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Memorable Manitobans: Tordur “Theodore” Sigurdson (1896-?)


Born in Iceland in July 1896, son of John Sigurdson and Gudridur Sigurdson, he came to Canada with his family in 1898. He taught at Drury School (1921-1922) and the Bjarnason Academy (1928-1930) then served as the Principal of Erickson School (1930-1931) and Shoal Lake School (1931-1934) before moving to Brandon. There, he taught at the Brandon Collegiate (1936-1938) and was Principal of Earl Haig School (1938-1958). In August 1935, he married teacher Mary L. S. Hodges of Toronto, Ontario, who he met while they taught together at Shoal Lake. They had at least one child, James Sigurdson. In 1988, he was living at Oakville, Ontario.


1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Birch River news,” Swan Valley Star and Times, 17 August 1922, page 2.

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

“Miss Mary L. S. Hodges,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 July 1935, page 6.

“Matrimonial,” Shoal Lake Star, 4 July 1935, page 1.

“Around town,” Brandon Sun, 17 November 1942, page 10.

Obituary [Kristrun Fullerton], Swan Valley Star and Times, 21 January 1988, page 31.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 February 2016

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