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Harold Huskilson represented the Shelburne area for two decades. (CBC)

Harold Huskilson, a former Nova Scotia cabinet minister and longtime MLA, died Monday night. He was 91.

Huskilson served in the provincial legislature from 1970 to 1993. He held several portfolios in the Liberal government of Gerald Regan, including social services.

Huskilson was an icon in Shelburne County. His family operates a long-established funeral home.

Son Clifford, who served as MLA after his father from 1993 to 1999, said he expects a funeral service to be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Shelburne Community Centre.