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Memorable Manitobans: Walter Thorvaldur Fredrickson (1907-1974)

Educator.

Born at Antler, Saskatchewan on 13 April 1907, only son of Samundur Fredrickson and Gudrun Stephanson, he took teacher training at the Brandon Normal School (1926-1927). He was the Principal of Ardal School (1935-1936), McConnell School (1936-1939), Holmfield School (1939-1942), Binscarth School (1942-1944), Elgin School (1944-1947), Boissevain School (1947-1949), and Strathclair School (1949-1957). On 17 July 1944, he married Helen Barbara Sheppard (1917-2011) of Binscarth and they subsequently had two children. In 1957, the family moved to Brandon where he continued teaching, at Brandon Collegiate (1958-1959), Earl Haig School (1960-1961) and McLaren School (1961-1962), and including service as Principal of the Central School (1962-1968). He died at Winnipeg on 23 February 1974 and was buried in the Brandon Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth registration, Saskatchewan Vital Statistics.

“Helen Barbara Sheppard weds Walter Fredrickson,” Winnipeg Tribune, 20 July 1944, page 8.

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

Obituary, Brandon Sun, 4 March 1974, page 12.

Obituary [Barbara Fredrickson], Brandon Sun, 9 April 2011, page B6.

Brandon cemetery transcription, City of Brandon.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 June 2021

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