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Memorable Manitobans: Gustaf Hildebrandur “Gus” Finnson (c1934-2019)

Educator.

Born around 1934, son of Halddor Finnson of Arborg, he attended Manitoba Teachers’ College and worked in rural Manitoba schools, including teaching at Sylvan Glade School (1955-1956) and as Principal of Cossette School (1957-1959) and Hnausa School (1959-1963), the latter where he taught along with his wife. On 11 July 1959, he married fellow educator Elizabeth Mary “Betty” Boyachek at the St. James Lutheran Church and had one daughter. He died on 12 October 2019.

Sources:

“South Ridge Road,” Portage la Prairie Leader, 4 June 1959, page 3.

Engagement [Mr. and Mrs. Nick Boyachek], Portage la Prairie Leader, 11 June 1959, page 6.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 October 2019.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 1 March 2020

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