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Memorable Manitobans: John Handford Hjalmarson (1930-1989)

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John Handford Hjalmarson
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Educator, school inspector.

He was the Principal of St. Avila East School (1954-1955) and Baldur School (1956-1960) and taught in Kirkfield Park (circa 1965). He married Thelma Juliet Sund (1930-2010) and they had four daughters. He was a Progressive Conservative candidate in the 1962 provincial general election for the St. George constituency. In 1967, the family moved to Thompson where he worked as a school inspector. He was a charter member of the Thompson Lions Club and a council member of the Lutheran Church. He died at Thompson, following a lengthy illness, on 17 March 1989 and was buried in the St. George’s Cemetery.

Sources:

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

“John Hjalmarson to carry Conservative banner in St. George,” Stonewall Argus and Teulon Times, 5 December 1962, page 1.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 March 1989, page 38.

Obituary [Thelma Juliet Hjalmarson], Winnipeg Free Press, 16 June 2010.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 February 2020

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