Memorable Manitobans: Johann Edvald “Eddie” Sigurjonsson (1900-1972)
Born at Winnipeg on 27 November 1900, son of Sigurbjorg Sigurjonsson and Hilda Sigtrygsdottir, he taught at several rural schools, including service as the Principal of Kenville School (1925-1927), The Pas (c1931), Swan River School (1937-1938), Neepawa School (1938-1941), Gimli School (1950-1951), Makaroff School (1951-1953), Kelwood School (1953-1956), Melita School (1956-1957), Manitou School (1957-1959), and Selkirk Collegiate (1960-1966). Following retirement, he resumed teaching at the Adult Education Centre until 1969. On 17 March 1931, he married Clara Isabel “Stevie” Stevenson (1907-2001) at Holland and they had five children. He was active in the Manitoba Teachers’ Society, Icelandic Canadian Club, and Mental Health Association. He died at Winnipeg on 29 August 1972.
Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
“Sigurjonsson – Stevenson,” Winnipeg Tribune, 25 March 1931, page 8.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 August 1972, page 42.
We thank Nonni Jonsson and Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 15 September 2023