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Memorable Manitobans: Haldor Robert “Dori” Bjarnarson (1923-2011)

Farmer, municipal official.

Born at Gladstone, Manitoba on 22 October 1923, he started school at Steele Bridge in 1929 and then completed Grade 10 by correspondence. He worked on construction then he owned a local department store for a few years. In 1950 he married Olive Gilman. They raised four children on the farm. He served as Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Westbourne from 1967 to 1992. He has served on various boards including The Seven Regions Board and Third Crossing Manor Board. He enjoyed curling and hunting, and was a member of the Gladstone Elks. He died on 9 February 2011.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 12 February 2011, page C14.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 February 2011

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