Dr. Lynda M. Haverstock
Born in Swift Current to community-minded parents, Dr. Haverstock left high school prematurely and returned to complete grades eleven and twelve as an adult. She later earned Bachelor of Education and Master of Education degrees in the Education of Exceptional Children, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. She has taught at the University level in Saskatchewan and New Brunswick. In 1987 she received the Triple 'E' Award of Excellence for her work as a practising psychologist.
Haverstock earned respect for her role in developing innovative education programs for disabled students and chronically truant adolescents. She has also focused on farm families in crisis, conducting hundreds of seminars and workshops on the topic, as well as contributing to several publications. Dr. Haverstock's concern for the quality of life in Saskatchewan saw her enter public life. In 1989 she became the first woman to be elected leader of a political party in the Province of Saskatchewan.
As Lieutenant Governor, Dr. Haverstock served as honorary patron to many arts organizations. In November 2002, she accepted a three-year appointment as Honorary Colonel of 2 Canadian Forces Flying Training School at 15 Wing in Moose Jaw. When Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip visited Saskatchewan for its 2005 Centennial, Dr. Haverstock hosted several events in their honour.
Dr. Haverstock and her husband, Harley Olson, have four children and four grandchildren.
Source:Government House website: www.governmenthouse.gov.sk.ca/