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Memorable Manitobans: Jonina Thorunn Kristjanson (1906-1979)

Musician.

Born at Winnipeg on 20 April 1906, daughter of Hota Johannesdottir and ? Johnson, she was an accomplished pianist who taught music at Elm Creek prior to her first marriage to Matthias J. Matthiasson (?-1943). She later taught piano in Winnipeg and was an active accompanist at the Winnipeg Music Festival, the Icelandic Festival, and the British Wives Club of Winnipeg. She later married Wilhelm “Will” Kristjanson. She died at Winnipeg on 1 October 1979.

Sources:

Birth registration [Jonina Thorun Johnson], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 2 October 1979, page 62.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 April 2022

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