Empty Saddles: Boyd Anderson

Boyd Anderson. Photo courtesy Thelma Poirier.

1920?— 2016

First and foremost, Boyd Anderson was a respected rancher at Fir Mountain, Sask. He served as president of Sask. Assoc. of Rural Municipalities, the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association and the Saskatchewan Stock Growers.

He also served as the reeve of the RM of Waverley. He served as a paratrooper in France in WWII, and was also a widely published columnist and writer with three books to his credit.

Boyd was inducted into the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame, given an honorary law degree from the University of Saskatchewan, received the Saskatchewan Order of Merit and was awarded the Order of Canada.

He passed at the age of 96, surrounded by family.