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Memorable Manitobans: Agust T. Blondal (1889-1948)

Physician, professor.

Born at Edinburgh, North Dakota on 8 July 1889, son of Bjorn and Bjorg Blondal, he moved to Winnipeg from Oregon in 1897. In Winnipeg, he enrolled at Wesley College and graduated from the Manitoba Medical College in 1913. After moving to Europe in 1920 to do postgraduate work in London, Glasgow and Paris, he established a practice in Winnipeg. He later became a lecturer in obstetrics at the Manitoba Medical College (University of Manitoba).

He married Gudrun Stefannson of Cypress River. The couple had four children together, Harold, Alvin, Doris, and Jo Ann. In addition to being a former Vice-President of the First Icelandic Lutheran Church, he was active on its board of trustees. He was also a member of the board of directors at Grace Hospital.

He died at Winnipeg on 6 January 1948 at the age of 58 and was buried in Brookside Cemetery.

Sources:

1901 Canada Census, Automated Genealogy.

“Dr. A. Blondal, Manitoba “U” Lecturer, Dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 7 January 1948. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10, page 3]

This page was prepared by Sarah Ramsden.

Page revised: 12 June 2010

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