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Memorable Manitobans: Hannes Pétursson (1881-1961)

Real estate agent, building contractor.

Born in Iceland in April 1881, he came to Canada in 1904 and to Winnipeg in 1911. He worked as a building contractor with his brothers Olafur Pétursson and Rögnvaldur Pétursson, and as a real estate agent until retirement in 1956. He and wife Tilly (1887-?) had a daughter, ? Petursson (wife of Robert Louis Stephenson), two foster sons, and a foster daughter. The family lived at 694 Mulvey (1911) and 285 Bartlett Avenue (1961). He died at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 9 June 1961.

Some of his construction works in Manitoba included:





Alfholl Court

421 Maryland Street, Winnipeg



Fensala Court

277 Arbuthnot Street, Winnipeg



Acadia Apartments

590 Victor Street, Winnipeg



Elsinore Apartments

677 Maryland Street, Winnipeg



Tremont Apartments

694 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg


Destroyed by fire (2022)

Trevere Apartments

300 Furby Street, Winnipeg



Fairmont Apartments

52 Edmonton Street, Winnipeg



Monterey Apartment

45 Carlton Street, Winnipeg



Camelot Apartments

400 Assiniboine Avenue, Winnipeg



See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Bjorn Pétursson (1871-1946)

Memorable Manitobans: Olafur Pétursson (1879-1952)

Memorable Manitobans: Rögnvaldur Pétursson (1877-1940)


1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 12 June 1961, page 43.

“Early Icelandic builders in Winnipeg” by S. Aleck Thorarinson, Logberg-Heimskringla, 30 March 1967, page 5.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 February 2022

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