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Memorable Manitobans: Gordon M. Hudson (1894-1959)


Born at Kenora, Ontario, son of Fred A. Hudson, he first played lead in the Manitoba Curling Association bonspiel in 1909. In 1914 he skipped the “Hudson Kid” rink, which was a sensation in that year’s bonspiel. He fought in World War One, joined the Strathcona Curling Club in 1919, and won bonspiels in 1922, 1923, 1928, and 1941. He also skipped the Strathcona rink that won the Canadian championships in 1928 and 1929. He served as President of the Strathcona Curling Club (1925-1927) and was subsequently its secretary. He was President of the Manitoba Curling Association (1934-1935) and President of the Dominion Curling Association (1949). Called “the greatest curler of them all,” he was elected to the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame in 1974 and the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 1985.

Father of Bruce M. Hudson.


“Hudson name here to stay?,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 April 1967, page 46.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 October 2016

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