First Canadian Parachute Battalion. He parachuted into France June 6, 1944. He was wounded, captured and spent 10 months in a prison camp in Germany.

In 1946 he was elected a councillor for the Rural Municipality of Waverley No. 44. He served 40 years, 27 of them as reeve. Provincially he rose through the ranks of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities to become president in 1977-78.

His associations with the SARM and ranching and his perception of changes that needed to be made led him to become deeply involved in related organizations. From 1969-72 he was president of the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association and went on to become president of the Canadian Cattlemenís Association in 1976-77. He served on provincial advisory committees such as the Cattle Checkoff Fund, the Horned Cattle Trust Fund, the Wildlife Advisory Committee and the Advisory Committee on Land Use. Later he became chairman of the Saskatchewan Beef Stabilization Board. He served for a time as delegate to both the Saskatchewan and Canadian Federations of Agriculture. He ran as a candidate twice in provincial elections and once federally.

Boyd Anderson sewed locally as president of the Fir Mountain Co-operative, president of the Fir Mountain Hall, on the Fir Mountain United Church board and as president of the Glentworth Legion branch. He was an active supporter of 4-H and sports.

He received the Centennial Medal in 1967 and an honorary doctor of laws degree from the University of Saskatchewan. In 1976 he was inducted into the Northern International Livestock Hall of Fame Exposition as an honorary member and he received an honor scroll from the Saskatchewan Livestock Board in 1984.

Nominated for the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame 1987
by the Rural Municipality of Waverley No. 44 and the
Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association

 

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