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Honorary Life Members

The Saskatchewan Agriculture Graduates’ Association (SAGA) may award annually one or two Honorary Life Memberships. An Honorary Life Membership is awarded for exceptional, meritorious, and sustained contributions to society with a strong relationship to the agricultural community in the broadest sense. The contributions do not necessarily need to be made in Saskatchewan and can be made anywhere in the world. Nominees do not have to be ag-grads. Many non-grads have received the award.

The first Honorary Life Memberships were awarded in 1946 to R.D. Kirkham and T. Brydon. Over the years the awards have been given to a very diverse group of people including scientists, farmers, agrologists, community leaders, university presidents, and local entrepreneurs.

The nominee’s success is strengthened by showing a breadth of abilities, ie by having participated in or given support to issues beyond their major interest or strength. Current executive members are excluded from consideration for the award.

The Honorary Life Membership selection process involves a committee of three chaired by the past-president. The committee makes a recommendation to the executive for approval. The executive then takes the recommendation before the Annual General Meeting for final approval.

The presentation of Honorary Life Memberships is a special highlight at the annual SAGA Reunion Banquet held in January.

 

SAGA Honorary Life Members from 1946 to the present are listed below.

Click on the name to view biographical information where available

 

1946       Kirkham, R.D.
1946       Brydon, T.
1947       Auld, F.H.
1948       Rayner, J.G.
1948       Warren, W.J.F.
1949       Mitchell, J.
1949       Kirk, L.E.
1950       Brockelbank, E.E.
1950       Sackville, E.C.
1951       Champlin, M.J.
1951       Thompson, W.P.
1952       Gibbings, J.F.
1952       Hartnett, M.E.
1953       Graham, V.E.
1953       Hackney, J.C.
1954       Ramsay, R.D.
1954       Whiting, C.H.
1955       Anderson, T.E.
1955       Asmundson, V.S.
1955       Banbury, E.C.
1955       Barr, E.E.
1955       Binnie, J.A.
1955       Broadfoot, R.W.
1955       Bryan, L.A.
1955       Bunnell, M.
1955       Bushell, G.
1955       Colquhoun, B.
1955       Creagh, C.
1955       Hampson, T.
1955       Harrop, J.H.
1955       Ibbetson, W.
1955       Kyle, A.S.
1955       MacFarlane, J.D.
1955       Metcalf, G.
1955       Osler, E.
1955       Peters, K.L.
1955       Quick, H.F.
1955       Quick, L.A.
1955       Rioux, A.J.
1955       Rowles, T.
1955       Salter, H.
1955       Smith, A.A.
1955       Smith, R.J.
1955       Strain, J.
1955       Stueck, R.P.
1955       Thompson, W.O.
1955       Thomson, E.E.
1955       Vigfuson, H.S.
1955       Wiklund, P.E.
1955       Wylie, O.E.
1955       Zinkham, H.
1956       Klinck, J.R.
1956       Spence, C.C.
1957       Thomson, W.A.
1957       Zeman, J.
1958       Foster, W.H.
1958       Gerrie, J.H.
1959       Dion, H.J.
1959       Moss, H.C.
1960       Paynter, E.L.
1960       Wilson, W.M.
1961       Bell, L.
1961       Knowles, R.P.
1962       Booth, J.F.
1962       Stutt, R.A.
1962       Mooney, O.R.
1962       Tollefson, T.S.
1963       Blacklock, J.R.

1963       Frey, R.P.
1964       Baker, W.B.
1964       McFaull, J.Y.
1965       Bracken, J.
1965       Beveridge, C.E.
1966       White, W.J.
1966       Van Vliet, H.
1967       Spinks, J.W.T.
1967       Hutchison, L.J.
1968       McKenzie, E.W.
1968       Lewis, H.A.
1969       Loveridge, G.T.J.
1969       Harrison, M.S.
1970       Horner, W.H.
1970       Riddell, W.M.
1971       Leask, J.
1971       Parsons, C.R.
1972       Booth, E.G.
1972       Kidd, H.J.
1973       Robinson, David R.
1973       Homersham, Thomas.A.
1974       Gibbings, Charles.W.
1974       Regan, Shamus.P.
1975       McDonald, H.
1975       Sinclair, S.
1976       Chambers, W.W.
1976       Rouatt, R.E.
1977       Ewert, W.A.
1977       Craig, A.M.
1978       Clark, H.R.
1978       Johnson, W.E
1979       Wilson, Gordon.A.
1979       Stilborn, A.A.(Art)
1980       Hudek, E.P.(Ed)
1980       Wilkinson, D.B.(Doug)
1981       Putnam, Lloyd
1981       Boyes, Lin
1982       Greenshields, Ross
1982       Cooper, George
1983       Thair, Phil
1983       Skogsrud, Tom
1984       Blacklock, Benson M.
1984       Hetland, Forrest M.
1985       Craig, Burton M.
1985       Small, William (Bill) J.
1986       Grant, Doug
1986       Martin, Jim
1987       McIntyre, Wilson A.
1987       Norum, Eldon R.
1988       McKercher, R.B.
1988       Turner, E.K.
1989       Charabin, Ken
1989       Brown, Jake
1990       Humbert, Eiler
1990       Farley, Bill
1991       Rennie, Don
1991       Proctor, Lloyd
1992       Kristjanson, Leo
1992       Cooper, Bill
1993       Fulton, Fred
1993       Levee, Roy
1994       Hanley, Garvin
1994       Williams, C.E.(Red)
1995       Reynolds, Ross
1995       Westby, Murray
1996       Crawford, Roy
1996       Thompson, David
1997       Braidek, Jack

1997       Blakely, Bob
1998       Linnell, Joe
1998       Rondeau, Malcolm
1999       Sawatsky, Art
1999       Webster, Jim
2000       Bellamy, Richard
2000       Downey, Keith
2001       Brack, Bob
2001       Noble, John
2002       Dodds, Bob
2002       Hass, Glen
2003       Storey, Gary
2003       Strautman, Charles (Chuck)
2004       Larsen, James Leroy
2004       Caton Saville, Ann
2005       Bowren, Kenneth E.
2005       Butala, Peter N.
2006       Hougham, Robert (Rob) Henry
2006       Peck, John Allan (Jack)
2007       MacKay, Murdoch
2007       Kaeding, Roger
2008       Henry, J.L. (Les)
2008       Kennedy, Alex
2009       Kirkland, Kenneth J.
2009       Tait, Donald (Don) J.
2010       Moore, Robert Gordon
2010       Wilfing, Raymond J.
2011       Ahner, Irene
2011       Rugg, Barry C.
2012       Copeland, William (Bill) J.
2012       Marin, Darald L.
2013       Mulhern (Kohlman), Cecilia
2013       Heenan, William (Bill) D.
2014       Dubois, Marcel J.
2014       Sonntag, Bernard H.
2015       Blair, Dale C.
2015       Harvey, Bryan L.
2016       Moats, Elaine
2016       O'Grady, Grattan
2017       Bessel, Jim
2017       Buhr, Mary
2017       Stephanyshyn-Cote, Barb