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Memorable Manitobans: Albert “Frank” Sigurdson (1931-2010)

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Frank Sigurdson
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Born at Vidir on 31 March 1931, son of Jon Sigurdson and Sigrun Sigvaldadottir (1892-1977), his childhood was spent on the family homestead, which also served as the post office for the district. After his father’s untimely death in 1935, his mother moved in 1941 with five of her 13 children to Selkirk where he finished school. He taught for a year on permit before attending Normal School (1951-1952). He then taught at Dominion City School until 1956 when he moved to Winnipeg and taught at David Livingstone School (1956-1960), Lord Selkirk School (1960-1966) and Grant Park High School (1967-1969) before his appointment in 1969 as Vice-Principal at King Edward School. He spent the rest of his professional life as a Principal, first at Pinkham School (1971-1977) and then at Earl Grey School (1977-1986). While teaching, he earned BA, BEd, and MA degrees from the University of Manitoba. His MA thesis dealt with the history of Icelanders in Manitoba, for which his fluency in Icelandic was useful. He retired from teaching in 1986. He died at Winnipeg on 2 February 2010.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 5 February 2010.

Frank Sigurdson, In Memoriam.

We thank Norman Sigurdson for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 January 2016

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