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Memorable Manitobans: G. Otto Bergman (1901-1987)

Bank manager.

Born at Reykjavik, Iceland in 1901, son of Thorun and Thorstein Bergman, his family immigrated to Canada in 1910 and settled at Riverton, Manitoba where he received an education. He then joined the Royal Bank of Canada in 1920 and, after serving at several Winnipeg branches, he was transferred to The Pas in 1927 and Flin Flon in 1929 where he remained as manager until his retirement in 1962. He served on numerous community boards in Flin Flon, including the Parks Board, Chamber of Commerce, and Rotary Club. In 1962, he was given a Manitoba Golden Boy Award for meritorious service to Manitoba. He died at Flin Flon on 3 November 1987.

Sources:

“12 Manitobans receive awards for service to province”, Winnipeg Free Press, 12 May 1962, page 19.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 28 November 1987, page 62.

Page revised: 20 November 2009

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