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Memorable Manitobans: Johann Edvald “Eddie” Sigurjonsson (1900-1972)

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Johann Edvald Sigurjonsson
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Educator.

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), 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.

Sources:

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.

Obituary [Clara Isabel Sigurjonsson], Winnipeg Free Press, 9 September 2001.

We thank Nonni Jonsson for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 September 2019

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