Memorable Manitobans: Johann Edvald 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 (1926-1927), 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. He was active in the Manitoba Teachers’ Society, the Icelandic Canadian Club, and the Mental Health Association. He died at Winnipeg on 29 August 1972.
Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 August 1972, page 42.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 1 January 2014
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