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Memorable Manitobans: Kristjon Felix Sigurdsson (1901-1980)

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Born at Gimli on 15 January 1901, son of Sigfus Sigurdsson (?-1955) and Sigurlaug Jonsdottir (?-1960), brother of Kristjan Bergthor Sigurdsson, at an early age the family moved to the Otto district near Lundar. He taught school for almost 40 years, including at Nyland School (1923) and Nordur Stjarna School (?-?), and service as the Principal of Lundar School (1941-1955). On 10 August 1933, he married Bjarnrun Sigurlin “Runa” Thorgilsson (1912-1992) and they had two daughters. He later lived at Winnipeg before retiring to Gimli in 1976. He died there on 14 May 1980 and was buried in the Gimli Community Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 15 May 1980, page 61.

Obituary [Bjarnrun Sigurlin Sigurdsson], Winnipeg Free Press, 24 November 1992, page 43.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 November 2017

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