Notable People from Herbert & Area


•  Berger, Kim: Past Director of the Leader SK School Division+
•  Boogaard, Aaron: pro-hockey player- spent part of childhood in Herbert
•  Boogaard, Derek: (1928-2011) NHL player- spent part of childhood in Herbert
•  Chase, Vicky (Rumpel): former news anchor CFCN - CTV Calgary; CBC Calgary correspondent
•  Clifton, Iver (1930-2013): Lt. Colonel (Ret) & last Commanding Officer of the 14th  Hussars Armoured Reserves, Swift Current; past president of the Sask.Army Cadet League, past president of the Army Cadet League of Canada, Lt. Governor's Aide-de-Camp (3 term, 15 years), actively involved with several service organizations, helped form Emergency Measures Organization in Swift Current, QGJCMCS Medal, Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal +
• Cornelson, Jake: Canadian Cowboys Association Committee Man of the Year (2000)
•  Dales, Jessie: (1927-2004), past publisher of the Herbert Herald, Woman of Influence, Herbert SK (2003)

•  Donnelly, Pat : former Entertainment Columnist, Montreal Gazette Newspaper +
•  Dupont, Bonnie: former group Vice-President of Enbridge. First woman to head the Calgary Petroleum Club, board member of Bank of Canada, University of Calgary and others.  Named as one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women (2003)+
• Esin, John: MD, ER physician in Florida, USA
•  Espie, Rick: PhD, Saskatchewan Environment +
•  Falk, Dr. Rudy: ( -2001) former Director of Surgical Oncology, Toronto General Hospital, former professor at U of T, Career Investigator with the Medical Research Council of Canada+
•  Francis, Lane: PEng, member of the 1990 Vanier Cup Champion U of S Huskies football team, team inducted into the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame (2000), U of S Huskies Sports Wall of Fame (2001), Sask. Sports Hall of Fame+
•  Groening, Homer (1919-96) : inspiration for the Homer Simpson character on The Simpsons - grew up in Main Centre.
•  Haldeman, Almeda Jane (1877-1948): Director of Chiropractic - 1st woman and chiropractor to practise in Canada; schoolteacher in Donnellyville School Division*
•  Hall, Betty (1927-2004): selected as Mrs. Chatelaine 1969 by Chatelaine Magazine; Woman of Influence, Herbert, Sask.
• Hamm, Zane: PhD, U of Albert lecturer and researcher, Department of Community Service-Learning
•  Harrison, Tom: MScAg,  International Rangeland Science Award (2004) +
•  Hildebrand, Joseph: Private Cdn. Armed Forces (Ret.),  Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal  *+ 
• Heid, Kerry: President of Magna Electric Corp. Regina, Sk., Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies 2011 by Deloitte +
Hirtz, John (1887-1969):  Started the first cinema in Herbert (Dreamland Cinema); was made Chevalier in the Grand Ducal Order of the Crown of Oak by the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg for helping immigrants to Canada; and co-operated and assisted the government during the Second World War
•  Jahnke, Marilyn: Past President of the SK Stock Grower's Association *+
•  Jahnke(II), Neil (1942-2011): Past President of the Canadian Cattlemen's Association (2005), & 2001 SK Order of Merit Award+; Sask Institute of Agrologists- Honorary Life Member (2004), Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal*+ 
•  Janz, Darrell: long-time news anchor for CFCN-CTV Calgary + 
•  Janzen , Wesley Harry: past-President BC Teachers Federation (1960-1); past-President Canadian Teachers Federation + Hildebrand, Joseph: Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
•  Klippenstein, Dick: Past President of Saskatchewan Teacher's Association (1973-1974); Principal of Herbert Hight School (1964-1981) 
•  Krahn, Lawrence (1949-2011): Saskatchewan Assistant Deputy Minister of Health (2001-2006) +
•  Kildaw, Albert (Al): Mayor of Herbert (2003-2009), Certificate of Merit - PSAC Environment Component & 25 Year Service Award (1994), AES-DOE Weather Services Specialist (1964-1995); founder and Inaugural Chair of the Centre-Four Hockey League (1978-1980); Sask. Amateur Hockey Association (SAHA) Executive Member (1982-1984); Sask. Centennial Medal; Sask. Centennial Leadership Award +
• Klassen, Philip: member of National Farm Products Council (2009-2011); previous member of several Provincial and National farm organizations*+
•  Martens, Verna: past President of the SK Registered Music Teachers' Assocation*
•  Neufeld, Dale : former News Director, CFQC-TV News Saskatoon , SK +
•  Redekop , Marcel: Vice-Chair At Large, Hockey Canada; Director, Sask, Hockey Association (1991 - 2006); former councillor; Queen's Golden Jubilee Commemorative Medal for Community Service (QGJCMCS)*+
•  Redekop, Trent: former radio personality, CKSW 570 AM Radio, Swift Current, Sask.+
•  Redekop, Vern:   Professor St. Paul University , Ottawa, ON +
•  Redekop, William: Mayor of Herbert (1978-1997), QGJCMCS Medal; Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee *+
•  Regier, Darcy: Assistant GM of NHL Phoenix Coyotes; former General Manager of the NHL Buffalo Sabres (1997-2013); former GM of NHL New York Islanders + 
•  Reimer, Abe (1925-2009): Registered Massage Therapist (RMT);past principal of Western College of RMT, Regina;  former Mayor of Herbert (1971-1978); QGJCMCS Medal+
•  Reimer, Lawrence: dentist, humanitarian +
•  Sapinsky, Ruth: past Vice-president of the SK Superannuated Teachers Federation , Swift Current Chapter +
•  Schroeder, Doreen: Mayor Herbert (2009-  ); former Councillor (   -2009); Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal *+
•  Schwean, Dr.Vicki: Associate Dean, Division of Applied Psychology, University of Calgary +
•  Schwean-Lardner, Karen: PhD, U of S Agriculture Lecturer +
•  Schindel, Lisa Rae: former radio personality, CKSW 570 radio, Swift Current, Sk. +
•  Senger (Roemer) Annie Agnes: 1982 recipient of Governor General's Medal for outstanding service with the St. John's Ambulance Corps.; 2005 recipient of Provincial Centennial Medal for Community Service +
Sigurdson, Esther: RN nurse, recipient of the 2012  Scotiabank Humanitarian Award for Lifetime Achievement;  Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal *+
•  Solberg, Jarret: VP Operations, Magna Electric Corp, Regina, Sask.
•  Thiessen, Richard: PhD, Science researcher in Germany +
•  Voth, Judy: Retired teacher; QGJCMCS Medal * +
•  Wiebe, Herb: Physician, North Carolina, USA +
•  Wiebe, Jack (1936-2007): Senator (2000-2004); former Lieutenant-Governor of Sask. (1994-2000); former Morse MLA (1971-1978); QGJCMCS Medal; Sask. Centennial Medal Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem (Knight, 1994) +
•  Wittman, Don (1936-2008): Commentator for CBC Sports; CBC Sports Hall of Fame (2008); Canadian Football Hall of Fame; Manitoba Curling Hall of Fame (2004); two-time ACTRA Award winner +
NOTE: * - indicates a current resident of Herbert and area.
          + - graduate of Herbert High School
If you know of anyone else (past or present) who has attained provincial, national, or international recognition, or has achieved a prominent position with a provincial, national, or international organization, corporation, etc., please contact us at

Town of Herbert
Box 370
Herbert, SK  S0H 2A0
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