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Memorable Manitobans: Stewart Eric Lindgren (1920-1994)


Born at Winnipeg on 11 March 1920, son of Harry Lindgren and Elizabeth Georgina Turnbull, he attended elementary and high school in Vancouver, British Columbia. During the Second World War, he served with the Seaforth Regiment in England. Following his military discharge, he attended the University of Manitoba and received a degree in Architecture in 1951. He worked with the Manitoba Provincial Architect from 1951 to 1953.

In 1954, he became a partner in the architectural firm of Pratt Lindgren and Associates, which later became Pratt Lindgren Snider Tomcej and Associates, serving until retirement in 1978. He was Vice-President (1960-1961) and President (1962) of the Manitoba Association of Architects, and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (1967). He and wife Helen Oly York had one son. He was a member of the Shriners and St. Boniface Kiwanis Club (President, 1961).

He died at Abbotsford, British Columbia on 18 January 1994.

See also:

Manitoba Business: Pratt Lindgren Snider Tomcej and Associates


Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 January 1994, page 58.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 June 2021

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