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Memorable Manitobans: Kristjan Theodore “Mayor Ted” Arnason (1918-1989)

Businessman, municipal official.

Born at Gimli on 25 June 1918, he worked on the family farm and served for four years in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. Afterward, he established Gimli’s first “self serve” grocery with his older brother Valdi Arnason. He was an electrician at the Gimli Air Base and had a number of businesses with his brothers, in engineering, construction, and real estate development. He co-founded a travel agency in 1976. He served as Mayor of Gimli from 1978 to his death. He died at Gimli on 26 December 1989.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 30 December 1989, page 40.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 May 2018

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