Magnus Earl Johnson


One of six children of Jon Gustaf Johnson (1908-1980) and Rosa Peturson (1906-2001) of St. James, he received a degree in Architecture from the University of Manitoba (1962) then moved to Toronto, Ontario for a time. After working for the Winnipeg architectural firm of Pratt and Lindgren, he opened his own firm as Magnus Johnson Architects. In the 1980s, the firm operated from offices at 5905 Roblin Boulevard, Winnipeg.

On 3 November 1962, he married Ellen Maureen Williams at Harstone Memorial United Church.

Some of his architectural works in Manitoba included:





Laidlaw School (renovations)

515 Laidlaw Boulevard, Winnipeg



Charleswood Collegiate (renovations)

505 Oakdale Drive, Winnipeg



Joseph Teres School

131 Sandford Fleming Road, Winnipeg



Regent Park School (renovations)

411 Moroz Street, Winnipeg




Marriage registration [Jon Gustaf Johnson, Rosa Peturson], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Architecture degree winners,” Winnipeg Tribune, 18 May 1962, page 20.

“Johnson - Williams,” Winnipeg Tribune, 17 November 1962, page 28.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Henderson Directories Limited, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

Obituary [Jon Gustaf Johnson], Winnipeg Free Press, 8 October 1980, page 76.

“Invitation to tender,” Winnipeg Free Press, 22 May 1982, page 60.

Obituary [Rosa Johnson], Winnipeg Free Press, 4 July 2001.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 November 2022