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 – April 4, 2016
Preceded by Glen McPherson
Succeeded by Dave Marit
Personal details
Delwood Frederick Huyghebaert

(1944-05-27)May 27, 1944
Lafleche, Saskatchewan, Canada
Died August 2, 2018(2018-08-02) (aged 74)
Glentworth, Saskatchewan, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Political party Saskatchewan Party
Spouse(s) Phyllis
Children 2 sons

Delwood Frederick "Yogi" 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 1999, in his first run at public office, 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]


  1. ^ http://www.encyclopedia.com/article-1G2-3448601543/huyghebaert-delwood-fredrick-yogi.html
  2. ^ a b c d "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 26, 2012. Retrieved July 23, 2013.
  3. ^ Haydu, Carter (May 30, 2009). "Stewart out, Huyghebaert in". Moose Jaw Times-Herald. Retrieved 2011-02-27.
  4. ^ "Former MLA and cabinet minister Yogi Huyghebaert dead at 74". CKOM. 2018-08-02. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  5. ^ https://www.skcaucus.com/saskatchewan_party_mlas_mourn_the_loss_of_former_mla_minister_and_snowbird_leader_yogi_huyghebaert

External links

  • Biography of Yogi Huyghebaert from Saskatchewan Party

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