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Memorable Manitobans: Harold Bjorn “Hal” Sigurdson (1932-2012)

Sports editor.

Raised on the family farm near Churchbridge, Saskatchewan, he moved to Winnipeg in the 1940s where he attended Daniel McIntyre Collegiate. He began working at the Winnipeg Free Press in 1951, starting as a copy boy and eventually becoming a reporter. From 1963 to 1966, he was sports editor of the Calgary Albertan, then was assistant sports editor at the Vancouver Sun from 1966 to 1976. He returned to Winnipeg as the sports editor at Free Press, serving in the position from 1976 to 1989, then as a sports columnist until retirement in 1996.

He died at Winnipeg on 16 January 2012.


“‘A bit of an icon as a sports editor’,” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 January 2012, page C2.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 January 2012.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 November 2014

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