“Hector’s greatest love and desire were to serve the people in his community,” says Janet Loveridge, his wife of 29 years.
Hector Loveridge farmed all his life in the Duff district of eastern Saskatchewan. He was intricately involved in his community. For more than 20 years, Hector was a leader in the Duff 4-H Grain Club and assisted with the 4-H Beef Club. In 1978, the United Church of Duff recognized his 50 years of service. Almost every Sunday for those years, Hector taught Sunday School to the district’s youngsters.
“He was so pleased to be able to watch so many young people grow to their full potential,” says Janet. In addition, Hector led the Church’s youth group for many years and served on the Church Board of Directors, many as Chair.
On February 11, 2003, at the age of 91, Hector passed away. through her sadness, Janet reflects, “Hector was a very special man and I am happy to do something meaningful in his memory.”
The Hector Loveridge Memorial Scholarship, awarded annually to a first-year University of Saskatchewan student entering into the study of agriculture, is Janet’s way of paying tribute to a wonderful man who is greatly missed by family, friends, and community.