Memorable Manitobans: Hildur Emily [Emelia] Sandberg (1909-1995)
Born at Winnipeg on 18 July 1909, daughter of Anna Maria Carlson (1873-1945) and Erick Oscar Sandberg (1874-1964), she lived with her family on Polson Avenue and graduated from Central Normal School (1928). Her teaching career began with a decade in rural school districts at Marchwell (Saskatchewan) and at Eriksdale School (?-?), Killarney School (?-?), Deer Hill School (1930 & 1932-1935), Roseisle School (1938-1941), and as Principal of St. Germain School (1942). During the Second World War, she joined the federal civil service and remained employed there until returning to the classroom in 1947 in the Winnipeg School District, teaching at Isaac Brock School (1947-1948), Florence Nightingale School (1948-1959), Robertson School (1959-1969), and Montrose School (c1972). She was an active member of the Young United Church and its Women’s groups. She died unmarried at the Health Sciences Centre on 24 September 1995 and was interred in the Elmwood Cemetery.
Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1921 & 1926 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.
Obituary [Mrs. Eric Sandberg], Winnipeg Free Press, 26 February 1945, page 4.
Death notice [Anna Maria Sandberg], Winnipeg Tribune, 28 February 1945, page 32.
Obituary [Eric Oscar Sandberg], Winnipeg Tribune, 4 November 1964, page 36.
“Red Cross honors teachers,” Winnipeg Free Press, 6 April 1972, page 3.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 September 1995, page 33.
Winnipeg estate file PR91-01-38452, Hildur Sandberg, Archives of Manitoba.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 1 March 2020