Yogi Huyghebaert

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Lt. Col. (Ret)
Delwood Frederick Huyghebaert
Member of the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly
for Wood River
In office
June 26, 2000 – March 8, 2016
Preceded byGlen McPherson
Succeeded byDave Marit
Personal details
Born
Delwood Frederick Huyghebaert

(1944-05-27)May 27, 1944
Lafleche, Saskatchewan, Canada
DiedAugust 2, 2018(2018-08-02) (aged 74)
Glentworth, Saskatchewan, Canada
NationalityCanadian
Political partySaskatchewan Party
Spouse(s)Phyllis
Children2 sons

Delwood Frederick Huyghebaert, O.M.M., C.D. (Lt Colonel-Ret) (May 27, 1944 – August 2, 2018) was a Canadian politician, who served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan from 2000 to 2016, representing the riding of Wood River as a member of the Saskatchewan Party.[1][2]

Prior to his election to public office, he was a Fighter pilot in the Canadian Forces. His most notable duty was as commander of the Snowbirds Air Demonstration Team – 431 Squadron.[2]

In 1986, he was made an Officer of the Order of Military Merit.[2]

In 1997, he ran for the leadership of the fledgling Saskatchewan Party. He finished 3rd among three candidates. In 1995, he ran for the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1999, he narrowly lost election in the Wood River constituency as the Saskatchewan Party candidate. On election night, he tied Liberal candidate Glen McPherson. The returning officer cast the deciding vote in favour of McPherson. This result was later thrown out in court and a by-election was ordered. McPherson did not run and Huyghebaert then won a resounding victory. He was re-elected in 2003, 2007, and 2011.[2]

On May 29, 2009, Huyghebaert was appointed to cabinet by Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall in the role of minister of Corrections, Public Safety and Policing.[3]

Huyghebaert retired from politics after the 2016 election. He died on August 2, 2018.[4][5]

Electoral record[edit]

2011 Saskatchewan general election: Wood River electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Saskatchewan D.F. (Yogi) Huyghebaert 5,354 82.03 +12.44
NDP Randy Gaudry 961 14.72 -2.54
Green Amelia Swiderski 212 3.25 +1.02
Total 6,527 100.00%
2007 Saskatchewan general election: Wood River electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Saskatchewan D.F. (Yogi) Huyghebaert 5,325 69.59 +14.23
NDP Steve Ryan 1,320 17.26 -8.61
Liberal Michael Klein 768 10.04 -6.09
Green Lynn Arrayel 171 2.23 -
Western Independence Rocky Young 67 0.88 -1.76
Total 7,649 100.00%
2003 Saskatchewan general election: Wood River electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Saskatchewan D.F. (Yogi) Huyghebaert 4,324 55.36 -9.73
NDP Trevor Davies 2,021 25.87 +8.91
Liberal Louis Stringer 1,260 16.13 +4.58
Western Independence Nick Yorga 206 2.64
Total 7,811 100.00%
2000 By-election: Wood River electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Saskatchewan D.F. (Yogi) Huyghebaert 4,384 65.09 +25.35
NDP Robert Anderson 1,142 16.96 -3.55
Liberal Jerry Ruehs 778 11.55 -28.20
New Green Peter Borch 431 6.40
Total 6,735 100.00%
1999 Saskatchewan general election: Wood River electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Glen McPherson 3,163 39.75 -8.27
Saskatchewan D.F. (Yogi) Huyghebaert 3,162 39.74
NDP Robert Anderson 1,632 20.51 -9.89
Total 7,957 100.00%
1995 Saskatchewan general election: Wood River electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Glen McPherson 4,146 48.02
NDP Allen Engel 2,624 30.40
Prog. Conservative D.F. (Yogi) Huyghebaert 1,863 21.58
Total 8,633 100.00%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Huyghebaert, Delwood Fredrick (Yogi), O.M.M., C.D. (Wood River) | Encyclopedia.com".
  2. ^ a b c d "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 26, 2012. Retrieved July 23, 2013.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Haydu, Carter (May 30, 2009). "Stewart out, Huyghebaert in". Moose Jaw Times-Herald. Retrieved February 27, 2011.
  4. ^ "Former MLA and cabinet minister Yogi Huyghebaert dead at 74". CKOM. August 2, 2018. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  5. ^ "Saskatchewan Party MLAs Mourn the Loss of Former MLA, Minister and Snowbird Leader Yogi Huyghebaert".

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