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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.


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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