Fonds F 127 - Darrel V. Heald fonds

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Darrel V. Heald fonds

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F 127

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  • 1964 - 1984 (Creation)
    Heald, Darrel Verner, 1919-2010

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14 m of textual records

4 audio cassettes

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Biographical history

Darrel Verner Heald was born on August 27, 1919 in Regina, Saskatchewan to Herbert and Lotta (Knutson) Heald. He attended school in Liberty and Govan and obtained Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of Saskatchewan in 1942. He articled in Regina with A.B. Gerein prior to serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) during World War II. After the war, Heald practiced law with the Regina firm of Gerein, Heald and Molisky, later known as Noonan, Embury, Heald, Molisky and Gritzfeld.

Heald's political career began in 1964, when he was elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature as a Liberal member for the Lumsden constituency. He was re-elected in 1967 and remained in his seat until 1971. He also served in the Ross Thatcher Government as Attorney General (1964-1971), Provincial Secretary (1964-1971), and Minister of Co-operation and Co-operative Development (1970-1971). In 1971, Heald was appointed to the Federal Court of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario and served as a Justice on both the Trial and Appeal Divisions until his retirement in 1999. Heald later moved to British Columbia, where he died on August 8, 2010.

During his residence in Regina, Heald was active in many organizations, including the Wa-Wa Shrine, Kiwanis Club, Assiniboia Club and Masonic Lodge. He served as president of the Regina Curling Club and was an executive member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders Football Club.

Heald married Doris Rose Hessey on June 30, 1951. The Healds had two children, Lynn and Brian.

Custodial history

Darrel V. Heald donated some of these records to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives in one accession in 1984: R84-268 (July 31, 1984).

Personnel in the Department of the Attorney General transferred some of these records to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives between April 1, 1972 and March 31, 1974.

Scope and content

This fonds consists of records created, accumulated and used by Darrel V. Heald during his political career as Attorney General of Saskatchewan and Provincial Secretary.

The types of records included are: correspondence; memoranda; publications; newspaper clippings; and legislation. The fonds also includes sound recordings of Heald being interviewed by Penny Malone on February 22, 1984. During the interview, Heald discussed his political career and the government of Premier Ross Thatcher.

No series assignment has been applied to the records in this fonds.

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Records are in good physical condition.

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Original order maintained by archivist.

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The audio cassettes are also available on audio reels.

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Some of these records are subject to access restrictions. Please consult reference archivist for assistance.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Use, publication, and/or reproduction of records are subject to the terms of an agreement with the donor and conditions of the Copyright Act.

Finding aids

SAFA 631 (old guide GR 97) consists of a fonds description and file listings of textual records.

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Photographs of Heald taken during his political career are located in the Regina office.

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No further accruals are expected.

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To consult the records, visit or contact the Regina office.

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Location : Regina-Hillsdale


Conservation practices in place at the time of processing were applied to the records in this fonds. Preservation copies of the audio cassettes were made by archival staff.

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Other codes: Textual records: old guide GR 97 (R-49); Audio cassettes: R-9177 to R-9180

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