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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.

Sources:

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

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