REGINA – The province of Saskatchewan officially unveiled the portrait of former Lieutenant Governor Dr. Gordon Barnhart at the Legislative Building on Monday.
“Dr. Barnhart served with great distinction and excellence as Saskatchewan’s lieutenant governor and did an outstanding job representing Her Majesty and the people of our great province,” Wall said.
“Thanks to his public service as our province’s vice-regal representative, and throughout his distinguished career, Saskatchewan is a better place. I’m truly privileged to have worked with such an exceptional individual.”
Barnhart served for 20 years as clerk for the Legislative Assembly.
The painting shows Barnhart at Government House, where the office of Saskatchewan’s lieutenant governor is located.
“It was my pleasure to be Saskatchewan’s 20th Lieutenant Governor and now to have my portrait unveiled in the Legislative Building,” Barnhart said.
“This is indeed a great honour. This is especially meaningful for me because the Legislative Building has played an important role in my working life. I want to thank the people of Saskatchewan for their friendship and support during my term as lieutenant governor. I also want to thank Cyril Leeper, the portrait artist, who is one of the most talented people I know. I think the portrait portrays who I am but I will let the people of Saskatchewan be the final judge on that.”
The portrait will hang in the Qu’Appelle Gallery in the Saskatchewan Legislative Building.