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Memorable Manitobans: Halldor “Dori” Sigurdsson [Sigurdson] (c1885-1974)

Building contractor.

Born in Iceland around 1885, he came to Manitoba in 1901 and began working as a plasterer and contractor. He built his firm into one of the most prominent ones in Manitoba, working until retirement in 1962. He lived in a duplex at 1156 Dorchester Avenue and later at 526 Arlington Street. He was married twice, having two children with his first wife, and two stepchildren with his second wife Rannveig Johnston (c1895-1965). He died at the King Edward Hospital on 17 May 1974 and was burial in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Some of his building works in Manitoba included:





Sir Sam Steele School

15 Chester Street, Winnipeg


Demolished (2012)


“Work on Elmwood school starts Tuesday,” Winnipeg Tribune, 25 July 1921, page 5.

[advertisement], Heimskringla, 4 October 1950, page 3.

Obituary [Rannveig Sigurdson], Winnipeg Tribune, 27 March 1965, page 36.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 May 1974, page 78.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 July 2021

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