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Memorable Manitobans: Haraldur Asgeir Johannes “Harvey” Benson (1924-2021)

Educator.

Born at Gimli on 29 October 1924, he taught at Pipestone School (1955-1956) and Eden School (1956-1958), and served as the Principal of Hodgson School (1958-1959), Ashern School (1959-1960), Arborg High School (?-?), and Gimli High School (25 years). In retirement, he worked as a commercial fisherman on Lake Winnipeg. He served on the Gimli town council and as President of the Gimli Legion and Gimli Rotary Club. He died at Gimli on 11 September 2021.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 18 September 2021.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 September 2021

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