Albert Driedger with Kerri Irvin-Ross at official opening of Greendale Estate in Grunthal last October

Former Steinbach and Emerson MLA Albert Driedger has died.

He served as an MLA for 22 years, starting in 1977 first in the Emerson riding and later, after redistribution, in the Steinbach riding. During that time he served as Minister of Highways and Minister of Natural Resources.

Driedger suffered a stroke last Thursday and died yesterday. He was 75 years of age.