Prud'homme, Sask, incorporated as a village in 1922, population 172 (2011c), 167 (2006c). The Village of Prud'homme is located about 45 km northeast of SASKATOON. The area was originally settled about 1897 and during its early years had several names including Marcotte Crossing, Lally Siding (1904) and Howell (1906). In 1922 its name was changed again to Prud'homme, in honour of Joseph H. Prud'homme, the bishop of Prince Albert and Saskatoon. Prud'homme is the hometown of Jeanne SAUVÉ, a former cabinet minister in the Trudeau government, the first woman to hold the position of SPEAKER of the House of Commons and the first woman to act as GOVERNOR GENERAL of Canada. Today Prud'homme continues to be a small rural service centre for the local agricultural population.