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Memorable Manitobans: Wilfrid Laurier “Laurie” Tomasson (c1920-1998)

Educator.

Born around 1920, the son of Kristjan Tomasson (?-1950) and Sigthora Tomasson (c1892-1968), he was raised on Hecla Island. He taught at Big Island School, Grey School (1954-1956), St. Andrews School (1956-1958), The Pas School, and Souris School. During the Second World War, he served in the Royal Canadian Air Force. On 26 September 1946, he married Doris Sudbury and had two children. He was an avid curler and life member of the Elks. He died at Winnipeg on 18 February 1998.

Sources:

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

“Mrs. Sigthora Tomasson,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 December 1968, page 28.

“50th Anniversary,” Winnipeg Free Press, 26 September 1996, page C9.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 February 1998, page C9.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 August 2015

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