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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Stoney Sigurdur Plaque (Queen Elizabeth Way, Winnipeg)

A plaque on a pillar of the Canadian National Railway bridge over Queen Elizabeth Way (formerly Main Street) in Winnipeg was dedicated to Baldur Thorstein [Thorsteinn] “Stoney” Sigurdur (1943-1996).

Sigurdur was born at Gimli on 16 February 1943, son of Baldur Sigurdur Palmer Sigurdur (1922-1998) and Lillian Helsted. He was employed with PLC Construction for over two decades, starting as a carpenter and moving up to Project Superintendent, working at projects around Winnipeg including the Deer Lodge Centre, St. James Bridge, Norwood Bridge, and finally the CNR Main Street Overpass. He lived at Camp Morton before moving to the Rural Municipality of St. Andrews in 1974, resettling to Winnipeg around 1992. He and his wife Marion married around 1967 and had four children. He died on 6 February 1996 and was buried in the Gimli Community Cemetery.

Sigurdur commemorative plaque on a pillar of the CNR Overpass Bridge

Sigurdur commemorative plaque on a pillar of the CNR Overpass Bridge (July 2016)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Site Location (lat/long): N49.88408, W97.13138
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Obituary [Shannon Sigurdur], Winnipeg Free Press, 27 March 1987, page 35.

Obituary [Thorstein Stoney Sigurdur], Winnipeg Free Press, 10 February 1996, page C12.

Winnipeg Estate File PR96-01-39693, Baldur Thorsteinn [Thorstein] Sigurdur, Archives of Manitoba.

Obituary [Baldur Sigurdur Palmer Sigurdur], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 August 1998, page C6.

Winnipeg Estate File PR99-01-49806, Baldur Palmar Sigurdur, Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 9 October 2017

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