Memorable Manitobans: Arni Bjorn Bjornsson (1901-1986)
Born at Selkirk on 28 October 1901, son of Birgitta Arnasdottir, he worked as a carpenter. In later years, he was Vice-President and General Manager of North American Buildings Limited, responsible for the construction of many major buildings in Manitoba. He was active in government committees and building industry associations.
On 4 September 1928, he married Pearl Margaret Anderson (?-1987) at Selkirk and they had two children: Arnold Bruce Bjornsson (1931-2020, husband of Sally Anne Judt) and Lenore Margaret Bjornsson (?-2008, wife of Philip Gerald Dewan). In retirement he moved to Montreal, Quebec then to Ottawa, Ontario where he died on 26 February 1986.
Birth registration [Arni Bjornn Bjornsson], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Marriage registration [Arni Bjorn Bjornsson, Pearl Margaret Anderson], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Bjornsson - Judt,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 July 1958, page 11.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 March 1986, page 37.
Obituary [Lenore Dewan], Ottawa Citizen, 10-12 December 2008.
Obituary [Arnold Bruce Bjornsson], Cole Funeral Services.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 25 December 2022