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Memorable Manitobans: Hilton “Hilt” Friesen (1932-2008)

Businessman, photographer.

Born at Steinbach on 19 September 1932, son of Jacob and Julianna Friesen, he moved to Winnipeg where he owned an independent furniture business before opening a hobby store in Elmwood that was popular with model railroaders. He was an active member of the Winnipeg Model Railroad Club and an amateur photographer who documented historic buildings, especially those relating to railways, around the province. He died at Winnipeg on 23 July 2008.


“Winnipeg furniture store loses battle for customers,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 October 1989, page 22.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 26 July 2008.

We thank Morgan Turney for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 November 2018

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