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Memorable Manitobans: Paul Bardal (1889-1966)

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Paul Bardal
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Undertaker, municipal official, MLA (1941-1945), MLA (1950-1953).

Born at Winnipeg on 5 November 1889, son of Paul Bardal and Dora Bjornson, brother of Sigurgeir Bardal, he was educated at Somerset School and Pinkham School. He was married twice, first on 6 August 1919 to Anna Vopni (1897-1920), daughter of Jon J. Vopni, and second on 27 October 1926 to Oddny Bergson, daughter of John Bergson of Winnipeg. He had one child, Sigrid Bardal. He worked as the Manager of Bardal Funeral Service. From 1931 to 1941, he was a Winnipeg city alderman. Defeated as a Liberal-Progressive candidate for Winnipeg in the 1936 provincial general election, he was elected at the 1941 general election, defeated in 1945, and elected in 1949. Liberal. Lutheran. Address: No. 4, Bardal Block, 841 Sherbrooke Street, Winnipeg.

Nephew of Olafur Bjornson.


Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1943.

“Somerset pupils today have art collection legacy,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 February 1949.

“Today’s Pinkhamites ‘enjoy’ relating tales of fire” by Claire Tisdale, Winnipeg Free Press, 9 February 1949.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 August 2019

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