Sidney Buckwold

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The Hon.
Sidney (Sid) Labe Buckwold
City of Saskatoon Councillor
In office
Mayor of Saskatoon
In office
Preceded by J. D. McAskill
Succeeded by Percy C. Klaehn
Mayor of Saskatoon
In office
Preceded by E. J. Cole
Succeeded by Bert Sears
Senator for Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
In office
November 4, 1971 – November 3, 1991
Appointed by Pierre Trudeau
Personal details
Born (1916-11-03)November 3, 1916
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Died June 27, 2001(2001-06-27) (aged 84)
Political party Liberal

Sidney (Sid) Labe Buckwold, OC (November 3, 1916 – June 27, 2001) was a Canadian senator and mayor of Saskatoon.

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba to Harry Buckwold (1890–1980) and Dorothy Friedman (-1966), he moved to Saskatoon in 1925. Buckwold attended Buena Vista School, Nutana Collegiate and the University of Saskatchewan before going to Montreal and receiving a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University.[1]

During World War II from 1942 to 1945, he served as an officer with the Canadian Army Service Corps. Returning to Saskatoon, he worked for his father's dry goods store, Buckwold’s Ltd.

Elected to the Saskatoon City Council in 1953, he became Mayor in November 1957. He ran unsuccessfully as a Liberal candidate in the federal election of 1963 in the riding of Saskatoon. He lost to the Progressive Conservative candidate, Henry Frank Jones. He ran again in the 1964 by-election, after the death of Henry Jones, and lost to Henry Jones' widow Eloise. In 1967, he was elected again as Mayor, and served until 1971.

In 1971, he was appointed to the Senate on the recommendation of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, and served until retiring in 1991 at age 75. A Liberal, he served as Government Whip in the Senate and as Vice-Chairman of the National Liberal Caucus.

He married Clarice Rabinovitch in 1939. They had three children: Jay, Judy and Linda.


  • In 1982, he received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Saskatchewan.
  • In 1995, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.
  • During the 1990s, the City of Saskatoon announced that a street in the city's Arbor Creek subdivision would be named Buckwold Cove in Sid Buckwold's honour.
  • In 2001, the city of Saskatoon renamed the Idylwyld Bridge to Senator Sid Buckwold Bridge after his death.


  1. ^ Pedersen, Jen. "A Seat on Council: The Aldermen, Councillors and Mayors of Saskatoon 1903-2006" (PDF). Saskatoon City Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 23, 2014. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 

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