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Memorable Manitobans: Hrund Skulason (1908-2010)

Community activist.

Born at Akureyi, Iceland on 16 June 1908, she emigrated to Canada with her family in 1919, settling at Hayland. She and her husband took over the family farm at Geysir and were active in the Icelandic community. She acted in several Icelandic plays, performing them in Icelandic communities across the province. An Icelandic library was located in their home, and she was active in the First Lutheran Church and the Ladies Aid Freyja, as well as being employed at the Icelandic Department of the University of Manitoba Library. Several of her knitting and crocheting projects won prizes at the Red River Exhibition. In recognition of her community service, she received the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal (1977). She died at Winnipeg on 12 January 2010.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 15 January 2010.

This page was prepared by Kris Keen and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 October 2021

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