Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 143 years

Memorable Manitobans: Hermanus Pieter Gerardus “Harry” Sulkers (1920-2005)

Market gardener, curler.

Born at East St. Paul on 13 April 1920, son of Dutch immigrants Jacob Sulkers (1896-1978) and Abelina “Lina” Baak (1897-1966), he worked for many yars on the market garden surrounding the family home. He was known for his sweet corn and potatoes. Active in sports, he played hockey and won several championships with the Altona Maroons. Encouraged to take up curling by his wife Adriana “Ada” Tieleman (1920-2020), he won the Canadian Senior Championship in 1973, for which he was inducted into the Manitoba Order of the Buffalo Hunt. He was a coach and administrator in hockey and curling. He died at Winnipeg on 26 August 2005.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary [Abelina Sulkers], Winnipeg Free Press, 15 January 1966, page 39.

Obituary [Jacob Sulkers], Winnipeg Free Press, 21 August 1978, page 42.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 30 August 2005, page 31.

Obituary [Adriana Sulkers], Winnipeg Free Press, 12 December 2020.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 January 2021

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society. We acknowledge that the collection contains both reputable and disreputable people. All are worth remembering as a lesson to future generations.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z

Send corrections and additions to this page
to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban | Firsts | Acknowledgements

Help us keep
history alive!

MHS YouTube Channel

Back to top of page

For queries on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations

© 1998-2022 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.